Here I want to give you an Idea – of how much the production of 50 OggStreamers costs.
The following calculation still leaves the following costs:
- NRE costs for soilder stencils
- NRE costs for programming of the pick’n’place machine
- machining of the case
- laser-engraving the case
- THT soldering
- Final assembly
all prices in EUR (without taxes)
|Pick’N’Place + Standard SMD-Parts||2400|
thats roughly 200 Euros per Device (as a conservative Estimation) – a more realistic Estimation would conclude with apprx. 160 Euros per Deivce. – remember these are not the final production costs, because this calculation leaves out the above mentioned points.
The OggStreamer-Device started as a Hobby-project and evolved over time – it is an ongoing Experiment so to say – and it was never cost optimized. All our design decisions were carried out the way that we wanted it to be – we didn’t waste a thought about the economic feasibility of this project. :) So it is kind of miraculous that we have come that far in this process. A pilot run of 12 devices was accomplished with the generous support of many friendly people and our supporters. And there is more to come we recently secured the sponsorship for the production of 50+ devices from the “Internet Foundation Austria” – who acknowledged the value of this Project and OpenHardware in general. The OggStreamer is now part of the “NetIdee 2012″ sponsored projects.