Why I Didn't Buy a Glowforge
I was originally planning on purchasing a Glowforge but decided to buy a Chinese 50W off of ebay. I explain my reasons why.
Books on the subject of Glowforge 2.0
The Hardware Startup"O'Reilly Media, Inc.". 2015
Thanks to the decreasing cost of prototyping, it's more feasible for professional makers and first-time entrepreneurs to launch a hardware startup. But exactly how do you go about it? This book provides the roadmap and best practices you need for turning a product idea into a full-fledged business. Written by three experts from the field, The Hardware Startup takes you from idea validation to launch, complete with practical strategies for funding, market research, branding, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution. Two dozen case studies of real-world startups illustrate possible successes and failures at every stage of the process. Validate your idea by learning the needs of potential users Develop branding, marketing, and sales strategies early on Form relationships with the right investment partners Prototype early and often to ensure you're on the right path Understand processes and pitfalls of manufacturing at scale Jumpstart your business with the help of an accelerator Learn strategies for pricing, marketing, and distribution Be aware of the legal issues your new company may face
Saving ShallmarAim Publishing Group. 2012
Story of the life and death of the coal-mining town Shallmar, Maryland. When the coal mine, the town's only business, closed in March 1949, the residents starved in the fall. When the story got out, aid came from nearly every state in the country as well as abroad.