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Keeping your hardware project on schedule

Bringing a hardware prototype to life involves balancing lots of different timelines and schedules.

Most hardware engineers are not project managers and sometimes find that there is an overwhelming amount of dates to coordinate with different team members and external contractors.

One of the best ways to figure out when a deadline is going to be hit is to take all the known time inputs and variables from a project and work backwards.

The main phases in hardware prototype development:

  • Testing
  • Embedding
  • Assembly
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Ideation

If you don’t want to figure this out by hand,This Tool is designed to help establish a timeline when mapping out a project schedule.

Key in your official deadline for a finished prototype and it will display the dates that certain milestones need to be hit order to seamlessly align your hardware development cycle across design, manufacturing, assembly, programming, and testing.


The resident PCB Nerd at Mint Tek Circuits, Tony simplifies advanced aspects of PCB design and technologies. Follow him @MintTekCircuits

18 May 2017, 11:02