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If you were thinking of getting a Red Scarlet-X 4K baby cinema cam for that pet film feature, but were on the fence because, well, $ 11,900 is a lot of cash — there’s good news. The company just announced they would be selling “a whole truckload of Scarlets” for $ 7,100 each instead, as they had been used on a rental for a “pretty special 3 second shot.” As such, the camera body has less than a minute of recording time, and would come with an SSD module, Canon mount and full warranty for that sum — along with the option to change out the MX sensor to Red’s upcoming Dragon model, presumably. Bear in mind that you’d still lack the SSD drive, LCD, batteries or charger needed to shoot, but even with all that would still be under the regular basic price — meaning you might be able to stop saving up and start shooting.
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A new project has landed on Kickstarter that offers a DIY kit allowing users to create their own electric-powered skateboard. The kit comes from a company called RedRock Boardshop and is for a “universal motorized skate truck.” The idea is that by offering a modular kit with a motorized skateboard truck, users can choose their own board deck and create the electric vehicle themselves.
The DIY kit has a patent pending is called the LaGrange L1. The electronics are completely programmable and include settings optimized for the 3200 W 4.3 HP premium brushless outrunner motor, which isn’t included. The hardware is ready to bolt onto a skateboard deck and ride. The company has turned to Kickstarter to raise the money needed to distribute their DIY kit.
The project runs through Sunday, October 28 and is seeking $ 99,999 in funding. So far the project has only raised $ 4480 so it seems unlikely that the company will reach the nearly $ 100,000 goal. You have to pledge at least $ 300 or more to get the LaGrange motorized skate truck. The catch at this level is that you have to add your own motor, electronics, and other skate parts.
A pledge of $ 400 more gets you the motorized truck minus the motor, electronics, and other parts, plus a CNC precision milled front truck for your board. If you want a complete kit with all the electronics, batteries, and most of the other parts you need you have to pledge $ 950 or more. Even at this level user still, have to add a deck, wheels, front truck, and backpack to hold the batteries.
RedRock Boardshop offers DIY electric-powered skateboard kit is written by Shane McGlaun & originally posted on SlashGear.
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The Humble Bundle tends to be associated with not just low prices, but also indie video games (and occasionally music). Today’s bundle, however, centers on the literary-minded among us, offering a set of eight e-Books for just under $ 10. Of course, a main staple of the bundle is its pay what you want price model, which applies here as well — should you only want six of the books, you can pay any price (one penny for six books! hot dog!). If you want access to John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War and Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, you’ve gotta shell out over the average payment price (currently sitting at $ 9.84). If you want that sub-$ 10 price, we’d suggest heading over sooner than later. Another good reason? You’ve only got two weeks before this humble e-Book bundle disappears forever.