I’ve been following the news about Mycroft winding down and keep coming back to one question- What will happen to the investment in the tooling required to make the hardware?
I’ve only peeked inside my mark 2, but from what I can tell, its a mix of injection molded parts on the outside, 3d printed parts on the inside, as well as a few custom PCBs and off the shelf parts. With the exception of the exterior plastic, making a new mycroft wouldn’t be something out of reach of individuals. Heck, Neon.ai even sells fully 3d printed versions of the mk2 (Purchase a Mark II with full support and immediate delivery! | Neon AI).
I’d love to have more mk2’s in my house, and think it would be a fun project to do, but i have a HUGE preference for the professional look of injection molded parts over 3d prints. Even creating custom PCBs is in the reach of individuals; especially if you are comfortable with SMD soldering.
Are there any plans to continue manufacturing of the injection molded parts, or is even that not economical?