OpenROV’s David Lang and Eric Stackpole built the mini submarine as a gift to the growing community of DIY ocean explorers.
Guest Post The most successful hardware companies are the ones that look a lot like Gillette.
The company produces Othermill, a 15-pound, 10-inch cube that creates circuit boards, ice cube trays, etc. by cutting out small pieces of physical material one layer at a time.
Guest Post Matt Witheiler is principal at Flybridge Capital Partners
“One of our engineers built a scale model data center with 48 Raspberry Pi PCs out of Legos for [Oracle's Java conference] JavaOne this weekend.”
Seniors fear nursing homes more than death. Lively’s “activity-sharing platform” keeps people tuned in to the activities of their parents/grandparents, so they can keep living independently.
With an online launch, a simplified product, and a service to match your hardware, you just might have a fighting chance in the world of connected devices.
FounderDating’s wants to help hardware enthusiast connect and start companies. And the move couldn’t come at a better time.
David Flynn’s next move? A new startup, Primary Data, which will be focused on solving tricky storage problems for software companies.
Guest Post The ease of hardware prototyping combined with the power of crowdfunding is where the magic lies.
Many hardware hackers are finding that the leap from a successfully-funded Kickstarter project to a successful manufacturing operation is far harder than they expected.
Highway1 has launched its San Francisco-based incubator program. The goal is to help young hardware companies bring their products to market, and form partnerships in Europe and Asia.
YC startup Thalmic Labs has raised $14.5 million in venture capital for MYO- an armband that lets you wirelessly control your computer, phone, or other digital devices.
“Google X is the hardware division of Google,” Jepsen said. And while she couldn’t say too much about the hardware follow-up to Glass, she gave the I/O audience a few clues.
Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
Guest Post With Kickstarter, everything that came after the funding was unexpected and frustrating. Here are my lessons learned.
Produced in Association with UKTI Little Riot is a Newcastle, UK-based startup that makes one of the more intriguing hardware products we’ve come across. It’s called Pillow Talk, and it lets you hear your long-distance loved one’s heartbeat.
Fresh launches a social review platform where hardware startups can connect with consumers to provide product feedback.
The Transporter started as a Kickstarter campaign and is now backed by $6 million in venture capital.
The theme is all the rage among nerds, neckbeards, and your friendly VentureBeat staffers, too.
When competitors become collaborators in an open-source race to the ecological top, everyone wins.
Editor’s Pick CES is a pain in the ass, but don’t write it off completely. It’s still an incredibly important trade show for the electronics industry, and this year it reveals some new startup opportunities.
This week, the serial entrepreneur launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $150,000 in funding for the mass production of the customizable bluetooth earbuds, known as ”Elroy.”
Editor’s Pick With so much activity in this space, I sat down with Nate Gross, cofounder of RockHealth, to compile a list of the ten biggest health-tech stories that shocked and amazed us this year.
The startup was formed by three chip and security companies.
Onity, which makes hotel key card readers, may be recalling its locks. The locks, which can be hacked and unlocked, recently lead to a hotel room robbery in Texas.
Editor’s Pick At Hardware 2.0, entrepreneurs, investors, and hardware innovators came together to discuss the growing opportunities for hardware startups.
Local Motion is the first company to graduate from Lemnos Labs hardware incubator program and raise $1 million.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a letter to investors that hardware is core to Microsoft’s future plans.
This fancy new toy takes the Nike FuelBand concept to a whole new level — one that includes sleep, a critical part of modern health, especially for tech-obsessed insomniacs.
Lexus launches a startup competition to find products that meld high-tech and high-style
Seeking relief from back pain, some of the most pragmatic solutions to hit the market were built by tech entrepreneurs in their spare time.
Liquipel, a company that produces waterproof “nano coating” for phones and other electronic devices has raised around $10 million in its first round of funding.