So, what you backing? [crowdfunders]

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  1. TrashyMG

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    Nothing, so put off on crowd sourcing it's not funny.
     
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    @Gadgetoid, The case for my Pi was made by you guys then, a rainbow coloured layer one :)

    That Flotilla project looks really kool too 
     
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    Yes. That'll be the PiBow I suspect? That's the case that kicked off Pimoroni two years ago!
     
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    That's the one, great little case. I got two of them, look fresh with my lime green USB cable too.

    I like the Pimoroni brand, nice little logo, love the origin of the name, Pirate Monkey Robot Ninja, very neat touch.

    I'm a fan of that artwork used on the Flotilla KS page too, that flat style and characters are looking good
     
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    Strafe

    You seen the trailer? :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_41JpwqdE&x
     
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    0.2l, so about 8oz of butane, would cost between $4-$6 to refill. A propane canister is $4 for 16 oz, though I suspect the efficiency will go down slightly. Let's assume it doesn't, that it can actually be refilled from a camp propane canister: $2 to refill.The iPhone 6 has a 1.8Ah battery, 6.84Wh. 11 charges = 75.24Wh on a single fill. Let's be generous and say it can be filled for $1. Cost of getting "off grid" is $13.29/KWh (and actually significantly higher since I've no idea where you're going to get such cheap gas). Contrast to regular power which is in the neighbourhood of 10 cents per KWh.

    This has a purpose as an emergency recharge station, especially since it should store very well and you can buy replacement canisters pretty much anywhere, and even carry one for double emergency when you're out, but the way it's being touted as "getting off the grid" does not seem economically viable, not by any stretch.

    And here specifically, they have a pledge level of $49 for 12 cartridges, 1kg of fuel, enough for 275 full charges, which actually works out to 275*6.84 = 1.881KWh, or $26/KWh.

    I don't like the way they're marketing their campaign. It's not enough to try and sell some convenient camping/hiking energy supply, they need to push it as if it were something to be used daily? That doesn't sit right with me.
     
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    Ah, you're involved in that?You know the case for the TFT (ie, this one), do you do a completely clear front panel that I could put over the top?

    I don't need the touchscreen on the display, and it's not stuck properly to the back, so I thought maybe there was an extra panel I could drop over the top (though I'm not sure the screws would be long enough for another layer)

    I'm backing

    Pocket Rumble

    Matt Gray's Reformation

    I'm not going to back anything else until these are done
     
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    these are the last three that came through:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doublefine/double-fines-massive-chalice 

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mografi/jenny-leclue-a-handmade-adventure-game

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350078939/moonshot-the-indigenous-comics-collection

    the others were

    ( "the color of noise documentary", "star trek renegades movie", "double fine adventure","jack houston and the necronauts","broken sword", "project giana", "ICP2 for no reward", "tex murphy","mobius","dexter ward.. HP lovecraft adventure")
     
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    Nichts.
     

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