Hi, my name is Luke Leighton, and if you have heard of http://phonebloks.com, what they are doing for mobile phones I am doing for everything else: laptops, tablets, desktops and more.
So, the benefits described on the phonebloks page that captivated the attention of over 350 million people in their social media campaign last year apply equally as well to what I am doing, the difference being that phonebloks is an advocacy forum, and I am actually successfully making real hardware.
Designing hardware is a lot of work, handing a lot of day-to-day details (suppliers, designs, CAD work) and it would be great to be able to focus on that 100% without distractions, or, as I have done in the past, funded the work by putting it on part-time hold and taking Contract work or other full-time employment. As the project is at a critical phase (with the first crowd-funded product due to launch), now is a good time to remain full-time on it.
For more information see http://rhombus-tech.net/fundraising/gratipay/
If you would like to read some testimonials about this work, they are being added here: http://rhombus-tech.net/testimonials/
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luke.k.leighton (Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton)