This is a planning page for the various kits we're developing. We will be offering free online plans for all of them, but are also interested in selling the materials, since some are only available in bulk.
For the balloon mapping kit, we're considering offering a low-cost version and a higher-priced, but identical one. Those with the money to spare, who are interested in supporting further research at Public Laboratory, can purchase the more expensive one.
The Balloon Kit
Based on the Balloon Mapping Materials list
- $11.89 - Kite reel
- $10 - 3000' string
- $2.99 - mylar sleeping bags
- $3.49 - rubber bands
- $0.50 swivels
- $6.92 - gloves (optional?) Total price at cost: ~$35 + shipping
(planning google-doc here)
So, I propose:
Base price: ~$50 "Sponsor" price: ~$100
Things to consider at Retail
standard retail markup is 40%, I think we should pick a base price markup and apply it to everything we do.
we also have to warn people of anything they must add, like helium, which is as expensive as the whole kit -mathew