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FUNCube Dongle and the Entrepreneurial Adventure

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The FUNcube Dongle is a USB-based Software Defined Radio capable of reception of 64MHz to 1.7GHz.

Far more interesting (or equally interesting) is the entrepreneurial story behind this product.

Entrepreneurs should check the archives on the blog site below going back to October 2010. Reading the history of this product gives you an insight into how products unfold from design to manufacture.  There are also some great pictures of the elements that go into the manufacturing process.

Just a few sample’s
http://www.funcubedongle.com/?p=37
http://www.funcubedongle.com/?p=73
http://www.funcubedongle.com/?p=69

The main site – http://www.funcubedongle.com/

Which is a larger part of this – http://funcube.org.uk/

Dave of EEVBlog did a great video on the manufacturing of short runs of prototype products like this leading to full production runs.  Very long, and detailed, but worth the watch if you are an entrepreneur manufacturing a product or if you want to see how this all works.

More Resources

Watch some videos
http://mediasite01.ceng.calpoly.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=50002546-931f-4c8c-af80-a5046f7b533c

Forum Discussions
http://cubesat.ifastnet.com/forum/index.php

Written by frrl

July 20, 2011 at 5:53 am

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