Hardware guy. Y Combinator S12 and S15, ECE @ Georgia Tech. Built robots, embedded devices (one was medical), and now doing RF stuff.
I've run a successful Indiegogo campaign for a hardware product and talked to people at Indiegogo and Kickstarter, as well as a bunch of other startups that have successfully crowdfunded. I know the tricks and techniques to give you high confidence your campaign will explode before you even launch it. And explaining it only takes a few minutes.
I've built several hardware labs for myself and for new startups. I know what equipment and parts to get for your application without overkill and where to get it as cheaply as possible.
If you've got hardware that isn't working right, I'll help you troubleshoot it. I've brought up a lot of PCBs myself and seen lots of problems and mistakes from other people and from myself. If I can't identify the problem, I'll give you some experiments to try to help isolate the problem.
I've gotten into YC twice now, and the biggest reason applications get rejected immediately is because the reviewers have no idea what you do after reading your pitch. I'll help you simplify and clarify your pitch so that someone who's never heard it before (like me!) understands it on the first go and asks follow up questions that you want to hear.
Informative chat! He related to our issue and provided meaningful solutions.
Hunter was very great to talk to. He help work through many investor questions and how to answer greatly.