Get ready for Battlebots 2018

Lucky vs. Yeti Battlebots is a battle of wits, engineering talent, design prowess - and of course carnage! The 2018 season is about to be underway and Design 1st is excited to participate by supporting Team Lucky - a fierce Battlebot competitor for the past several years. As Team Lucky gets set to fly to Los Angeles, California to film the competition, we put together some commonly asked questions and answers so that you too can get in on the action! 1) What is Battlebots? 2) How do Battlebots matches […]

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Filed under: Design Engineering

Glossary of Product Design Terms

88 Product Design Terms You Need to Know If you are designing a new product, working with a product design firm or have an interest in hardware startups - knowing your way around product design terminology is critical. For example, exploding a  BOM - may come as shock to those who don't know BOM stands for bill of materials, and exploding it simply means showing a list of all the components in one view! But a quick read of the most frequently used product design related terms below will bring […]

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Filed under: Product Design, Resources

How will 5G impact IoT product development?

Source: Bridgera Ontario’s IoT product development industry got hit with some exciting news Monday: a $400M research boost to create, the super-fast, next generation of 5G wireless networks. Termed the “5G Corridor,” the public-private partnership plans to make Ontario a contender on the global stage for IoT development through access to a pre-commercial 5G network.  But to understand how the 5G announcement will impact product development now and into the future, we need to answers some questions: What is 5G? What are Canada's goals for new 5G Corridor? Will Canada be the […]

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Filed under: Electronics Design

3D Printed Coffee Filter Holder

To fuel the creativity at Design 1st we drink coffee -- a lot of coffee.  And like many offices across the country our coffee machine of choice is Keurig. Of course we know the Keurig coffee pods used in the machines are bad for the environment, expensive, and prone to running out on Monday mornings. But the pros of convenience for clients, tasty choices for our staff, and a cup of coffee that was always hot outweighed the cons - well, until last week... Last week each of our 3 […]

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Fortune 50 Firm Places $1.1M Order

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. - a Design 1st client and the team behind a range of WiFi security solutions is sprinting out of the gate to start 2018. Both securing a lucrative $1.1M contract with a Fortune 50 Company and receiving FCC Certification for their WiFi3™ high-density wireless solution. The Fortune 50 customer placed a P.O. valued at $1,100,000 for the supply Edgewater’s WiFi3™ solution to integrate into the next generation of smart retail solutions. "This sale is a major milestone for Edgewater Wireless - bringing WiFi3™ technology into the […]

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Filed under: Client News

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