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Why reinvent the multimeter?
In using our multimeters every day we realized many of the limitations we took for granted no longer made sense. Our multimeters have stayed the same while the world changed around them.
I’ve often found myself using multiple meters, borrowing a friend to flip switches while I watched a reading, making sketchy extension cords to take readings in hard to reach places… the list goes on.
This is 2014! I have the entirety of human knowledge in a magic pocket rectangle! Why does my multimeter and display only a single voltage with the grace of a 1970s alarm clock?
So we set out to create the next generation of multimeter, taking advantage of all the new technologies users carry with them. If I were to frame this in a larger sense, we’re trying to overcome our preconceptions of the multimeter and in doing so eliminate many of the limitations we take for granted. That’s part of the meaning of Mooshim (무심 – empty mind): freedom from preconception, openness to new possibilities and ways of thought.
The Campaign so far
We’ve raised over 90% of our threshold in a week! Thank you so much to all our backers. A good product doesn’t just speak for itself though, so we’re trying to step up our media savvy. A big thank you to those who have covered us so far:
- Brian Benchoff‘s excellent write-up in Hack-a-day
- Heise.de’s writeup made Germany our second most popular country!
- We also learned that mooshi sounds like muschi, and that’s not so family friendly in German.
- Tom Spendlove said “The Mooshimeter has an incredible array of features that outshine both cheap knockoffs and fancy yellow meters” on Engineering.com
- Susan Rambo of EETimes included us in a list of test tools before we even started the campaign!
- Ryan Sailor of Techmarinade called the Mooshimeter “The Multimeter We Always Wanted”
We’re not taking off our engineer hats, but we’re putting on our marketing neckties because that’s what the campaign needs right now. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook, spread the word, and thank you for sharing the dream of a multimeter that just makes sense!