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Writing a Product Description from Scratch

Starting to write a new product description of a completely new digital product is hard. You have to find a structured way to describe the whole picture and not get lost in the details. You also might already have some images in your mind how specific screens should look like.

It is important to draw a holistic high-level description first that covers the main functions of the product. Thereby do not get lost in details in some areas and at the same time not forget about other areas. Always think in an MVP way, many details can be neglected first and are not relevant to the main actions of the user on the platform. For me, two elements proved most important for structuring a product description and covering the most important points:

  • Write in user flows
  • Concentrate on the WHAT and not on the HOW

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IoT Button for Door Opening – Part 2

In the previous blog post, I wrote how we built an IoT device to open the office door via Slack. We controlled a relay via a Raspberry Pi to create a short circuit on the intercom’s door opening button. A server on the Raspberry Pi is called via a POST request when someone types “/door open” in our Slack channel.

This solution works perfectly so that everyone can open the door on the mobile phone from the outside of the building. But from the inside, it would be easier to open the door for visitors with a button press. For this reason, I built an IoT button and connected it to our solution.
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Learn How to Code – From Zero to Hero

Coding skills are more asked than ever before. Nowadays, many possibilities are waiting for you if you are able to code. You can start projects for fun or create a business out of it afterwards. An overwhelming amount of tools, tutorials, instructions, and videos are are available online. The only obstacle that might hinder you is yourself and a lack of motivation. Now you might ask yourself how to start if you don’t have any experience in programming.

I have never learned web development and the necessary tools during my education. This year, I took it seriously and wanted to start coding to develop my own projects. I wanted to dig deeper into web development including all the necessary elements (e.g. HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular2, NodeJS, Express, MongoDB, …). There exist a lot of possibilities to start with, I want to show you which one worked best for me how to get from zero to hero.

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DIY Motorized Time-Lapse Camera Slider

I wanted to build a camera slider for time-lapse photography because it enables stunning cinematography. To get a professional equipment, you have to pay many hundreds of euros. But with a few manual skills, an awesome slider can also be built on your own. There are already some solutions and tutorials for different sliders available on the internet – all have advantages and disadvantages. The focus of my design is a robust motorized version that can be disassembled for storage and is not very expensive to build. I tried to make a good combination of purchased parts and building them by myself. An easy controlling and user interface to control the slider was also important for me. For that reason, I developed a solution that can be controlled by a smartphone.
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STAYING FIT WITH A DAILY ROUTINE: MY 7 MIN WORKOUT EXEPERIENCE

Everyone knows that it is important to exercise regularly in order to stay healthy and fit, and at the same time everyone knows how hard it is to get motivated. I’d like to share my experiences on how I set up a daily workout routine. Doing the 7-min-workout* every day helps me overcome my inner resistance and increase my fitness.

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.“ – Jim Rohn

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The Best Course You Can Choose at TU Munich

Is 6 credits worth it to attend a seminar for two weeks straight, from 9am to at least 6pm, and also sacrifice your weekends for it?

I think none of the 50 participants of Think. Make. Start. has ever asked this question. If one had done so, he/she would have been at the wrong place.

Think. Make. Start., the two-week hackathon of the UnternehmerTUM in connection with TU Munich and the Maker Space, is a lecture where students work in teams of 4-5 for two weeks to present a prototype at the end of the course. The teams are also given a small budget and training by coaches.
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