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Max The Magnificent
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Re: A possible Kickstarter Project?
Max The Magnificent   11/26/2013 9:46:19 AM
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@Caleb: Not a horrible idea. I wonder if there are enough people out there who really need a pick and place to justify it?

Maybe not hobbyists -- but a small engineering company who needs to build 10 prototypes for projects before going into production... possibly...

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Re: A possible Kickstarter Project?
Caleb Kraft   11/25/2013 4:36:18 PM
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Not a horrible idea. I wonder if there are enough people out there who really need a pick and place to justify it? I mean, I know a lot of people who love to see them and drool about them but don't really need them (like myself). 

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Re: A possible Kickstarter Project?
Max The Magnificent   11/25/2013 4:34:57 PM
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@Caleb: I guess they could make a kit form and get costs down by buying in bulk.


Yes, and also use the Kickstarter funds to refine the design and sell it as a pre-built unit.

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Re: OMG!!!
Max The Magnificent   11/25/2013 4:33:33 PM
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@Caleb: Well, now it is all laid out for them!

Which is why I said "Just wait till they see this" LOL .... I think we're back where we started :-)

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Re: A possible Kickstarter Project?
Caleb Kraft   11/25/2013 4:33:29 PM
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they already built it, they don't need kickstarter. 

I guess they could make a kit form and get costs down by buying in bulk. 

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A possible Kickstarter Project?
Max The Magnificent   11/25/2013 4:32:29 PM
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Wouldn't this make a great Kickstarter project?

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Re: OMG!!!
Caleb Kraft   11/25/2013 4:31:56 PM
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Well, now it is all laid out for them! It might cost a few thousand dollars, but its there!

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Re: OMG!!!
Max The Magnificent   11/25/2013 4:31:08 PM
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@Caleb: Why? Have they built one?

No, but they will soooo want one!

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Re: OMG!!!
Caleb Kraft   11/25/2013 4:29:39 PM
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Why? Have they built one?

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OMG!!!
Max The Magnificent   11/25/2013 4:28:30 PM
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Just wait till Duane here in the USA and my friend Joe Farr in the UK see this!!!



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