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"Smach Z is Back!" ...?

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by kev_os, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Hmm Interesting. I wonder if they will release an update about this.

    My guess has been that if it launches, it will be around mid to late next year. If it launches
     
  2. MJPIA

    MJPIA Still Fresh

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    I just checked and its been 3 or so days or so since that info found its way to their forums I guess which have blown up and the Smach team has been silent and given I doubt this'll blow over and has slowly been spreading across the web I can think of very few reasons they haven't said anything yet and they aren't good things.


    I guess Rhomb launched a Indiegogo campaign that fell flat on its face which isn't surprising since I can find pretty much no advertising for it.
    {E} removed
    Archived working link.
    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:RXZLmd3nUKkJ:https://www.indiegogo. com/projects/rhomb-io-welcome-the-real-modularity+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us#/
    {E} remove the space

    Its not active yet due to their campaign but they have a webstore up with module prices.
    https://rhomb.io/wizard
    AMD motherboard plus AMD RX421 core is currently listed at €229/$256 USD.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 26, 2017, Original Post Date: Jun 26, 2017 ---
    Ah wish I could figure out how to convince this forum to not autolink to IGG.

    Actually Rhomb does sell the modules right now on their website, you have to buy them separately though.
    https://rhomb.io/shop/amd-rx-421bd
    €180
     
  3. MJPIA

    MJPIA Still Fresh

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    I reached out to Rhomb requesting some clarification about the use of their modules still, their involvement prior to the breakup and how Technofingers is related to imasD and they sent me this.
     
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  4. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Hmm, I wonder why Smach Z didn't go with designing a standrad non modular board Would have thought that would have been eaiser and cheaper
     
  5. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    That's been a question since the start of the project, as far as I recall. They've always been planning to make it out of a collection of bits strapped together, which explained the girth of the old prototypes, and made many wonder how they ever planned to slim it down without making their own board. I suspect they haven't got any experience in making computer boards, so was planning to just make a joystick PCB, wire it up to the computer board bits, and slap on a screen, battery and storage.
     
  6. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Just wrap tape around it to add whatever else you want to include. Sounds like a good plan to me.

    Hey, guys, I know how a camera can be added to the Pyra!;)
     
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  7. elwing

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    For extra wow effects, you can also just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk! :D
     
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  8. MJPIA

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    Its fine for a fun and exciting round of internet he said she said presented by your host, a random internet stranger!

    Today in the ring we have Spanish tech company Rhomb and opposing them the Smach team!

    Rhomb steps up and quickly throws a blistering one two punch!
    And finally after 5 days of silence the Smach team smacks back!
    Will Rhomb retaliate? Does the Smach team speak the truth? Will this device ever make it into the general public? Am I actually nothing more than a internet stranger who likes to pretend that I know what I'm talking about?

    Stay tuned for answers to this internet pissing match that will likely never actually be answered!
     
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  9. Binky

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  10. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    @MJPIA

    Looks like the Smach team made yet another update on Kickstarter ie the 29th. Are you able to read it?
     
  11. MJPIA

    MJPIA Still Fresh

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    So throwing out everything done so far and starting from scratch.

    I'm pretty sure these are the new companies that pending successful negotiations will be involved.
    https://www.bleujour.com/en/
    http://www.ticnova.es
    https://www.bq.com/en/
     
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  12. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Thanks for that. Looks like that was some set back.
     
  13. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    In other words, the Smach team tells "Smachers" that they will be keeping their smackers.
     
  14. elwing

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    Damn, where did I put my popcorn...
     
  15. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Do you want to get sued? Because that's how you get sued.
     
  16. jeeks

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    That video was fun :)
     
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  18. PowerGod

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    I ate them... sorry :(
     
  19. elwing

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    Yeah... It was pretty great, thanks!
     
  20. Askarus

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    The best part was where I recognized one guy who visits us at the Gamescom for years now.
    So at least that's evidence for me that that peoplestalking are no actors :p
    (He's not a Community member, but I did recognize him anyways)
     
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