Now that you’ve gone through the process of talking to potential customers and developing an initial design as covered in our previous blog post, its time to make something. Initial prototypes are rarely polished products, in fact they shouldn’t be. Your initial goal should be to make something that only addresses the features required of your minimum viable product (MVP). Depending upon your product this may require assistance from a manufacturer, or your may be able to put together something in your garage. Don’t be intimidating by your initial prototyping lacking the polished finish of products on the market, you will get to that later, for now you are simply finding out if you’re on the right path.