It’s finally happening! The semester is over, I have parts in, and I’m ready to build. Many have asked for it, so here it is. With his permission, I’m offering made to order Firefly Remotes based off of @solidgeek’s designs.
If you’d rather build your own, check out his thread here: http://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/simple-3d-printed-nrf-remote-arduino-controlled/28543
And check out my youtube build guide for some visual and auditory assistance: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIbDJY1YVCAOu7T7eQAtQSyG7m7DUHPvQ
I’ll get to the important parts for you all. Pricing:
Remote+Receiver start @$100 shipped in the US.
That includes either a White remote or Black remote and a paired Receiver
Other optional features include:
- Storm Trooper Black and White style remote +$5
- Colors other than B/W +$20 (This may be more depending on the cost of the filament color)
- Updatable via the USB charging port +$10
- Include a wrist strap +$5
- A case for the receiver +$10
I’ll be taking requests via Google Forms for now. The link to that is here:
If you’d like to order just a parts kit, you can submit a request here:
First batch of remotes is gonna be around ~8 Remotes, so if you want one get your submission in quick!
Batch 1: Shipped by mid June COMPLETED
Batch 2: Begin shipping late June
Batch 3: Potentially start shipping in August? I can’t promise there will be a batch 3
Been waiting on this for months, order is placed .
I HAVE A REMOTE THAT WORKS…I HAVE A REMOTE THAT WORKS…I HAVE A REMOTE THAT WORKS…ughh
What does the display err displays?
The display has your current speed, Board battery voltage, distance travelled for that ride, and the board’s power draw in amps.
Do you need a Bluetooth receiver for that to work? Or the remote receiver does that?
The remote receiver handles it. It’s all self contained
Does the deadman’s switch work?
Yup! It’s programmable tho, so you can turn it off or turn it into a cruise control with one of the options too.
Awesome man does it come standard as a deadman’s?
How many orders are you at so far and what is the expected time if you are in the 1st batch (in a normal color)?
Lastly noticed this on the order form “micro USB programming” does that mean you’d be programming the whole remote for us?
Yes, it comes with the deadman switch on by default.
I’ve got 6 requests right now, and if everything doesn’t blow up in my face, I hope to have the first batch shipping inside of 2 weeks. I will not be taking anyone’s money until remotes are ready to ship as well,
I will be pre-programming every remote, but that option actually refers to being able to update the remote from the charging port itself. Otherwise, if you’d like to flash a newer or different firmware, you’ll need to open up the remote itself. I thought about including this standard, but it complicates the build process and is just a general pain to build into the port instead of just opening the remote and plugging in the Arduino nano directly.
Cool man thanks for being very responsive can’t wait to see what it’s like
Can you sell us kits? Only reason why I haven’t made my own is because I’m lazy to source all the parts myself
Damn! Just submitted an order, but it looks like I’m in batch 2…any idea how far out that will be?
I was only planning on selling them complete, but send me a DM. I’m sure we can work out a deal for just parts!
And batch 2 is gonna depend on how quickly I can get remotes out and order more parts. Shipping on most of the parts takes at least 3 weeks unfortunately, so I can’t give a super accurate timeline unfortunately
is it possible to order everything (all set up, not the parts themselves) but the printed parts? I run a 3d printing business in Italy and I feel like wasting your time to make you print it for me as I’d reprint it anyway