Future requirements for interfaces

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Future requirements for interfaces

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 17.10.2013, 22:58

As you may have seen, I have successfully prototyped a Bluetooth (BT) interface. One problem I have is that the requests for Serial and USB interfaces has largely dried up. Although I have a few made up in case I get any more requests, I am down to my last two ALDL connector sets, so that's ESM and I sorted for BT. The BT interface works with PC/Windows/ElanScan but ESM may look to developing ES for other platforms which may require BT.

I would like to gauge the future requirements for interfaces of any sort as it makes a very big difference on the price of the ALDL connectors if they are bought by the handful or bucketful. The current estimate for the BT interface is £75. Anyone who may be interested, please stick your name down with an indication of your preferred variant (USB or BT).
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby dapinky » Thu 17.10.2013, 23:34

Forgive my ignorance here.......

....but what does the cost of the plug bits matter?

Isn't it better to splice the thing into the wiring behind the plug and just leave it all hidden, or am I missing something basic, like it'll overload and catch the car on fire??
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby ashm » Fri 18.10.2013, 09:04

I'll get around to ordering one someday, don't really mind whether usb or bt. Just need to get to a month where there isn't a more pressing need for the cash!
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby Jon » Mon 14.07.2014, 09:10

I'm certainly interested in an ALDL interface - I've been meaning to get one for years, just never got round to it.

I guess the overriding factor in USB vs BT is whether ESM will have a product for devices which don't have native USB support. Certainly if that is on the cards shortly I'd certainly lean towards a BT interface.
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby HJ2 » Mon 14.07.2014, 11:43

BT please 8)
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 18.07.2014, 22:13

I've had a few requests for USBs and the components have arrived today. I'll be in touch over the weekend when they're built and fully tested.
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby Ian T » Sat 19.07.2014, 01:18

A USB one would be great for me. :cheers:

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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 19.07.2014, 14:15

E-mail me your address Ian - I see you're having problems.
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby Ian T » Sat 19.07.2014, 19:00

GeoffSmith wrote:E-mail me your address Ian - I see you're having problems.


Cheers Geoff - email sent. :D

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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby Jon » Sat 19.07.2014, 21:11

Geoff, I'm certainly tempted to take a USB interface if there are any going spare. How much are they?
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby ROBERTKatz » Wed 12.11.2014, 22:17

Do you currently have any USB interfaces. If so what is the price and the shipping cost to the US
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby DeanG » Sun 14.12.2014, 20:29

I need a USB interface as my laptop having a serial port is dead, dead, dead.
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 11.07.2015, 17:00

Last ones went like hot cakes before we left for Spain. We're back now so I've made a few more - I've replied to Mike T and Brian King.

PS I hadn't forgotten I need to keep one for LOG35 Dean!
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Re: Future requirements for interfaces

Postby DeanG » Sat 11.07.2015, 18:18

Yes, oh world traveler. One for me @ LOG
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