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Flirc Amazon FBA in Canada

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve updated the blog, and that’s going to change this year. Huge transformations coming to both the company, products, and roles. I’ll say more about this later as well as what’s been happening behind the scenes.

That being said, this announcement was a significant effort. Flirc is now a registered to do business in Canada, and as such, Flirc products are live on Amazon.CA as part of their prime program.

Here is a link: https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_2404990011?ie=UTF8&node=2404990011&field-brandtextbin=FLIRC

No more waiting 6 weeks for US shipping, and enjoy all the benefits of purchasing on Amazon.

Checkout with Amazon and New Blog Design

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Quietly released was our new blog theme that closely matches our new beautiful website design. Extremely happy with the refreshing design by Malte and the execution by Towerhouse Studio.

Also released is our new checkout with amazon plugin. Very excited about this one as it makes the checkout and payment process super easy. Thanks Towerhouse Studio.

Memorial Day Sale

Monday, September 1st, 2014

http://flirc.tv/products/

http://www.amazon.com/FLIRC-Dongle-Media-Centre-Raspberry/dp/B00BB0ETW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409561699&sr=8-1&keywords=flirc

Father’s Day Weekend Sale

Friday, June 13th, 2014

 

 

 

 

In honor of Father’s day, I’m having a sale this weekend on the Flirc Store Front and on Amazon.

Happy Father’s Day
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Tron Disk Hacked

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

A friend of mine was invited to a disney themed party. The girl hosting it required all her invitee’s wear a disney costume, however, it had to be self made. Naturally, he wanted to do something as ‘cool’ as possible, so he chose Tron. He then ran over in my direction and said, ‘hey Jason, you gotta help me with my tron costume, I want to hack up an off the shelf tron disk’.

Here is the original disk we used.Tron Disk OriginalHere is a link to a video demonstration (this is not me doing the review)

You can see it’s a pretty cheesy disk, it’s just a kids toy. There are plenty of mods online, but this will put most of those to shame.

Here is our final modification, it’s a video link, CLICK it!

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It’s got two lithium ion batteries, a usb charger for the batteries, a boost convertor to run the led’s, magnets installed so he can wear it on his back, it uses 1.2Amps off 12V (because of the 20 LED segments), and the microcontroller is running a poor man’s scheduler to get pwm output on all those led segments. All the code has been posted, and a schematic have been shared which demonstrates how we hooked everything up.

There is nothing on the inside that was saved. We threw away all the wires, all the circuits, and my friend even had to dremel away the plastic walls on the inside so everything would fit. The only thing we used was the enclosure. I wasn’t at the party, but apparently he was a hit and they asked him to turn it off because it was blinding everyone. Assuming they were in a dimly lit bar and drunk.

It’s open source, head to my github repo and you can check out the firmware, a little commandline application for kicking the device into the bootloader, and a very rough schematic.

Here are some more pictures of the process and his final costume.

Original Guts:

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LED strip we used.

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Some of the lights that will be used on the actual suit.

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The costume was made out of a scuba diving suit.

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Coming together:

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He didn’t want his face on the internet.

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Final Costume:

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outfit4I unfortunately don’t have any images of the disk progress, and I can’t open it right now. There is so much in there, it takes me about 45 minutes to get it closed.

v1.0.0-rc.3 Released For Testing

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Release Notes

Forums

 

New Distributors in the UK and South Africa

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I wanted to announce with sincere pleasure two new distributors, ModMyPi in the UK and ProcSum over in South Africa.

ModMyPi is located in the UK and distributes Raspberry Pi’s, peripherals and accessories globally, with main market coverage in the UK, EU, Japan, US and Australia.

Procsum is headed by Andrew in South Africa and he is working on getting hard to find electronics and supplying them locally at reasonable prices.

I’m pleased to be working with both Procsum and Modmypi.

Happy Birthday Chris!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

I wanted to give a special shout out to Chris and wish him a Happy and Healthy Birthday.

Chris and I got introduced last year when he was one of the first customers. Like many of you, he and I became friends and since then, he’s been an amazing help and support. He even wrote up the famous XBMC article that was published.

Happy Birthday Chris!

New Wake Beta Image

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

I’ve just released a new beta firmware image which is for waking the computer up from sleep. It’s available on the forums here:

http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/115-beta-firmware-release-v5/

I’ve stopped working on the media keys, there is a bug in the last beta version that caused flirc to disconnect, I’ve since solved that but haven’t posted an image to try. I’ve verified on windows that these keys don’t work, and I’m baffled. Everything works great on OSX, but doesn’t work at all in windows and I’m not sure where I’ve fallen short. I think windows may need special support for this, but I’m finding very little documentation online that would help solve this. I’m not giving up, but just wanted to give everyone an update.

Happy and Healthy New Year

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

I wanted to send a message out to everyone and wish you all a happy and healthy new year. This project has been an amazing fuel for my personal determination. I’m grateful for all the customers out there, and the amazing support and dedication they have shown to me. I wish there was a word beyond ‘grateful’, because I would use it.

I’m truly surprised by the customer experience. I never imagined it would be as good as it’s been. From pseudo7 and eskro’s support on the forums, to the emails I occasionally get thanking me, it’s only these things that keep me focused, determined, and make all he hard work worth it.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.