Friday, November 25, 2016

Fixing a Dexter board with a short circuit problem

I had never had to track down a short circuit this difficult before. I guess I am somewhat of a newbie in this area.

I had eight Dexter boards with a common problem. I filmed some videos of the steps I took to diagnose and solve the problem for those interested.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I made four Cliff Hanger VMB PCBs

I've been slowly acquiring Cliff Hanger hardware for research and had trouble getting my hands on the VMB board.  So I borrowed one and then cloned it:

Hopefully, I can get some time soon to solder the parts onto it so it can be tested.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

All Dexters now shipped!

It took me from the end of April to the end of August, but I've now shipped every Dexter unit from the Jan-Feb 2016 pre-order.  Hopefully, you will agree that me that it was worth the wait. :)

I now need to focus on selling my house and moving.  Once I've done this, I should have some time to sell some more Dexter units and do some Dexter+Merlin updates.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Merlin + Dexter integration update

It sounds like after seeing Dexter and Merlin in action at California Extreme that people are really chomping at the bit to get this installed into their cabs.  While I can appreciate that people are excited, I also need to be realistic about timing and estimates.  Right now, I am still shipping out Dexter units (yes, still!) and then need to move to a new house (my wife has been patient with Dexter and now it's her turn to get what she wants).  So I am going to estimate that I will have my pat of Dexter + Merlin integration finished by the end of 2016.  Not what some people were hoping, but I prefer to give real estimates than to keep missing my dates.