#qi-hardware IRC log for Tuesday, 2013-07-16

wpwraknice engineering: http://hackaday.com/2012/08/15/buying-cheaper-electronics-and-not-saving-money/00:34
kristianpaulomg01:14
kristianpaulthats a limit for "it works"01:15
kristianpaulerghh wait, if it worked some how some day...01:17
paul_boddiewpwrak: On the topic of raising funds for doing cool stuff: http://hackaday.com/2013/07/15/were-going-to-buy-hackaday/13:35
lekernelfirst link clicked from that page: "Raspberry Pi automates your tomato farm". yeah, right :)13:42
paul_boddieWell, I meant "cool" in many ways. ;-)13:44
paul_boddieBut if they can raise $500K, perhaps we should all look into crowdfunding again. :-)13:44
larsclekernel: you are always so negative13:44
wpwraklekernel: at least it's not a lemon plantage :)13:47
wpwrakpaul_boddie: it's always the same problem: most of those crowdfunded projects are for something that already exists. this means that you still need to find other financing for R&D.13:49
larscwell that's actually a requirement on kickstarter, etc, that you have working prototypes13:49
paul_boddieI think the crowdfunding is to pay people to keep going with their "hack a day", whatever that actually might be.13:50
paul_boddieSo, they have some kind of umbrella entity for their mysterious activities which they then crowdfund.13:51
wpwraklarsc: yup, and all the projects you hear are raising significant money are of that sort. there are platforms more relaxed constraints, but you don't hear much about them13:52
wpwrakpaul_boddie: well, their "working prototype" is the established site hack a day13:53
paul_boddieYou could do the same thing with "wpwrak's hack a day blog". :-)13:53
larsche wouldn't get half a million though13:54
paul_boddieSome of the comments make the claim that they wouldn't either.13:56
paul_boddieI don't really follow that site, although I've seen it a bit more often recently, but a lot of these sites are just pointing to other people's "cool hacks".13:57
paul_boddieOn the subject of crowdfunded stuff, is the GCW-Zero available yet?14:02
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Split huge function readPackages into two functions (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/78ad05117:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Don't try to find OPKs inside non-existing directories (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/1467c9b17:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Monitor OPK folders using inotify and automatically add/delete links (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/13b3d8e17:39
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