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Compliance Update

I just got off the phone with our friends at Compliance World Wide, and I’m happy to say that the Mooshimeter has passed its first rounds of Emissions and Immunity tests! Emissions Emissions testing checks to make sure that the meter does not create radio interference that could impact another device.  We passed this with […]

Mooshimeter Update

Hi Readers, The Mooshimeters have been at the testing lab getting their regulatory certifications.  We hit a bump but are hopefully past it. The Good News: The Mooshimeter passed emissions testing without a hitch! The Bad News: The Mooshimeter demonstrated susceptibility to radio interference that messed with the current reading.  In the lab, when blasted […]

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RevG Hardware Bringup

Dear Reader, Sorry for the long delay.  I was on vacation for the last few weeks.  Before I left I assembled and brought up Revision G of the meter, which fixes the problems of Revision F (as detailed in my previous post here). RevG came together faster than any of the previous revisions.  Starting after […]

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RevF Hardware Bringup Report

Dear Reader, Here are some of the things that have happened in the last two weeks. New Enclosure Prototypes Custom connector mechanical samples On Revision E, which was in our promo video, the connectors were hand-cut out of brass tubing and soldered directly to the circuit board.  This is a point of concern for manufacturability […]

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RevF Assembly Pictures

Hi Reader, Just wanted to share some pictures of the assembly process for the RevF prototypes. All previous revisions have been assembled by hand with either a soldering iron or a paste dispenser.  I swear by my Weller WES51 iron, but my paste dispenser tends to make a mess of all the finer pitch ICs […]

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Revision F Prototype updates

Dear Reader – Here are some more updates about the Revision F (6th generation) prototype designs.  These are the designs we’ll be pushing through the various regulatory processes that will allow us to manufacture and ship the Mooshimeter. SD Card and Reset Button Access On previous versions of the meter, the SD card has been […]

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More retention features on enclosure

Hello Reader, Here’s another good idea from our backers – adding retention grooves to make strapping the meter to structures easier. So here are 4 notches appropriately sized for zip ties. Now you can more securely strap your Mooshimeter to just about anything! We’ll be 3D printing a few to get a feel for the […]

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New Lanyard Loop and Enclosure Cleanup

Hello Reader, As our funding campaign is drawing to a close, we finally have a little more time to start polishing up our betas as we get ready for regulatory testing and mass manufacturing. I implemented some of the suggestions that have been coming in both from our friends at Dragon Innovation and from our […]