How much could I chrage for a thing like this?

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I am doing some work for the local electronics shop. They want some kind of device to be able to store IR Remote Control singal fingerprints into a database, and then play them back using a computer. They will be using it to clone "wierdo" (as they say:)) remote controls, which they cannot order on clients request (using Universal Learning RCs).

How much could I charge them for such a project, please give me an indicative price, because I have no idea how much to ask from them

Thanks

axos88

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90 rupees

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Dunfield web site has code to do this.

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Keep the source code. Get a royalty rather than a flat rate

Imagecraft compiler user

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Do they want a single unit, or do they want to manufacture custom remotes?

If it's a single unit that they'll use over and over, then you have to consider a fair hourly rate and how many hours it will take you to deliver a working system. Your experience can be taken into account, but don't work for free. If this is your first consulting job, go to http://www.ganssle.com and look for Becoming a Consultant.

Be sure to reach a written agreement in advance for what constitutes successful delivery, what your warranty agreement is, and what is additional billable work. And, most important, who owns the design after you deliver!

Consider that this may be marketable to other shops; in which case you might choose to own the design and retain the rights. You might then negotiate what one system is worth to them. (either before or after you build it).

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It'd be nice to know small details such as which country you are selling this device in. Also, I suggest that you contract to deliver the product for X dollars/yen/rupees/pounds/marks/florins/francs/kroner, etc, and that you retain the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). (Often this gets confused with the source code but that is a much longer story than I hae time for)

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I am selling this in Romania. I am going to sell only one device to the shop, and they will use that "over and over again"
Please tell me the price in $US, because I have no idea how much 90 rupees worth... They will be making large profits from this as far as I can thell (and they think so), so I thought about 150-200$... Do you think that's too much, too less?

axos88

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They will be making large profits from this as far as I can thell (and they think so), so I thought about 150-200$... Do you think that's too much, too less?

Why must the developer pays be so low in europe (well, Slovakia certainly)? For the same job you'd get lots of money in the states. I confess I haven't done such a job yet, but IMHO that that's a low price. My aproach would probadly be to ask them what would they give you and then haggle.

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http://www.irtrans.de/en/shop/us... 99 euro

Get one of these and charge them another 99 euro to show them how to use it.

If you really want to build one of these things look of sourceforge for LIRC Linux Infrared Remote Control.

Also do some Googling since there are oodles of learning universal remotes that work with PCs and have access to web pages containing codes for 100,000+ devices. Some, I guess, can record signals from 'weird' remotes.

My point is that this is a solved problem so the quickest cheapest thing to do is find an existing product, adapt it to their needs, and charge them for being the RC guru.

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