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Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Kickstarter feedback - Vickie, I always forget this list serve blocks the email address of the sender.  Please email me at [address removed] and I will send you Jay Aug 28, 2016 10:07 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Kickstarter feedback - I would also be happy to review. Vickie Robinson P. Aug 28, 2016 5:27 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Kickstarter feedback - I'm a 4-star "Super-Backer" and have consulted for several successful Kickstarter campaigns. 19 out of 20 campaigns I've backed have succeeded and Guy R. Aug 27, 2016 8:04 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Kickstarter feedback - You didn’t give an email for use to reply t Mark S. H. Aug 27, 2016 4:23 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Kickstarter feedback - Hi Jay, Please share your Kickstarter link. Hamed hamed Aug 26, 2016 11:09 PM
Kickstarter feedback - Hi everyone, I am working on my first Kickstarter project. Does anyone have a few minutes to review the project page?  We are still working on the video but I would really appreciate some independent feedback Jay Aug 26, 2016 10:37 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Measuring Reactive part of AC Impedance - An interesting chip. I wasn’t aware that such chips were Mark S. H. Aug 25, 2016 10:15 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Measuring Reactive part of AC Impedance - Scott, There's an Analog Devices chip AD5933 that does ac impedance analysis.  For atembedded Aug 25, 2016 4:57 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Measuring Reactive part of AC Impedance - Hi Scott: A network analyzer would be function Daraius H. Aug 25, 2016 1:41 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Measuring Reactive part of AC Impedance - Scott, I may have some suggestions on this. It may be better if you pm me at [address removed] , and we can set up a quick call to discuss.  Than Vinit Aug 25, 2016 12:01 PM
Arrow-Indiegogo crowdfund-to-production service - Raspberry Pi 3 giveaway - Preview not available Don J. Aug 25, 2016 11:31 AM
Measuring Reactive part of AC Impedance - Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some instrumentation help.  I'm looking to measure the reactive part of the impedance of a material in the resistance range of milli-Ohms over a frequency range from Scott N. Aug 25, 2016 10:44 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Looking for sales people / Information - Glenn R. Aug 24, 2016 5:58 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Looking for sales people / Information - Hi Glenn Suntronic can also place components onto pcbs; assemble wire harnesses and enclosures. Ther John R. Aug 24, 2016 1:48 PM
[Austin-Hardware-Startup] Looking for sales people / Information - Glenn, Im a bit confused on what exactly you are looking for, but if its for a company that can manufacture your product, than we may be of assistance.   On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Glenn Robertson < Jeffrey R. Aug 24, 2016 12:33 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Looking for sales people / Information - Mahdi J. Aug 24, 2016 12:08 PM
Looking for sales people / Information - Glenn R. Aug 24, 2016 11:30 AM
TAG's Meeting on Friday is about Cybersecurity Technology - This is going to be a great story about Austin's burgeoning Cy Bill K. Aug 22, 2016 9:00 AM
Looking for LilyPad Arduino Expert. - Hi all, We are teaching a soft circuits workshop at our ChickTech Austin high school kick off event Nov Nicole C. E. Aug 20, 2016 7:49 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Gabriel G. Aug 19, 2016 9:32 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Agreed, and confirmed through experience with them on 3 separate molds. SA On Aug 18, 2016, at 10 Scott A. Aug 18, 2016 11:19 PM
[Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local plastic injection molding companies - Hi, try Greg Brown II at R&D Molders in Georgetown. [address removed] Ty R. Aug 18, 2016 11:18 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Not local, but Protomold is a great option if you’re star John K. Aug 18, 2016 10:54 PM
Semi Automated Termination Machine - Hi, everyone. I have a customer who is looking to buy a semi automated termination machine to crimp terminals onto 24-20 AWG cables. Barrel terminals. Does anyone know of a used one for sale or somewhere to buy an inexpensive new one? Thank you! Sin Daniel G. Aug 18, 2016 8:28 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Posted this question on the Meetup as well. Anyone familiar with any of the local plastics injection molding companies that would be suitable to work with startups and lower volume runs? Iain G. Aug 18, 2016 7:56 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Hello all, I'm fairly new to this group, and tonight will be the first of these meetups I've managed to attend. So (if it's not inappropriate to do so) I'd like to post the following: I'm looking to form a team of co-founders to start up a company Michael K. Aug 18, 2016 2:21 PM
Tomorrow's meetup - Please RSVP - Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night! If you plan on coming, please RSVP so we can order the right amount of pizza: https://www.meetup.com/Austin-­Hardware-Startup/events/233331­753/ Agenda 6:00 Arrive, grab food and drinks, and netwo David E. Aug 17, 2016 2:26 PM
Re: Embedded Engineering, Hardware Design, Firmware, Design for Manufacturing and Collaboration - Andre, I am bootstrapping a product development right now; so I don't have a lot of time for outside projects.  But, I love sharing ideas and giving my humble opinion.  And since I have been working by myself for a Paul B. Aug 12, 2016 3:25 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Sandro, I am a friend of Steve's and you would be well served working with him.  Good Luck! Best Regards, Ty On Friday, August 12, 2016, Bob < Ty R. Aug 12, 2016 2:45 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Entrepreneur iP Blog Patent Information Resource - Bob Aug 12, 2016 2:42 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Bob Aug 12, 2016 2:24 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Good morning, I would like to thank those of you who shared their ideas, suggestions and recommendations.  Glad I joined this group! Sandro Sandro C. Aug 12, 2016 9:37 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Sandro I am a patent attorney here in Austin and I also recommend Steve Pearson for patentability type searching. He does great work. Thanks Andrew Andrew E. Aug 11, 2016 8:47 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - I second the recommendation for Jeff Hood.  He did several patents for us back in the 90s and was top notch then.  I have also worked with Robert Kowert at the same firm and would highly recommend both.  Both of them have very strong eng Jaime E. Aug 11, 2016 7:50 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - FWIW, I highly recommend the guys over at intprop.com when it comes to patent attorneys.  They're (IMO) far stronger on the hardware side of things than most of the other firms in town, and every b Dub D. Aug 11, 2016 4:19 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - David F. Aug 11, 2016 3:38 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - I second Steve Pearson for this kind of thing.  Super-sharp guy with the added bonus that he's not a lawyer... ;-) Generally, though, you want to do the search *before* you go to the trouble of writing a provisio Dub D. Aug 11, 2016 3:00 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Hi, Sandro,  We have a member at Orange Coworking who does a uniquely awesome job at this — Steve Pearson  http://pearsonstrategy.com He researches pate Shelley D. Aug 11, 2016 11:58 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Michael K. Aug 11, 2016 11:35 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Terrence S. Aug 11, 2016 11:10 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Mark C. Aug 11, 2016 11:04 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Joseph T. Aug 11, 2016 10:31 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Patent search - Hello, Sandro. I've been working with Stephen Mason (info below) on many of my company patents. You may give him a call. Stephen Mason Attorney at Law Direct: (512)[masked]   Leonardo L. Aug 11, 2016 10:28 AM
Patent search - Hi everybody I recently filed a provisional application for a vibration sensor.  Now I need to find out if the idea is patentable or not...(or convenient to patent or not).  Can any of you suggest s Sandro C. Aug 11, 2016 9:51 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] just take a look at that - In case it wasn't obvious, this is spam. Fyi. On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 10:38 PM Roger < [address removed] Cruz Monrreal I. Aug 9, 2016 11:11 PM
just take a look at that - Roger Aug 9, 2016 10:37 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Thanks for the description of this. Mark S. H. Aug 9, 2016 5:28 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - This is a nice summary of progressive stamping.  You can certainly make some very nice parts with progressive stamping. Another variation of stamping that is quite impressive is fourslide stamping. John V. Aug 8, 2016 4:36 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Just to add to John's pretty comprehensive response. We've done a few power products and each time the contacts are custom designed as your manufacturer will not reuse contacts they produce for another client. If you Redza S. Aug 8, 2016 4:11 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Vadim K. Aug 8, 2016 4:01 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - I've used these guys to make stampings before  http://www.fast-rite.com/ I wouldn't consider it unless your qty is extremely high though. Bob K. Aug 8, 2016 3:58 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - Thx.  Happy to share when/where I can.  I've been lucky enough to hang around some pretty smart and knowledgeable people over the years and at least a bit of it rubbed off... Dub D. Aug 8, 2016 3:48 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Not positive they carry them, but I'd try Keystone Electronics first - it's the sort of thing they'd be likely to have.  Much of their inventory used to be on DigiKey/Mouser/Jameco or the like, but not all, since they cover a l Dub D. Aug 8, 2016 3:45 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - There are a few options for making these contacts. 1.  They may be stamped, but followed with an operation to smooth the edges before plating.  Between the edge treatment and plating, the result is very nice.  I suspec John V. Aug 8, 2016 3:22 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - I'm using some of the heyco parts for a plug project I'm finishing up. I'll mention that I contacted the Jason R. Aug 8, 2016 3:20 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Hi John Voltin, thanks for the info.  The edges are very smooth and the hole is nicely chamfered, so I don't they they are stamped....   How do you think these are made?     Rich L. Aug 8, 2016 3:08 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Nice!  It took me a while to find the Heyco guys and the correct Nema googling terms, but even with these I can't seem to find the source of the ones in the pic (or similar).  The Heyco contacts are folded and I'm being picky, but Rich L. Aug 8, 2016 2:59 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - That's very cool.  I did not know that anyone sells these contacts loose. I stand corrected. Thanks for the link.  - John John V. Aug 8, 2016 2:48 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - In general this type of contact is custom made for specific applications.  They are not typically sold as a product because custom molding is required to use them properly. That being said, there are certainly manufactur John V. Aug 8, 2016 2:47 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Rich, try John K. Aug 8, 2016 2:39 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - A few things to do: 1. Send your pics to alibaba conta Andre' L. Aug 8, 2016 2:38 PM
Embedded Engineering, Hardware Design, Firmware, Design for Manufacturing and Collaboration - Austin Hardware Entrepreneurs, Two Action Items , first I haven't heard a Andre' L. Aug 8, 2016 2:30 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Polycase sells a number of wall wart enclosures. Joel -- Joel Davidson Austin, TX On Mon, 8 Aug 2016, it would appear that Rich LeGrand wrote: > We're all familiar with those AC adapters (aka wall-warts). We're making > o Joel D. Aug 8, 2016 2:30 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Who sources these guys? - Have you tried digikey or mosher? On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Rich LeGrand < Austin-Ha Andrew J. Aug 8, 2016 2:24 PM
Who sources these guys? - We're all familiar with those AC adapters (aka wall-warts).  We're making our own AC-powered circuit that sits inside a wall-wart(ish) enclosure.  I've been trying to find the male contacts "blades" that can be Rich L. Aug 8, 2016 2:21 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - Preview not available Andre' L. Aug 8, 2016 2:02 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Embedded Systems Conference - worth the trip? - I have been to ESC Boston, and had a good time. But don't recommend it on your own dime. Had a full conference pass. They have many lectures going on in parallel. At best you can cover a third of it. Trade show is free, but flying there j Rajan Aug 8, 2016 1:36 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - Thanks for the overview. I have acce Mark S. H. Aug 8, 2016 1:22 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Embedded Systems Conference - worth the trip? - I'm also curious to know if there are conferences farther away that are more worthwhile for an independent hardware/firmware developer.  I'm spending all my conference budget on the nxp conference and a sxsw badge. Josh J. Aug 8, 2016 12:05 PM
Embedded Systems Conference - worth the trip? - Jessica Aug 8, 2016 11:40 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - Dub, what a great educational response. Most appreciated. Roger Aug 8, 2016 9:30 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - If you are doing a small run or a prototype, then Powder Coating can be done yourself. Once you get a setup going, the actual paint process is easier and faster than spray paints. The major components are an air compressor, pow ZapWizard Aug 8, 2016 8:57 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - Cool Dub,  Thanks for the detailed answer.  It was just an idea that I thought I'd toss out there and see what happens to it.  Some of my ideas are actually worth doing something about, most are not.  As a profess Les H. Aug 8, 2016 2:25 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - There have been sprayable epoxy paints for decades.  The trick with epoxies is that something has to kick off their cross-linking, typically either heat, a chemical catalyst (2-part mixtures), or UV or other radiation.  Epo Dub D. Aug 7, 2016 11:29 PM
Re: Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - I wouldn't be shocked if what follows has been done before. Split vessel with a two-hole nozzle, ingredients mix outside the nozzle, before reaching the surface. Trick is to ensure sufficient turbulence Eric R. Aug 6, 2016 1:11 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - I found this: http://plaspakinc.com/manhole-­restoration-sy John P. Aug 6, 2016 4:37 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - The problem I can see with this is that you s Mark S. H. Aug 6, 2016 2:29 AM
Epoxy Spray Paint Idea - So we have spray paint and we have epoxy but the epoxy cannot be sprayed from a can because it is a two part adhesive.  There is spray paint that is called epoxy but I think probably that is because it is very durable not because it is act Les H. Aug 5, 2016 6:58 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Design advice for an audio cassette player - " I see ads for Turntables with Andre' L. Jul 25, 2016 1:21 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Design advice for an audio cassette player - Totally agree with what Andre stated - mechanically not an easy underta Daraius H. Jul 25, 2016 11:14 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Design advice for an audio cassette player - I have designed a couple custom tape readers in the past and there is Andre' L. Jul 24, 2016 5:19 PM
Design advice for an audio cassette player - Hello fellow Austin Hardware-nauts! I'm seeking advice for the design of a boutique audio cassette player. I'm mostly just want to create a great visual aesthetic, so I'm not after all those sup Ryan James M. Jul 24, 2016 4:47 PM
Re: Funding your Hardware Startup - This Thursday - Enjoyed seeing many of you last night. Kate from Bolt was a fantastic speaker. Here are Kate's slides and a video from last night to follow along: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6n6l­mn0qvn6p79v/Bolt%20Fundraising­%20Trends.pdf?dl=0 https://youtu.be/UV David E. Jul 22, 2016 8:26 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] cnc mill machinist - Send a resume over.  Can't make any promises but I have avenues for this type of work. Chris B. Jul 18, 2016 12:18 PM
Funding your Hardware Startup - This Thursday - Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday night: Funding your Hardware Startup, sponsored by Bolt http://www.meetup.com/Austin-H­ardware-Startup/events/2320139­44/ Capacity is going to be tight, so please RSVP if you plan on coming to reserve y David E. Jul 18, 2016 9:32 AM
cnc mill machinist - needs work badly ...decades will Jul 17, 2016 6:59 PM
Renegade Dodecahedron Controller - So with Pokemon Go a global phenomenon we now have AR everywhere.  I dug out this design and added an inductive charging loop so it can operate sealed with glue.  It can 3D print in two colors and hold Adafruit or your custom design of Ar Les H. Jul 14, 2016 6:29 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] need vodaphone 2g gprs modem - Helllooo Austin! Thanks to Gregory and Iain for giving us the heads-up of this convo. For some context, Hologram runs globally as a  mvno as Iain mentioned. Ben S. Jul 14, 2016 6:52 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Fighting Poverty with 3D Skills - Thank you for the example of a good “elevator speech” o Mark S. H. Jul 12, 2016 2:58 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Fighting Poverty with 3D Skills - Hi Les, That definitely is a lot better! It gives me a much clearer understanding of what service/product you are selling and why people should want it. This will depend on the scenario but if you are going to email or &q Andy Jul 10, 2016 1:53 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] need vodaphone 2g gprs modem - They have both a 3g modern and a slightly more expensive world LTE modem (both with with processing power left over btw) I'm pretty sure the 3g does 2g as well. 3g will eventually shut down. Think you have 2yrs Iain G. Jul 10, 2016 12:14 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] need vodaphone 2g gprs modem - We too are looking for cellular data access.  Talking to the major ca Dzuy N. Jul 9, 2016 4:17 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Fighting Poverty with 3D Skills - Andy that did help - a lot.  I am making the same stupid mistake that I so frequently make, which is telling the details of the subject prior to giving the overview.  So let me try again.   I have a way to create objec Les H. Jul 9, 2016 4:05 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Fighting Poverty with 3D Skills - Hi Les, Nice to hear your thoughts. I am a little confused about the model you are proposing. I agree that one of the barriers is a high cost of international shipping. However, in your example of an impoverished entrepr Andy Jul 9, 2016 1:25 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Where to find used manufacturing equipment - Your best bet is to call some distributors, generally the best price you'll get is for demo units. Feel free to reach me on my company email [address removed]  and I can  get you some info.  Bob K. Jul 9, 2016 11:05 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Where to find used manufacturing equipment - I like https://swicoauctions.com On Jul 9,[masked]:12 AM, "Shaun Edwards" < [address removed] > wrote: Josh Jul 9, 2016 9:54 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] need vodaphone 2g gprs modem - https://hologram.io/ They operate a global mvno and their modem runs 2g and 3g. No monthly, 68¢ MB, billed by the KB Data only however. Iain G. Jul 9, 2016 9:47 AM
Fighting Poverty with 3D Skills - Hi all,  Here is an entrepreneurial model that I feel can be put into action and yield profit for all parties involved.  I keep telling different people about this idea in the hope that it will take root somewhere, to n Les H. Jul 9, 2016 9:23 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Where to find used manufacturing equipment - This one is "affordable". http://blueworkforce.com/ragna­r/ On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 6:26 AM Stephen Sawall < Shaun E. Jul 9, 2016 9:07 AM
need vodaphone 2g gprs modem - I'm looking for vodaphone 2g gprs modem 50 pieces. anybody have time? Md Mazaharul H. Jul 9, 2016 7:52 AM

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