Quoted from lyonsden:
Figured I should comment on this. I do my best to sell DIY kits for the Pinduino as close to cost as I can. The original purpose of the Pinduino was to let people easily create and make their own mods. To support this, the code for the Pinduino is open source, there are board sets for the pinduino that are open source, and I make all the documentation available for anyone to use.
When people go the DIY route, I'm happy to help out as much as I can to explain the code, teach programming, and offer advice for how to make their ideas a reality. It is really rewarding to see how excited people get when they build their mod to their liking.
Do I have any problem people buying DIY kits, building things, and reselling them? Absolutely not. Do I have a problem with someone using my design, selling the exact thing I sell, on the same site I sell, and undercutting me by $20? No, but I would appreciate it if people checked in with me beforehand. Importantly, as zene10 noted, they will be responsible for support.
The pinduino is built on open source projects, and the ideas that go into the designs come from my experience and other people's ideas. In fact, the design for the Getaway kit came from another pinsider. As people saw it, they asked for it, and that pinsider wasn't going to make kits so I was happy to help and fill that need.
For anyone who has makes and sell mods, they understand how much support really costs (lots of time), and I'm happy when someone else is willing to take on that responsibility.
My fault , and apologies. I should have asked first instead of after my post which was my intent, which is why I specifically stated if it was okay with you. Idea is not to undercut you, but if you don’t really enjoy or have time to make them, then I wanted to offer my help just to my Getaway friends, and hopefully inspire them to purchase your awesome mod.
I made a mistake in all of my excitement getting Pinduino up and running today, and again I am sorry for putting the cart before the horse. You obviously want to produce them, so not only do i retract my offer to build for others, but I’ve edited my original post and removed that statement.
I have personally designed and made several mods (3D printed items, decals, plastics, toppers, etc.), even for pins I don’t even own. I understand the effort it takes, and something like Pinduino is even far beyond anything I have created. All I can do at this part is say that I’m sorry, I feel terrible, and I ask for your forgiveness.
Even still, I encourage everyone to seriously consider a Pinduino for their SC. As I mentioned, out of the box it is great, and Eric has already coded the light animations. I plan on working on some customized effects, and will be happy to distribute to others according to Eric’s guidelines if there is any interest.