I was wondering if anyone here has been through Kickstarter with a particle project. If so, what hidden cost were there that you had to watch out for?
My project is powered by a UL listed 9V / 650mA power supply and doesn’t interact with mains at all. It does have a (very) low power laser in it for a trip line. And it does not have any other transmitters / receivers.
I’m mostly concerned about listings and certifications. Specifically:
- UL Listing
I know that the Spark Photon itself has the certification but how does that relate to the product itself?
And in the case of UL listings I know it is desired but not required. I don’t plan to mass produce the project and since current and voltage is limited by the UL Listed power supply (Wall Wart) I’m not too worried. But should I be?
I only plan to make 100ish of these and I think the most the market can bear is $75 (my cost is $20 - $50) so any expensive certification can sink it.
Any advice is very much appreciated.