How tooling improved the quality of our IoT product development on Raspberry Pi

Many developers vastly prefer writing code for Raspberry Pi’s over writing code for microcontrollers. The operating system stack on the Pi facilitates man...

Melissa Coleman   ·   29 January 2018


I ❤️ systemd: Running a splash screen, shutting down screens and an IoT product service with Python on Raspberry Pi

Systemd is fun! No really. Let me talk you through our process of running services for an IoT product on Raspberry Pi.

Melissa Coleman   ·   22 January 2018


In Google Home we trust?

In a post-truth world where to ‘Confirm Humanity’ is to tick a check-box that says, ‘I am not a robot’, the machine interpretation of ‘humanity’, ‘truth’,...

Charlotte Hillenbrand   ·   3 May 2017


Hackaball: Hardware Lessons

15 Lessons learned from the first 18 months in hardware manufacturing

Melissa Coleman   ·   26 April 2017


Diabolical fun and chat about IOT

What’s not to love about pumpkins, cobwebs, tricks, molecular gastronomy and chat about the Internet of Things? This week we found out at our inaugural ma...

Isaac Pinnock   ·   8 November 2016


Can we revolutionise Telehealth?

At Made by Many we passionately believe that design and technology can make a huge difference to people’s lives – especially in the sphere of health and w...

Georgie Mack   ·   10 May 2016

Business Strategy

On Designing For Complexity, Emergence, Collaboration, Adaptivity and Joy

A conversation between Tim Malbon of Made by Many, Oliver Marlow of architectural practice Studio Tilt, and Jon Marshall of industrial designers Map Proje...

Kevin Braddock   ·   3 March 2016


A Visitor From Shenzhen

Last week here in the Made by Many offices, we received a special guest all the way from the Shenzhen region of China: Mr Victor Chen.Victor and his compa...

Kevin Braddock   ·   17 February 2016


Hackaball named by TIME as one of the best inventions of 2015

What a thrilling end to the week – Hackaball has been recognised by TIME as one of the best inventions of 2015 alongside Google Cardboard and the Tesla Mo...

William Owen   ·   20 November 2015


How (and why) we designed Hackaball to be Gender Neutral

This blog post has been adapted from presentations at GGMUK and Hyper Heat earlier this month. Following some recent Lovie Award wins in the Connected Pro...

Rachel Mercer   ·   16 October 2015


7 things we learnt taking Hackaball to Kickstarter

Following some amazing coverage in The Economist and Creative Review this month, we're also very excited to be featured in the next issue of Offscreen Mag...

Rachel Mercer   ·   13 August 2015


It happened! Hackaball is funded!

Hackaball is a computer you can throw. It's designed for six to ten year old kids and introduces them to basic ideas of coding, while keeping them active....

Richard Ling   ·   20 March 2015


Unbillable Hours: Behind the scenes with Hackaball

Unbillable Hours is our weekly round-up of what we’re doing when we’re not working on client projects, plus our most-talked-about Slack links.

Veronika Janeckova   ·   6 March 2015


Hackaball is now on Kickstarter!

We finally pressed that big green button on Kickstarter and launched Hackaball!

Hackaball is like a computer you can throw. It's designed for six to ten ...

Richard Ling   ·   3 March 2015


Want to see the new Hackaball?

Now on Kickstarter: year we made a working prototype...

Rachel Mercer   ·   6 February 2015



Hackaball on KickstarterThe circuit boards are soldered, the connectors are aligned, the casings are complete… We’ve been going flat out to finish seven p...

Raffi Jacobs   ·   7 March 2014


Designing Connected Products

Last week I gave a talk about designing connected products, lean hardware, and the future of a discipline that bridges the physical/digital divide. This i...

Raffi Jacobs   ·   1 May 2013

Business Strategy

Innovation labs: best practice

The second volume of our report on innovation labs presents a broader collection of contemporary best-practice knowledge, gathered from our discussions wi...

Kevin Braddock   ·   16 November 2016

Business Strategy

Asking The Big Questions About Innovation Labs

Innovation Labs are a hot topic in business at the moment – but what’s the best way to launch and run one? What are the biggest challenges to success, the...

Georgie Mack   ·   15 March 2016