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Siobhannichofaigh

Ireland Ireland

Electronics Design Engineer | Mint Tek Circuits

My first science hero(ine) was Marie Curie and I've always been fascinated by technology and inventors. I've spent my working life trying to make electronic developers' lives easier. Mint Tek is the culmination of that, a place where I hope that gives legs to your brilliant idea and helps you find out if it works and fits into our amazing world.

Member since February 2016

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Hardware Accelerators for Startups

Establishing a startup is difficult but establishing a hardware startup brings its own set of challenges. Not only do you have to do the normal market research, you have to establish connections and, crucially, you have to design and manufacture a prototype. Mint Tek recently reviewed a blog by a local hardware startup about these challenges.

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1 year ago

Development of a Hardware Prototype - Exerwise

Exerwise is an exciting tech statup based in Galway, Ireland that aims to create a product that encourages young children to take 60 minutes of exercise in a day. We here at Mint Tek Circuits recently sat down with Exerwise’s COO, Nicola O’Sullivan, and talked to her about her startup and the challenges they face.

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Electronics Design

1 year ago

Which type of PCB should I use in my design?

When thinking of your design, one of the fundamental questions will always be what type of printed circuit bord (PCB) is needed. Each type has advantages and different cost effects.

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1 year ago

Crowdfunding

As an early stage, raising funds can be a challenge. You may be too early to attract angel or venture capital investment, and bootstrapping is not possible if you are pre-revenue. Crowdfunding websites are all the rage now and, provided you put work into it, they can pay off and earn you some much needed capital to get your prototype off the ground.

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Electronics Design

1 year ago

PCB Pitfalls

Here are some of the errors we see that cause manufacture delays or worse.

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1 year ago

Hardware Accelerators for Startups

Establishing a startup is difficult but establishing a hardware startup brings its own set of challenges. Mint Tek recently reviewed a blog by a local hardware startup about these challenges.

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Siobhannichofaigh

Electronics Design

1 year ago

What is a Printed Circuit Board?

A Printed Circuit Board or PCB is essentially a board that connects electronic components. It is the basic building block of any electronic design and has developed over the years into a very sophisticated component This post looks at the evolution of the Printed Circuit Board.