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Planning your Project – Part 4: Your time

Previous installments in this ‘Plan your Project’ series have covered the initial concept, detailed design, and estimating materials. Now it’s time for the part most hobbyists and new entrepenures find most difficult:  Estimating and charging for time. If you stop to think about it, you probably realize that some amount of human labor goes into

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Planning your Project -Part 3: Estimating materials cost

The previous post in this ‘Plan your Project’ series focussed on defining the details of the design. In my day job, we would call this part ‘Detailed Engineering’. The project ‘scope’, or general outline, would already be laid out.  In this post, let’s take a look at how to estimate the materials your project requires,

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