How about we (study/teach to) build custom appliances and sell them to earn TAMI money?
Ideas for projects:
Security cameras: choosing parts, installing (and maybe building) hardware, and setting up software, for a turn-key solution, especially if needs customization, is beyond most clients. I imagine there’s a (local) market for this, and a big profit margin, that can fill TAMI’s piggy bank?
Gadgets, like a volume knob with USB, or various electricity switches, controllers, sensors for the home, IoT… ATtami or RPi Zero based…
Combine such an operation/project with studying (internals, we’re not merely buying off the shelf, but customizing) — and maybe mentoring newbies. Skills and domains are diverse, this should be interesting.
Also, by the way, anyone has experience with buying electronics online, especially from China, especially in bulk (small quantities)? How difficult/risky?
My inspiration is a young teenager friend who I’ve been trying to introduce to programming, stuff like that, but tutorials are typically boring and stupid. An (overly?) ambitious project like this should be motivating.
I’d love to contribute my time and expertise. I’m a programmer (40+ years) and entrepreneur, including low-level, systems… everything required. Teaching experience, too. But, electronics, 3D printing… experts in these would make this “startup” more practical.
+1/-1? Recommendations? Ideas? Feedback?
Anyone want to join forces?