On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Grant Stockly wrote:
I have had a few people comment on the price of the
Altair Kit. Currently
it takes a LOT of time to prepare a kit because of the amount of small
parts involved. (resistors, capacitors, IC sockets).
I am considering a kit that contains only custom parts and parts that get a
big benefit from quantity orders. For example, I would ONLY include the
case, power supplies, PCBs, ICs, switches, wire, and fasteners.
I would provide a BOM with parts, quantity, and DigiKey part numbers (for
the exact parts I would have bought)
Making this change reduces the number of parts in the kit from 820 to 124. :)
The overall price would go down because of the parts not included, and even
more for handling.
I want to price it so I don't loose money, but also make it available to
more people. What is the price threshold you would have on buying one of
I sympathize with you on the parts thing. I'd be willing to buy such a
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
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