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Subtleties of Injection Molding

Dear Reader, There will be a few back to back updates here, there’s been a lot happening in a short span of time. Shortly after our last update I noticed an issue with the enclosures I had received.  These were the first enclosures to come out of the new mold, our CM made a few […]

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Test Leads and Carrying Cases

Hi Reader, Today the test leads, alligator clips and carrying cases all arrived.  It’s about 1000 pounds (450kg) of freight.  It’s the biggest shipment of anything we’ve received so far.   In our last post about the cases we remarked that the test leads did not quite fit the stock cases from the manufacturer.  Our […]

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I’m Ready For My Closeup…

We received our first molded parts back from our manufacturer.  These parts are the real thing – shot on the actual mold through the full production process.  What you see here is what you’ll get in the mail soon. Here are the glamour shots:     Fit Check One of the areas of concern was […]

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Injection Molding Progress

Dear Reader, Our injection molding subcontractor has finished the molds for the Mooshimeter enclosures and has shot the first samples.  The mold is steel and should be good for many thousands of shots, which is good because we plan on continuing to sell Mooshimeters after we’ve fulfilled the crowdfunding pre-orders (tell your friends!). They produced […]

Email Update

This blog post is a copy of the update email we pushed on July 30th.  If you would like to join our mailing list, please signup below: Email Address * The Bad News As we announced on our blog, the Mooshimeter ship schedule is being pushed back.  We are still verifying the full schedule impact […]

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Safety Improvements

Dear Reader, The regulatory process has taken about 3 months longer than we budgeted for, and that is a disappointment to say the least. In this post I’ll go over some of the obstacles we encountered, the design changes we made and the resulting improvements in safety performance. Screw Boss Enhancements One of the safety […]

Contest Update

Please help me in congratulating the winner of our Mooshimeter@Home contest – @evan_arm!  Evan, we’ll ship your bonus meter with the one you already pre-ordered during our Dragon campaign. I had fun reading the entries.  I’m glad to have such a wide background in our backer community, and to be able to draw from all […]

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Compliance Update: All Electrical Tests Passed!

I spent Monday at the local TUV testing facility, watching the experts put the Mooshimeter through its paces for safety.  The Mooshimeter has passed its electrical  tests from the 61010-1 and 61010-2-030 safety standards!  Full compliance is just around the corner, and these results let us release several key aspects to manufacturing. I want to […]

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Test Leads, Alligator Clips

Dear Reader, We’re working on sourcing all the bits and bobs that go around the Mooshimeter.  Eric posted about the case samples earlier.  Test lead samples have also come in.  These are CATIII 1000V 20A rated.  The insulation is PVC and quite soft.  The build quality is solid and the strain relief on the cables […]

Email Update

This blog post is a copy of the update email we pushed on June 3rd.  If you would like to join our mailing list, please signup below: Email Address * We’ve had a few exciting months since the campaign closed, and we’d like to share several pieces of happy news with you all. Mooshimeter is […]