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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2008, 07:44:56 AM »
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if you use USPS Express Mail« International for any country it will work ok.
that is my current plan . . . its just $25 really marks up the price though . . . might be cheaper/easier to ship in bulk and sell to European online retailers . . .

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2008, 08:02:24 AM »
Well, no, but you can accept donations  ;)

lol

admin can accept our donations and send free samples of the Axon to us ( lol  ,  that is sooo illegal )
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2008, 08:24:18 AM »
Damn this microcontroller really looks like something for me, only problem is, offcourse, the money :(
Not that the price is to high for the microcontroller but the microcontroller isent all you need in a robot, so well with this product, servos and all other stuff u want to build a neat robot, it might cost more then i have, but the product seems very tempting  :-\
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2008, 09:30:25 AM »
Admin should have a drawing to see who gets the first Axon for free JK lol. Are you going to post the schematic for Axon?
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2008, 11:00:13 AM »
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Are you going to post the schematic for Axon?
Yeap I will, plus a half dozen tutorials, and tons of detailed documentation. ;D

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2008, 12:24:50 PM »
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Admin should have a drawing to see who gets the first Axon for free JK lol.
what what? :P admin u are giving one for free? :P
well if u are going to cast lots then count me in :D:D

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2008, 12:46:39 PM »
how can we pay for it??
eg paypal, credit card, or personal check?

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2008, 12:53:32 PM »
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what what?  admin u are giving one for free?
lol i was kidding
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2008, 01:00:21 PM »
I will be using Google Checkout. I've been testing it out - its soooo much better than paypal, etc.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2008, 01:26:51 PM »
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what what?  admin u are giving one for free?
lol i was kidding
nah i allready hoped :D

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2008, 03:35:39 PM »
by noob proofing... can it survive a drop kick??? its been known to happen to my projects. like my robot, that learned to fly at 2 last night this morning, i got it working tho, i guess i just had to show it who was boss.  ;D

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2008, 03:53:13 PM »
haha. lol that's so funny.  ;D ;D
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2008, 04:16:40 PM »
by noob proofing... can it survive a drop kick??? its been known to happen to my projects. like my robot, that learned to fly at 2 last night this morning, i got it working tho, i guess i just had to show it who was boss.  ;D

yea , whenever i get upset with something not working , I punch a punching bag really hard or use those stress balls. I don't think I can drop kick chives , though.....  ;)
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2008, 05:33:19 PM »
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by noob proofing... can it survive a drop kick???
Its solid state, it will probably hurt you first ;)
I'll do this to an older board with video when I get the new boards in. Serious. I design my stuff with quality as #1 priority.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2008, 05:40:05 PM »
nice im definitely getting one
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2008, 11:42:46 AM »
HI all

As a noob it sounds great. would i be albe to get it sent to South Africa, i got a google pay account already and i agree it is way easier than the others.

Just started building the micro for the $50. robo praying its going to work

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2008, 12:22:32 PM »
so if your posting schematics and tutorials, will you help us if we want to make our own from scratch? :D
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2008, 12:59:08 PM »
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so if your posting schematics and tutorials, will you help us if we want to make our own from scratch?

Ehhhh not really worth making one on your own. I am using all surface mount components. The ATmega2560 has 100 fine pitched SOC pins, and the USB chip has 32 non-extruded pins.

Etching your own board would be near impossible, and soldering very difficult.

You will only save about $20 making your own if you sent the board to a PCB house. And thats if you don't mess up and already own a programmer to load your bootloader.

But yea, I'll help . . . If you don't want to financially support SoR :'(

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2008, 01:22:36 PM »
WANT


I think ill buy one... I dont really have the financial security ATM but thats too good to pass up :D...
hmmm I need to think conservative.. I dont NEED it cuz I have my little programmer and stuff... BUT I WANT IT! :P
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2008, 01:24:32 PM »
do u know exactly how much it will  cost? what programmer will it use?
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2008, 01:25:33 PM »
Oh i just saw this
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no programmer required
didn't want to get typed at for double posting so i'll just ask here, when is the Axon microcontroller's new release date?
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2008, 04:41:15 PM »
An update on the status.

The 3rd prototype has been finished and tested. Only minor issues found, and all have been corrected. SPI has also been added (brought the SS pin out), as requested.

Next steps . . . I will now do a 4th prototype, which will basically be a short manufacturing run to make sure I didn't do anything dumb before spending thousands on a full run.

I should have the pricing finalized within a month, and the product in your hands within two months tops.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2008, 08:34:09 PM »
how much for an early prototype you don't want?

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2008, 08:39:54 PM »
i'll unload them free of charge, make sure they are properly "disposed of" :D
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2008, 08:43:50 PM »
I will not be selling any prototypes for several reasons.

One reason is that I plan to use them for 'noob proofing' tests that result in melting/fires/sparks/cracks, etc ;D

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2008, 08:47:35 PM »
me thinks that you cant proof it from me.

Today I got attacked by an ice chipper after I opened a door, how do i know that your controller wont attack me if I turn it on?  :P
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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2008, 09:22:14 PM »
Today I got attacked by an ice chipper after I opened a door, how do i know that your controller wont attack me if I turn it on?  :P
The world may never know.  ;D

Hey Admin, do you think you'll make lots of money from this? Which company is going to sell it?

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2008, 11:20:21 PM »
While I don't want to question your work Admin, as I do trust it, but what if there is something you overlook in your tests? Is there any guarentee or do we merely need to work around it?

Either way, looking forward to the final release.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2008, 08:22:40 AM »
If it fails and it's not the fault of the user, I will replace it for free if there is no easy work around. If a user breaks it because they didn't know ground and power are different, then obviously I won't replace it :P

I will start off by selling it from this site, from my home, with no middle man. But I will be traveling the world again in about 6 months from now so I'll have to offload it to a retailer . . . the price will probably remain the same so don't worry too much.

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Re: SoR annoucement: microcontroller product
« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2008, 04:10:04 PM »
lol nice one....

But I bet I'll build one on my own??? Sorry admin...
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