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Offline mickpah

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on a happy note a Good Kickstart project
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:51:08 am »
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulstoffregen/teensy-30-32-bit-arm-cortex-m4-usable-in-arduino-a
This guy is fantastic.
I put up $41, got my two units on time , no drama, and heaps of updates along the way so I knew what was going on.

Months later is is still writing libraries for it http://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy3.html

For all the snakes out there ripping people off , we should occasionally praise the people that give Open source a good name.

No connection to the product , it was just my first kick start experience & was happy.
 

Offline cybergibbons

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Re: on a happy note a Good Kickstart project
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 01:13:13 pm »
Paul is an awesome guy.

I still can't work out though why he went down the kickstarter route, I think he could have just sold these normally?
 

Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Re: on a happy note a Good Kickstart project
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 01:22:09 pm »
Like something being open Source, Being on Kickstarter can be good publicity in itself, and probably helps people 'get round to ' ordering as there is a deadline.
Also helps determine interest to gauge numbers.
I'd certainly conisder it for a new product, as & when I come up with one.
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Offline Polossatik

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Re: on a happy note a Good Kickstart project
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:10:16 am »
indeed , +1 for teensy. Good stuff
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