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#370556 - 22/02/2018 21:08 BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
I'll be shipping final BlueGigaEmpeg units soon.

I have final boards which I'll be soldering up over the next couple of days, and I expect to get the shipment of final plastic enclosures from Shapeways, hopefully tomorrow.

Project description and owner's manual:
https://github.com/tfabris/BlueGigaEmpeg/blob/master/README.md

Demo video:


Note: Pictured in the demo video, but not included in the BlueGigaEmpeg kit:
- Eutronix.com display extender for trunk mounting.
- Custom 3D printed fascia for custom mounting location.

I will be privately contacting the people from the project thread, who initially requested units, first. Over the next several days, I'll obtain payment from them and work out their shipping details. I'll try to do everyone in the order that the requests were made in the project thread. If you asked for a unit in the project thread and you don't get a message from me in the next few days, then contact me by email or DM here on the board.

I'll have enough boards and enclosures to satisfy the orders from the project thread, plus just a few extras. Price is $259.00 plus shipping. If the response to this is large and people request a bunch more units, I can make another batch of them, but it would take a few weeks to source the parts and do the assembly work.

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#370557 - 22/02/2018 21:15 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: tfabris]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Currently I have orders for the following people from the project thread, in this order of priority (order requested in the thread):

1. JBjorgen - (1)
2. Jarob10 (1) possibly (2)
3. Daria
4. CaseySE (3)

Did I miss anyone?
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#370559 - 23/02/2018 00:50 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: tfabris]
Shonky
pooh-bah

Registered: 12/01/2002
Posts: 1951
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
That's pretty neat. Nicely integrated.
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#370560 - 23/02/2018 00:58 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: Shonky]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks so much! Couldn't have done it without your help.
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#370604 - 03/03/2018 19:18 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: tfabris]
jets
enthusiast

Registered: 08/07/2002
Posts: 237
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Holy crap. I haven't logged into the board in forever and first thing I see is this! You guys are amazing. I love the license plate Tony... amazing work I am blown away.
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It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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#370608 - 04/03/2018 04:49 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: jets]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thank you so much!

I had a ton of help from folks, including MLord and Shonky and others.
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#370610 - 04/03/2018 17:11 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: tfabris]
Roger
carpal tunnel

Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5569
Loc: London, UK
Originally Posted By: tfabris
I'll be shipping final BlueGigaEmpeg units soon.


This is epic. I'm still using the empeg in my Focus, using the adapter that (checks) SE_Sport_Driver let me have about 14 years ago -- but if I ever get a new car, fitting the empeg is going to be a challenge. Hopefully you'll still have the plans/parts available.
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#370612 - 04/03/2018 21:58 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: Roger]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
Thanks! Means a lot coming from you! smile smile smile

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Hopefully you'll still have the plans/parts available.


You remind me that I need to put the PCB schematic and the enclosure design file up on the GitHub project page so that even those parts are open source. I'll see if I can do that today (edit: Done).
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#370655 - 13/03/2018 18:37 Re: BlueGigaEmpeg - Bluetooth output for the empeg - Ready [Re: tfabris]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31141
Loc: Seattle, WA
As of this morning, I've shipped seven units. Some of those went to people who were future-proofing and haven't needed to try them out yet.

I'm really interested and excited to find out if anyone has been able to install one yet, and if it's working well for them. smile
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