- Jun 7, 2018
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Yeah sadly I do need to charge more but I am keeping things as low possible. Fully assembled this will be $109 possibly $119, it's impossible to DIY for this, let alone time. With an AC power bar assembled it won't go over $200.
I'm thinking I might skip the Kickstarter idea for now as that'll take time, I have nothing for it haha. I'm actually just revising the board to add RTC and get the faceplate etc made. I did just need to get a batch of v1.0 so I'll probably wait 2-3 weeks to order and should have in around a month. Whatever is left of 1.0 I'll be blowing out the DIY version at $60, there's a lot less to solder as I have some parts pre mounted now so if you want a deal it might be worth waiting for that.
As the price is over the $100 I'm going to put together a basic version, I hope to order a beta when I order 2.0 and then shortly after I'll get them. I'm hoping assembled these will be $50 - $70 depending what I add, that's the hard part. I know for pennies more I can add this or that so I never stop, those pennies do start to add up though.
Yeah, I can only imagine lol.
I reread in case I was missing it but is this unit going to be expandable for more power bars like the V1 was with the addition of the PCA9685 connection?
Definitely let me know if/when you blow out the v1s and I'll probably pick one up for when I can finally swap out the current 180 to the 270 gallon that's been sitting in the living room almost 2 years lol. The v1 will go on it being that I'm going to have it specifically for the wife and I'll still want a v2 for myself and the 280. Figure at this price point one can't afford to do half of what these are capable of whether someone went diy or mainstream tech even at 2-3× the pricing so I can't lose either way.
You and I spoke awhile back (probably nearly if not more than a year ago) so I'll email you in the next few days as I had a few more questions but don't want to sidebar this announcement thread.