The company says it will grant benefits packages amounting to $500,000, including its design tools, engineering experts, prototype services, manufacturing support and supply chain management.
The company says it will also provide qualifying campaigners with discounts on bills of materials and technology design software, as well as consultations with design engineers to solve complex issues through the process of bringing their projects to life.
The initiative could certainly help more campaigns fulfill their rewards promises and actually make it to store shelves.
And earlier this month, a $1 million campaign to build the world s thinnest watch also flopped.
Arrow, which boasts sales of more than $23 billion last year from industrial products and services and made the news in 2014 by developing a car for quadriplegic racer Sam Schmidt that he could drive by tilting his his head, might be just the thing the crowdfunding community needs to become more legitimate.
Of course, we ll have to wait and see how it propels projects from ideas to finished products in the coming months.