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      Creator Mark chan on April 8

      George, any update as regards the radiation sensor arrangement? If you will give credit how will the arrangement be made? Thanks.

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      Creator George Yu on January 2

      Rene,

      Yes, we will give you credit toward another sensor module (any module)

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      Creator Rene Ochoa Dorado on January 2

      i'm in the same boat as cam and eric. can i get a credit towards other sensors.

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      Creator George Yu on August 29, 2013

      Cam and Erik, we have a prototype built but it will cost ~$400-500 for a decent radiation sensor. We are trying to figure out what to do about those backers. We can give you a credit toward a radiation sensor or a few other sensors we are working.

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      Creator Cam MacDuff on August 28, 2013

      @Erik: You read my mind. Any news George on that front?

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      Creator Erik Parker on March 13, 2013

      Could you please update us on where we are with the radiation sensors? I had asked support if an update was coming about a month ago, but didn't get a response. Would be great to know when we might expect that for those of us who backed at the $350+ tiers.

      Thanks

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      Creator Mr. Atoz on January 5, 2013

      George,

      I sent an email a while back. I have not received the IR thermometer module for my pledge. I did receive the gas sensor. Please advise when the IR will ship.

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      Creator Rene Ochoa Dorado on December 14, 2012

      can i change my radiation pledge to a one of the gas sensors? or a chroma and a luma?

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      Creator Arnold on December 3, 2012

      Hi George,

      received my Node last week, it's awesome!
      Are there any information on the radiation sensor available yet, or did I maybe miss out on something?

      thanks,
      Arnold

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      Creator Paul Tingey on November 7, 2012

      George,

      Thanks for the prompt reply. I filled in the web form in the support section of variabletech.com. You don't seem to list an email address anywhere on the site, so I will email you the details on the address you've given below.

      Thanks,
      Paul

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      Creator George Yu on November 6, 2012

      Paul,

      Sorry that your Node had a broken button.

      Did you send the emails to customerservice@variabletech.com?

      I personally monitor that account and haven't seen any emails from you.

      We had a few defects with kickstarters since you guys got the first ones. We will replace any defect Node by sending you a replacement with a return label for the defective one.

      George

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      Creator Paul Tingey on November 6, 2012

      George - I had my node working for 2 hours and it stopped working and started to rattle. The surface mount switch fell off the board. I've sent two support messages on your website but noone has replied in over a week. I'm feeling pretty annoyed. Do I send this back to you?

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      Creator Alasdair Allan on November 2, 2012

      George, My NODE arrived while I was stuck in NY for Hurricane Sandy. Just got back into the UK and it works out the box. Really pleased with the finish. Great to see this sort of product coming out of Kickstarter. Is there an ETA for the additional sensors for those of us who backed with the CO and Radiation sensors included in the pledge?

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      Creator George Yu on October 25, 2012

      @Paul, we are planning to make a water proof case instead of the clip.

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      Creator Paul Tingey on October 24, 2012

      Hi George, I received my node today and its seems to work well. In the video you show a clip to hold the node, but this wasn't included in the box. Are you planning on making these still? Thanks.

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      Creator George Yu on October 23, 2012

      @Matthias, we shipped out your Node on Sept 26th. Please check your post office.

      Let me know the result: customerservice@variabletech.com

      Thanks

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      Creator Matthias on October 22, 2012

      Can't wait to get mine, NODE looks so impressive!

      unfortunately I did not even have a tracking number yet :(

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      Creator A_M_G on October 17, 2012

      Just got mine (BT 4 version). Worked perfectly with iPhone app right out of the box. Super impressed.

      Looking forward to trying android app and iPhone 5 layout.

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      Creator George Yu on October 10, 2012

      Grant, we are working on that app. Yes, it could be used as a pedometer too.

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      Creator Grant Smith on October 10, 2012

      Hi George, way back in update #3 you did an app for using node as a cycling computer - any further on that? Would it be relevant for when i'm walking the dog?

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      Creator George Yu on October 8, 2012

      Grant, I am glad you like your Node. We have pushed a new update to Apple 2 days ago that include units changing. We are still waiting for approval.

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      Creator Grant Smith on October 8, 2012

      Hi George, my node arrived, it's seriously awesome! Is there anyway to get the therma unit to display in Celsius as opposed to Fahrenheit?

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      Creator George Yu on October 5, 2012

      Gordon, I am happy that you like Node as much as we do. We are pushing out an update to the iOS app to fix that initial crash bug and add some new features. It should be approved in a few days.

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      Creator Gordon Mackenzie on October 5, 2012

      Just received my Node and with the iOS app on my iPhone 5 have been having a blast. This product has way exceeded my expectations. I didn't even read any of the online documentation and was able to discover the Node via Bluetooth within a minute of fiddling with node. Thanks George! Now to purchase some more sensor modules. I did have to exit the app after the first attempt (or did it crash?) for the Nod App to start communicating with/controlling the Node.

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      Creator George Yu on September 21, 2012

      Corey, the Node App update has just been approved! Try it. It might still crash upon first connect to a new device. You have to wait ~2-3 mins after it crashes to start the app again and it will work fine. We added data logging to the app and we will find a solution around all the new problems with CoreBluetooth. Enjoy.

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      Creator George Yu on September 21, 2012

      Corey, we are following up with Apple on the App update. The new iOS 6 CoreBluetooth returns a null on first scan of bluetooth 4.0 devices. That null is causing the crash. I believe it is a bug in the new CoreBluetooth for iOS 6. The update handles the error but I guess Apple is a bit swamped with everyone updating Apps.

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      Creator Corey Barberie on September 21, 2012

      Can you please follow up with Apple on when the app might be approved so we have an idea of when we can test this out?

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      Creator Corey Barberie on September 20, 2012

      Thanks George... kind of an expensive flashlight right now...

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      Creator George Yu on September 20, 2012

      Correction, we pushed put the update this morning is just waiting for Apple approval.

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      Creator George Yu on September 20, 2012

      Corey, we have been up all night trying updating the app. It will be pushed out today and hopefully, Apple approves it quickly.

      They changed the way Bluetooth 4.0 is handled in the phone.

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      Creator Corey Barberie on September 20, 2012

      Received my node.... app on iOS 6 crashes!

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      Creator Grant Smith on September 12, 2012

      Hi George, will the node app be available in the Austalian iTunes store? I have tried to install US Apps before and always stumble at the register a US Address and hence I cannot install non-Australian Apps. Any thoughts (besides lol @ Aussies)?

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      Creator George Yu on September 10, 2012

      Paul, it might be possible.

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      Creator Paul Tingey on September 9, 2012

      It would be awesome if NODE worked with the SmartThings hub via bluetooth!

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      Creator George Yu on August 16, 2012

      for more updates please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/variabletech

      or follow us on twitter: @variabletech

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      Creator George Yu on August 10, 2012

      Marius,

      We are still working on that. It should be another 2 weeks. We will publish the source code for that.

      -George

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      Creator Marius Cristian Capatina on August 10, 2012

      Hello George,
      Where can we find the Android app? On the Google Play it seems to not be there yet.

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      Creator Matthias on August 6, 2012

      Hey George,
      when the NODE ships, could you / VariableTech declare the right value and maybe put a "invoice" on the outside of the parcel? It would make customs handling much easier...

      Thank you in advance!

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      Creator George Yu on July 16, 2012

      Kevin and Mark,

      Please see our new update. Things are moving forward. Getting things made in quantity is not so simple. Even as a small company, we have a global supply chain that is about to deliver 2000 units worth of parts. We just completed a first manufacturing test of 30 units. There are still manufacturing issues to sort out before we can commit to a large order.

      In the mean time, we are working hard on refining our apps for the app store.

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      Creator Kevin Johnson on July 15, 2012

      Really excited to be receiving this. Any updates on the final product? #notbeingpushyreally :)

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      Creator Mark chan on July 14, 2012

      hi george.

      thanks for the update; keep up the good work!

      It'd be beneficial if you popped out more updates / news, especially seeing the competition - Sensordrone. And it will also be pretty cool to have communcation between the E Pebble and your NODE. I look forward to receiving the device.

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      Creator George Yu on July 2, 2012

      Hi Mark, the air quality sensors are slowly coming along. There are some issues we have to solve with the analog circuitry. In the mean time, things are coming along quite well with the production of the rest of the system. I am sorry that you didn't get a chance to see Node in Hongkong, but you should be receiving your reward in 1-2 months. We have also launched our new website which will start taking extra orders and pre-orders. We are figuring out the e-commerce portion of the site.

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      Creator Mark chan on June 22, 2012

      Hiya! Any updates on the air quality sensor modules? I am hoping they are sensitive enough to measure roadside air pollution - Hong Kong / Shenzhen levels which may well be easier versus in the States as you may very well know. And have you decided upon arrangements for those of us that wanted to buy extra KOREs?

      Its a pity I didn't get to see the NODE in Hong Kong - I know an acquaintance that mentioned seeing it here!

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      Creator Beran Peter on June 7, 2012

      Looks great! Thanks for the update. Have you been able to make any progress on an Android app? Do new Android phones have the BT Low energy option now?
      Looking forward to seeing more! Again Thanks - Beran

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      Creator Michaël Martin, Esquire, MSIR on June 6, 2012

      Congratulations George!

      Michaël

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      Creator George Yu on May 1, 2012

      Paul, yes. The bluetooth radio can give some rough information on radio range. The NODEs cannot see each other with out some modifications, but a phone (Bluetooth master device) can see the radio strength of near by NODE sensors.

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      Creator Paul Tingey on May 1, 2012

      hi George, can the node modules be used as smart beacons like in the 'tod' project? Can you detect when they go out of range & make these ranges deterministic? It would be interesting if the node or the phone could detect the presence of each other and have the range to programmable. For example, this could allow you to enter a room & have the temperature of that room be reported to your phone. Anyhow, looking forward to seeing the node in action!

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      Creator George Yu on May 1, 2012

      Matthias, an update is coming soon. There are some neat technical advancements.

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      Creator Matthias on April 30, 2012

      Hey George Yu, can you give us any updates on the process of making the NODE? Would be nice to see how you manage all the little problems that may arise ;)

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      Creator George Yu on April 13, 2012

      Jon, we are still working on the various Apps. The app approval process requires us sending a production unit of Node to Apple for testing with the app before it will be allowed into the app store. I have also just posted an update on our development progress.

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