There are many small DIY projects already. Take a look into the #participate:diy section. The biggest one I would consider is “New FP2 motherboard”..
Unfortunately Fairphone went a completely different path.
But if you are to need a new bottom module with USB-C , he’s the guy who actually done it.
Hm, and where do you see the cause of this great misunderstanding? Is it rather Fairphone not having excluded every point for what FP2 isn’t designed or the users who perceived that FP2 with its design is upgradeable?
As I wrote in my previous post, it didn’t happen to me.
I stick to the point not assuming something that’s not clearly stated.
I have a few more examples where manufacturers cannot be held accountable for (my) wrong assumptions.
Teslas “auto-pilot” assistant. Many customers may have thought about: auto-pilot -> plane -> self-flying ->hence self-driving. Well, I tested it, activated it, I am still alive, why? Because I knew in advance it was only an assistant and no autonome self-driving function and yes - I had to correct it after my first attempt when activating it. But the second attempt was successful albeit quite strange to let loose the steering and just watch what the car does…
I have an ILockIt (Haveltec) automatic bike lock since the first Kickstarter campaign. The first generation has no GPS, but only a map function to keep a lock on the Google map on where you have last parked your bike. (There are people who seem to forget over night where they have parked their beloved bike, car…)
The team did not explicitly negated in advance that it was no full GPS (tracking) function…so guess what…yes there were complaints as this tiny little detail was cleared up some time later.
Now the latest campaign is for a full featured GPS tracking next generation lock.
I knew from the beginning before I funded the initial version it wasn’t offering full GPS tracking as I read through the full webpage and also questioned the team by email. But I wanted to have an automated bike lock with a form of alarming anti-theft function. What for something to just remind me - here you left your worthy bike last night…I’m not mentally ill or something like this who would forget about this.
So, why again I have received what I have paid for? How come some others were disappointed? I don’t see a point in blaming the manufacturer.
I could go on with other examples.
It’s as simple as this: Always gather information on what one spend his/her money on in advance, not complaint afterwards and blame the manufacturer for unfulfilled expectations.