Production Ready Product?

I’m sure it depends, but once a prototype is made and software developed using a premium kit like the Spider, the various components identified, how does one go into making a ‘production ready’ product? Is the process a matter of purchasing and assembling each individual part and assembly them or does the various components get integrated and built into a single functioning board?


reading the menu of GHI consulting services gives yo an idea what is involved.

You could do it either way. You could purchase and assembly Gadgeteer components, or you could purchase the actual components and integrate them into a custom-made board.

A custom-made board is generally significantly cheaper under one of two conditions: 1) you’re capable of designing it yourself, and you’re planning to assemble it yourself, or 2) you’re planning to manufacture thousands of products.