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Old 06-09-2014, 08:40 AM   #1006
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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 quality of their machine assembly which was the entire purpose of this exercise. That is a bit of a disappointment but not the end of the world. I'll begin testing them this week. Finger's crossed.

I also got the new mold master which has insulating tabs integrated into the design to protect from incidental short circuits. I expect to have 5 new Motobrains ready in short order for testing.

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:17 AM   #1007
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Nice work! See if they can do it by hand so can I, if that's what it takes to get it on my bike this month I am all for it!

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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 quality of their machine assembly which was the entire purpose of this exercise. That is a bit of a disappointment but not the end of the world.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:52 PM   #1008
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The production samples arrived. I expect to have 5 new Motobrains ready in short order for testing.


Looking forward to when they are available!
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:54 AM   #1009
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Very nicely done

For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?

I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?

My guess is I'll have to mount my phone on a RAM mount so I can access the app and control the circuits that I want activated or adjusted on the go.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:00 AM   #1010
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Very nicely done

For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?

I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?

My guess is I'll have to mount my phone on a RAM mount so I can access the app and control the circuits that I want activated or adjusted on the go.
If I understand correctly you can put a generic rotary control anywhere and use that as an analog input to control the heated jacket. I would think you would want to put a switch on the handlebars to control a light instead of an app on your phone. Never mind trying to mess with your phone whilst riding if your battery went flat on the phone you couldn't switch your lights on or off.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:04 AM   #1011
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Very nicely done

For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?

I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?

My guess is I'll have to mount my phone on a RAM mount so I can access the app and control the circuits that I want activated or adjusted on the go.
You could.... have a mom-on switch on that control circuit that when pressed would cycle through some certain preset outputs that you assign. 25-50-75-100-0 for instance. Perhaps a multi color LED to indicate where in the cycle you are.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:08 AM   #1012
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Laugh

The way understand the concept with the lighting. You can set the output at any amount, but let's say 20%, turns on when bike is started for daytime running lights. Then a trigger wire is wired to the high beam. When activated it goes to a preset value say 100%. No extra switches or dials. All done with the moto brain. Great concept it just eliminated another possible failure, the switches or dials.

I am waiting to purchase one for my adventure bike.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #1013
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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 is the skilled labor done poorly but so is the work that only requires attention to detail. A waste of time and money. No one ever said building a global supply chain was easy!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:16 AM   #1014
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Very nicely done

For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?
Two options.

Use one of the eight input lines, hook up a potentiometer, and dial it in.

Or a toggle switch, momentary, off-(on) to toggle through preset values. I think you might be able to do (on)-off-(on) to toggle up or down, instead of always having to go up.

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I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?
CC built a function to detect engine running; use that, and maybe an input line to detect high bearm (as noted).

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Nope. you COULD, but once it's programmed, the iPhone/android isn't required.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:16 AM   #1015
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Maybe you should look for a local supplier - your next issue is going to be seeing your intellectual property on eBay. I'd pay more to support North America business.

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Old 06-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #1016
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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 I use the high beams as a signal to tell Motobrain to turn on the aux lights. As shown in the video below. Youtube seems to be having trouble with this video. I've posted it to my Facebook page as well if you want to see it right away.



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For my own use, I'm envisioning attaching my heated jacket to the motobrain. How do I adjust the current output to the jacket without having to access my phone?

I'm also thinking of attaching my LED auxiliary lights to the motobrain. How would I turn the lights on and off without having to add a handlebar switch?
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:40 AM   #1017
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Maybe you should look for a local supplier - your next issue is going to be seeing your intellectual property on eBay. I'd pay more to support North America business.

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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 both ideological and practical reasons. I cannot make it pencil out though.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:28 PM   #1018
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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 both ideological and practical reasons. I cannot make it pencil out though.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:11 PM   #1019
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Video finally online. It took hours to upload for some reason...

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #1020
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