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- Nov 7, 2014
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Hey Rob,@fsamir that is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's exactly why I started this post, to see others that have done it and that are willing to share it with others....
I need more details!!! cost? availablity?
I can tell from the pics that you use a jebao dosing pump and wavemakers, this is exactly what i'm looking for!!!
I don't have precise answers for cost or availability, yet. Costs depends a lot on economy of scale and software licensing price. The DOSEmate's circuit board cost me ~$100 to produce, for example. Everything else depends on the deal with the supplier.
Availability is currently blocked on making a decision on how to license the software, given it can easily be pirated. Hardware is tough business
I am planning to position the product on the cheap side, to be compete in price an quality with chinese manufacturers, like Jecod. In fact, as you noticed, I source parts from Jecod and some other manufacturers, like Coral Box, Reef Angel, etc.
The core concept of the computer is to be able talk to any device that allows connectivity, similar to the computers model we are all familiar with, where you can connect a Dell mouse on an HP laptop.
In facto, the REEFmate can already talk to several devices, such as Atlas Scientific probes, Reef Angel Extensions, Coral Box Wavemaker controller, Apogee Par meter, etc.
It is likely the first units will be available as a DIY kit. You buy the parts from me or other suppliers, buy a software license from me and put it together yourself.
Let me know if you have any questions...