SHIPPED & CLOSED - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - SHIPPED & CLOSED

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The co-op for the Micro String Controller V1, uAmp and Afterburner boards has been closed..

Please read all info and ask any questions in the regular forums before ordering.

Anticipated co-op closing date is August 8th after which revised totals will be calculated, payment emails will be sent the week of August 10th. Payment should be completed by August 21.  Component ordering/receipt will take approximately 1 week, circuit board etching and assembly lead time is expected to be 4 weeks total. Receipt of finished boards, packing and shipping could take approximately 2 additional weeks, which may put us at the mid / end of October for you receiving the finished boards.  I will work to speed the process where possible, and timely payments are always appreciated.

Shipping / handling is expected to be $6.50 flat rate.  This will include a USPS flat rate shipping box, appropriate static protection bags and other consumable materials to prep for shipping.  Paypal fees will be added to each order.

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Prices listed below are best estimates for each component at the quantity goal listed and should be "NTE" - not to exceed.  For the uSCV1 and uSCV1 Mega, case you will receive fully assembled board which is "ready to install and/or channel program" ... no component assembly required.  For the uAmp and Afterburner, each piece will include optional through-hole mount indicator LEDs.  You can add LEDs if you wish, or use the board as-is.

The price listed below does not include shipping/handling, paypal fee, etc.  I've tried to make best estimates for a reasonable goal on 'quantity' and price accordingly.  If we reach higher quantity levels, I will try to revise prices down to reflect additional quantity discounts.  If we fail to reach quantity levels, I will explore other options to keep the co-op on track / on budget, though a substantially lower quantity may mean canceling that particular item.

Please do not ask for special shipping, handling, paypal transaction consideration, etc. While I wouldn't mind to do this for a few, if I do it for one, I should do it for all.  If I do it for all, then it gets to be a very complex matter of tracking all special requests, packages, shipping, orders, etc.  For this to be efficient in bulk, we need to follow a set / defined process.  I appreciate your consideration!


More info on each component:

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uSCV1 controller – if you’re not already familiar:

        Intro Post / Specifications – http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,832.msg7006.html#msg7006

        Intro Video - http://youtu.be/kozI6qHMTao

        Note on the amended test mode (ie ‘test mode at any time’)  http://youtu.be/BBAIWbdjTpE

        Discussion on LED/indicator brightness  http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,835.msg7035.html#msg7035

        uSCV1 Manual:  http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/images/USC_Owners_and_Set-up_Manual_1.5.pdf

In summary, the Micro String Controller should replace the function any “SSC”, but have the following benefits:  smaller, cheaper, pre-assembled, more easily waterproofed, longer controller-to-node transmitting distance, more reliable data transmission, lower overall power consumption, up to 4 indicator LEDs if desired, no-contact test mode if desired.

Basic Board - $7.80ea - The basic board will come 100% pre-assembled, PIC programmed with the latest Falcon firmware.  It will be ready for channel programming, your wire attachments and then make blinky nodes.  You do not HAVE to add anything else to make blinking nodes.  Simply attach your power, data, and node wires then program channel set-up.

Pre-Assembled/Optioned Board "Mega version" - $11.80   The basic board (as detailed above) fully pre-assembled with the optional 4 LEDs in the standard colors and magnetic reed switch.


Co-op Goal:  1000 combined boards


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uAmp or Micro Amp

        A demonstration video is live at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8QYcV57bo

        Introductory thread with questions / answers: http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2115.0.html

At the basic level, the Micro Amp is a signal conditioner / amplifier which can be used with any square wave data source.  The uAmp has been designed using the same MOSFET drive technology as the uSC and has some of the same design features such as built in strain relief holes, basic board comes pre-assembled and ready to use, pre-formed holes for optional LEDs (indicating 'power' and 'data out'),  compact size, ESD protection and short circuit protection on the data line.

Unlike the uSC, the uAmp is solely a digital signal processor.  It has no PIC chip and is not capable of differentiating different 'channels' of data the way a string controller does - it simply processes, clarifies and amplifies ANY data fed to it.  Conversely, it is a simple 'plug-n-play' device.  No PIC programming, firmware, channel setting, etc is required and you do not need to assign 'null' channels to a uAmp as you would with a null node.

Some possible uses:
 
If you wish to send data from an unmodified SSCV1 or SSCV2 more than a few inches, or an SSCV3/V4 more than a few feet, a uAmp can be added to the output line.  Once installed, the low power, 'messy' SSC data is amplified and clarified so the controller can now be 50, 60, 70 or more feet to the display element.

"Null Node" - Data transmission between nodes is limited to around 6-15 feet (regardless of string controller*).  Installing a uAmp after a node will condition and boost the data signal strength so gaps between elements can be 50, 60, 70 feet or more if needed.  Because the uAmp processes all data and does not use the "take one and pass it on" format a node does, the uAmp does not need to be programmed into the display, or take up channels as a null node does.

*Note - The data stream is regenerated and retransmitted by each node.  Due to this, a controller with a strong output (such as the uSC) can send data quite a far distance to the first node, however, when that data is retransmitted by the first node, the distance is again limited to around 6-15 feet.   

Co-op Goal:  500 pieces   Price: $4.65 each



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Afterburner - a MOSFET driver kit for Falcon F8 / F16V1 boards. 

        A demonstration video is live at: http://youtu.be/c035HnwbD-E

        Introductory thread with questions / answers: http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,2326.0.html

Afterburner is designed as a simple 'drop in' kit to upgrade Falcon F8 / F16V1 boards to MOSFET drive technology like that used in the uSC - Micro String Controllers.  This will boost the Falcon F16V1 or F8-to-Node distance from 20-30 feet to 50-60 feet or more.

The kit is a simple hardware board and resistor array pair requiring no programming, no setting changes, no PIC processors, etc.  One Afterburner kit would upgrade one block of 8 channels - ie one kit to fully upgrade Falcon F8, one or two kits for Falcon F16.  You can run the Falcon F16 output 'split' if desired (ie one side using the original op-amp output for local node strings, one side with the Afterburner for more remotely located strings) without diminishing the performance of either side.  If you wish to boost less than an 8 channel block, the uAmp signal conditioner/amplifier would be one option to provide the same MOSFET drive technology for individual strings.

Co-op goal: 100 pieces   Price $19.50 each


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Please put your order request in the following format:

<preferred contact email up to but not including the @ symbol>

Basic uSCV1 boards: <quantity>

Mega uSCV1 boards: <quantity>

uAmp + 2 LEDs: <quantity>

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: <quantity>

<contact email domain>

**Note – email is formatted to keep any spambots from scraping the forum.  If your email is john.doe@email.com, you would enter ‘john.doe’ in the <preferred contact email not including the @> space, then enter ‘email.com’ in the <contact email domain> space.


EXAMPLE (please feel free to cut and paste as needed)


<john.doe>

Basic uSCV1 boards: 6

Mega uSCV1 boards: 6

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 12

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: 1

<email.com>


As time allows, I will post and update a table of order quantities in the next post.  Please double check it for accuracy, as well as your payment email.  Your payment email will be based on the table and your order will be based on your payment email.


[I anticipate this thread remaining open to 23:59 on August 8th.  Please take your time, read carefully, consider your order and payment carefully.  Please ask any questions in the normal forum before ordering.]

Thanks for your attention.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2015, 12:40:50 PM by corey872 »
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SHIPPING - uSCV2, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - SHIPPING
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 08:04:23 AM »
Please be sure to check the "Last Edit" date at the bottom of the table and confirm your order / updates are correct.  If you submitted payment prior to the "Last Edit" date, it should be included in the table.   


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Re: PREVIEW - uSCV2, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - PREVIEW
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 08:04:52 AM »
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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 10:48:27 PM »
The co-op is OPEN.  Let the 2015 orders commence!!!!   

I apologize for the delay, but seemed like the board consensus was to give every opportunity for the uSCV2 to be available this year.  Unfortunately, it does not look like that will be possible.  Though bear in mind, the major difference would have been control of approximately 20 more nodes with the uSCV2.  You are still getting a very capable and reliable controller with the uSCV1.

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 10:54:46 PM »
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uAmp + 2 LEDs: 20

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 10:58:36 PM »
<youngberg1950>

Basic uSCV1 boards: 10

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 15

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 11:13:31 PM »
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Mega uSCV1 boards: 5

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 20

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 11:22:09 PM »
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Basic uSCV1 boards: 10

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 11:31:49 PM »
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Mega uSCV1 boards: 16

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 16

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 11:32:06 PM »
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Mega uSCV1 boards: 6

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 10


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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 11:47:13 PM »
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Mega uSCV1 boards: 32

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 10

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 02:12:04 AM »
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Basic uSCV1 boards: 20

uAmp + 2 LEDs: 30

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: 5

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2015, 02:49:15 AM »
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uAmp + 2 LEDs: 6


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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 02:57:13 AM »
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uAmp + 2 LED's 4

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Re: OPEN - uSCV1, uAmp and Afterburner Co-op - OPEN
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2015, 03:56:50 AM »
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uAmp + 2 LEDs: 6

Afterburner + 9 LEDs: 2

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