The Hardware Guide is a collection of the best articles from the hardware community, uncovering collective knowledge around strategic prototyping methods, lessons learned from development experience, and expert insights.

In the guide, you’ll find articles organized by six major stages in the hardware development lifecycle: R&D (Research and Development), Plan, Design, Fabricate, Assemble, and Test. These stages are not always linear, and most often cyclical—teams move between and through these stages until a product is fully refined.

Knowledge is power, so we hope the information shared here provides value to the growing hardware ecosystem; and if you have something to add, we welcome you to contribute!

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Pre-Production Hardware Testing Methods
The pre-production phase of the hardware product development cycle encompasses the commonly mentioned EVT (Engineering Verification Test), DVT (Design