It makes no sense to me either, but....
Now I would love to see the person who has taken things to production that is willing to do so for $10 an hour, but still worth sharing IMO
Most of this hobby stuff is taken to market on much less than 10 dollars an hour, if you have a passion figure out ways to do it, this electronics project would be very do able expecially with the invention on the arduino (open/sharing/update)
Here is what I would do: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaB ... 06916512/0
I am thinking of offering a class on Arduino soon, not sure yet but this could be a great topic to go over, a more advanced hacking of other people code.
I am willing to give you a hand if you have questions.
Going to production, is pretty simple and pretty difficult at the same time. Adam has several kits in full production, I am working on bringing one to market as well as Noise and Uptown.