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Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I am heading to factory in Florida tomorrow to do...

I am heading to factory in Florida tomorrow to do the testing of all the PCBs. Awesome!!!
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2014, 08:22 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I wrote up a blog post about a little problem...

I wrote up a blog post about a little problem with Motobrian I finally figured out. Murphy's law was in full effect.
http://www.motobrain.net/2014/09/06/interesting-investigation-concludes/
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Not quite that fast, but fast. :D

Not quite that fast, but fast. :D
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
The factory just fessed up that they already...

The factory just fessed up that they already built all the power PCBs when I asked them to send me an unassembled PCB. It looks like we are already 30% of the way there!
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
A pair of finished PCBs are coming from the...

A pair of finished PCBs are coming from the factory tomorrow. If they are good then we will schedule the rest to be manufactured PDMFQ. I also have a new Motobrain coming out of the new mold...
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
:d

:d
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I'll have to take your word on it. It is hard to...

I'll have to take your word on it. It is hard to imagine a light with a switch that turns it on that I could fail to comprehend within a few moments. Perhaps they've done it. :dunno
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Ultimately, we'll need to create a forum just for...

Ultimately, we'll need to create a forum just for those topics.
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I don't understand the issue with those triggers...

I don't understand the issue with those triggers on a BMW. I have two bmws and no problems.
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I concur!

I concur!
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
HIDs cannot be dimmed because of the difficulty...

HIDs cannot be dimmed because of the difficulty in creating the arc across the electrodes. LEDs and halogens suffer no such intrinsic shortcoming. I would be shocked if those LED's electronics were...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 04:13 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I am not familiar with that brand, but yes you...

I am not familiar with that brand, but yes you could "hook" lights to a dimmer switch and the high beams without trouble. The dimmer could be used to adjust the brightness and the high beam could be...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
It can be added but it is not there now. It is...

It can be added but it is not there now. It is the sort of thing that can be added over the air.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Yes, you can setup the aux lights as you...

Yes, you can setup the aux lights as you suggested. You could either use two outputs, one configured at 25% and the other at 100% and switch between them, OR you can setup an input as an analog input...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I've been told that none of the Garmin units...

I've been told that none of the Garmin units support BTLE. In either event, you will need Android 4.3 AND BTLE hardware to support Motobrain.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Rest assured, when I ask for people to send money...

Rest assured, when I ask for people to send money I will do it loudly and with gusto. :deal

Dimensions:
135mm widest point of tabs
111.5mm hole to hole
39mm tall with acrylic cover
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
The ADCs and amps I've included in Motobrain are...

The ADCs and amps I've included in Motobrain are not fast enough to use as an oscope. That said, technology like I've created could be used to create a mobile oscope with your phone as the UI. I...
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I've got 4 oscilloscopes within arms reach right...

I've got 4 oscilloscopes within arms reach right now.
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
There is an analog current limiting circuit hard...

There is an analog current limiting circuit hard set at 24A. Above that and the output shuts off for about 1.4ms and turns on again. This is an analog current limiting circuit. This is different from...
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
It looks like I should have units in hand about...

It looks like I should have units in hand about the second week of September. This video also shows how you might setup an air horn (or other high current load) with Motobrain.
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Forum: Vendors 08-13-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Thanks for sticking with me this long. ...

Thanks for sticking with me this long.


Good find.
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Pot for the analog input. Notice output 1's duty...

Pot for the analog input. Notice output 1's duty cycle tracks input 5's voltage. Flickering is an artifact caused during the video recording process. It is sort of cool to see the PWM duty cycle...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Back online.

Back online.
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Motobrain currently supports adjusting PWM with a...

Motobrain currently supports adjusting PWM with a knob.
Forum: Vendors 08-10-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
That is the way I am leaning. Amazon fulfillment...

That is the way I am leaning. Amazon fulfillment is expensive, $40-50 per Motobrain. I is awfully convenient for all parties though. For this first batch, which is small and basically an "open beta...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
http://www.garmin.com/montana ...

http://www.garmin.com/montana
http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
What about getting my software on one of those...

What about getting my software on one of those awesome trailtech computers. That would be cool. I wonder if the Montana hardware supports BT4. If so, we could install the MB software on it as well.
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 02:40 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Yep that sounds about right. Be care about the...

Yep that sounds about right. Be care about the orientation ofthe PFet. Remember it has a built in diode that needs to be in the right direction. Gate goes to ground. I think I pull the gate up to 12v...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
The TVS is part of the solution. Add a couple of...

The TVS is part of the solution. Add a couple of inexpensive passives 100uH and 20uF and diode across the inductor and you will be in good shape. Remember that I'm switching 100A too. Those...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I use a PFet for reverse protection. I found...

I use a PFet for reverse protection.
I found that a transorb (tvs diode) was ineffective alone for voltage spikes so I also included some LC filters with their own diode protection.
I use a PTC for...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I know all about feature creep and flash...

I know all about feature creep and flash limitations. This project has its own set of complexities around the high power throughput and protecting the device from the horrors of motorcycles (voltage...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
I've learned a ton during this process. It has...

I've learned a ton during this process. It has been well worth the effort.
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Parts for the first manufacturing run have been...

Parts for the first manufacturing run have been shipped to the factory. :clap
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Somewhere between happy and terrified. If I...

Somewhere between happy and terrified. If I thought I was busy before when I was just dreaming up this contraption, I can only imagine how the work load magnifies once it is "out there". Sales,...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
I built up a Motobrain using the production PCB...

I built up a Motobrain using the production PCB and preprogrammed chips to confirm we are on track when the manufacturing begins. Everything looks great. Time to ship the parts to the factory and get...
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
Motobrain Automated Test Fixture

The automated test fixture is ready to send off to the factory. The rest of the parts for manufacturing will arrive on Monday I believe. Once they arrive, they will get boxed up and shipped to...
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By craftycoder
So, the GPX file opens in software other than...

So, the GPX file opens in software other than mapsource but not mapsource? Sorry, for being a bit dense, this does not have my full attention at the moment.
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 204,772
Posted By craftycoder
Is it the original file or the rendered one?

Is it the original file or the rendered one?
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