Interesting update from the folks making the Photon 3D Scanner. Most interesting from a financial / business perspective, but it gives you an idea about that invisible line where you go from being a motivated ‘maker’ to a legitimate business enterprise.
I think (from a business / career perspective) that it’s cool to have an idea, execute on that idea, and to have it turn into a legitimate business.
From a personal / technical standpoint, I can’t wait to get my scanner and I’m happy that it won’t be a one-off production run that limits software updates, spare parts, and more importantly a user-community (since they plan on open-sourcing (for non-commercial use) this technology).
Most importantly for anyone reading this, the retail price is going up to $599. At last check, there were still 120+ available at the $449 price point, but after they are gone, you are stuck with the $599 price.