A roadmap for makers

Tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists, creators, makers…whatever you call them, they’re our kind of people. Never content with the status quo, they’ve been a part of the Avnet story from the beginning. Today, Avnet is uniquely positioned to help makers on the verge of technology’s next big wonder.

From maker to start-up

Most products start out as a great idea on paper or screen. Turning that idea into reality and getting it to market before someone else does is fraught with pitfalls. It takes money, time and expertise. Avnet can help.

Our support includes all the resources you need to put plans into practice and make your idea a reality. Whether you need access to design services, parts for prototyping, contract manufacturers, or consultation on IP protection, marketing and financing – Avnet’s ecosystem is ready when you are.

Avnet brings together the communities and resources you need to get off the ground with the critical services required to scale. The end goal is a buttoned-up supply chain that’s ready to fill orders on day one.

Hackster.io

In this community dedicated to helping users around the world learn how to design, create and program Internet-connected hardware, you can build your portfolio, share and contribute to projects, and discover platforms and resources.

MakerSource

Find the makers and partners to help your startup get to market. This collaborative environment connects you to peer-reviewed service providers, showcases new products and encourages knowledge sharing at every product stage.

element14

Join the discussion-based community where engineers solve each others’ technical and design challenges. See the projects that other engineers are working on, learn from their experiences and from online training and get help optimizing your designs

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Hardware Studio

Learn more about the Avnet, kickstarter, dragon innovation hardware studio providing powerful tools, resources, advice and expertise for hardware creators.