VPR Head Cost Guesstimates

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I have no clue what the cost would be to develop, test build and bring to market a new Vpr head. However there are lots of members here that I assume would have alot of knowledge in this area. So just for fun, what is your guesstimate?
 

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I'd say a little more than regular (169 i think)... so ~200USD?

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Maybe you misunderstood or maybe I did not make it clear enough.... so not to buy the head, but the total cost to bring a new one to market...
 

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Gotcha. I thought you meant accounting for those costs what the retail would be.

Theres so much that has to go into product development. Its quite unbelievable.

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I have no clue what the cost would be to develop, test build and bring to market a new Vpr head. However there are lots of members here that I assume would have alot of knowledge in this area. So just for fun, what is your guesstimate?
I'll have to make a couple assumptions: 1) housing for the current heads are used 2) the idea already lies with TMG Management/Engineers.

That bring true, and excluding purchasing LIDAR guns, I'm going to say $10k USD. There's no rhyme or reason, just a guess.
 

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Just curious, nothing more than that...
 

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Wow...had no idea...
 

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I'd peg $75k at a bare minimum. If it's a new enclosure that requires tooling and mech design you're looking at $150k minimum.
 

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In Taiwan or China, it's going to be less than you guys are thinking, especially if you aren't a "Lao wai".
 

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I'd peg $75k at a bare minimum. If it's a new enclosure that requires tooling and mech design you're looking at $150k minimum.

Not even close Jon :)
 

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Not even close Jon :)

That's good news! But keep in mind the OP's question was "I have no clue what the cost would be to develop, test build and bring to market a new Vpr head." I was responding as if the OP was trying to do so himself engaging contractors, not what TMG north america's cost is to do so.

I promise you, engaging engineers to develop and lay out even a really basic and small PCB combined with sufficient mech engineering and tooling to do a head from scratch is in the area I originally quoted. Then on top of that, you also have QA, testing, revisions to the initial spin, etc.
 

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Thats right, the intent of the question was aimed at Tmg, not an individual to attempt...
 
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