The first batch of prototypes is delivered to testers. There was much more demand than I had anticipated. I have just ordered the components for the next batch. Make sure to contact me if you want one and I will put you on the list.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
I have lots of good news. The best is that I have shipped the first batch of prototypes to testers in the US, Australia and Peru. Most of the information in this post is for lucky testers.
First - Thanks
A huge thank you for supporting this project as a tester!
Second - Install the app
If you scanned the QR code on the side of the box it would have taken you here.
You will need to install the app on your device. Get it from Google Play.
Third - The hardware
To reiterate and update info from a previous post - some important stuff you need to know:
- Turn on the switch on the side of the device and you should see the blue light flashing.
- Pair it with your Android device using the code 1234.
- Ignore the flashing green light, it is left over from some hardware debugging.
- A full battery lasts 17 hours [at least - that was the old battery - I have not tested the new one]. Plug in a mini-USB connector to charge it. The red light goes on. When it goes off the BlueFlyVario battery is fully charged.
- The USB connector does nothing other than charge the battery. The data pins are not connected to anything.
Fourth - Using the app
- Open the BlueFlyVario app and press Menu|Connect device.
- Read about it here: http://blueflyvario.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/android-app-ready-to-play-with.html
- New features have been added - there is some map stuff now and much more.
- I am not sure where to continue. There is so much to use and customize...
- Email me if it is not obvious.