When working on an “internet of things” project there are a lot of moving parts: the product, the software, the online interaction. One thing I’ve been thinking about is how people might interact with GNL when they are away from home, and also how they might want to manage their lamps “out there”. Imagine you’ve
There’s nothing like a good deadline really and none more exciting than CES (Consumer Electronics Show) on January 10th-13th 2013 in Las Vegas. We’ve signed the contract to have a small (10×20 sq feet) booth to show off The Good Night Lamp in the main Convention Centre. We’ll be surrounded by some crazy Asian companies
This week was brilliant from a product development point of view. On Tuesday, I got John, Michael Margolis (who is author of the Arduino Cookbook), Christopher Pett (who runs a wonderful consultancy helping product designers bring their ideas to market) and Adrian McEwen (father of the lovely Bubblino) together in a room to workshop next
This is my 3rd business and an essential part of having a business is actually getting it a bank account. Banks suck for small businesses as they take a lot and frankly don’t give a lot back but when you get your funding, allocate equity, pay VAT, employees, well you need a bank account. So
I’m very pleased to share with you that Matt Biddulph will be joining our Board of Advisors. Matt was one of the first people to support this idea back in 2007 as him and Massimo Banzi would plot the software infrastructure needs of the project over glasses of wine in my flat in Amsterdam when
I had a lovely chat with Roberto Bonanzinga yesterday morning who talked to me about being able to prove that there is a market for the lamps. This led me straight back to thoughts about MVP (Minimum Viable Product). If I didn’t manage to find funding, how could I still manage to sell the product?
So John and I went to Alpha Tech Fest last Friday to show off our wired prototype (they didn’t have reliable wifi at UCL where it was hosted, so no use taking unnecessary risks). I got the lovely Ben Barker to take some pics and he’s working on a video for us too…very exciting. This
This project has been in my life for a while, so the demo lamps we’re showing tomorrow at Alpha Tech Fest 2012 still pretty much look like these.
After almost a year and a half post Tinker London, it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to share what I’ll be working on for the foreseeable future: The Good Night Lamp. I’m going to use this blog to share how the product is being developed, how the hardware and software are being