About this project
I started a business in May 2016 called EngiMake. The goal was (and still is) open-source robotics kits. I took it through a successful, raising over $50,000 and propelling the project into a business. Here's the Kickstarter video.
I was responsible for the core technical side of the project, including electronics, software and parts of the mechanical design. This has morphed naturally away from development and towards manufacture, certification and supply chain management.
I cannot stress enough, how important it was to take my own product through all these steps. It's all very well understanding technical specifications, but taking a product to manufacture in quantities of 1000 or more is a difficult game entirely. The skills I now have thanks to this project are irreplaceable and mean I provide invaluable knowledge to my clients.