Next A-Z of electronics video (D) will have a “Pay per view” option!
Hi everyone! The A-Z of electronics series with Jeri Ellsworth has really taken off! Many of you have sent in emails asking how you can support these fantastic videos. You can of course buy a kit from Adafruit (us) – but we’d like your help with experimenting an additional way, here’s how.
For the next video “D is for Diode” we will release the video early for people who want to support Jeri’s videos but don’t really want to buy a kit.
How? You’ll be able to try out the Ustream “Pay-Per-View” – we’re going to charge $5 and this means you’d sign up, use paypal to pay $5 and you’d get access to the video a few days before everyone else – you will also be able to watch it “live” with Jeri & the Adafruit team and we’d also give a $5 off coupon to the Adafruit store – so your $5 isn’t even $5 if you want pick up a kit. All the paypal funds will go to Jeri (minus whatever Ustream / paypal takes).
We think this is a good experiment, but until we try it out – we’ll never know if it will be possible and what works / what doesn’t. If this does work out Jeri will not only have more budget for the A – Z series, but this could mean she could self-fund other series without any company sponsorships, etc. So – ad free, sponsor free, great educational electronics videos. If you don’t want to be part of the experiment, that’s fine too – the video will come out a few days later for the entire world.
Stay tuned to our site & Jeri’s twitter feed for details when we announce this. As always, post up in the comments with your questions and thoughts! – Adafruit
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This is a great idea!
Plus it’s really free for me, since I’ll buy something too.