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Old 06-13-2014, 06:42 AM   #1021
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Is it an inline groundout to cycle through the setpoints?
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:44 AM   #1022
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Is it an inline groundout to cycle through the setpoints?
Please restate the question. I don't follow your meaning (I've not had my coffee yet).
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:30 AM   #1023
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Is it an inline ground out to cycle through the set-points?

what I mean is, the signal that cycles through the set-points, is it connected to the "+" wire, and the mom-on temporarily grounds out the input, and as such, the signal is rec'd to cycle through the set-points.

i.e., the 25,50,75,100,0% set-points for a heated jacket or trail lights....

Or more specifically, HTF does it know to cycle through the set-points?






Set-points.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #1024
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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 so it cycles to the next value. If you set it up to cycle in ascending order and you are at 25% it will go to 50%. If you set it up to cycle descending, it will go to 0% (off) and then next time 100%. There is a video showing this functionality somewhere.

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what I mean is, the signal that cycles through the set-points, is it connected to the "+" wire, and the mom-on temporarily grounds out the input, and as such, the signal is rec'd to cycle through the set-points.

i.e., the 25,50,75,100,0% set-points for a heated jacket or trail lights....

Or more specifically, HTF does it know to cycle through the set-points?






Set-points.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:44 AM   #1025
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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 so it cycles to the next value. If you set it up to cycle in ascending order and you are at 25% it will go to 50%. If you set it up to cycle descending, it will go to 0% (off) and then next time 100%. There is a video showing this functionality somewhere.
In that case, NC mom switch instead of NO as I mentioned?
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #1026
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In that case, NC mom switch instead of NO as I mentioned?
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.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:13 AM   #1027
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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 ordered some new PCBs yesterday and will be hand building up some new Motobrains for this case next week. The factory that failed is considering rebuilding the samples on their nickel. They are in China and I therefore have little recourse other than my future business. If they can actually deliver I would be excited though because their pricing is good. I've also requested another factory to build some for me in case the first one decides to cut and run with my money after the first failure. I should have some volume of samples in the not to distant future one way or the other. As soon as I have evidence that someone other than myself can build them I will be ordering 100 units which will be going out to early adopters (you guys) and market mavens who will be testing the product for me.

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:33 AM   #1028
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Some good news

Well, hope the first factory rights the wrong and gets out some decent prototypes.

And then can continue it into an actual production run.

I'm still sitting on the parts that I bought to make an Arduino version (but without all the cool bluetooth parts and gui interface). Hoping I can buy your more compact and better self protected version...
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:24 AM   #1029
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As requested by you guys, I've added separators between the outputs to prevent accidental short circuits there. It looks pretty good to me.
That mold looks nice!

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As soon as I have evidence that someone other than myself can build them I will be ordering 100 units which will be going out to early adopters (you guys) and market mavens who will be testing the product for me.
Awesome! Please put me on the early adopter list!

You definitely don't lack in perseverance! I sure wish there was a domestic manufacturer that was reasonably price competitive.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:33 AM   #1030
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That mold looks nice!
I want to thank all you guys who pushed me into doing the silicone molding. Mark especially who walked me through the steps.

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Awesome! Please put me on the early adopter list!

You definitely don't lack in perseverance! I sure wish there was a domestic manufacturer that was reasonably price competitive.
The cost of on shore assembly is about 10x (excluding the parts) the Asia price. That difference is hard to ignore. It represents the college fund I am hoping to put together for my kids with this product.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:09 PM   #1031
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will the kickstarter backers get first pick.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:51 AM   #1032
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will the kickstarter backers get first pick.
I will certainly send out a message to the backers.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:43 PM   #1033
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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. In the end I just could not get comfortable with off shoring the assembly, too many risks. The PCBs are being manufactured in Japan and China as we speak. I still need to some parts from Germany. The sales gal was out of the office. Just a few Is to dot and Ts to cross.

I must admit, it is pretty exciting to finally get this process started.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:06 PM   #1034
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:11 PM   #1035
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Couple weeks ago I wired up dual-beam aux lights for my 4Runner and re-wired the stock H4 headlights.
What a pain in the arse!
Fuse holders, switches, multiple SPDT relays... All that needed to be wired with relatively heavy gauge wire. And I wanted it clean and reliable.

I can't wait for this high-tech fuse block to be available.

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