Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices

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Jul

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Milestones

Thanks to everyone’s help we reached an important milestone yesterday evening: USD $50,000 from over 500 pledges. We’re delighted to have so many people believe in what we’re doing. We’re getting ever closer to making the EOMA68 project a hardware reality and still have four weeks to go.

In an earlier update about minimum order quantities (MOQs), we explained that the actual threshold for bringing this hardware to life isn’t a set dollar amount per se, but rather a fixed minimum number of units pledged for. In particular, this campaign’s critical threshold is 250 computer card assemblies, which includes the mid-mount USB-OTG and HDMI sockets and the PCMCIA casework that go into every Computer Card, be it a Libre Tea or Pass-through Computer Card.

Of course, a strict MOQ threshold doesn’t always map nicely to a strict dollar threshold, especially when offering multiple products across a wide range of pricing. For example, the Pass-through Computer Card ($35) and the Completely Assembled Laptop + Computer Card ($1,200) both count as a single Computer Card toward the 250-unit threshold, but obviously count toward the dollar threshold in very unequal ways.

So, we find ourselves in a situation in which we are 85% of the way to our MOQ threshold (213 of 250 Computer Cards pledged for), but only 33% to our dollar threshold ($50k of $150k raised). This disparity exists because we couldn’t perfectly predict the ratios of different products for which you would pledge - basically, we were being conservative and assuming more $1,200 would be pledged for. Of course, it’s great that we’re much closer to our actual MOQ goal than we’d anticipated and the further we go beyond that goal, the better the chances of carrying extra stock, expanding the product line, and generally becoming a self-sustaining business. In the meantime, we’re working on ways to reconcile the difference between our MOQ goal and our dollar goal and will keep you informed.

$182,685 raised

of $150,000 goal

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121%

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$5

Support EOMA68


$15

EOMA68 "R/E-volution of Computing" bumper sticker

Parody the parody with an EOMA68 "R/E-volution" bumper sticker: have fun explaining all the jokes to both friends and strangers alike.


$65

Libre Tea Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. We expect the Libre Tea Computer Card to receive the Free Software Foundation's Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification before the first units ship.


$65

Practically Perfect Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.


$65

Numero Uno Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Devuan GNU/Linux operating system.


$65

Getting Ahead Computer Card

An EOMA68-compatible computer card with an Allwinner A20 dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of NAND flash pre-installed with the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system.


$55

Micro Desktop Housing for Computer Card

This is a Micro Desktop base unit and power supply unit with a beautiful laser-cut stack of 3mm plywood panels that creates an aesthetically attractive tiny base unit for your Computer Cards. Excludes Computer Card, keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor.


$450

PIY Laptop Housing Kit for Computer Card

This Print-It-Yourself (PIY) kit includes all the parts, cabling and boards (main, power, and controller, assembled and tested), and battery, charger, keyboard, LCD, and CTP-LCD for trackpad that are needed to build a complete Libre Laptop once you 3D print the enclosure from the freely available GPLv3+ licensed plans. Excludes Computer Card.


$500

PFY Laptop Housing Kit for Computer Card

This Printed-For-You (PFY) kit has everything needed to create a full EOMA68 Laptop, including a 3D printed set of casework parts, bamboo plywood panels, tested and assembled PCBs, cables, battery, charger, keyboard, LCD, and CTP-LCD for trackpad. Available in a variety of colors and materials. Excludes Computer Card.


$1,200

Completely Assembled Laptop + Computer Card

A meticulously hand-assembled and fully-tested laptop. Includes your choice of EOMA68-A20 Computer Card and 3D-printed casework.


$10,000

On-site Consultation, Presentation, and Workshop + Laptop + Computer Card

For those people who would like the opportunity to meet the designers and have them personally go over the project's development, history, future direction and much more, a week's time can be made available to meet with you personally, to do a hands-on workshop to help you (and any number of additional attendees) through the process of putting together your own fully-functioning laptop and even take you through the process of building and installing the software. Also included will be one Laptop with a Computer Card which will be assembled on-site. You must provide travel, accommodation, tools and a suitable workshop and presentation space. Contact us directly for details.


$20

PCMCIA/EOMA68 Breakout Board

One PCMCIA/EOMA68 Breakout Board with one surface mount PCMCIA header, and tracks to some convenient 2.54-mm-spaced through-holes. Added by popular demand, for access, tinkering, development work, testing, etc.


$35

Pass-through Card

A simple card that takes in HDMI and USB and passes them on. Turns a Laptop Housing into a portable, battery-powered dock for your smartphone, USB-HDMI dongle computer, and tablet, or a second screen, keyboard, and mouse for your existing laptop or desktop PC.


$15

USB + HDMI Cable Set for Standalone Operation

Includes a Micro HDMI Type D cable and 3-way USB-OTG Host-Charger cable tested and known to work with EOMA68 Computer Cards. These are the cables you need to run a Computer Card as a standalone device without the need for a housing. Also useful with the Micro Desktop or Laptop Housing to add a second screen and extra USB port.

Credits

EOMA68


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

Developer

Christopher Waid

Sponsor

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