|Re: What will it take to create an OpenRPN 45s?|
Message #12 Posted by Pavneet Arora on 31 Oct 2007, 7:22 a.m.,
in response to message #11 by DaveJ
Alright. So let's say even $750 as a budget. Do we have enough people here to contribute to such a project? Let's say donations of between $25 and $75 each?
We have such generous contributions made by forum members in response to questions, so I can easily imagine having their expertise for a project such as this. Now for the sake of argument let me throw some names out based on my "amateur" observations after being on this forum for only a few weeks; my infatuation with HP calcs runs into the decades, though. The people listed can, of course, opt in or opt out. Others can offer their own contributions:
Physical Design: Gene Wright, Jake Schwartz, Bruce, PalG, ???
CAD: Eric Smith, Richard Ottosen, PalG, Jean-Yves ???
Hardware: Eric Smith, Richard Ottosen, DaveJ, ???
Algorithms: Paul Dale, Allain Millen, Karl Schneider, ???
Layout/Labeling/Documentation: Walter Bonin, Pavneet Arora, ???
Who else wants to help out?
To my mind, at least, this sounds like a doable endeavour...
There are probably two main hurdles:
$500 is a realistic budget.
When you try involving multiple people with different skill sets, time gets frittered away, decisions don't get made, you loose focus, people eventually loose interest, and the project flops.
Edited: 1 Nov 2007, 7:13 a.m. after one or more responses were posted