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Old 06-08-2015, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My new Arduino Bluetooth Autococker board



Good News, I think I'm just about ready to order the first run (of 10 to 20 boards) to sell. Anyone who wants to get in on this, please let me know. I will be selling this first batch for $100 each. Here are some things to consider:

1) THIS BOARD IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN. This board may not be for everyone. Yes, I'm trying to pack in all the extra (and unnecessary) features I can think of. I like the idea of having something custom and packed with stuff, and I think other cocker owners can relate to this. But if what you really want is an E1 board, then I suggest you find one of those.

2) The program is not complete, but as this is based on Arduino, you will be able install updates yourself. Installing code to the board is NOT very difficult, but I wouldn't recommend this if you aren't tech/PC savvy (at least not the first run). If you are not interested in learning how to do this, then you should probably wait for a later version of this with a more refined program. However, I will install my current program into each board, so you will be able to use the board. I will also post some video tutorials on how to upload the program to the board. As the program is developed, I will post the program files online so you can download them and install them to the board.

3) You do not need to be a programmer to use this board. However, C++ is not difficult to learn, so you can customize your board if you choose to. Many people around the world are learning to program C++ on arduino prototyping boards, so if you want to tinker with it, you can. I want to post some tutorials that explain my the program code, but this may be in the future when I get closer to finishing the final program.

4) These if you choose to buy one of these "First Run" boards, they will probably be ready to ship in about 2 months, providing there are no major setbacks.

5) I will be taking money via Paypal, I will provide a refund (via Paypal) before the boards ship, if someone "changes their mind". After the boards ship, I will only provide a refund if the board is returned undamaged. I WILL HAND TEST EVERY BOARD IN MY OWN PERSONAL AUTOCOCKER, so we can both be sure the board works.

6) The color screen will not be included with the board, because of the cost and because many people have expressed mixed opinions on using the screen. However, the board should be compatible with the Nextion 2.4" and 4.3" color touch screen. If you want to use this, you will need to buy it on your own. These screens were based on a crowd-funded campagn and were just released a couple of weeks ago. Here is a link, so you can take a look for yourself:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/n...tft-hmi#/story

Currently, the board has these hardware features:
16Mhz 8bit Microcontroller with 128kb program size, 8kb ram, 4kb eeprom.
Bluetooth chip (for USA shipping only), with a (very basic) Android app to change settings.
Compatible with the new Nextion 4.3" and 2.4" color touchscreen, NOT INCLUDED.
Multi-color LED for programming without Android app and without Nextion screen.
Optical trigger sensor OR micro-switch trigger.
Tournament lock push-button.
Uses standard 9v battery.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to know, keep us posted.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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really awesome stuff, I might just have to buy an eblade again.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I've started working on a version for Axe too. And another marker, but I can't release details on that yet
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Interesting, where would we be able to purchase one?

What kind of features will it have? (modes, shot counters, BPS, etc... all the useless, but still fun stuff)
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Since it is arduino based...i can include any kind of feature. It's just a matter of programming. And I'm not.quite to that stage yet, although I do have basic firing modes that I developed for my robot
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It would be neat to be able to personally program a message to appear at start up.

Have it turn on and show "WGP E-Orracle" or something.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm way way ahead of you on that. On srartup, it displays a picture of your gun. And a welcome messege if you want.

I'll upload a video of my screen after work
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Yes
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