[KwartzLab] An Open-Source Oscilloscope!
malexw at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 8 11:35:13 EDT 2012
It's a bit too early to do a Kickstarter though, isn't it? I don't think you'll have trouble raising money to build a prototype, assuming your time is free (like mine). I'd be happy to give you some angel money (ha!) if you're going to go all the way with this idea. It's the manufacturing costs that'll kill you. You might be able to partner with SeeedStudio on it, but if you want to keep your $400 budget you're probably better to try and do a production run of 1000 all at once. That's something I think Seeed would have trouble doing.
Once there's a prototype, I can put you in touch with Eric Migicovsky if you're looking for advice on doing a hardware-based Kickstarter. I think he's still got the high score there.
But if you're really looking to disrupt the market, I think you should be trying to build an open-source version of one of those $50,000 scopes, like Tektronix' MSO7000 series. I think those machines are overpriced by at least a factor of 10. It would be awesome to put something with that power in the hands of us mere mortals. Like stealing fire from the gods!
Besides, the $400 market is pretty crowded right now. The low-end 100MHz Agilent and LeCroy scopes can be purchased from the OEM for about that price. The only reason those guys are even able to get it that low is because they cheat and overclock the 40MHz AD9822 ADCs to 100MHz!
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 09:58:10 -0400
From: ben at generik.ca
To: discuss at kwartzlab.ca
Subject: Re: [KwartzLab] An Open-Source Oscilloscope!
There's always Rockethub, which is a Canadian alternative.
On 6/8/2012 7:17 AM, Jonathan Lamothe wrote:
> On 12-06-08 01:08 AM, Chris
> > I've seen Canadian Kickstarter projects. This one here
> > On 6/8/2012 12:02 AM, Michael Dunn wrote:
> >> They don't "support" Canada, do they?
> This must be a recent development, then. Last I checked, you
> have a kickstarter project pay out to Canada, although you
> donate from Canada.
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