Startup Playbook: Developing Hardware

A crash landing in a famous soccer coach’s backyard. A middle-of-the-night bolt of inspiration. An explosion of pink smoke. These memorable moments punctuated Sunflower Labs’ hardware development process as they built their multi-component drone security system. In sharing the story of how they built their hardware product, they share tips—like the importance of fully understanding what problem you’re solving and the need for tireless testing—that apply to any entrepreneurial endeavor.

Show notes

Alex Pachikov and Chris Eheim, cofounders of Sunflower Labs (1:56)

Sunflower Labs builds autonomous home security systems

They are hiring a Cloud and Backend engineer in Zürich, Switzerland

The Verge’s story on Sunflower Labs

Sunflower Labs’ coverage in CNET

Running a test of their security drone using pink smoke bombs:

Conducting a wind test using a leaf blower:


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