What is Seeed Studio?
Seeed Studio is a company that specialized in providing help to makers to bring their hardware ideas to life.
I am mainly looking for a manufacturer to produce IoT products. But before this, by sending them the design files they can already give me a price estimate for the product. So, we will know what the backer’s price should be for the crowdfunding campaign.
Seeed Studio’s location
I had a hard time finding Seeed Studio’s offices, mainly because Google maps is wrong. I used a VPN because it’s blocked but still. The pin is right on the satellite view but at the time of my visit, in Dec 2016, the map view was not aligned! If you can read Chinese just use Baidu Map. Otherwise see bellow.
Here is the direction in English:
Tower B 1/F, Shanshui Building, NanshanYungu Innovation Industry Park Liuxian Ave. No. 1183, Nanshan District Shenzhen ,Guangdong P.R.C 518055.
And in Chinese, useful to ask any local or taxi:
Here are the directions to reach Seeed Studio by metro, it’s pretty easy once you know:
- Get on Shenzhen’s metro line 5.
- Get off at university town exit B.
- Walk straight until you reach this entrance:
- Seeed Studio’s building IS NOT A TOWER! Pass on the left of the fountain and follow the building at your right, the entrance will be towards the end to your right.
Seeed Studio’s services.
Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also team up with incubators, Chinese tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to portal Maker startups beyond.
seeedstudio.com, Dec 2016.
Of course I am concerned by sending them the design files. They are happy to sign an NDA but China is just so famous for copying everything, can we trust them? I don’t know but it seems like a lot of people have already trusted them.