Neo FreeRunner (GTA02) clone details

Denver Gingerich denver at
Fri Mar 10 22:40:31 UTC 2017

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 02:14:37PM -0800, Mychaela Falconia wrote:
> Now here is something I need to emphasize: restarting new production
> of GTA02 (Neo Freerunner) units verbatim-identical to Openmoko-made
> ones *is possible*, and if someone were to fund it, *I can do it*.
> The complete design files for the GTA02 are published, and all of the
> essential components that would be needed for a Freerunner clone
> including the original LCD+touchscreen module can still be obtained in
> volume.  However, such a venture would involve a quite substantial
> cost:
> * If I were to do it, I would need about 10 kUSD upfront to start
>   phase 1: to start acquiring all of the components needed for making
>   a new GTA02 motherboard, and once all of these components have been
>   acquired, produce the first experimental batch of these new GTA02
>   motherboards in exactly the same manner as what we are currently
>   doing for the FCDEV3B.
> * The WiFi add-on, the Bluetooth add-on and the plastic case will be
>   separate steps with separate unknown costs after we have recreated
>   the base motherboard.
> * My guesstimate for the total cost when it's all said and done is
>   somewhere between 50 and 100 kUSD.

That's very good to know.  Do you have an idea of the approximate cost per unit that one could likely achieve for a Neo FreeRunner clone?


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