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Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By craftycoder
Great story, Tom. I just need to come up with a...

Great story, Tom. I just need to come up with a scenario that affords time to work on it. Give me some time, I suspect I'll come up with something.
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
It looks good in infrared too. :deal ...

It looks good in infrared too. :deal

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KZ1XyWq5x60/U7_2TocKIaI/AAAAAAAAJtw/41avWtq993Y/w320-h240-no/FLIR0080.jpg
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 02:49 PM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
It will come in around $300 if I am the retailer....

It will come in around $300 if I am the retailer. If it goes into distribution channels instead the pricing will be up to them. Distributors have a much better understanding of how to price products...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I just pulled a new Motobrain out of the mold. It...

I just pulled a new Motobrain out of the mold. It looks pretty darn fair. I will use a better quality mold master for the production run so that the text on the side looks better. Still, I am quite...
Forum: Vendors 07-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
:d

:d
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2014, 08:43 PM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Finally!

This morning I ordered 90% of the parts for the first 100 units. They have already shipped. This afternoon I sent a purchase order to the factory in Florida I selected to be my manufacturing partner....
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,063
Posted By craftycoder
Sorry dude. Not yet.

Sorry dude. Not yet.
Forum: Vendors 06-20-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 196,063
Posted By craftycoder
The website never went offline. It lost it...

The website never went offline. It lost it editing functionality. That is a major blow of course, but all the tracks are still searchable and available for download. I did take the android app out of...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I will certainly send out a message to the...

I will certainly send out a message to the backers.
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I want to thank all you guys who pushed me into...

I want to thank all you guys who pushed me into doing the silicone molding. Mark especially who walked me through the steps.



The cost of on shore assembly is about 10x (excluding the parts)...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
As requested by you guys, I've added separators...

As requested by you guys, I've added separators between the outputs to prevent accidental short circuits there. It looks pretty good to me.

Because the factory production samples were unusable, I...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
No, you would want NO (normally open switch for...

No, you would want NO (normally open switch for you uninitiated). Motobrain will sense the transition from floating (not connected to anything) to connected to GND or 12V and do a single cycle.
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
In that configuration, you would connect one end...

In that configuration, you would connect one end of the switch to a Motobrain input and the other end to either + or -. It doesn't matter which one. Motobrain knows where the output is set currently...
Forum: Vendors 06-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Please restate the question. I don't follow your...

Please restate the question. I don't follow your meaning (I've not had my coffee yet).
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Video finally online. It took hours to upload for...

Video finally online. It took hours to upload for some reason...

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MmCg74hXnjU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
60% more? USA made takes my $300 target price and...

60% more? USA made takes my $300 target price and makes it a $500 product. It would be easy to get it made here but I don't want to put the price out of peoples reach. I want it made in the USA for...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
A momentary switch can be programmed to cycle...

A momentary switch can be programmed to cycle through a few different power levels for your heated gear. For aux lights, I tied mine to the high beams. I do not power them from the high beams, rather...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The samples that arrived on Monday are trash. The...

The samples that arrived on Monday are trash. The photos of them look okay but upon closer inspection they appear to have been made by incompetents who don't give a hoot. That is to say that not only...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The production samples arrived. They look pretty...

The production samples arrived. They look pretty good though I am not certain they were actually built on machine as I expected. The factory building these samples by hand tells me nothing about the...
Forum: Vendors 06-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Production samples of Motobrain boards from a...

Production samples of Motobrain boards from a fabricator in Asia are shipping in the next few hours. I've already received PCBs samples of the heavy duty power boards from a couple of suppliers in...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
We are not doing that. The input wires carry no...

We are not doing that. The input wires carry no current. They have 1MΩ input impedance. You can run a piece of telephone wire if you like so moving signal around is just too easy to introduce the...
Forum: Vendors 05-25-2014, 02:34 PM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
You just pick the unit you want to look at from...

You just pick the unit you want to look at from the drop down in the upper left of the screen. No big deal.
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The normal way for your device (check your owner...

The normal way for your device (check your owner manual :P). The security I plan to implement is a password based form of standard BT security. You will get to select your own password though rather...
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Security has architected in but remains untested....

Security has architected in but remains untested. You will set the password and then have to use it from then on. I expect it to be easy to setup.
Forum: Vendors 05-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
It works nicely too. Video below. <iframe...

It works nicely too. Video below.

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/feE73jqfQjA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2014, 09:12 PM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I worked out PWM adjusters for each output...

I worked out PWM adjusters for each output channel. :1drink

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qur7HIqX4qA/U3wnPUfoGhI/AAAAAAAAJOA/4tS1p_fjO94/w437-h776-no/device-2014-05-21-001022.jpg
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The Chinese assembly house was delayed by a part...

The Chinese assembly house was delayed by a part shortage and they will not ship the assembled Motobrain boards for another 2 weeks or so. Likewise the Taiwanese PCB fabricator faced a delay and...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
:norton

:norton
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 01:21 PM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The 8 voltage dials are for the 8 inputs. They...

The 8 voltage dials are for the 8 inputs. They are UNRELATED to the voltage at the outputs. The inputs can be linked to any number of outputs so it doesn't make a lot of sense in my mind to related...
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u7EJBhHkJn4/U3l...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u7EJBhHkJn4/U3lDqBFPQbI/AAAAAAAAJMY/EulZziG5eHM/w485-h776-no/device-2014-05-18-193445.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Like I said a few posts ago, I am not talking...

Like I said a few posts ago, I am not talking about dumping the current UI. I'm looking to add another one that offers some eye candy. The current UI is perfectly adequate. Some eye popping graphics...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
It is only a question a screen space and utility....

It is only a question a screen space and utility. If a UI can be designed that removes no necessary functionality and creates more functionality then it will be adopted. I understand that you want 8...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I'm not going to flame you but it is not exactly...

I'm not going to flame you but it is not exactly an ideal solution either.
I'd like to encourage you to watch this video below all the way to the end. It is only 2 minutes long. It shows how you...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
output setup screen progress

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x8JElF9k9MU/U3fA6jJ3XgI/AAAAAAAAJLk/gMYMDI1zrVg/w437-h776-no/device-2014-05-17-160442.jpg
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
The Motobrain can supply PWM to all the outputs...

The Motobrain can supply PWM to all the outputs and the one slider on the screen now can be used to set the immediate PWM duty cycle of any output you want in jiffy. There is not anything extra to...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
When we are referring to "inputs" we mean the...

When we are referring to "inputs" we mean the eight screw down terminals that can be programmed to trigger the outputs to turn on or off at various levels of intensity based on arbitrary voltages you...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Gany, I see where you are going with this and...

Gany, I see where you are going with this and like it. The one significant problem I see is that the Inputs and the Outputs are not related to each other directly. Input 1 and output 1 have no fixed...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
I do not like voice control personally. I want to...

I do not like voice control personally. I want to KNOW that something will happen when I tell it to happen. Voice control just isn't that reliable. I don't think there is a viable replacement for a...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
Agreed

Agreed
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2014, 10:26 AM
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Views: 88,289
Posted By craftycoder
That is what the insurance is for. You buy the...

That is what the insurance is for. You buy the insurance company's good faith effort to defend their money.
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