Ardruino is it permissible in a commercial project?
Interested in the opinion of experienced electronic engineers. Here we have another two prospective, we think the idea. There is a working prototype. It is assembled on the basis of the ardruino mega and compatible components: BT and GSM childh.
a)Even if we pack everything up in a beautiful case(3d-printed), what about the scaling?
b)is it Permissible to use ardruino , even in small-scale production, in a commercial project?
q)When should think about developing/manufacturing a separate fee(for any turn)?
d)How expensive it is the company(development and production)in our case?
a) not to be.
b) As a prototype -- is acceptable. In any production-no.
C) Immediately. But I would not began to do on the Arduino initially.
d) Without at least a text description of the problem is difficult to estimate the cost.
valerie.Monahan61 answered on July 4th 19 at 23:21
Well, why do you need Arduino in this set of components?
You city system of main Board and two seldow, which represent a stupidly substrate under the commercial module (BT and GSM modules). While Schild joined the huge connectors, where half of the connections you see not staring.
Want in series production - make the circuit Board on which all components are optimally placed wins on the dimensions and performance of the device.
Arduino is for prototyping, not for Commerce. She has no protection from either electromagnetic or mechanical, either from vibrating or from atmospheric influences. That is, if only from an engineering point of view to look at.
From the programmer's point of view - too many losses is the performance and stability of the work if avoid pure si.
So we have checked that the idea is working and modules are all working - well done, now design normal device.
golda.Barte answered on July 4th 19 at 23:23
And I do not agree with previous speakers. Have you analyzed 3d printers? Wanhao duplicator 4 or 5, for example. We built on Arduino. Fifth so generally uses the native arduinos cost without modifications. And industrial printers built on the basis of mini-itx motherboards. Too bad? Already the industry standard. Pros - great maintainability even with a short-circuit on the cables. Pulled and replaced. Don't like C program - flash the Arduino in assembler code.
If you do the device for the chemical, oil and gas industry, for military implementations - of course Arduino will not work. For home and Amateur equipment - it is. No development costs - once in production and immediately get the money.
Will summarize. Arduino was originally created for prototyping, as well as any debugging Board. But the heart and brains for any evaluation boards will always be a microcontroller, microprocessor or FPGA. Arduino enables you without cost to connect modules in order to bring any device to a healthy state. After that usually begin to design individual charge with specified functionality for a specific task.
Vicenta.Gleason88 answered on July 4th 19 at 23:29
Thank you all for the answers.
Could someone provide guidance on the cost?
Here we say what is the estimated(very approximately. The order price. Up to 1K$ to 10K$) transfer my layout ( ardrone + gsm+bt) on a separate card?
What is the price range for debugging and batch production, say of 1000 pieces?
Production here or in China?
Emmie answered on July 4th 19 at 23:31
a) a Beautiful case and 3D printer are incompatible. But for small copies of the real approach to look for a ready body and is proektirovanii cost.
b) For neotectonic products - completely. But then going to fuck many hemorrhoids. The uneven quality of childof, it is unclear who and where makes them. If you are going to do the chassis more predictable.
q) When and if there is more/less stable demand for the product.
g) the Main time - firmware. Between running IOS and running efficiently and reliably IOS - abyss.