Colored cases, etc - Was Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update
matt at manjos.com
Wed Apr 16 19:10:56 CEST 2008
I guess people could get it airbrushed if it was a matte plastic case,
maybe shipped with primer already painted on it.
Seems like a lot of work, but it would really fit well with the whole
Maybe FIC could start selling DIY at-home plastic injection molding kits, too ;)
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Steven Le Roux <steven at le-roux.info> wrote:
> Hmm in this goal, why not Openmoko.com to sell "blank" case, non finished
> ones, witout any painting, just to be customized/adapted later ?
> I don't think only with painting, but integrate an eye cam or other
> expansion pack, or wifi external connectors for example...
> Even one water proof why not :)
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 6:02 PM, Steven **
> <montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For the one off, you could check out http://www.emachineshop.com
> > They do injection molding of various plastics in "many" colors.
> > I'm not sure if you could make a profit by having them make a ton of
> > cases and then reselling them or not.
> > -Steven
> > On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:22 AM, Hugo Mills <hugo-om at carfax.org.uk> wrote:
> > > Maybe there's someone out there with the know-how to make blank
> > > cases based on the published OM designs? I'd guess it's a matter of
> > > making suitable injection-moulded components -- front and back -- and
> > > then either ringing the changes with the plastic colour used, or just
> > > selling white ones that can then be painted and lacquered. I have no
> > > idea of the economics of injection moulding, though.
> > >
> > > Hugo.
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