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Practical Product Development

10 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Master the Product Development Process from Concept to Prototype in this Hands-On, Project-Based Bootcamp led by Industry Professionals.

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Additive Engineering
Bayard Design
Cal Poly
MIT research group

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Course overview

Product Development Bootcamp: From Idea to Reality

Through a combination of pre-recorded micro-lessons, live lectures, hands-on projects, and design reviews, students will gain valuable experience, and individual feedback in the product development process.

Develop your own product throughout the course following the product development process with assistance from experienced professionals and peers.

Use your own 3D printer and accompanying hardware development kit as a platform for learning and applying engineering/design skills.

Bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills often missing in traditional university curriculum.

What you will learn:

✅ Week 1: Define problems and identify requirements for product development

✅ Week 2: Conduct market research, teardowns, and reverse engineering to inform product design

✅ Week 3: Develop concepts through sketching, industrial design, and design thinking

✅ Week 4: Best practices for using CAD software, file management, and version control

✅ Week 5/6: Prototype products using 3D printing and integrate off-the-shelf components

✅ Week 7: Learn the fundamentals of design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)

✅ Week 8: How to test and certify products (Stress, Durability, Impact, Fatigue, Waterproofing)

✅ Learn and apply industry terminology and standards (PRD, EVT, DVT, PVT, D-FMEA)

---------------- Bonus Content ----------------

❇️ How to create a portfolio to showcase your projects and skills

❇️ Guest lectures from industry professionals and networking opportunities

❇️ Interviewing tips, design guides, online resources, industry trends, etc

Who is this course for


Early-Mid Career Professionals: Engineers, Designers, and Managers looking to gain practical experience in hardware product development.


Students looking to develop practical skills, build project portfolios, and prepare for future opportunities. Gain an edge.


Passionate Entrepreneurs & Hobbyists interested in leveling up 3D printing, engineering, and design skills to develop advanced products.

What you’ll get out of this course

Design, Engineer, and Bring To Market your own Physical Product

Build the practical knowledge and skills to develop your own products with confidence.

Land a Job or Internship Developing Advanced Products

Be able to hit the ground running, and stand out from your peers.

Accelerate Your Career in the Product Development Industry

Fill in the gaps of what you didn't learn in school, and advance your career 🚀

Connect with a Network of Passionate Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Product Designers

We will hold regular office hours, Q&A after lessons, design reviews, and networking events.

Evaluate and Apply Cutting-Edge Generative AI and 3D Printing Technologies

The best way to learn is by doing ⚙️🔧

Create a Professional Portfolio Showcasing your Product Development Journey

By the end of this course you will understand the nuances of designing and manufacturing a product.

This course includes

5 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

13 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

13 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Jul 3—Jul 7

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Live Lecture: Problem Definition

      Thu, Jul 4, 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM UTC

    • Jul


      Optional: PPD Office Hour #1

      Sat, Jul 6, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC


    • Problem Definition

  • Week 2

    Jul 8—Jul 14

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Jul


      Optional: PPD Office Hour #2

      Tue, Jul 9, 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM UTC

    • Jul


      Assignment 1: Design Review

      Thu, Jul 11, 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM UTC

    • Jul


      Live Lecture: Market Research and Reverse Engineering

      Sat, Jul 13, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC


    • Market Research

    • Teardowns and Reverse Engineering

  • Week 3

    Jul 15—Jul 21

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Concept Development & Communication Part 1: Sketching

    • Bonus: Generative AI Tools for Design

  • Week 4

    Jul 22—Jul 28

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Concept Development & Communication - Week 2: CAD Modeling

  • Week 5

    Jul 29—Aug 4

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Prototyping Week 1

  • Week 6

    Aug 5—Aug 11

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Prototyping Week 2

  • Week 7

    Aug 12—Aug 18

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Inspection & Testing

  • Week 8

    Aug 19—Aug 25

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • DFM, DFA

  • Week 9

    Aug 26—Sep 1

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Project Presentations Week 1

  • Week 10

    Sep 2—Sep 7

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Project Presentations Week 2

  • Bonus


    • Bonus Module!

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What people are saying

        As a product manager, I was blown away by how useful this product development bootcamp was - it's exactly what I needed to confidently guide my team and make key decisions throughout the development process. 
Jeran Heistermann

Jeran Heistermann

Product Manager at Performance Drone Works (PDW)
        I've been through the motions of product development before, but never quite had the skills or confidence to execute on my own. This course changed that paradigm, now I am confident in how to develop a product taking it from 0-100!
Justin Nardella

Justin Nardella

Entrepreneur/Director of Partnerships
        I was blown away by the depth and breadth of the Product Development Bootcamp. The hands-on projects and expert guidance helped me refine my skills and explore new techniques, making me a more versatile and confident designer.
Harrison McDonald

Harrison McDonald

Industrial Product Designer
        This bootcamp was the perfect complement to my mechanical engineering background. It helped me understand the entire product development process and gave me practical experience with prototyping and DFM/DFA principles.
Aidan Pulaski

Aidan Pulaski

Mechanical Design Engineer - Teradyne
        This course provided me with invaluable insights into the design process and how it relates to manufacturing. I now feel better equipped to optimize designs for production and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary design teams.
Will Haslett

Will Haslett

Manufacturing Engineer
        I found the bootcamp to be a great experience. It helped me understand how to integrate electronics seamlessly into product designs and explore the exciting possibilities of developing new IoT and connected devices.
David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

Electrical/Embedded Systems Engineer

Meet Your Instructors

Shivam Dehinwal

Shivam Dehinwal

Mechanical Design Engineer

Designed and developed numerous products from sketch to production, ranging from energy storage systems to a hardware product for Google's internal use.

Taking concepts from sketches to production and wearing different hats throughout the process is what keeps me going.


👀 (See Featured Section for Project Portfolio)

Cris Sion

Cris Sion

R&D Design Engineer

Product Development Engineer with significant experience in R&D and production manufacturing environments.

Founded Additive Engineering, a product development firm which helps entrepreneurs develop functional prototypes.



Matt DeRemer

Matt DeRemer

Founder and Chief Engineer at Bayard Design

25+ years of product design experience with at least 16 million products in homes, hospitals and vehicles worldwide

Has given talks for FORGE, M2D2, MassMEP and BosRIG on Product Development Strategies

Specialties: Medical/Consumer/IoT/CleanTech products



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Course Schedule

5-10 Hours Per Week
  • Live Lectures (Recorded)

    Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET (5:30pm Pacific)

    Join for a live Q&A section after a 30-45min main lecture

  • Live Design Reviews (Recorded)

    Saturdays at 1:00pm ET (10:00am Pacific)

    Design Reviews - Get valuable feedback from Instructors and Peers on your capstone projects

  • Pre-Recorded Micro Lessons

    ~1hr/wk (on your own)

    Learn Practical Skills: How to use AI for Design, Project Management, Tolerances, GD&T, Materials Engineering, Design for Manufacturing...

  • Practical Project Assignments

    ~1hr/wk (on your own)

    The best way to learn is by doing. Learn new skills from the Micro-Lessons and apply them right away on real-world tasks and projects.

  • Capstone Project

    5h+/week recommended (on your own)

    Develop your own product concept into a prototype during this bootcamp following the product development process. Then add this to your personal projects portfolio!

  • Optional Office Hours

    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

    8:30pm-9:30pm Eastern (5:30pm-6:30pm Pacific) Instructors and TA's will help answer any questions you might have. Join for personalized feedback and advice.

  • Optional Networking/Hangout Sessions

    Fridays at 8:30pm ET(5:30pm Pacific)

    Build up a professional network of passionate engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs!

Free resource

Preview Lecture on Product Design

What is good design by Shivam Dehinwal

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Learning is Better with Cohorts

Learning is Better with Cohorts

Active Hands-On Learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and Project-Based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a Cohort of Peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

Frequently Asked Questions

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Free resource

Hardware Product Development Kit

Here are the recommended tools, materials, and accessories to help you develop your product during this bootcamp!

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