@Rich: ...how much money will you be asking for...
We're not sure yet -- this is one of the thinks we're discovering about a Kickstarter project -- estimating how many people will be interested is key.
If we estimate too low -- like say 100 people, then the boards and parts will be too expensive. If we estimate too high -- like say 100,000 people -- then the cost falls dramatically, but we won't get enough people on Kickstarter, so the project will fail.
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