Technology Meets Education in Uganda

I work at Zebulon Solutions as a junior engineer. I’m the guy in the back of the lab who wields a soldering iron, tests hardware and makes sure the lab is tidy in the wee hours of the morning. I am also the founder of a tech ed startup called
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Manufacturing in Mexico, Part 1: Manufacturing Location Tradeoffs

Manufacturing in Mexico is suddenly a political hot potato of epic proportions, with implications to every company currently manufacturing in Mexico or contemplating a move to, or away from, Mexico. A 20% import tariff on goods made in Mexico could also disrupt supply chains globally and indirectly impact companies who
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Happy merry glad good blessed New Year

Happy merry glad good blessed New Year, and all that jazz. Another year has come and gone, which happens all to quickly these days. But for today at least, the sun is shining here in Colorado, the snow has melted, and we have that great hope of another fantastic and
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Get to know our Senior Operations Analyst, Jeffrey Heng

As some of you may already know, we’ve had the pleasure of adding Jeffrey Heng to the Zebulon Solutions team and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Jeff’s impressive background in business, industrial engineering and manufacturing makes him the perfect fit for not only our Director of Sales position, but also as
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80/20 or 20/80?

You hear a lot of talk about the 80 / 20 Rule these days. Spend 20% of the effort and get 80% of the results. What a great concept. This has driven the whole Agile movement—get something that’s close and get it out there.  Works (may be, but that’s out
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Leadtime Do’s & Don’ts

Here at Zebulon Solutions, we often see our customers making the same common mistakes over and over again when it comes to considering lead time. Whether you’re in the prototype phase or going into production, lead time is a HUGE factor as to whether or not you can save time
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11 Things to Keep in Mind When Qualifying a Contract Manufacturer

Designing a product for manufacturing can be daunting enough, but locating and qualifying the right contract manufacturer . . . well, it’s certainly no walk on the manufacturing floor! However, it’s an essential part of the productization process. We’ve created a list of 11 items that we believe are crucial
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Shipping products

It’s been a good week–we’ve shipped first articles on two new designs to customers. One is a consumer IoT widget and the other is a solar lighting product for Africa, so very diverse. Still work to do on productizing both, but always cause for a minor calibration when the cardboard
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