[Arm-netbook] kickstarter... again.

Josiah Walker merlz42 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 13:35:02 BST 2012

I am interested in projects like this because I'm looking for a system
that could be used for low cost, high intelligence robots - voice
control, vision, network, etc. But without costing the$12,000 that our
university currently buys 30cm high robots at. I hope that platforms
like this can inspire new ways to interact with the world by making AI
(voice recognition, vision, other learning systems) cheap enough to
put into everyday things (even for schoolkids to use in projects).
That's my main creative interest in low cost ARM systems.

Other kickstarter projects are too expensive for what they give to let
people be creative like this, with the raspberry pi being the only
finished product I'm looking at right now.

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM, luke.leighton <luke.leighton at gmail.com> wrote:
> right - i've kinda got the message, after receiving *another* person's
> advice, "have you considered putting this on kickstarter?" to persist
> in wearing the project reviewers objects down, one at a time.
> i've finally received a response, after persistently asking them seven
> times, that appx 900 registered preorders, almost 100 people on IRC
> and 350 people on the mailing list qualifies as an "engaged
> community".
> however, the same message also said, in effect, "we do not consider
> this project to be about empowering people to be creative and about
> creative arts".
> how, then, exactly the FreedomBox project was accepted yet this one
> cannot, i _really_ don't know - and that's the problem.  i *don't
> know*.  as in, *i* don't know.
> i've sent them a list of the purposes to which people have said that
> they'd like to use their A10 CPU Card for, from the preorders: it's a
> fascinating list, and it's primarily "creative purposes".  so i've
> asked them to advise if that constitutes "creative purposes", but i
> believe this requires a bit more.
> i'd like to keep the pressure up, so that they finally get the message
> that we simply cannot second-guess what people want - what "creative
> purposes" people would like to put this to, but we *do* need to give
> them an idea of what it is that people want to do that is creative.
> so can i ask people to reply to this with testimonials of how they
> will use their EOMA68 CPU Card for "creative artistic purposes"?  as
> we know, that kickstarter project to create a Games Console which
> raised something amazing - was it $1 million or was it $8 million? -
> constitutes "creative artistic purposes".
> and, perhaps also, reply with what kind of I/O Board (chassis) they
> would really like to see made, which will help empower them to
> increase the creative and artistic purposes to which their EOMA-68 CPU
> Card would be put?
> please do send it to the list, publicly, so that i can either refer
> kickstarter to the archives or pass on a copy of the comments to them.
> many thanks,
> l.
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