I haven’t written very much about my goals here. My general long-term goal is to produce a range of for-sale products which might be either hardware, software or a combination of both, but my short-term goal is to simply become faster at designing and implementing stuff and that means:
- Being able to learn new technologies quickly
- Picking and choosing which design techniques to use to make a good match with my experience and strengths
- Remaining focused and managing my time well
I was quite pleased to get the Volume Box product from concept to production in only six weeks – especially since most of that time was spent waiting for suppliers and subcontractors, I probably only spent 10 days of my own time on it.
But of course I’ll have to try to be even quicker next time.
I already know what my next product will be but I am up to my eyeballs in contract work at the moment which, while it does pay the bills, takes up all my available time. So I will have to hold off until I get the contract jobs out of the way, then I can go hard on the next product and see how quick I can do it.