Mouser has released the final instalment of its 'Engineering Big Ideas' video series, presented by celebrity engineer and television presenter Grant Imahara.
As part of the company’s continuing efforts to promote and inspire innovation in electronics, the company's video series gives innovators a step-by-step guide to the process of bringing new technological concepts to life, from prototyping the design through to manufacturing a final product that is available to be sold to customers.
The series, which was sponsored by the company's valued suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex begins in Phoenix, Arizona with a look at how hybrid truck designers Nikola Motor Company took a leap of faith to bring their vision for the future of commercial transport to life. In following episodes, Imahara examines how to build a working prototype, source funding for the product and refine the prototype for manufacturing and how to find a suitable manufacturing model.
“We’ve walked through the innovation process, from discovery to designing and refining a prototype, and finally manufacturing,” said Imahara. “The creator’s journey is never an easy one, but as we’ve seen in this series, the tools resources and personnel are out there if you know where to look.”
As a further resource, the company has released the third eBook in the Engineering Big Ideas series: Designing for Manufacturability, which is centred on the process of refining a prototype until it becomes fit for mass replication. The eBook features practical advice from industry experts examining a range of essential topics including preparing products for regulatory demands and certifications, choosing a manufacturing partner, selecting the best components, and refining designs through continuous innovation.