As many of you already know, I have been working hard over the past year to take the concepts I have used for my own living room and produce a “kit” that you could use in your own home. Unfortunately, after working with some local manufacturers, I concluded that price of a manufactured kit using my existing design with a small production quantity would be more than most people would be willing or able to pay.
Fortunately, I came across a new type of design/manufacturing company (Quirky.com) that “crowdsources” design and most importantly, manufactures products that generate a sufficient interest. It’s sort of like Kickstarter.com with the difference being Quirky.com actually participates in the design and manufacturing.
What does this mean to you? If you would like to see the 8 bit living “kit” become a reality, this is a golden opportunity to get this built in a cost-effective way. In addition, Quirky.com users can influence the design and give feedback along the way. If the product comes to market, those who participate in the the design, marketing, etc, can also participate in any revenue generated. It sounds crazy, but you can read more about it on the website.
You can view my submission on Quirky.com using this link. So far the response has been great, but I want to do everything I can to ensure the designers understand that there is demand for a product like this. Please check it out and Vote for it if you would like to see this project come to fruition. Please also share with any friends who may also be interested.