How to become a supply chain compatible maker

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There is huge gap between demand driven maker business and supply driven consumer electronics industry, but a successful bond could unleash the great potentiality of both. Let’s review the pain on both sides and propose routes overcoming the gap.
How Shanzhai industry has evolved greatly serving developing countries/regions, but suffering from excess manufacturing power.
How Maker Business leads the trend and occupying niche markets, but blamed for delay and compromises.
There is great similarity between turnkey platform and open hardware, evolving from prototypes to productions should not be so hard with several efforts properly done: shared parts selection, mechanic design from template, community based DFX, and adequate communication/respect.

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How to become a supply chain compatible maker

  1. 1. HOWTO BECOME A ! ! MAKER SUPPLY CHAIN COMPATIBLE
  2. 2. About us Seeed provides accessible technology and agile manufacturing, " to help makers grow inspirations into differentiating products. Eric Pan maker, biker Founder & CEO Seeed
  3. 3. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Hardware Corporations Hardware Startup Veteran Maker Maker Dreamer Idea Prototype Engineer Sample Indie Products Mass Production 0 0.1 1 100 10k+ Maker Biz Pyramids Industry Resources the dilemma
  4. 4. HARDWARE IS HARD, REALLY?
  5. 5. a technology ecosystem in China - “Shanzhai” affordable, variant, agile from ~10 USD
  6. 6. a recent storyline 1,995 USD solowheel created the new category
  7. 7. 466 USDcheaper but better mutants much better performance, active marketing
  8. 8. 268 USDCheap derivatives enabling new users bringing attention, fun and MAKING
  9. 9. more hacking trolley, extra battary, saddle and etc ? USD
  10. 10. then components are available
  11. 11. 配件专卖 design house for Auto-balance unicycle
  12. 12. why not producing?
  13. 13. Twin-wheel version much eaiser to ride on
  14. 14. Smarter Version
  15. 15. + Designer in Factory + Hack into existing industry + Shared Components + Brotherhood over Lawyers Agile Productizing Quality/Lead-time Cost Efficiency Supply Chain Shanzhai advantages:
  16. 16. + massive (scale) ! + open source (gene) ! + maker (mutation) Evolution for diversity
  17. 17. Skin ⽪皮肤 Skeleton ⾻骨骼 Gut 内脏 Soul 灵魂 S-G-S-S
  18. 18. SAN FRANCISCO SMART => SHENZHEN SMART Shenzhen Smart
  19. 19. Design From Manufacture Start from what’s already there.
  20. 20. Open Parts Library Espruino 20 days " from PO to Shipping 4k pcs" Normal Priority 100 popular components consists ~30% of BOMs Sharing the library = Sharing the Supply Chain Cost, Lead time, Quality, and Knowledges
  21. 21. Supply Chain Friendship courtesy of Monkey Island series by Lucas Art
  22. 22. Agile Productizing Quality/Lead-time Cost Efficiency Supply Chain + Shenzhen Smart + Design from Manufacture + Open Parts Library + Respect and Patient an alternative route for makers
  23. 23. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Hardware Corporations Hardware Startup Veteran Maker Maker Dreamer Idea Prototype Engineer Sample Indie Products Mass Production 0 0.1 1 1,000 10k+ Maker Biz Pyramids Industry Resources Seeed Propagate Service
  24. 24. Welcome to Hollywood of hardware 增加⼀一些照⽚片! MAKER FAIRE SHENZHEN MARCH, 2015
  25. 25. ! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. All rights of contents not listed belong to its original author. reference: http://www.chwheels.com/ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gfw/espruino-javascript-for-things/posts?page=2 http://www.humblefactory.com/search/label/SSG%20Design?max-results=1 http://www.shenzhenmakerfaire.com/ http://chaihuo.org http://Haxlr8r.com http://www.seeed.cc THANK YOU! ep@seeed.cc Special Thanks:" ! !

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