To engineer and manufacture a hardware product used by thousands of people around the world is challenging, and if you are doing it from India, its even more so. However, where there is a will, there’s always a way. In this session, Amaldev will take you through his engineering journey of building a consumer electronics product named ACPAD (Wireless MIDI controller) during his days at IITB. The speaker will discuss the engineering challenges he faced while building the product on a shoe-string budget and some of the common mistakes first time product engineers make. Talk will also focus on manufacturing, testing and certifications needed to actually put a product in the market.
Amaldev V is the Co-founder and Engineering Lead at ACPAD Instruments. He is an alumnus from IITB from the 2015 Batch. He has been an active tech enthusiast and hardware tinkerer right from college. He loves hardware prototyping and wishes to create an thriving ecosystem for hardware startups from India. He has worked closely on several projects with MIT Media Lab, primarily focusing on healthcare diagnostic devices and he draws inspiration from its anti-disciplinary work culture. He blogs about tech stuff at http://amaldev.blog/