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Shopping => Falcon Group Buys => Topic started by: dkulp on June 12, 2017, 10:06:03 AM

Title: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: dkulp on June 12, 2017, 10:06:03 AM
  Please read all info and ask any questions before ordering.


Group-Buy/Pre-Sale closing date is June 26th, 2017. Payments are required at the time of order.  Orders will not be processed until payment received.


This is a Pre-Sale thread for F8-B and F32-B cape that is used while mounted on a Beagle Bone Black (BBB) or Beagle Bone Green (BBG) that is running the Falcon Player Software.  For those moving from an Octroscroller to the PiMatrix adapter and have an extra BBB, this is an inexpensive way to add a bunch of strings to your show.


More information about each controller can be found at:
F8-B:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7210.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7210.0.html)


F32-B:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7289.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7289.0.html)


The boards will be sold completely assembled and will include all fuses and connectors.

Boards with parts mentioned above: (Prices are based on 20 boards each)


F32-B: $79.00 + shipping
F8-B: $42.00 + shipping


Shipping / handling:
I should be able to fit up to 2 F8-B's into a small flat rate USPS box for $6.   More that that and it will be the medium box at $11.
The F32-B's are larger, but I believe I can fit up to two of them into the medium flat rate box for $12.  There should also be space in there for 2 F8-B's.
The large flat box ($16) should hold at least 4 F32-B's and have extra room for a couple F8-B's.

Post below your requested items/qty and send payment with shipping to dan@kulp.com  On PayPal payment include forum username in comment field, do not select send as gift.


Example Order:
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F32-B1$79$79
F8-B2$42$84
Shipping$12
Total$175


PayPal shipping address will be used.  Make sure it is correct!


UsernameF8-BF32-BPaid
mfroex11$133
pixelpuppy1$48
patdelaney1$48
tlh1$48
danozfw2$90
gilrock1$48
jwamsley071$48
JonB2562$90
Nathlthdude1$48
CW1$48
Bill Poteat21$175
smccoy11$133
flemery2$90
twooly1$48
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: mfroez on June 12, 2017, 11:41:41 AM
Dan

1   F32-B   $79
1   F8-B     $42
Shipping    $12

Total          $133

Thanks,
Mario
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: pixelpuppy on June 12, 2017, 04:42:01 PM
I got a spare BBB just sitting around so....  ::)

Item  Qty   Cost   Total
------------------------
F8-B   1      $42     $42
Shipping       $6       $6
------------------------
Total                      $48
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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: patdelaney on June 12, 2017, 05:39:20 PM
Dan I'll take the following:
---------------------------
F8-B   1      $42     $42 
Shipping       $6       $6
---------------------------
Total                      $48
==============+


Pat


Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: tlh on June 13, 2017, 05:05:04 AM
Dan,

1   F8-B     $42
Shipping    $ 6

Total        $ 48

Thanks for all your work on this project!
Terry
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: danozfw on June 13, 2017, 07:29:29 AM
F8-B         2   $42   $84
Shipping         $6
Total                 $90

Thanks Dan
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: Gilrock on June 13, 2017, 08:56:29 AM
I'll buy one and put it in the stack of hardware I'm not sure I'll use.  Might be cool for a box where I need to do a demo and I could run a few strings and have a built-in FPP.

1   F8-B     $42
Shipping    $ 6

Total        $ 48
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: jwamsley07 on June 20, 2017, 02:57:46 PM
1   F8-B   $42
Shipping  $ 6


Total      $48
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: JonB256 on June 20, 2017, 03:01:57 PM
Code: [Select]
Item Qty Cost Total Cost
F8-B 2 $42 $84
Shipping $6
Total $90
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: Nathlthdude on June 21, 2017, 10:41:10 PM
1   F8-B   -- $42
Shipping  -- $ 6

Total        -- $48         
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: CW on June 22, 2017, 02:37:36 AM
1  F8-B  $42
Shipping $6

Total      $48
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: Bill Poteat on June 23, 2017, 08:39:43 AM
My Order

ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F32-B1$79$79
F8-B2$42$84
Shipping$12
Total$175
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: smccoy on June 24, 2017, 08:13:00 PM
1   F32-B   $79
1   F8-B    $42
Shipping    $12
Total       $133
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: rlemery on June 25, 2017, 08:09:15 AM
2 F8-B     $42
Shipping $6
Total.      $90

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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: twooly on June 25, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
Ill take

ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-B1$42$42
Shipping$6
Total$48
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: pixelpuppy on July 19, 2017, 07:29:59 AM
Hi Dan,  what's the current status of this group buy?  Any projected shipping dates yet?
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: dkulp on July 19, 2017, 07:42:00 AM
Hi Dan,  what's the current status of this group buy?  Any projected shipping dates yet?


Elecrow had some problems obtaining enough of the power bucks (out of stock everywhere) which delayed the assembly by a week.  That should have been sorted out so assembly could begin.   I'll ping them tomorrow and double check on the status. 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F16-B
Post by: dkulp on July 21, 2017, 06:49:09 AM


They were able to source enough bucks for the F8's and those have now been shipped.  DHL tracking says I should have them sometime next week. (providing customs isn't annoying)  I hope to test them next weekend and if things go well, get those that just ordered the F8's shipped out early the following week.


The F32's are delayed about a week as we had to switch the buck out for a different part.   I believe they now have them and should hopefully get them assembled and shipped soon.


Note:  I did order a few extras of each so if anyone is still interested, I should have a couple available.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: dkulp on July 25, 2017, 06:38:41 AM


Good news:  Got a DHL box yesterday!!


Opened the box and all the boards are in there including the F32-B's which my elecrow account says hasn't shipped yet.   Very cool.   Pulled one of the F8-B's out and looked it over.   The silk screen around the pixel connectors looks a bit off as the connector slightly covers the V/D/G labels, but otherwise everything looks good.   This should have been a warning.   Stick it on a BBB, power it on and the BBB comes up perfectly.  All the fuse indicator lights are on.   Etc...  So far so good.    Power down.  Connect a few strands of test pixels.   Power on.   POP!   Three fuses blow.  Good thing I added the indicator lights.   Power down, take a careful look at the board and compare to print outs of what the board is supposed to look like and....


Bad news:  they soldered all the pixel connectors back words.   Arg!!!!   Fire some emails off to Elecrow.   


After looking at the boards and the silk screens they DO admit the mistake is on their side and they are going to fix it all somehow.    However, it means I need to ship everything back to them.   So, this is going to take a couple more weeks.   Plus, I'm pretty sure I blew up 3 sets of test pixels.  :(     I cannot imagine what flipping 12V and Ground does to pixels.      Should have looked at the boards more carefully.   







Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: Bshaver on July 25, 2017, 08:13:27 AM
Single pixel next time! :)
Sounds amazing.

Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: David Pitts on July 25, 2017, 08:31:20 AM
I have been able to grab connectors with pliers and pull them off and flip them around without desoldering.

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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: Bill Poteat on August 08, 2017, 09:31:04 AM
Any idea on release and shipping
Thanks
Bill Poteat

Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: dkulp on August 08, 2017, 09:35:32 AM
Any idea on release and shipping
Thanks
Bill Poteat


They arrived back in China last Monday... They have fixed all the boards.  They sent me some pictures on Friday to double check and they look much better with the pixel connectors going the right direction and all that.   They SUPPOSEDLY shipped out Saturday, but the DHL numbers says it was returned to sender yesterday.  No idea on why yet.   I'm hoping to get them early next week at which point I'll test them thoroughly before shipping.   



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: dkulp on August 14, 2017, 12:54:41 PM



Look what DHL just dropped off....   :)


I mounted one of the F8's onto a BBB and was able to successfully blink lights on all 8 ports as well as the differential outs (receiver board and DMX).     MUCH MUCH better initial test than I had previously.  No blown fuses.     I'm going to do a few more tests over the next couple days (and test all the outputs on the F32) and hopefully will have these shipped out later this week.



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: Nathlthdude on August 17, 2017, 09:35:43 PM
Just Got mine in the mail today, Thanks.  :)

Can't wait to try it out😀.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: Gilrock on August 18, 2017, 07:36:05 AM
Thanks for the board just arrived yesterday.  Now I need to see if I have a Beaglebone somewhere in the house.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-B and F32-B
Post by: dkulp on August 18, 2017, 07:41:10 AM
For those of you getting your boards (I've shipped out all of them except one due to lack of a shipping address), make sure you grab the latest BBB image from http://dankulp.com/bbb and follow instructions from http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7354.msg70855.html#msg70855


The latest images should have the F8-B and F32-B options on the BBB channel output page.