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Alan Hyman
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IT and Tech geek. Adjunct Prof @NYUPoly. I bike in the dirt in Brklyn Prospect Park. I watch and read Sci-fi. Entrepreneur working on a startup @MakeSimplyUSA
IT and Tech geek. Adjunct Prof @NYUPoly. I bike in the dirt in Brklyn Prospect Park. I watch and read Sci-fi. Entrepreneur working on a startup @MakeSimplyUSA

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Where The #Hardware #Accelerators Are #startups

It is finally here –The Hardware Accelerators List. I am always asked — Are Hardware Accelerators in NYC, SF, or UK? Boston? Who should I contact? What is their website? Do they allow dogs or cats? How much equity do they take? Will they want my…

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Saying Goodbye to MakeSimply. Saying hello to 2015

I am leaving MakeSimply as of the new year 2015. It was fun being the face of MakeSimply for over two years. Within that time I have done a lot for MakeSimply as one of its co-founders. Starting and bringing a new business to life is not easy and takes…

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What Burning Man Taught Me About Manufacturing

Hey hey. It has been awhile since I put my thoughts to blog. The reason for the hiatus is that I have been re-entering back into society. That means I took a trip to camp in the Nevada Desert for 11 days. Yep, I went to Burning Man. This was my second…

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The Everything Factory: Let's Open a Factory That Does It All #hardware #startups #factory #WhatTheWhat

The decision to close a VegasTechFund company due to over-ambition is beyond ironic. As I’ve written before, Hsieh’s plans to regenerate downtown Vegas are cursed by over promising, often from Hsieh himself. Many people have approached me over the years…

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“There are barriers primarily in the usability of the entire stack, software, machines, materials,” Pickens said. “No-one has succeeded in making a 3D printer where you just ‘hit print’ and get the object you want. Various amounts of post-processing have…

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I love the Colbert Show. Sometimes he just gets it right. Why do I need a smart cup to tell me what I can just read on the container. Vessyl Digital Cup – The Colbert Report – Video Clip | Comedy Central.

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An algorithm schedules and manages the nightly engineering work on one of the world’s best subway systems – and does it more efficiently than any human could Can I use this to help with the subway system in NYC? We sure need it here. I can see other…

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Kickstarter project spent $3.5 to finish a prototype & ended in disaster @kickstarter #hardware #startup

The “Designs” are complete, patents filed, component suppliers selected, the manufacturing process is defined, the CM [contract manufacturer] chosen so all we need is your support in this project as we size the first myIDkey production run and ship…

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THIS LAW 1: BE SHOES!BEST PRODUCT TAKE THING PERSON DO. DO BETTER!WORST TAKE THING NO ONE DO. BETTER NOT MATTER!NO ONE WANT DO NEW THING. MAKE SHOES INSTEAD. EVERYONE LIKE SHOES. GO ON FEET, MAKE WALK BETTER.MOST IMPORTANT: NOT WALK DIFFERENT.TAKE THING…

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Why That Phone Charger Took Two Years to Arrive - NYTimes.com #Hardware #DFM #prototyping #startups

Designing and fabricating a basic prototype was much harder than they had expected, and they spoke wearily of the process of obtaining permission from Apple to sell the case as a licensed accessory. I am glad I keep reading this articles. I am reminded…
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