CAD designer checking in here...
Wow , what an exciting story and a great product you've got here
I am a young fella, and also work in the engineering field doing CAD design all day. Did Sheet metal design before and now working with plastic products as well..It must have been an interesting...
I am a Mechanical Designer by occupation and here is just my 50c.
Learn how to use Solidworks by watching tutorials. Make a model, drawing, whatever you need - bring it to the local engineering company and ask if they can make a prototype for you. You could always hire a designer on Fiver, but...
Thanks, I've got couple of questions.
What is your process for finding products to sell and how do you differentiate yourself from competitors?
Do you add any value to the products made by manufacturer (i.e.: fixed defect, improved material quality etc)?
Intro: Your job affects your personal relationships, health and happiness. It's very hard to be happy if your job sucks. People doing what they love tend to take better care of themselves, and overall are more happy.
I work as a mechanical engineer and find my work to be very boring and...
Here are my tips regarding products research:
1) Find products which you can build a brand around.
Can you find products that relate to each other? (5 or more)
2) Can you teach / build content around your products? Make sure market is not only buying products, but also consuming content...
Is there a possibility for you to work remotely?
Try checking a section on Remote Work in "4 hour work week". Tim gives practical steps on turning your 9 to 5 into remote work schedule, also with a script on how other person he gave advice to did it.
I've negotiated remote work schedule with...
*Being 100% responsible for everything you do* has helped me tremendously
- bad job - don't blame the economy, it's YOU who are at fault;
- not satisfied with the relationship - it's not "happens to everyone", but YOU who left it stagnant.
Take full responsibility, and lead life, not the...
Very motivating and you did an awesome job illustrating how probability of success works!
Well, excuse me .. now, I'm gonna go and increase my probability of financial freedom by tiny bit by working on the prototype.
I've stumbled on this thread because I have the exact same problem now. Either to design the product myself (which seems a bit too complicated to me with my knowledge base) or hire professional engineers.
Curious to know what stage are you at now?
..wait and you are only 16...
It sounds like your design isn't too complicated and can be explained easily to someone over the web.
What I would do is to hire some indian worker from Fiver. Just search for this words "CAD design", "Solidworks" etc..
I am at the same stage, but my product requires knowledge beyond my diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
Most of my work is in CAD software, so I can help you make a CAD model for free if it's something simple :) PM me