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Old 02-11-2020, 10:22 PM
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Hey Ted, how are the kids? You have them working on the BlueBus assembly yet?
Thanks for asking! They are working on drinking from a bottle, rather than a feeding tube, so I haven't had a chance to show them the finer points of flash programming and using a terminal

But really, they are breathing room air all on their lonesome, without the constant air pressure machine, so I couldn't be more proud!

Good news: I sent off my wire terminal applicator and should have those to me soon. They came in around $1/wire, which is not awful considering there are only six wires per loom.

Bad News: PCB manufacture hasn't yet begun, but I guess that's expected for their current ETA. My casement manufacturer is also running behind, but I don't think that will really delay shipments as they are being shipped to me in batches of 100/week, which means I should always "have enough" for the boards on hand.

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[QUOTE=t3ddftw;1177782]Thanks for asking! They are working on drinking from a bottle, rather than a feeding tube, so I haven't had a chance to show them the finer points of flash programming and using a terminal



But really, they are breathing room air all on their lonesome, without the constant air pressure machine, so I couldn't be more proud! [Quote end Ted]

Sir,
THAT is sensational news!!!!!!
Congratulations.

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Sir,
THAT is sensational news!!!!!!
Congratulations.

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Old 02-18-2020, 04:03 PM
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hey Teddy, I seen an update on the m3forum website you linked in first post, but now that thread/forum is down. Mind giving an update here, please?
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:25 PM
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hey Teddy, I seen an update on the m3forum website you linked in first post, but now that thread/forum is down. Mind giving an update here, please?
Hey man,

Yeah, I just posted that the fab house has had the PCBs since last Thursday, but there seems to be no movement on the order. Thankfully, they only need a few hours on the pick and place / reflow ovens to bang out all 500 units.

The order UI (which believe it or not, most fab houses do NOT have a way for you to check your order status) says that there are still 20 orders in front of the BlueBus.

I have the email written out and ready to send to start selling the harness adapters, but I haven't been able to add the code to the website to properly process those transactions, so hopefully I can get to that tonight.

My sons should be coming home tomorrow, so expect my posts to be slightly less coherent for the next little while

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good god you replied quickly.
thanks for the update
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:27 PM
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good god you replied quickly.
thanks for the update
Says the guy who replied within a couple minutes! :P

I try to reply to everyone as quickly as I can under all circumstances -- I hate uncommunicative people.

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Old 02-18-2020, 07:31 PM
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Agreed. I went through building an e53 deco skid plate build with a manufacturer in Cali and it was unnerving how many days/weeks he took to respond (albeit was during a bad Cali summer fire, but none of us knew that).

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Old 02-25-2020, 04:47 PM
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In case you guys didn't get the email:
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Hello Customer,

Firstly, thank you so much for your patience regarding the delays in manufacture that the BlueBus has faced due to the Chinese New Year and COVID-19.

Right now, everything required for manufacture is at the factory in Houston, TX and they should be working on the order this week. Though they have pushed back the shipment date twice, it is currently estimated to be March 3rd, which means I will receive them on March 4th and begin programming, testing and shipping them.

In addition to that, the case manufacturer miscalculated the shrink rate of the material used in the injection molding process, so the screw holes are not properly mating with the BlueBus board. They are working to resolve this as we speak.

If you wish to wait for the unit to come encased, please email [email protected] with your order number. Otherwise, I will ship your case to you once it is available at no charge to you.

If your order number is below 250, I expect to have your unit out by the third week of March, if your order is above 250, expect to have it shipped by the fourth week of March.

If these delays are not acceptable, please send me an email at [email protected] and I will refund your order.

I also wanted to announce that I'm able to take orders for the plug and play telephone-mode harness adapter. Pricing is $25 USD.

This harness offers a plug and play solution for using the BlueBus as an OE Telephone/ULF emulator, which will allow you take calls in any radio mode.

Please Note:
You DO NOT need the harness adapter in order to use the BlueBus or even use it as a Telephone/ULF emulator!
If you want to use OE telephone-mode at all, you MUST check your vehicles VIN on MDecoder and ensure you have options S629A, S639A, S640A, S644 or that you have an option that sounds related to telephony (like GSM, CDMA or Bluetooth).
IMPORTANT: If you are using the BlueBus with telephone-mode and you have a factory SES/Voice Control Module, the SES MUST BE REMOVED! Failure to do so WILL damage the BlueBus!
If you do not want to take calls, or you are comfortable de-pinning wires from the vehicle harness and placing them into a connector I will provide, then you DO NOT need this harness.

If you do not want to use OE Telephony mode, or you do not have a Microphone, you can always purchase and wire in any microphone with a 3.5mm connector and the BlueBus will accept it.

If you are interested in ordering the telephone-mode harness adapter, please stay tuned to your email as I will be sending purchasing instructions within the next few days.

NOTE: If you are based outside the U.S. and order a telephony harness, the harness WILL BE included with your BlueBus parcel.

If you are based in the U.S., your TCU Harness may come at a later date, likely by the second week of April.

Thank you for your patience!
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