I just discovered Seeedstudio yesterday and this seem to be a good place to make my project get some traction.
The project in question is an AVR-based bicycle computer. Designed to be minimal and inspired by the 10-year-old device I’ve been always using.
Project webpage: http://rhn.github.com/jazda
Main points of focus:
low power consumption: AVR microcontroller, transflective LCD
modularity (software, and, to a lesser extent, hardware)
easy hacking (nice API, simple hardware)
low maintenance: single battery, wired sensors only
low cost: hardware as simple as possible
I started it two years ago and last summer I pushed it to the point of usability. It has all the basic features you expect except a case and clock.
Unfortunately, I lost the drive to continue the project after seeing little response on various forums apart from suggesting new features. Getting users would give me a reason to continue it, getting more fellow hackers would give me motivation to push it farther.
Deep inside I hope this could get me some money to fund itself. I was thinking about kickstarter, but kickstarter doesn’t allow people outside US.