Some people that have come here from facebook got a bit confused so here is The original project called "The Asteroid Belt" on Instructables
I don't mind if this campaign fails.
I already have my own that I built myself. There are plans where you can build yourself one if you know how.
I said if there was 1000 people that wanted one I would make them.
I've set the funding goal here are 1/3 that number. If I can get pre-paid orders for 333 of them I can make 1000 and not really be out of pocket on anything but my time.
What We Need & What You Get
Um. We need enough money to send some gerber files to someone else to make PCBs and some DWG files for someone else to make stainless backs and brass fronts.
You get a sweet belt buckle that can play a game of rock-blaster.
The version I will be offering here is going to be an upgrade of the previous version. It will use a CPU with USB support so it can download new games straight from the computer without needing a dedicated programmer.
It is still going to be "kit form". You will need to solder the speaker and battery on yourself and do the final screwing together. All the screws, spacers and standoffs will be supplied though. The PCB will have all the components soldered on so there will be nothing hard to solder.
What will it contribute to the world. I guess the world will have 1000 extra belt buckles. Isn't that enough?
I was talking to my mate about this who is a serious programmer. He reckons I should make an easy to use SDK so other people can knock up games without trying too hard. If I get heaps more sales than needed to cover my costs, I will put $ towards doing an SDK.
Secondly - in response to a comment on the 'ible. If I get $1M in sales I will audition for Australian Idol next time it comes around.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you really want to see this go ahead then spread the word.
I am putting in ZERO effort to campaign marketing.
As I said, I have mine. Sucks to be you without an awesome belt buckle.
If you really want it, tell enough people about it so that it makes it to 333 units.