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Old 03-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #151
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I got the last batch of parts I needed this week to test out my new constant current design. I put it all together this morning. I used the same board as last time but cut some traces, replaced some caps and a chip, and added a bodge wire. It works PERFECTLY! No more tangle of wires. Just goodness!!!! I am so stoked. No excuses now. Time to figure out how to make them by the hundred. It isn't as easy as it sounds, so stand by. FYI, I've been asked to not speak about the cost of this gizmo or discuss money at all. When the time comes I will be creating a vendor thread to do support and that sort of thing. This thread is just about sharing the development and ideas. Thanks for all your help so far, we've really got something here!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #152
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:37 PM   #153
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WOW! I just tuned in, but this fuse block is awesome!! Amazing job!! I'm in the market for one and will be waiting until you're able to get a production unit out :)
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #154
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Happy to hear things are coming along.

I'll be in line to buy one soon as you get a release ready. I'll be just happy as a pig in slop when you get the Droid interface going too. But in the meantime I can live with buttons since I will want those for backup anyway.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #155
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Someone here thought a constant current source would be a really good idea. So, whoever you were (sorry I don't remember), here you go.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #156
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Someone here thought a constant current source would be a really good idea. So, whoever you were (sorry I don't remember), here you go.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #157
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That would be me.. now if only I could see the video...
That looks like your office's content filter. Get back to work!
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #158
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A nicer implementation of the external button signalling.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #159
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Hey dude, with these last revs, besides finding a manufacturer, do you have round #'s for public release?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #160
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Hey dude, with these last revs, besides finding a manufacturer, do you have round #'s for public release?
The plan is to do a Kickstarter after we do some more prep work (videos, website, and logo that sort of thing). The goal is to get some early adopters to help us build a minimum of 200 of these things so we can figure out how they work in the real world. I don't have any other plans for this though. If you guys report back that you really like them, then I I'll try to figure out how to build more of them and sell them but that really isn't my focus. Right now I just want to build up the first batch for you guys who have shown interest and see if you still like it. I would expect a Kickstarter in the next couple months.

I've been specifically asked to not mention money so I have no other numbers for you.

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #161
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Thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:53 AM   #162
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I like it, definitely better than just the name of the product. Looking forward to the kickstarter and helping out with troubleshooting!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #163
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Thoughts?
Narrows your demo?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #164
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I'd definitely like to be in the first 200.
If we need to do own assembly, I can do surface mount down to 0402 and anything from there up.
I also have debugging and testing capabilities with 4-channel oscilloscope.

And besides, I'm totally obsessed with high-end electrical work on our bikes! :-)

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #165
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Narrows your demo?
I think the demo is REALLY narrow to begin with and by in large young and male. The motorcycle users are the exception to that rule I suspect, but I'm hoping they see the homage to Rodin and forgive the youthful exuberance.
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