Archive | 2015

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Android Swapping BLE Packet Payloads

Hi Reader, **Updates December 18 2015 – See end of post** For the last few weeks I’ve been chasing some frustrating issues with Bluetooth Low Energy on Android. The Mooshimeter’s over-the-air firmware update feature has been failing frequently for Android users, and it turns out the issue goes very deep. On 2 phones I’ve tested so […]

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Bugfixes in iOS and Android

Dear Reader, The second round of Mooshimeters started arriving at their new homes the week before last, and we’ve had some new bug reports.  We’ve just released fixes for the two most troubling ones. iOS App Bug Fixed: Sporadic Disconnection in AC Mode How to get the fix: Some iOS users were reporting that the Mooshimeter would […]

iOS App Update Pending

Hi Readers, The second run Mooshimeters have started arriving with customers, and some common issues have been coming up. iOS users: The version of the app that is presently available for download is unstable with the new run of the meter.  The updated app was submitted to the app store on Nov. 1 in the hopes that […]

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Second Manufacturing Run is Shipping!

Dear Reader, For those of you who have outstanding orders with us, thank you so much for your patience as we hammered out the last issues on this second manufacturing run.  Delays can be frustrating, but if you’ve been waiting for a Mooshimeter your wait will soon be over!  The first 50 units of the […]

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Profiling a AA battery

Dear Reader, When designing a low power product, it’s important to know the voltage profile of the batteries you’re using.  I decided to set up a test on Friday (it’s Sunday now) to make sure the batteries we’re shipping with the Mooshimeter live up to their specs. I pulled a single AA from our battery […]

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Second Manufacturing Run Progress

Dear Reader, Last week 6 production samples of the second manufacturing run and we’ve been testing them.  One of them had refused to accept a calibration, the other five had passed all production testing.  These are the first 6 “ready to ship” Mooshimeter kits that have not come directly out of our offices – as […]

Delay: Shipment pulled for X-Ray inspection

Hi Reader, Quick update on manufacturing run #2 for all those who have preorders: Most of the mechanical parts come from China.  The container they were put in was pulled for random x-ray when it arrived in LA a few days ago.  The shipping agent has told me the inspection is ongoing and there is […]

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New Android App Beta Available

Hi Reader, I’m overdue for a bigger update, but here’s a quick one:  a new Android app version has been uploaded.  Google now allows open beta testing, so you can get it here with minimal hassle. What’s new? Firmware uploads to the Mooshimeter are about 8x faster. Data from multiple meters at once can be streamed […]

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Making Assembly Easier

Hi Reader, Manufacturing All the mechanical parts of the second manufacturing run are underway. To make life a little easier for users there are two slight tweaks to the enclosure: The o-rings are custom and square now, which adhere better than the round o-rings on the first manufacturing run. The screw-washer pairs are being replaced […]

Firmware Update

Dear Reader, Very quick update for something that’s been a lot of work:  you’ll find a new version of the Android App available for download in the Google Play Store.  A new version of the iOS app is awaiting Apple approval (but has been released to the beta group).  The app itself is almost identical, […]