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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Second Manufacturing Run, Distribution, and more

Dear Reader, May has been an eventful month. Second Manufacturing Run Preorders Available The second manufacturing run of Mooshimeters is beginning!  To celebrate, we brought back the crowdfunding price – $100 – for a Mooshimeter in the next run.  We can’t offer a firm delivery date yet because we are still working out details with […]

We need your help: Call for testimonials!

Dear Reader, I designed the first Mooshimeter prototype in April of 2013. In the last 2 years it’s gone from idea to crowdfunding project to 1700 Mooshimeters in the wild. The feedback has been good and for the past few weeks I’ve been getting everything lined up for another production run. Nothing sells a product […]

Talk to your Mooshimeter from Python

Dear Reader, Many users have requested a way to talk to their Mooshimeters programatically from their computer.  This blog post introduces a library and  a piece of hardware that will allow you to do that. What’s New: On the Mooshim Github page there is now Mooshimeter-PythonAPI, a set of Python classes that will allow you to […]

New Firmware Update Release

Dear Reader, I’m happy to announce the release of a new version of firmware. How to Update Your Firmware For iOS With the latest version of the app, the process should be automatic next time you try to connect to your Mooshimeter with the most recent update of the app [Note: At the time of […]