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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

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     

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