Madelynn Martiniere

Fictiv Director of Community. Lover of coffee, large dogs, and mountains.

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July Hardware Roundup

Welcome to another month of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup, where we share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. Have an interesting article, job posting, or event you’d like to share in the Hardware Roundup? Submit your suggestions here, and we’ll do our best to include them in the next issue. Industry […]

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June Hardware Roundup

Welcome to another month of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup, where we share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. Have an interesting article, job posting, or event you’d like to share in the Hardware Roundup? Submit your suggestions here and we’ll do our best to include them in the next issue.       Industry News  Applications are now […]

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Hardware Generation: Nevados All-Terrain Solar Tracker

One of the best parts about working at Fictiv, located in the heart of San Francisco, is that we’re constantly surrounded by some of the world’s most talented engineers and industrial designers, building the next generation of hardware products. To give you a view into this exciting and rapidly growing world, we started a new […]

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May Hardware Roundup

Welcome to another month of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup, where we share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. A huge thank you to all the folks who reached out last month with feedback on Hardware Roundup, all your insight is greatly appreciated. We’ll be incorporating your suggestions over the next few […]

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March Hardware Roundup

Welcome to another month of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup, where we share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. Want to contribute? Have feedback? Just want to talk hardware? Shoot me an email at madelynn@fictiv.com. Industry News Congrats to Lemnos Labs, one of the leading seed stage hardware venture firms, for raising […]

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April Hardware Roundup

Welcome to another month of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup, where we share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. I’m dying to know what you think about the Roundup thus far—what articles you’d like to see more of, less of, or any additional sections you think we should add. Respond to this […]

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Celebrating the Women at Fictiv for International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we want to honor the amazing and inspiring women across the Fictiv team, each helping to make hardware more efficient everyday. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the achievements of women, and a call to action for gender parity. Learn a bit about the women powering […]

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Hardware Roundup: January 2017

Remember our good old Hardware Weekly, which we used to send out once a week? Well, based on your feedback, we’ve revamped the Hardware Weekly into a monthly blog post, where we’ll share interesting news, education, events, and opportunities from the hardware ecosystem. I’m excited to share the first edition of the Fictiv Hardware Roundup […]

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Manufacturing Feedback from Real Engineers: Introducing Live Annotations on the Fictiv Platform

Today, we’re excited to announce our new Live Annotation feature on the platform. This provides immediate manufacturing feedback from Fictiv engineers, giving you direct access to the best manufacturing insight. Simply upload your part, get an instant quote, and now view feature-specific feedback provided by our engineers. The annotations occur directly within the web-based 3D […]

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The Building Blocks of Hardware: Getting Connected with Community at Fictiv

At our April event, How to Get Your Hardware Product to Market, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of incredible founders and community organizers, from Zach Suppala of Particle to Kate Whitcomb of HAX Boost. On the panel, we talked extensively about the importance of community in building products. From crowdfunding campaigns to […]

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To Sell or Not to Sell: How to Get Your Hardware Product to Market [VIDEO]

Last week we hosted another event in our monthly event series at Fictiv, this time focusing on the trials and tribulations of bringing a product to market.   To Sell or Not to Sell: How to Get Your Hardware Product to Market featured an amazing panel of speakers who have executed a variety of crowdfunding, […]

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Women in Hardware Panel: Prototyping Best Practices [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting Women in Hardware at our space for an inspiring panel on prototyping best practices. Women in Hardware is a fantastic organization that aims to connect the female founders, engineers, investors, manufacturers, and marketers who are building the future of connected hardware. Women in Hardware is comprised […]

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The Advantages of Distributed Manufacturing

Even as technology has advanced, the current manufacturing process is still rife with challenges and inefficiencies. Offshore manufacturing with volume producers presents serious communication challenges, such as language barriers, time zones, and many layers of sales and logistics in between you and your actual manufacturer. Because of this, distributed manufacturing has arisen as a potential […]

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Creators, Builders, and Producers: The New Maker Economy

In the summer of 2010, I traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, to attend a festival at a community workshop called Makers Local 256. A rag-tag group of engineers, artists, hackers, and community leaders from across the country—we all came as representatives from some of the earliest hackerspaces and makerspaces in the U.S., excited to talk about […]

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ChickTech Workshop at Fictiv Teaches STEM Skills to Girls

This past Saturday afternoon, the Fictiv team hosted a group of 20 high school girls to teach them about prototyping and manufacturing. The girls were part of ChickTech, a nonprofit program for high school girls that creates engaging hands-on engineering workshops, in partnership with startups and big technology companies. Groups like ChickTech are doing incredible […]

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Our CES 2016 Recap

We had an awesome time last week at CES 2016. For the uninitiated, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a massive expo of the world’s leading technology that takes place the first week of January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spanning multiple locations on the Las Vegas strip, large enterprises and new startups alike showcase the best […]

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Fictiv Year in Review & What’s Ahead

A Look Back at 2015 This has been a year of incredible growth here at Fictiv, one we’re proud to share with all of you. In the past year, we’ve printed over 10,000 parts, continued to build out the platform, written a ton of content, and so much more — none of which could have […]

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Introducing: The Fictiv Blog

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our blog — the Fictiv-official source for hardware trends, hacks, lessons, opinions, and more. At Fictiv, we’re democratizing hardware development by providing Engineers and Designers with the tools required to build better products. This blog is an integral part of that mission, and will serve to share the […]