Let’s set the scene: You’ve just got your novel circuit design working on a PCB. Stress levels start reducing. You solder another one. It works too. You buy a coffee. It’s delicious. Excited, you finish the builds and present to your team. The CEO impresses investors with the updated prototype. The product team immediately starts gathering feedback about the new device. You look at your design, and smile.
Life is good.
…until you remember you need to make 300 of these this month 🤦♂️ The fantasy breaks. Your coffee runs out. You remember that as an engineer, making something work is only a small part of the picture. …