1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Kickstarter announces Hardware Studio service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,400
    Likes Received:
    1,812
  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    3,179
    Likes Received:
    284
    To be really effective, this would need to be enforced for 'complex projects' before launch, to ensure proposed goals are reasonable. Failure to properly estimate the costs of scale-up production seems to be the biggest killer of legitimate projects, and may have the ability to weed out quick-buck projects.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,400
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    Indiegogo launched something a little like that a while back, in partnership with Arrow: you could submit your design and get it 'Arrow Certified' - i.e. Arrow says "yeah, that'll work, you can build that."

    Hasn't really worked out, though: the ZX Spectrum Vega, mentioned in the article, was Arrow Certified and has still fallen over...
     
  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    3,179
    Likes Received:
    284
    That may just be a bad reflection on "Arrow certified". Looking over the ZX Spectrum Vega campaign there is not a single image of a working prototype nor any evidence of tooling etc, just purely renders. 'Certified' or not, that should be sufficient to dismiss the campaign out of hand.
     

Share This Page