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Name for new hardware brand?
« on: April 12, 2014, 09:08:11 PM »
Was having a brief sidebar with Dave today and he suggested a 'brand' name for the new SC and the few other bits of hardware which are either in design or alpha stages.  It seems like the zoo is getting pretty full with all the lynx, bobcat, falcons, panthers, etc.  ...and I'm not that creative with names!  Most of the stuff I've got in design won't be the big boards, but will be tiny little specks of a circuit if that gives any thoughts.

So let the creativity flow...
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 08:57:00 AM by corey872 »
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Re: Name for new hardware / brand?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 11:14:24 PM »
My first of many "uPixel" or "MicroPixel" so people will get it.
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Re: Name for new hardware / brand?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 07:41:37 AM »
If you want to completely rebrand - here is my thinking.

A number of you folks are from Colorado...and when I think of Colorado I think of mile high stadium and mountains.

Given there are thousands of mountains in the world some big and some small why not name the boards and controllers after mountains around the world?


Note: I could be completely wrong because I'm not sure where all you guys live so the above might not be really valid!!
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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 09:51:36 AM »
Some good thoughts so far.    I probably shouldn't have used the "/" in the original title.  I think for the new controller, I'll stick with SC - Micro String Controller ( is an Alt+230 BTW - I thought that might help by making a very unique search).  This seems to be fairly descriptive... 'micro' lets you know it's small and 'string controller' keep it in that family.  Though the prefix allows for continued development... nSC - nano string controller, etc.  It's more the 'brand' I was looking to track down.

I'm not in Colorado ... actually near the Kansas City area... so 'mile high' doesn't apply.   I guess something like 'Great Plains' or 'Cowtown' may be more applicable in that regard.  My wife is deathly allergic to cats and I have no special love for the critters, so most anything fur bearing is out - lol.  While we do Christmas display, Halloween is the big passion - and somewhat of an untapped market IMHO.  Not that I would brand 'Jack the Ripper' or something like that, but my thought would be to stay somewhat generic in name ... hardware for all seasons.

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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 09:52:15 AM »
As a retired (as in old!) engineer, I agree with David, but I think that MicroPixel may be the better of the two.  Some folks may not know what u means.

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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 10:25:21 AM »
Was having a brief sidebar with Dave today and he suggested a 'brand' name for the new SC and the few other bits of hardware which are either in design or alpha stages.  It seems like the zoo is getting pretty full with all the lynx, bobcat, falcons, panthers, etc.  ...and I'm not that creative with names!  Most of the stuff I've got in design won't be the big boards, but will be tiny little specks of a circuit if that gives any thoughts.

So let the creativity flow...

You could continue with the creature theme using small bioluminecent insect names (i.e. Glo-worm or Firefly)
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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 10:47:08 AM »
Some good possibilities.  I think Firefly is already taken by a fairly prominent control system  - more associated with the Halloween side.  http://www.lights-alive.com/ctrl_firefly.html  Glow worm is ...uh ...interesting!  :) 

Couple other possibilities I've come up with:

Nite Lite (or various spellings ... with the 'lite' sort of suggesting small / compact)

Spook Lite / Ghost Lite - similar to above, but lean too much to the Halloween side IMHO

Sprite - sort of suggests a small form, though I wonder if I'd get a C&D letter from Coca Cola?
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Re: Name for new hardware / brand?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
My first of many "uPixel" or "MicroPixel" so people will get it.


you may what to look up some info on "uPixel" or "MicroPixel" 

like corey872 said  So let the creativity flow  ;D
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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 12:47:14 PM »
Let's not confuse brand name versus product name.  uSC is fine for a product name, but if there will be multiple products then a brand name should be associated.  Maybe Puma to go along with all the other hunting animals already in use.  Or some other animal that is small, crafty, and fast.
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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 01:22:42 PM »
SC  by Blinky

Lightoligist maker of the SC and other great blinky products.

Micro Genetics  (Micro Light Genetics) .. Home of the SC  and other compact lighting control wizards
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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 08:26:07 PM »
I like microstring controller myself.....

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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2014, 10:30:23 PM »
"Flea or Little Flea" It was the first thing to come to mind.  Sorry.
It's small and attaches to all these other creatures.  Sucking data from them. ;D

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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 12:59:28 AM »
Lose the funky "u" in uSC IMHO to many noobs like me don't know how to type it in  ???

I can work you up a logo when you decide on a name...here's one for consideration:



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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 12:26:17 PM »
Just giving feedback. 

I don't care for the u in the name.  uSC is a name that really tells me nothing.

KC-Micro String Controller works ... maybe KC stands for Kansas City, but at least its badging
your hardware at some level as part of 'your line'.

I also like names of small colorful things, like Hummingbird, etc.

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Re: Name for new hardware brand?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 12:39:21 PM »
mSC
MicroStringController
MicroSmartController

Not a fan of the uSC either, just my 2 cents worth.

 

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