- Joined Jan 23, 2018
For about 25 years I was one of the team that designed equipment for specific applications. In that time I experienced only one prototype build. That prototype was based on a hair-brained concept that did not work. The second effort was production and worked as intended.Honestly, it all started with me hoping that a product like this already existed. I have now learned that it does not, so I am looking for options. The reason I am so impatient is that this is just a very small piece of my speaker project and I have spent most of my time learning to design and build BT speakers, not electronic switch design. Since the speaker has an aluminium frame, it would be so cool to avoid mechanical contacts, just touch the frame. But maybe I am just dreaming ...
Everything else was designed, built, and worked when started, and met specifications once calibrated. Prototypes and multiple iterations are rather expensive compared to getting it right the first time.
Of course, NONE of our products were consumer stuff, where the first priority is to make it as cheap as possible and the second priority is to have the greatest production yield. So probably a quite different world, as our first priority was to have the item meet all the specifications very well, and the second priority was to have the reliability and stability to continue to meet specifications.
Meeting those two goals assured us of adequate profit.e more thing, about touch-controlled devices, is that for me I always switch them, either off or on, quite by accident. I vastly prefer controls that are well defined and always do the same thing with the same action of mine.