Product Development in Startups

If you have ever been to a Hackathon or Startup Event, you know that these types of events mostly revolve around software development in some shape or form. The entry-barrier for apps and online services is low - you only require a computer and the skills needed. The competition, however, is proportionally high and it is only the few dedicated people with well-executed ideas that actually become successful startups. In contrast, startups... Read More »

World Robot Olympiad Denmark

World Robot Olympiad was held on Sunday October 1st, and MONTEM were a part of this exciting event! The World Robot Olympiad is a global robotics competition directed towards young people. Qualification for the Olympiad is by winning state/national competitions, and this year's Olympiad is to be held in India! The competition utilizes LEGO Mindstorms as a building platform for creating and programming robots that compete in four different categories: Regular,... Read More »

Friday Fun: DSLR Camera Slider (Part 1)

Introduction It's Friday and we're designing a DSLR camera slider that does your breathtaking prototypes, amazing mockups and beautiful products justice! Like Da Vinci once said: "... If you don't have cool footage of it, it's not a cool project" - Leonardo Da Vinci This is the first part of our Camera Slider series, where we iteratively design a linear slider from the ground up using stepper motors, laser-cutting, 3D printing and other... Read More »

Friday Fun: Wireless Music Streaming over AirPlay on a Raspberry Pi A+

This Friday, we will be looking at setting an Raspberry Pi A+ up as a AirPlay receiver, so you can stream music wireless from your iPhone or iPad. Ever wanted to make your speakers wireless? Maybe you're constantly fighting over the auxiliary cable at the office? Or maybe you want to use your phone whilst listening to music in the livingroom? I just hate having to use the auxiliary cable constantly and... Read More »

Printing with Electronics

At MONTEM we always strive to have ongoing research projects on interesting and cutting-edge fields within tech. In particular, we focus very much on developing new tools that can improve or simplify the product design process. One such project (and let me clarify that this is still very much work-in-progress), is the integration of electronic components directly within 3D-printed objects, making it possible to use a regular 3D printer to print electrically... Read More »