|Re: Watch Video|
Message #13 Posted by DaveJ on 18 Oct 2007, 6:40 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by dbatiz
I'm not afraid of a little assembly. I'd probably get the DIY kit. See, for me the price point is going to be the deal maker or breaker.
How long have you been working on this project? It is truly a remarkable effort. Did you design the hardware as well as the software?
Started on the project probably about 5 months back(?), you may recall I posted on here asking about RPN features etc. I forget the dates.
I had my first prototype in my hands and working after about 30 hours of real work, so it's not much work at all if you know what you are doing and are focussed.
The last few months has been just a been a few nights here and there getting this 2nd prototype up and running. I wasted maybe 2 months thinking about a fully custom housing for it, but that didn't come through. But I like the end result, it's what I originally had in mind - it's looks like you could have built it yourself, but can also pass as a store bought product. Having worn it for a while now, I've found that a lot of people think it's a store bought product which I was surprised at.
A few people have seen my first prototype, but it's not nearly as nice looking as this one. Was just a rough prototype so I had some real hardware to play with.
Still some work to go on the firmware side of things though, not completely finished yet.
Yes, it's entirely my concept, my hardware design, and my software (no HP ROM or whatever).