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Discussion in 'Envyous Customs' started by TazzI, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. TazzI

    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    So, looks like Iv found a place that can do the molds and MOQ of 1000units.

    Problem is, mold will be around $3500USD.. soo roughly $5k aussie. Unfortunately this is out of budget straight off the mark so Im trialing the same company out on 3D printed units. Hopefully they will come out clean and perfect!

    Its a step forward!
     
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    Dirbatua Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully :p im still hanging to get one :p
     
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    Yep, am waiting for one myself as well...
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Alot of people are asking why is it taking so long! And I agree, it frustrates me as well!
    But, good things come with patience (At least I tell myself that!).

    Below is the main screen template of the new program. As always, Iv tried to keep it all clean and simple to use.

    Majority of my work has been in the diagnostics screen. In fact, 99% of it has been in there.
    Things still to do, but wont be in the first release is:
    - Programming section
    - Replay section
    - Feedback and news.

    Essentially the main necessities.. settings and live diagnostics have been the focus.
    At this current second, Im putting together some little icons to go into each of those main tiles below.. is not exactly important but will visually look nicer :D

    Oh.. and the theme can be changed from within app.. for those who are pick like that :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm... Looks almost exactly like the Centrelink website.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    ahahahaah... that has absolutely made me day :D:D:D
     
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    [​IMG] hahaha :p
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Lucky you even got bones, Iv turned to dust waiting!
     
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    vk4akp Starfire, Fear V Power!!

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    Any new ~ETA's yet? .-.-.
     
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    TazzI Envyous Customs

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    Im trying to steer clear of ETA's.
    Since, theres only physically so much I can get done in a day. So.. Im still hammering away but the time I spend on the prject can vary from 0hours a day to 6hours a day.. theres no consistency depending on the days agenda!
     
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    I do love how everyone is so keen but FFS let the man work his crazy 18-20 hour days.. The one thing I can assure with Tazzl is he'll be more than happy to let the world know when everything has settled and ready. There's just no need to bump the thread with "Expected ETA's and "Any chance of an update". When Tazzl's ready to share, he's proven that he'll update ect..

    Keep up the super human work Tazzl, your focus, drive and enthusiasm has and always will be impressive!
     
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    I just like poking him with a stick for shits and giggles, i know how busy he is with his stupid amount of work hours he does :p


    [​IMG]
     
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    Hahah. The calls have eased up over the last couple weeks in regards to it as I had to tell everyone that the project is on the back burners currently.

    Its still being worked on, but Im only getting a couple hours every couple days to work on it. So its gone painfully slow with day to day tasks taking up majority of my time.
     
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    [​IMG]

    lol remembered to check the thread and last comment was me back in May rofl
     
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    vk4akp Starfire, Fear V Power!!

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    I couldn't wait any longer so I just ordered one from the USA. Should arrive next week. AU$161 including express post. Is Bluetooth + USB. Also has a monitoring port for adding extra accessories not normally in the car or on the ALDL bus. :) .-.-.
     
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    Sorry on the slow updates!

    The new cable has been delayed (As always) with day to day work. Contract work for R&D on various other things.. which has eaten up all the free time I have had to work on it.

    Im itching to back back to it though!!
     
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    vk4akp Starfire, Fear V Power!!

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    A quick update. My interface turned up the other day and it's a fantastic piece of kit. I've already used it to download my ECU bin (via USB) and identified which one it is. I've also installed and ran ALDLdroid from Bluetooth.
    But now I could do with some advice on what and how to use a lot of the software. This is all very new to me and I expect it to be a hell of a learning curve.
    But anyhow anyone needing an interface in the mean time until the .AU one is designed I can tell you that the USA one works a treat and although far too expensive by the time you pay exchange rates and freight for me it's been a necessary evil to avoid waiting what could be another year or two.
    .-.-.
     
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    Interested in what your using?

    Sounds like its just a bluetooth ALDL cable? If thats the case, then it is alot of money for a device which doesnt come with its own dedicated software.
     
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    vk4akp Starfire, Fear V Power!!

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    Bluetooth + USB. Does both. And yes as I've already mentioned, far too much money as previously stated. But I waited a year and even that was a year too long. I needed a solution so bought it. Car has issues that should have been looked into far too many months ago. Software, well I'll just have to learn how to use the free stuff in the mean time plus I also bought the ALDLdroid App.

    When the U-Beaut .AU version comes out I'll still most likely be interested. Unless of course the whole world has gone EV by then! ;)

    .-.-.
     
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    Completely understand! No problem!

    The USB ALDL cable kit I supply would have done what you needed there as well, along with coming with AED (Advanced Engine Diagnostics) for viewing live data also. Obviously not bluetooth, so you do get the benefit of bluetooth connection for smartphones so least you can tinker with ALDLdroid! Personally havent used it so interested to hear your thoughts about it!
     

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