casainho wrote: ↑Feb 17 2019 2:02amWell, on that time, if I remember, almost no one was selling it and was expensive like 100 euros, now it is very different.
I appreciate if you can send me 1 unit, but I am only evaluate for now. Please share pictures of the internal boards, etc, that is the most important for now.
The clock needs a specific piece of hardware to keep clock working while power is disconnected. Can you please confirm that original firmware has clock??
Back at the end of August =). Only the Eggrider was alway expensive, but the SW102 was always readily available and cheap. I know now a couple more companies offer it, but if it doesn't have bluetooth, that completely defeats the purpose, does it not? For this to be realistic, you will have to have bluetooth... so someone will have to special order batches anyway... so that seems like slightly flawed reasoning... Also, FYI - these are so small I predict problems with disassembly, soldering etc, and reassembly, not only because of the size and limited internal space, but also because that it is put together without hardware mostly... so I fear there will be problems, and of course the waterproof/structural integrity will be compromised...eyebyesickle wrote: ↑Aug 30 2018 7:20pmThis is the display I recommended, due to ease if update, compact size, price, and quality. It is the SW102 from TOPOLOGY.
HOWEVER... These won't be compatible with the open source firmware... I am working on hiring someone to make this display compatible with the open source firmware, or as an alternative, to make the open source firmware compatible with the stock displays/protocol... So we will see how that goes... It's all outside my expertise but I'm determined to make it work!
As for the clock, good to know about the hardware - I had no idea. The firmware I use does have a clock, but I am not sure of it functioning when the unit is 'off'/resting. I don't usually have these units mounted long term, still in testing phase. Except for on one model, but it has been sitting for quite a while with no battery at all... With the hardware you speak of, will the clock work long term unplugged, or can it just be off but still has to be plugged into a power source?
As for the 'original' firmware you question... There is not really 'standard' firmware...to my knowledge everyone's will be different mostly. Typically a bulk purchaser who gets access to certain things signs an NDA so there is only certain things to talk about...but typically someone would fill an application with requirements for firmware...so the starting point for everyone may be quite different. I was very disappointed with the firmware from these when I originally tested them, actually - but it is so easily changed!
Anyway, I don't plan to open any of my units, they are very easy to reprogram and I already have been working towards my own goal for some time on these. The clock is not important to me as I always know what time it is anyway... unless I misunderstand something.
So first things first, I think maybe you should open your unit from PSWpower, since it does not have bluetooth anyway, and it will not quite be a waste if it doesn't work out for you, since you cannot reprogram it anyway... The units I have are very easy to reprogram with blue tooth, so I don't want to ruin one for no reason, if you are still not sure if you are interested. I think it will be good to open the unit that doesn't have bluetooth function to learn if you think it is acceptable now, and if you think so, I would be happy to then send you unit(s) with bluetooth, and collaborate further if the situation calls for it.