Actually I'm still confused by this definition. They are still small, mechanically actuated switches. So how is it that they're not actually "microswitches"?FWIW, cherry ML switches are not microswitches. When you said 'microswitched keyboard' there you had me worried, because while you could build such a thing it'd be a monster clickly noisy thing.
I don't think there's a set price for it yet, and especially given the modular/self-printable aspect of it, then it's likely to be prices for separate components. I think they are aiming to make it affordable (I.e. mid-range prices; so not quite Purism levels hopefully), but it likely won't be cheap.Any idea how much it's going to cost? I don't see a price.
Ana encouraged me to set up a user pre-validation test to check if we were on the right track concerning the overall concept, choice of parts and pricing. We put together a fake Amazon page with renderings and a description of our device surrounded by two alternative choices. We positioned our computer in the middle of the price range (500-700 EUR) and focused on offering a complete DIY package (not only a board) and higher specs and customizability than another low-cost project. The mainly positive interviews with pre-filtered testers made us confident that we were on the right path.
All testers were excited about an optional E-Ink display, but this drives up the price by at least 200-300 EUR. Also, controller options were unclear, so we postponed prototyping of this option