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Jul 17, 2012, 04:50 AM
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So laser printed boards require 2 transparencies to get enough darkness. After having many fine pitch boards come out bridged because the laser printouts on 2 transparencies never lined up, it became clear that the printer couldn't replicate the exact same size on 2 printouts.

After printing out a very long & narrow board, it became clear that the spacing was warped in the vertical direction, because the roller speed wasn't stable. Long & narrow boards have to be printed out with the long side facing sideways. The horizontal dimension was stable.

The next Marcy 2 prototype was a very long & narrow board.

It also became clear, after spending another full day laying out yet another prototype which has no application to a final product, it's going to cost $25,000 to bring this gadget to a final product & it's only expected to generate $2000 in revenue.

There's no way it's going to replace day jobs, which are damn rare. The cost of living needs to decrease or an investment bigger than $25,000 needs to be found, or a way to get blessed during soulmate hell needs to be found.
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Jul 19, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Have you considered getting funding via kickstarter?
Jul 20, 2012, 01:11 AM
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The average on kickstarter is $2000, among other issues.
Jul 20, 2012, 03:52 AM
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The average for tech projects is significantly higher than that. And so far all the RC aircraft projects (that I know of) have been successful with and average funding of around $35000 ($9000 was the lowest).

Check them out. Most of them with the exception of the Quadshot is significantly less ambitious than your project:

Failing that, would you consider releasing your code as open source?
Jul 21, 2012, 09:18 PM
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If someone offered a job, I could provide more open source support. Everything has been released on, but people need support & there's no day job to pay for it.

My research on kickstarter was documented here:

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