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How We Do It

Many modern companies use their own management systems to administer their complex internal processes. Passionate about excellence, at Blue Clover Devices we have developed our own tailor-made system to stay organized and on schedule. Our custom management system grows as our company does, responding to our needs as they change over time. This holistic approach to self-management enables BCD to tackle your project efficiently and cost-effectively, while still keeping you in the loop. The three components of this system—which we call BlueDiamond, BlueBook, and TrueBlue—function interdependently throughout the complex production process. Thanks to this architecture, BCD can manage its internal processes with

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How We Became an ODM

Blue Clover Devices was formed in 2003 as Blue Clover Design, LLC. We wanted to be a design house but we didn’t know what product to make, not to mention how to sell it. We were young and dumb, but fortunately we knew it. Suffice it to say, our business plan was pretty straightforward:  1) Design a product and try to sell it 2) Design another product and try to sell it 3) Reevaluate the situation Without getting into the nitty-gritty details, our first product was a soil moisture meter network with sensors reporting measurements back to a handheld console.

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Why we do IoT

Our mission at Blue Clover Devices is to leverage the power of IoT to eliminate waste in all its forms and make a more beautiful world. The most flagrant form of waste is the design, production, shipping, and fulfillment of a defective product. With the knowhow that mankind has amassed over the years, it’s breathtaking how often we shuffle around horrible products that should never have been made in the first place. Let me give you an example. Recently, my wife and I purchased a wall clock online, which I hung up in our den. About ten minutes later, the second

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BlueDiamond

BlueDiamond—Our IoT Development Framework. Our focus is helping clients bring IoT products to life. When we were just getting Blue Clover Devices off the ground, we did a lot of brainstorming about the best way to make this happen. What we realized was that the basic building blocks of our process resembled a baseball diamond. From this we developed a simplifying framework—the BlueDiamond—which helps keep our diverse international team on the same page throughout the electronics design and manufacturing process. We begin with home plate: the Device. What is it we are making for our client—a washing machine? A sprinkler?

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