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John Teel

John Teel is an Electronics design engineer and the founder of He helps entrepreneurs, startups, makers, inventors, and small companies develop new electronic hardware products through his Hardware Academy.

John also hosts The Predictable Designs Podcast, which is for hardware startups and entrepreneurs planning to bring a new electronic hardware product to market. He discusses things related to developing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling successful new hardware products.

He’s also a contributing writer for (Make: Magazine),, and John was a senior microchip design engineer for Texas Instruments (TI) for 15 years, and has nearly 30 years experience designing electronics. He started designing electronics, building robots, and programming computers about the age of 14 and shortly.

While working for TI, he designed many successful microchips which are now in various popular electronic devices including several Apple products.

John is also founded a hardware startup based on a consumer lighting product which sold in hundreds of retail locations in three countries. He fully developed the product and setup manufacturing in Asia. He oversaw marketing, sales, tradeshows, logistics, and managed a team of over 20 sales reps.


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About Being An Engineer

The Being an Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community.

The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at


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