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Recent Posts by Scott N. Miller

Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He worked on a robotic tuna fish, life-size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls with Hasbro, before joining iRobot where he was responsible for leading the Roomba team to scale the functional prototype to high-volume production of the first three million units.

2 minute read | May 16, 2019

On-Demand Recordings: "Ask Scott Anything" series with Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller

Get answers to your manufacturing questions from Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller, over a... Read More
3 minute read | April 12, 2019

The Winning Manufacturing Formula for Hardware Startups

As you may have heard already, building hardware is hard. To help companies understand (and... Read More
3 minute read | February 20, 2019

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Zero-to-One vs One-To-Many

In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy.  It was great to... Read More
2 minute read | February 13, 2019

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: Design Constraints in Manufacturing

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully... Read More
5 minute read | January 14, 2019

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: 2 Key Decision Types

In this series we'll focus on the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and how to successfully... Read More
7 minute read | October 1, 2018

Dragon Innovation Presents: The Halloween Candy Robot

I love to build things, especially robots.  Much of my day job at Dragon Innovation is focused... Read More
7 minute read | September 26, 2018

3 “Musts” of Manufacturing Mastery: Cost, Quality & Schedule

Manufacturing companies face any number of hurdles and issues on the path from an idea to a... Read More
7 minute read | May 26, 2016

Understanding Gross Margin in Hardware

Recently, Brad Feld published an insightful post on hardware gross margin. As a follow-up, I... Read More
2 minute read | November 10, 2015

Introducing the Dragon Standard BOM

Over the last six years since starting Dragon Innovation and Bolt, I’ve talked with thousands of... Read More

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