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MichaelN

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Handcontroller Availability
« on: April 02, 2017, 22:54:57 »

hi.

is a handcondroller also to order
regards
michael
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Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 18:35:07 »

Hi,

I am still working on the design of the basic hand controller, so I don't have an immediate timeframe. I am hoping to have them ready around the same time as the next AstroEQ batch (end of May). While a simple design is possible, part of what is holding me up is finding a suitable and simple way to assemble hand controllers into a suitable enclosure. I have found one enclosure which will hopefully work very nicely but they have been on back order for the last month but have finally shipped today. Until I have those to verify all of the dimensions I am holding off ordering the boards.

In the mean time I am in the process of finalising the V8.0 firmware release at which time I will release schematics for a push button hand controller so you will be able to make your own. I am planning a release just after Easter (I have a few days off over Easter so I have time to finish stuff off).

Kind Regards,
Tom.

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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 22:31:58 »

Well, I've ordered a batch of hand controllers. I'm told they will take about 4 weeks to manufacture, so it looks like mid-May when I'll have some.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 15:15:42 »

Hi,

I have the handcontroller PCBs now. Need to build them in to the enclosures, but that won't take too long.

I will have new stock ready to ship on the 19th June.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 13:52:22 »

Hi Tom, What is the cost of the hand controller ?

regards
Les
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 09:32:55 »

The boards have now arrived.

Once I've checked they work and put some in boxes I'll add the hand controller item to the purchase page with pricing info. It should be available to order this weekend if all goes to plan.

Kind Regards,
Tom.
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 20:35:24 »

It will be a little longer before there are hand controllers available.

There is currently a heat wave going on here - got up to 28*C in Leeds today, and given that we have no air con (most people don't in the UK), it's just too warm to be soldering on the cables for the hand controllers. Until the heat dies down a bit, I'm really not up to doing any soldering.

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Tom.
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 22:03:30 »

hi,

is there a way to order two controllers for self soldering ?

regards
Michael
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Re: Handcontroller Availability
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 20:22:43 »

Hi Tom,

Any news on when the Hand Controllers will be available to purchase and have you decided on a price for them yet?

Thanks,
Alan
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