A terminal version with early access to the developer program sounds awesome! :D
A terminal version sounds exciting!! I'd like to get one :-)
Romo 2.0, with its original set of upgrades over the 1.0 version is already impressive. My anticipation level for it is high enough for me to recommend that you use our (possibly ambitious) stretch goal suggestions as ideas for the next version, so that its hardware and software implementations get thoroughly spec'ed and QA'ed. If anything and at all possible, my top stretch goal idea is to have Romo 2.0 ship early.
That being said, if you decide to create a hacker version, count me in. Also, thanks for listening us ;-)
The hacker edition sound great, if it doesn't delay the schedule too much. I'd prefer the friendly blue& white version as it is. More colours for the next gen? Christmas would be a good target. :-)
For business, stick with the plan, nail it, as a startup, nailing your execution gives you chits to do more.....for me, I want it now so add to the roadmap :-)
Go with what you got!
Maybe do the hacker version for the next iteration.
I'm worried that this might delay things.
I personally would love the hacker edition. Extra cost is minor
Stick with what you have a ship on time or before. If you can hit the markey before xmas you will see a huge increase in sales. Put your time into software QA. Have your friends and grandparents test with what you have to find all the bugs. Your hardware people are probably getting bored since they are done and they are looking to make it better but just have them relax. Maybe they can put their time into a add on for the headphone jack. RF transmitter? Maybe a cheesy snap on claw? Only add ons for your current platform. As for the "hacker" model or color changes I would make them an upgrade option through your repair facilities AFTER the initial run is done. Charge $30-$50 and we would have to send it in to you. This would also keep some more people employeed.
Hey simon - you're absolutely right...
I just checked with Peter and he's uploaded the laser cutting template for Gen 2 and the STEP files on Thingiverse here - enjoy and sorry for the delay on that: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing: 32959
+1 terminal for me too.
Let's keep the current colours and hit the ship time!
+1 for the Termina(tor)l version, but I could just solder the RS-232 line, I would really prefer the white/blue body ;)
Nice, but let's keep your focus on this one first and the black hack later...
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Romo is adorable as he is. When the next generation comes out then maybe ill jump on that train, but for now I really want to show my children and co-workers what he can do. Most of my co-workers including myself have iPhones 3GS, 4S and 5. So we are ready for the fun. He'll especially be fun with the founders of my work. They are all kids at heart. So please send the cute white and blue Romo! I am so totally looking forward to seeing him in person and in action.
you guys never uploaded the part specs for the original romo, like you promised to upload on thingiverse so that we can print new modified parts that will fit perfectly onto our romos...
+1 terminal romo
+1 terminal romo :)
Being a product designer and marketing guy, I love the chance to make things better, but need to constantly worry about scope creep. BTW, I would love a black version, irrespective of the developer options. But my suggestion, is -add this to the roadmap and keep on track to get a product to market. Products pay the bills for more products.
My second unit could then be a black version!
count me in too! But sorry ill have to switch from the classic to his terminal brother.
I guess it depends on what kind of smarts are on the base itself. I was under the impression almost all would be contained in the iPhone app, but if the base has things that can be modified, my opinion is that more access to is better than less. If the alternative is to pop it open and solder on my own RS-232 lines, I don't doubt some people would, but it would be a much fewer than if it had a built in USB converter, meaning less "community" support.
As for all black, a kickstarter-exclusive "stealth" Romo would be pretty awesome, and match the black iPhone I would use for his brain.
Absolutely count me in on the all black hacker version. Absolutely.
Noooooo. I understand the temptation.....this 'terminal' romo sounds great.....but let's not over complicate our little buddy here. A wish list is great, but I'm dying to get my hands on this one. Make the next one more hack able, and when I upgrade, I'll have more reason.
Count me in for a black hacker version, that of course would be in addition to the one I have already pledged.
an all-black "Terminal" version of Romo?
Count me in