Jared Wolff

About ⭐️ Free Updates
👉

Get your free updates.

Join the newsletter to learn the best tips and tricks around Bluetooth development, product creation and more. Click Subscribe below to get started.

Learn How to Work in a Startup as a Contractor

Contracting can be a beast in an of its own. Startups with founders that are worth their salt will often contract work out instead of hiring employees. There are pluses and minuses to both situations. Likely though, especially for someone they’ve never worked with, the hiring manager will push for a 3-6 month contract to start. If your heart is set on full time employment there are some things you can do to get compensated for your work....

How to Find the Wrong Factory To Make Your Electronic Device

For a product company, your factory is where all the magic happens. When things go wrong the factory is the place you get on a plane to go and fix stuff. It’s a central source of frustration for many startup CEOs because those relationships sometimes don’t work out. There are dozens of things that could go wrong with finding the right factory. So let’s chat about all the things you could do that could make things much more complicated....

Not sure where to start? Start here!

How to Best Power Your Connected Electronic Device in 2018

Getting Started in Electronic Device Development

Ask the Best Questions at Your Startup Interview

Interviewing at a hardware startup, especially early stage, is a different experience. Founders often have no protocol or rubric for bringing on talent. They will often make a decision by a combination of how they feel about you as a candidate but also your past experience. This is a bit liberating because you don’t necessarily have to be the best technically as long as you can show that you’re providing extreme value....

The Anatomy of a Metatrader4 Indicator

After frustratingly watching my money not do much for itself over the past couple years ago, I decided to look into the different ways I could invest and learn. I had heard about forex from different sources but I decided to give it a whirl and not loose too much money in the process. As part of the process, I noticed that some of the indicators didn’t quite do what I wanted or I would get inspired by an indicator offered for sale and see if I could roll in those features for my own use....

🤩

Cross Compiling on Mac OSX for Raspberry Pi

In my previous posts, I came to the realization that the Raspberry Pi is not very fast! This results lots of chair spinning time while waiting for my projects to compile. After I did some brief research, I found that crosstool-ng was a great resource which would enable me to create a toolchain with all the features I needed. Additionally, with crosstool-ng you can practically build any toolchain for any target platform!...

Hardware Startup Trends

In my 4+ years as someone who has lived and breathed startup, I’ve seen some interesting trends. In this post, I wanted to bring some of these trends to light for people who may feel like dipping their toes. I believe this information will provide a stable starting point for people who eventually want to lead a start-up and bring a product to life. Vision that the leadership believes in...

Self Awareness and Vulnerability

You’re free falling. It feels like your stomach has already left your body through your mouth. All of a sudden a change of motion and your body responds. You seem to be at the whim of some force out of your control as it jostles and throws your limp body in all directions like a rag doll in the hands of a 7 year old girl. Sounds like fun, right?...

The Electronic Hardware Entrepreneur Toolbox

As humans, we tend to collect things and organize them. In this post, I organize some of the most useful information revolving around entrepreneurship and living a purposeful life. Links and Blog posts Hardware Startup Trends Hardware is a Long Game Special Sauce Marketing Getting Press Business What do you want your business to be? Manufacturing Guided Engineering Asisstance @ Dragon A good article about doing thing the right time the first time Looking to Bootstrap your startup?...

Book Review the Creators Code

In this book review, I talk about The Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson. Amy had been featured on one of my favorite podcasts these days The School of Greatness. I’ve been especially interested how the most successful people in the world got to where they are. I digress, the conversation got me interested enough to read the book, thus this book review! During the podcast Amy described how she wanted to write this book to showcase industry leaders and their companies....

Book Review: The Dip

The Dip by Seth Godin may be short but it’s message has occupied my mind for months since I’ve first read it. In this month’s book review, I wanted to dive into some of the most important parts of The Dip that have a potential to resonate with any budding entrepreneur. But first, you should meet Edgar. Edgar is a rambunctious character. He is constantly trying to put his mark on the world around him....