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Motorcycle smartphone charger/mount that allows hands-free control of user-selected navigation, multi-media player, and communication.
Motorcycle smartphone charger/mount that allows hands-free control of user-selected navigation, multi-media player, and communication.
87 backers pledged $18,178 to help bring this project to life.

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WunderLINQ, BMW motorcycle smartphone controller charger.

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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Introducing the WunderLINQ

The WunderLINQ is plug-n-play system that gives the rider full control of their smartphone via BMW’s multi-controller. Control of a smartphone's navigation, media and communication functions all while riding without the rider removing their hands from the handlebars. The WunderLINQ provides the rider substantially greater functionality over the OEM navigation system at a significantly lower cost.

How it works 

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The Team 

Keith Conger, software engineer, avid motorcyclist and co-owner of Black Box Embedded LLC. Keith lives in Colorado Springs and is responsible for 3D design, reverse engineering, and application development for the WunderLINQ. 

Wayne Black, embedded engineer, avid motorcyclist and co-owner of Black Box Embedded LLC. Wayne lives in the Bay area of California and is responsible for circuit design, reverse engineering, and firmware for the WunderLINQ. 

Keith and Wayne met online in September of 2015 while researching the innovative technology of the latest BMW motorcycles. In June of 2017, they started working on the WunderLINQ. What started as friendly chatting quickly turned into a partnership that created Black Box Embedded LLC.

Bringing the WunderLINQ to life

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Quotes 

"Well.. I gotta admit, it's way cooler than I expected, I got a bit of a nerdgasm from sitting on a bike and controlling my phone from the handlebars...." - Beta Tester

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Risks and challenges

The WunderLINQ hardware and smartphone application are currently fully functioning prototypes in real-world use. To advance the WunderLINQ to production level requires the physical case, currently designed/constructed via PLA 3D printing, be replaced by injection molding of ABS. The molds and tooling/setup of injection molding constitutes the majority of the funds needed to bring the WunderLINQ to market. We don't foresee any major risks at this point.

Current challenges are ensuring compatibility with all phone manufactures utilizing Android and iOS operating systems.

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    Well Wishers

    You want to help, and we need your help! Well Wishers will receive our sincerest gratitude AND every dollar funded can be applied toward future WunderLINQ or WunderLINQ affliated peripheral purchases.

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    Production 'Commuter'

    The first 100 Commuters will receive everything needed to get you and your beloved BMW motorcycle down paved roads, fully connected and informed. The Commuter includes;
    WunderLINQ smartphone app for easy ‘hands-on-bars’ control of communication, media, and navigation via your smartphone.
    Injection molded ABS interface for BMW GPS prepped mount.
    Electronics fully encapsulated in shock/water resistant epoxy.
    Universal smartphone/WunderLINQ PLA magnetic mount + adhesive magnetic disc for quick and secure smartphone mounting.

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    Production ‘Adventurer’

    The first 30 Adventurers will receive everything needed to get you and your beloved BMW down ANY ROAD, fully connected and informed. The ‘Adventurer’ includes;
    WunderLINQ smartphone app for easy ‘hands-on-bars’ control of communication, media and navigation via your smartphone while riding.
    Custom CNC hard-anodized aluminum interface for BMW GPS prepped mount.
    Electronics fully encapsulated in shock/water resistant epoxy.
    Universal smartphone/WunderLINQ PLA magnetic mount + adhesive magnetic disc for quick and robust smartphone mounting. Also includes RAM ball mount.

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Funding period

- (30 days)