Internal pressure sensor

Werner Almesberger werner at
Tue Oct 6 03:18:34 CEST 2009

Stroller wrote:
> This barometer is self-contained and connected to the i2c bus, a  
> _relatively_ simple addition. If there is demand for the barometer -  
> although I'm inclined to agree with Rask that there wouldn't be - then  
> it might it be justified to add it were Brazil ever to go into  
> Freerunner production.

Here's where Open Design Hardware changes the scenario: if you have an
(open) base product, you can design, produce, and deploy small changes
for a special interest group at a comparably low price - a bit higher
than if the change was part of the mass-produced design, but
considerably lower than any traditional alternatives.

> software installed. The software would have to be closed-source,  
[... more horror material ...]

Why bother ? Even if we assume for a moment that you can't make money
selling unencumbered software, you'd have the enhanced hardware
already as a kind of dongle. Also, since this would be a highly
specialized niche product, I would expect customer loyalty to be high.

- Werner

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