[Arm-netbook] Cost of pre-production prototypes?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Oct 11 05:27:04 BST 2017

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 5:03 AM, Adam Van Ymeren <adam at vany.ca> wrote:
> Hey Luke,
> Your latest crowd supply update mentions wanting people to buy the
> pre-production prototypes and ideally help contribute to the software.

 yehyeh that would be awesome.  and a huge help to everyone.

> How much are you planning to sell them for?

 well they cost around $USD 200 each (possibly more) to make - 10 of
them were made @ around $USD 2,000.  however i have a very simple
rule: i can only accept what people are *grateful* and willing to pay.
so, basically: offers accepted immediately without hesitation, and
with gratitude.  i have... five left i think.  also you'll likely need
a micro-desktop (i have some 1.6 boards available) they were something
like...$50 to put together.

 also please bear in mind, i'm in taiwan, i can't read the street
signs: i travel by recognition of bus stop numbers and landmarks.  i
mention this because it would be really *really* helpful if you could
arrange collection (DHL is ok, Fedex is better as they deliver first
and invoice for customs duty afterwards: DHL will *hold* packages
until you've paid).

 the alternative is Track-and-Trace EMS Post, which i've done to NZ
and that was absolutely fine.  it's also cheaper, but bear in mind it
ends up in your country's *local* (registered / signed-for) postal
service.  if you're happy with that then i know exactly where the post
office is, done 2 packages already (one to HK as well), arrived
absolutely fine.  just bear in mind it'll be a leeetle bit slower.

btw likewise this goes for the various other people who've asked for a
dev-board, i know there's 2 people in Austria / Germany... no wait
three: phil as well, you're based in germany now.

> I'd be interested in one, and I'd love to help contribute to the software side of this project


> as it's much more within my skill set than high frequency HDMI routing.

 ha, funny :)  man that's a long ride...


More information about the arm-netbook mailing list