So, you have your new idea, something that might just change the world we live in. Where do you start?

A new project can be scary. This is where you might need a helping hand from an external company, but what will you receive in return? The delivery might be exactly as you specified, but what about the schematics, the source code, and other files related to the project? If your helping hand doesn’t teach you how to use what they deliver, they aren’t really a helping hand.

At TinyROM, we are here to ensure that this remains your project and that you have the training and tools to keep your project up to date. We can help refine your project idea, choose the components required that match your idea and budget, help you set up your project, and train your staff to be able to keep your idea up to date. Once your project is complete, we will always be there if you need us, but our objective is to let you keep on working on your project with confidence. This is your project, after all, not someone else’s.

We can help you with specific parts of your project or completely handle your project for you, but we aim to give you the confidence and technical know-how to be the sole owner of your project.

Proof of concept

The very first step of your project is to create a proof of concept, POC for short. This will be a system that lets you have a closer look at your idea, to see if you like it, and to see if anything needs to be refined. This is also the device that you will take to show investors, and to prove that your idea is a good one!

This is generally done with evaluation boards and creates a system that is far larger and far more complicated than what your final design will look like, but it has the advantage of being easily customizable. At this stage, it is extremely easy to change a component if you find that the previous one wasn’t working the way you wanted.

This is a phase of constant change, but these changes are easily made. This is the best time to say anything you want on performance, sensors, communications, or general usage. A POC can be reworked as many times as you need, and component changes to a final design can be complicated, and expensive.