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Shopping => Falcon Group Buys => Topic started by: dkulp on March 05, 2018, 01:44:52 PM

Title: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on March 05, 2018, 01:44:52 PM
  Please read all info and ask any questions before ordering.


Group-Buy/Pre-Sale closing date is March 28th, 2018. Payments are required at the time of order.  Orders will not be processed until payment received.   It will then likely take about 6-8 weeks for manufacture and ship from China at which point I will do further testing before shipping out to you.  Deliveries likely end of May or June.


This is a Pre-Sale thread for F8-PB and PocketScroller capes that are used with a mounted PocketBeagle that is running the Falcon Player Software.


More information about each controller can be found at:
F8-PB:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8590.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8590.0.html)
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7210.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,7210.0.html)


PocketScroller:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8265.0.html (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8265.0.html)


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


Boards with parts mentioned above:
* F8-PB: $44 + shipping
* PocketScroller: $18 + shipping
* PocketBeagle pre-mounted: $30


If you don't purchase the PocketBeagle pre-mounted, you will need one with female headers mounted on the bottom.


Shipping - these are fairly small.  Up to 3 can fit in a Priority Mail small flat rate box at $7.   If you want more than 3, let me know.  Shipping will likely be $13 for the medium flat rate box.


Post below your requested items/qty and send payment with shipping to dan@kulp.com  On PayPal payment include forum username in comment field.  Please make sure shipping address is included.


Example Order:
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB2$44$88
PocketScroller1$18$18
PocketBeagle3$30$90
Shipping$7
Total$203
PayPal shipping address will be used.  Make sure it is correct!


You WILL need:
1) A USB network adapter supported by FPP.  Wifi or Ethernet is fine.
2) A decent sized/speed SD card - the PocketBeagle has no eMMC so the SD card is critical.  The OS and sequences and everything run off the SD card.   I STRONGLY recommend a large (>=32GB) SanDisk Ultra or similar that is fast and has plenty of space and is rated for the temperatures we encounter.
3) If using Wifi, a MicroUSB data cable to do the USB tether to setup the Wifi information.   (this is useful for ethernet as well, but dhcp can work) If you have an Android phone or Kindle or Pi or similar, you likely already have one of these.


Also note:  if you want one sooner than May/June, I have a very limitted number of prototypes still available for slightly cheaper.  See:
http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8800.msg82135.html#msg82135 (http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,8800.msg82135.html#msg82135)


UsernameF8-PBPocketScrollerPocketBeaglePaid
chaqua33Y
mopar992 Y
klaasb0133Y
smoholer2 Y
mfroez111Y
WarDawg11Y
Livermore-Dad22
gforman22
Wichita11Y
aclarksr2Y
broomy11122Y
vjguerrero22Y
mndless122Y
tmerk112Y
jeholla112Y
rmp2917111Y
boxr103011Y
rdzxtomx112Y
StoneLoveLights11
TxBillbr21Y
bh254522Y
roterhead22Y
sctwohig11Y
beatlerat112Y
mac50123Y
emuney18313Y
Poporacer213Y
Lazerblue11Y
bassnbuck11Y
JonB25611Y
Reileymr11Y
JerryPlak11
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on March 05, 2018, 01:50:57 PM
Blank message to update later if needed
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Cjaqua on March 05, 2018, 02:28:13 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB3$44$132
PocketBeagle3$30$90
Shipping$7
Total$229
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mopar99 on March 05, 2018, 03:54:12 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB0$440
PocketScroller2$18$36
PocketBeagle0$30$0
Shipping$7
Total$43
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: klaasb01 on March 05, 2018, 04:35:04 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB3$44$132
Pocket Beagle3$30$90
Shipping$7
Total$229
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: smohler on March 05, 2018, 05:02:34 PM
Order:
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB2$44$88
Shipping$7
Total$95
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mfroez on March 05, 2018, 05:02:49 PM
1 F8-PB  $44
1 PocketScroller $18
1 PocketBeagle $30
Shipping  $7

Total $99
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: WarDawg on March 05, 2018, 05:10:33 PM
1 F8-PB                  $44
1 PocketBeagle.      $30
Shipping.                 $7
Total.                     $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Livermore-Dad on March 05, 2018, 05:12:18 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB2$44$88
PocketScroller0$18$0
PocketBeagle2$30$60
Shipping$7
Total$155
tmblue@gmail.com
Not sure why it's not working.2 F8-P882 Piocket Beagle$7.00 shipping (or whatever)$155 totaltmblue@gmail.com
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: gforman on March 06, 2018, 06:26:38 AM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB044
$0
PocketScroller218
$36
PocketBeagle260
$120
shipping
$7
Total
$163



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: aclarksr on March 06, 2018, 11:38:08 AM
Order:
Item    Qty. Cost. Total
F8-PB  1     $44      $44
Shipping $7
Total $51


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Broomy111 on March 07, 2018, 12:33:43 AM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB
1
$44
$44
PocketBeagle
1
$30
$30
Shipping
$7
$7
Total
$81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: vjguerrero on March 07, 2018, 01:16:44 PM
Example Order:
Item   Qty   Cost   Total Cost
F8-PB   2   $44   $88
PocketScroller   0   $18   $0
PocketBeagle   2   $30   $60
Shipping         $7
Total         $155
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mndless on March 07, 2018, 06:05:54 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB1$44.00$44.00
PocketScroller2$18.00$36.00
PocketBeagle2$30.00$60.00
Shipping $7.00
Total $147.00


Updated 3/9/18 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: TMerk on March 07, 2018, 08:39:21 PM

Item               Qty  Cost       Total Cost
F8-PB              1     $44.00   $44.00
PocketScroller  1     $18.00   $18.00
PocketBeagle   2      $30.00   $60.00
Shipping                               $7.00
Total                                    $129.00
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: jeholla on March 12, 2018, 02:26:15 PM
Item             Qty         Cost        Total Cost
F8=PB             1            $44             $44
Pocket Scroller 1             $18            $18
PocketBeagle   2             $30            $60
Shipping                                          $7
Total                                               $129


Jess Holland
I did not see info on how to pay, can you pm me and I will get it done
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: jeholla on March 12, 2018, 02:29:21 PM
sorry I just saw the pp info, done
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: rmp2917 on March 13, 2018, 05:22:57 AM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB144
$44
PocketScroller118
$18
PocketBeagle130
$30
shipping
$7
Total
$99
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: boxr1030 on March 13, 2018, 10:39:13 AM
Item Qty Cost Total Cost
F8-PB 1$44$44
PocketBeagle 1$30$30
Shipping $7
Total $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: rdzxtomx@yahoo.com on March 15, 2018, 07:51:17 AM

Item                       Qty   Cost        Total
F8-PB                       1       $44        $44.00
PocketScroller           1       $18        $18.00
PocketBeagle            2       $30        $60.00
Shipping                                          $ 7.00
Total                                               $129.00
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: StoneLoveLights on March 17, 2018, 06:34:18 PM
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
PocketScroller118
$18
PocketBeagle130
$30
Shipping
$7
Total
$55
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: TxBillbr on March 18, 2018, 03:39:23 PM
Item               Qty  Cost       Total Cost
F8-PB              2     $44.00   $88.00
PocketScroller  1     $18.00   $18.00
Shipping                               $7.00
Total                                    $113.00


Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: bh2545 on March 18, 2018, 10:42:14 PM

Item               Qty  Cost       Total Cost
F8-PB              2     $44.00   $88.00
PocketBegale    2     $30.00   $60.00
Shipping                                $7.00
Total                                  $155.00
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Roterhead on March 19, 2018, 10:52:41 AM
Roterhead

Order:
Item   Qty   Cost   Total Cost
PocketScroller   2   $18   $36
PocketBeagle   2   $30   $60
Shipping         $7
Total         $103
PayPal shipping address will be used.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: sctwohig on March 20, 2018, 07:57:34 PM

ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB
1
$44
$44
PocketBeagle
1
$30
$30
Shipping
$7
$7
Total
$81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: beatlerat on March 20, 2018, 09:55:52 PM
 
Item                       Qty   Cost        Total
F8-PB                       1       $44        $44.00
PocketScroller           1       $18        $18.00
PocketBeagle            2       $30        $60.00
Shipping                                          $ 7.00
Total                                               $129.00
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Broomy111 on March 21, 2018, 12:55:59 AM

Hi Dan


I'm going to order a second F8 and didnt want to modify my original order post.





Item   
Qty CostTotal Cost
F8-PB   
1
$44
$44
PocketBeagle
1
$30
$30
Shipping
Total                 
$74
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Poporacer on March 22, 2018, 11:57:32 AM
In your instructions you state that the product will be shipped to my Pay Pal address. The problem for me is that I will be moving the beginning of June, so depending on when they are ready, I might have a different address. Can I give you a change of address if they are going to be ready towards the end of May or later?
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on March 22, 2018, 12:08:07 PM
In your instructions you state that the product will be shipped to my Pay Pal address. The problem for me is that I will be moving the beginning of June, so depending on when they are ready, I might have a different address. Can I give you a change of address if they are going to be ready towards the end of May or later?


Definitely.   I have a separate spreadsheet where I'm recording things as well and I can put a mark on your line to contact you first to figure out where to send it.
Title: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: aclarksr on March 23, 2018, 04:00:54 PM
Dan,

Update to post #12

Add another F8-PB @ $44

PayPal payment sent.

Original Order:
Order:
Item    Qty. Cost. Total
F8-PB  1     $44      $44
Shipping $7
Total $51

Current Order:
Item    Qty. Cost. Total
F8-PB  2     $44      $88
Shipping $7
Total $95

Thanks,
Andrew


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mac50 on March 23, 2018, 04:23:10 PM

ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB1
$44$44
PocketScroller2
$18$36
PocketBeagle3$30$90
Shipping$7
Total$177
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mac50 on March 23, 2018, 04:37:51 PM
Good work Dan. Thanks
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on March 24, 2018, 06:17:09 PM
 
ItemQtyCostTotal Cost
F8-PB
3
44
132
PocketScroller
1
18
18
PocketBeagle
3
30
90
Shipping
13
Total
253


Dan, please let me know if the shipping is not enough.  Also, let me know if you have any F8-B+ left, new or used, I will buy one now. 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Poporacer on March 25, 2018, 04:36:09 PM
Here is my order

ItemQtyCostSubTotal
F8-PB24488
PocketScroller11818
PocketBeagle33090
Shipping13
Total209

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: LazerBlue on March 27, 2018, 10:35:15 AM
Heres my order

Item               Qty    Cost     Total Cost

F8-PB               1      $44        $44
PocketBeagle    1      $30        $30
Shipping                                $7
Total                                     $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: bassnbuck on March 27, 2018, 10:54:43 AM
dan


1 pocket scroller  $18
1 pocket beagle   $30
  shipping            $7
total                   $55


thanks
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Wichita on March 27, 2018, 05:21:36 PM
I liked the prototype so much I want another.

1 F8-PB $44
1 pocket beagle $30
shipping $7
total = $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: JonB256 on March 27, 2018, 05:49:47 PM
I tried to resist but failed. ☹

1 F8-PB $44
1 pocket beagle $30
shipping $7
total = $81

JonB256

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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Reileymr on March 27, 2018, 06:40:39 PM
1 F8-PB $44
1 Pocket Beagle $30
Shipping $7
Total $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: pixelpuppy on March 27, 2018, 08:48:11 PM
I tried to resist but failed.
You won’t regret it.  I have 3 in my hands already and thinking about getting more  ::)
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: JerryPlak on March 28, 2018, 07:15:07 AM
Hope I made it before the deadline to order

Item               Qty    Cost     Total Cost

F8-PB               1      $44        $44
PocketBeagle    1      $30        $30
Shipping                                  $  7
Total                                       $81
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on March 28, 2018, 01:07:45 PM
Hope I made it before the deadline to order



You're fine.....    I just started getting quotes together from them.   They completely screwed up the first quote (they messed up the quantity column, for some reason they thought the board needed 3 buck converters) so I have some more back and forth with them.  Thus, there is a little more time.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Wichita on March 28, 2018, 06:03:31 PM
Don't tell me  there is more time,  I just ordered another one after playing with the prototype for a couple of weeks. If You don't shut this down I'll end up using the mortgage for more.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Plampasso on April 05, 2018, 12:03:52 PM
Heres my order.


Item                Qty    Cost      Total Cost
F8-PB               2       $44.00  $88.00
Pocket Scroller  2       $18.00  $36.00
PocketBeagle    4       $30.00  $120.00
Shipping                                $13.00
Total                                      $257.00
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Broomy111 on April 20, 2018, 08:59:14 PM
Still more time to order another F8?

Hope I made it before the deadline to order



You're fine.....    I just started getting quotes together from them.   They completely screwed up the first quote (they messed up the quantity column, for some reason they thought the board needed 3 buck converters) so I have some more back and forth with them.  Thus, there is a little more time.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: JerryPlak on May 04, 2018, 08:34:42 AM
dkulp,
any updates on this ?

Jerry
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 04, 2018, 08:43:50 AM
dkulp,
any updates on this ?



Yea.. There was some difficulty obtaining one of the components in the quantity we needed (out of stock everywhere) so I had to order and test a replacement part which delayed things slightly.  I got an email this morning stating that the F8-PB should be in production next week which included a picture of the first assembled board (they build one, send pictures to make sure everything looks OK, then build the rest).   If I don't here anything more by Wed/Thurs, I'm planning on starting to bother them a bit more often.   
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: JerryPlak on May 04, 2018, 08:46:31 AM
dkulp,
any updates on this ?



Yea.. There was some difficulty obtaining one of the components in the quantity we needed (out of stock everywhere) so I had to order and test a replacement part which delayed things slightly.  I got an email this morning stating that the F8-PB should be in production next week which included a picture of the first assembled board (they build one, send pictures to make sure everything looks OK, then build the rest).   If I don't here anything more by Wed/Thurs, I'm planning on starting to bother them a bit more often.

Thanks for the updates truly understand on the difficulty.
Jerry
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: focusedonsound on May 08, 2018, 08:48:31 PM
Will there be any availability beyond the group buy?
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 08, 2018, 08:52:50 PM
Will there be any availability beyond the group buy?


In theory, yes.   I ordered an extra 15 or so mostly cause that triggered a couple of quantity discounts.  Example: the assembly labor is actually LESS to have them assemble 55 of them than it is for 50.  However, last years group buy did have a couple of boards that were not sellable (broken connectors, bad power buck, etc....)  so I need some extras "just in case".  Once the group buy boards are shipped, I SHOULD have extras to offer. 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: focusedonsound on May 08, 2018, 09:17:11 PM
Can I ask if one should become available for my name to be added to the list?
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: LazerBlue on May 08, 2018, 09:23:21 PM
I bought in the group buy but was a little limited on funds at the time so would be interested in another should extras become available.

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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 17, 2018, 05:39:54 AM



Good news/Bad news....


Good:  The F8-PB and PocketScrollers are finished production, I got the pictures.  Things look good.


Bad:  The new F8-B's they messed up and put the BBB headers on the top.   At least it was caught before shipping, but they are going to have to fix those. 


I'm HOPING they can ship the good stuff out soon and not wait for the fixes to be done on the others.   I'm waiting to hear what they say about that. 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: JerryPlak on May 17, 2018, 05:47:20 AM
Thanks for good & bad news, hopefully they will fix the issues.

Looking forward to seeing these coming out soon.

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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on May 18, 2018, 05:33:59 AM
Thanks for the update.  My company just started dealing with board houses and it's amazing how much they screw up.


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 18, 2018, 07:32:15 AM
Thanks for the update.  My company just started dealing with board houses and it's amazing how much they screw up.


I kind of got that feeling.    When I said they are wrong, I'm thinking "20 boards, 2 headers, each 46 pins, right next to a bunch of other components, how is it even possible to fix?"


They are like:  "not a big deal, should just take a day or two to fix".     I'm assuming they have a LOT more practice at fixing these types of situations than I do.     I wouldn't know how to even start.
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Broomy111 on May 23, 2018, 06:38:34 PM
Will there be any availability beyond the group buy?


In theory, yes.   I ordered an extra 15 or so mostly cause that triggered a couple of quantity discounts.  Example: the assembly labor is actually LESS to have them assemble 55 of them than it is for 50.  However, last years group buy did have a couple of boards that were not sellable (broken connectors, bad power buck, etc....)  so I need some extras "just in case".  Once the group buy boards are shipped, I SHOULD have extras to offer.
Hi Dan, On the F8, can you let know if one extra is available later down the road or should I just hit you up later?   I have two on order and was thinking a third one I could use.


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 24, 2018, 06:35:28 AM

I am getting SOOOO pissed off at Elecrow right now.   I think I need to find a new board shop.  Any recommendations?


Good news, more good news, and some very bad news:


Good news #1:  I received a box from China yesterday.  Bunch of boards in there.   I think my memorial day weekend will be spent testing and soldering PocketBeagle headers.  :)


Good news #2:  The F8-B v2 was included, fixed.  I've pushed the first set of changes to support it.  I've done some basic testing with it and all the on-board stuff looks like it works.  I need to test the expansion port, but it does look like if anyone would like an F8-B, I'll be able to offer some of them. (I have 18 to sell)  They would be the same $44.  Shipping becomes a bit more as they are larger than the F8-PB and have pins going both directions.   I can only fit 2 in a box or 1 plus one of either F8-PB/PocketScroller.  Thus, if interested, it will likely jump the shipping up to the Medium box. 


Bad news:  The PocketScrollers are completely missing.  They aren't in the box.  The box had all the F8-PB's and F8-B's, but all the PocketScrollers are missing.    I've sent some email off to them and they are "pretty sure" they were in the box.   I had to send a bunch of pictures and weigh the box and stuff, but with them being in China, this may take a bit to figure out.  I really hope someone can just walk down to shipping and see them all sitting there or something.   Grrrr....


In any case, I'll be doing some testing of the F8-PB's and F8-B's over the next couple of days.    For those that did not order a PocketScroller, I'll try and get your orders out ASAP.  Once I hear back about the PocketScrollers, I can figure out what to do about the orders that includes those.   If they are sitting on a shelf ready to ship (forgot to put in the box), it may just be a couple days.   I don't really know at this point though.    That said, with 50ish F8-PB's to test, I have a lot to do right now anyway.   



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on May 24, 2018, 06:40:38 PM
I just sent an email to my coworker who has dealt with the board houses to see if he would recommend any of them.  Not quite as bad as your situation but we had one of the companies send a mysterious "present" in a shipment around Xmas that held our stuff in customs for about a month.  After several attempts to figure out why we were not passing customs when all good were declared, the board house mentioned that they had included a light up deer as a present.  The problem is they said it was a value of $0. In the end after a lot of attempts to talk to customs we convinced them to take the deer and throw it away or do as they pleased to Rudolph and they released the boards. 

Several months ago you said to wait to pay for the F8-B until they arrived in case something went wrong. I think your premonition was close having not received the scrollers. I still want one F8-B. Can I send it to your PayPal? 


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 25, 2018, 09:01:48 AM



The PocketScroller boards have been found and will be shipped out real soon.  Yea!


As I expected, they built the PocketScrollers first, set them aside while the other board were being built so everything could ship together, then forgot to grab them to include in the shipment. 
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 29, 2018, 10:36:18 AM



Shipping soon!!!!


I'm going to start shipping out orders likely tomorrow.   However, I DO have several extra F8-PB's and a bunch of F8-B's.   If anyone would like to add those to their order, contact me ASAP.      I only have a couple extra PocketScrollers available right now, first come first served.  :)


Note:  we are in "end of the school year" (band concerts, field trips, project presentations, etc..), "baseball season playoffs", "soccer season", "lacrosse season",  etc... mode.   Basically, a TON of children's activities so I'm likely only going to be able to test/ship a few orders a day.   I WILL get to each order, but it may take a little time.   
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: beatlerat on May 29, 2018, 12:23:35 PM
AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to test my P5 panels!
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on May 29, 2018, 06:19:36 PM
Dan,
I want a F8-B and F8-PB if you still have some not spoken for.


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 29, 2018, 07:50:02 PM
Dan,
I want a F8-B and F8-PB if you still have some not spoken for.



Plenty of both... :)   Your order already has 4 items so medium box so adding more would just be the $44 each. 



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: focusedonsound on May 30, 2018, 10:03:59 AM
I would love to order a F8-PB if possible.  How would I go about doing so.


Thanks,
-Nick
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on May 30, 2018, 10:46:28 AM
I would love to order a F8-PB if possible.  How would I go about doing so.



Give me a week or so to get the current orders tested and shipped so I can then catch my breath and see where I stand.  With all the end-of-year school activities and such, I'm kind of swamped right now.



Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: focusedonsound on May 30, 2018, 11:47:36 AM
No rush . I completely understand. Thanks
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Poporacer on May 30, 2018, 04:40:12 PM
Dan,
As I figured they are going to be ready right in the middle of my move. If you want to hold off on shipping my order for a couple weeks, I would have no problem with that. If it is a hassle, then let me know when you are ready to ship mine and I will let you know what address to send it to.

Thanks a million for all of your work on this!
Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on May 30, 2018, 05:59:11 PM
Dan,
I want a F8-B and F8-PB if you still have some not spoken for.



Plenty of both... :)   Your order already has 4 items so medium box so adding more would just be the $44 each.
Just sent you a paypal.


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Title: Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: TMerk on June 01, 2018, 09:32:17 PM
Dan,


I will take another pocketscroller and another F8-PB
Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on June 07, 2018, 12:15:53 PM



All orders (except one, but he's aware of it) have now been shipped out.   If you don't receive it by Monday, please let me know so we can track it.


Thanks!
Dan



Title: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on June 07, 2018, 09:03:17 PM
@dkulp Thanks for all the hard work on this.  These boards are even smaller than I imagined. I can't wait to get them running this weekend.


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Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: Emuney18 on June 08, 2018, 08:04:48 AM
Quick voltage jumper clarification on the F8-PB.  I'm assuming that both jumpers on is 12v.  Would 5v be set with one jumper in the middle?


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Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on June 08, 2018, 08:48:52 AM
Quick voltage jumper clarification on the F8-PB.  I'm assuming that both jumpers on is 12v.  Would 5v be set with one jumper in the middle?



Yep.  That's correct.  I ship them all in "12V" as that's generally safest.



Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mac50 on June 20, 2018, 12:00:11 AM
Dan
Have been trying out the boards.  No problems so far...other than operator error. ::)
Congrats on a job well done and a big thank you for all the work you do.
I like 'em so much, if you have another F8-PB to sell i would like to buy it.
Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on June 20, 2018, 11:55:15 AM
Have been trying out the boards.  No problems so far...other than operator error. ::)
Congrats on a job well done and a big thank you for all the work you do.
I like 'em so much, if you have another F8-PB to sell i would like to buy it.


I do have plenty of extras of all three boards (PocketScroller, F8-PB, and F8-B).   Anyone that is interested should let me know.   I'd be happy to sell them.


The main problem I have right now is finding time to attach headers to PocketBeagles.   I only have a couple of PocketBeagles ready to go, but no time to create more right now.   Thus, if you want any of the PocketBeagle boards, you may need to either wait a couple weeks or be willing to solder the headers on the PB yourself.  (I can provide them)


Also, I'm in Europe next week so I wouldn't be able to ship anything out next week anyway.
Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: mac50 on June 20, 2018, 09:26:34 PM
I have available PocketBeagle and lots of experience soldering, so that's no problem.
How much for the headers?
Title: Re: [CLOSED][GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
Post by: dkulp on June 21, 2018, 05:22:24 AM
I have available PocketBeagle and lots of experience soldering, so that's no problem.
How much for the headers?


I get the headers in bulk from either ebay or aliexpress (depends on who's the cheapest and has them available at the time I need them) which is WAY WAY cheaper than Digikey/mouser.   I think mouser charges $1.04 each header.    The last batch I got was about $0.30 per header, but it does fluctuate a bit.    That said, I DO have the F8-B which is exactly the same functionality wise, but sits on a regular BeagleBone Black (regular or wireless) or BeagleBone Green (not wireless) if you want to avoid soldering.  The full beaglebones are larger and a bit more expensive, but also have things like networking built in so you don't need to buy that.


Thus, if anyone is interested in this option:


$44 for the F8-PB
$18 for the PocketScroller
$0.60 for the two required headers
$25 for the PocketBeagle (at cost)
$44 for F8-B (for regular BeagleBones)


If you need two or more PocketBeagles, I would recommend ordering from Arrow.com right now (exact same cost) and getting a Pi3B+ for free.   See their promotion on the front page.   It's really a "why not?" kind of thing.   I ordered 3 batches of PocketBeagles and got 3 Pi3B+'s that I'm not sure what I'll do with, but I've added them to my collection of things that I might play with some day.  :)


Shipping would be somewhat the same:  $7  for the small flat rate for 3 or less (2 or less for the F8-B).   $13 for a BUNCH of them (Medium box).   I did investigate non-flat rate shipping a bit (so I could send stuff out of the US) and I do have a box that can hold 5ish for $10.


Just PM me ahead of time so I can check on quantity and set them aside for you