My name is Fernando and I am talking to you in behalf of M8TEC LTD. It is a company just created by some friends and me with the focus on activities related with the Raspi.
We are currently developing ideas for Raspi that we will let you know in future, but I am here right now to talk you about our first project, a case.
As some of you already know designing a case ready for mass production at a low cost is tricky. Luck for us one of the M8TEC guys is a 3D artist with years of experience in design this kind of models and after hours of work and some modifications the design we plan to produce is this:
The material used will be plastic ABS and the production system will be plastic injection. If you don’t know what is it think on any object of plastic in your life. Playstation 3 controllers, TV controller, etc.
We are already produced a prototype with a 3D printer to make sure that everything is right. The prototype is this:
I suppose you are already asking yourself why I am here telling you this. Ok, I am here to ask for support. We are planning to launch a crowdfunding project for the first batch of cases. The project will be hosted by indiegogo.com. We are near to finish calculating the costs of everything including shipping to the entire world and we will release the project in a matter of days.
The perks - indiegogo term for rewards - will include a case for you, of course, but we feel that if you decide supporting us you deserve something more so we already made contact with suppliers and we will include two more perks that will reward you with an 8GB SD card class 6 and a USB power adapter, both at a cost below market.
In addition, because this adventure won’t be possible without the Raspi, we are going to share a percentage of the cash we get with the Raspberry foundation.
Thank you and kind regards.
P.S: We are working in a web too, with a blog, for letting you know the updates to this project.