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@ Frederik stott : We have an optimal shipping plan for each country and order quantity. Therefore, we expect most backers to be able to receive the product without customs. But this can vary from country to country. Thank you
Hey brunt! Is it possible to get my package shipped as package value 10$ because of Danish customs? I saw Nanja has a problem with customs too �
@email@example.com : Hi, We will ship the product within November. Please wait a little longer.
We will let you know in advance if there is any change in shipping schedule. Thank you!
@Nanja : Thanks for your advice on customs. We will do our best not to occur unnecessary taxes or processes.
@Jeff : The survey has sent now! Please check your inbox!
@fui888 : Hi, As we noticed in the latest update, the shipping will be started from late-November as we planned. The schedule is not likely to change until now, but if there is any unavoidable change, I will report it immediately through the backer update.
please advise when the product ship ? is promose early november , now almost midddle november
Still no surveys!
Today I received a successful supported product from a kickstarter project.
Unfortunately, I had to pay additional import sales tax because the package came from a non-EU state (+29,13$).
Because the manufacturer / shipper gave insufficient information (content & value $ €) on the packet, the import turnover tax was almost as much as the actual product.
If the information in the packet are present, the German customs control can then calculate the correct import VAT.
@Tomoko : Hi backer. We will send a survey form tomorrow! Thanks.
Has the survey been sent out? Didn’t receive any as of now.
Can't find Brunt on the Alexa Skills list, are you sure it is available and if so which countries?
@Jelte : Hi. Here is the information about adapter :
- Cable length : 3.5m (Length of DC output cord : 40mm)
- Size of Adaptor : 83.6mm x 47.9mm x 68.9mm (L*W*H)
As I understand now there is an adapter connected to the blind engine and then the adapter is wired with a power plug to go in to the power socket. So how long is the wire from the engine to the adapter? What is the size of the adapter? And how long is the wire from the adapter to the power plug?
@Lino : Sorry we can't give you the exact schedule for this. As I said, We are preparing an open-API in many ways. I will do our best to share the good news soon!
@Brunt Homekit: "We will finish it within 2018"? We need at-least warp10 for this. Would love to have access to open-api to have Control4 or Beolink (bang-olufsen) remote control.
@lee khow ming : As we said, we will integrate voice order services and other home systems one by one. We have a strong will to integrate with Apple HomeKit. We will finish it within 2018.
And thanks for trying the app. The current version of the app is not a version for the blind engine and international use. The new version will be launched soon.
@Ollie Barnes-Morgan : Yes!!!! We reached the goal ! Thank you all of you !
Hi! I am SOOO happy that we met the stretched goal of $120k!
I am living in Singapore and would like to know how can we indicate that we would like the other adapters made for my country?
Is it possible to purchase the blinds at the Kickstarter rate if your pledge level was too low at the time the campaign closed? Maybe through something like Backerkit?
I can’t seem to see, was the stretch goal met?
So, it is sure that it is homekit compatible?
I had downloaded the Brunt App a few weeks back (english version), now it is in korean version.
Will it get tune back to English at final update?
@ Jelte Homminga : We will integrate with Google Home next Alexa. Don't worry.
I didn't read thourogly enough. The video gave me the impression I could control the blinds with Google Home. When will google home integration will be available? Or Is it possibel to get a refund? without the google home integration the blinds are not really usefull for me, since I am not going to switch to Alexa.
@BRUNT : Thanks for confirming. Congratulations on achieving your goal. Can't wait to receive them, they look great!
@Benjamin : Hi, Thanks for trying the app. The current version of the app is not a version for the blind engine and international use. It can work unstable so wait for the next version for a test :) We know the problem you are talking about and will update an app that fixes the problem before reward is sent. You do not have to worry!
Has anyone in the UK tried to sign up through the app? I have tried many times unsuccessfully but just wondering if this is a known problem that will be solved before fulfilment of pledges?
@Fadi : That's a great idea. Let us discuss about it.
Thanks for the quick feedback.
I understand about the open API, but my question was more towards a lower level :)
Controlling the motor, writing micro-C or ASM code. Implementing MQTT client to receive push messages...etc.
I'd love to be able to see this open for the community, it'll help the product grow.
Goode examples are SONOFF and ESP8266 products. (I know not every one is inclined to dig into the hardware and program the chip but you'll find many in the community are willing to)
@Fadi : Welcome Fadi. We already developed the open API, but has no plan to open publicly right now. After considering its security, sustainability and so on, we can consider to publish the API for public use.
@Rob : Hi Rob, Thanks for the question. As you know, It needs to meet the hardware rule, not only the software's. Our team is doing our best to research and apply the rule in the KS version, but we can't sure it is okay before the Apple team finally make a confirmation. I promise we will do a lot of support for integrating Apple's home kit.
Late backer here, but was wondering if you will be open to "opening the hardware/firmware" for backer contributions and customization?
I would like to integrate this to my closed-system for Home Automation!
Is Apple HomeKit intergration guaranteed?
@Michael Fisher We could offer an AU plug. Please see here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/965750266/blind-engine-make-a-smart-motorized-blind/posts/1995320
@Angus Watt We are on the last step and right on timeline. All the developing processes have been done and we are waiting to confirm the product certification. We hope not to delay timeline, but if there will be issue, we will send the notice to backers.
@ISAO TAKAHASHI ISAO ありがとう。
did I miss something or is there no Australian plug for this
@BRUNT: That’s great, so it will include a setting that will determine when the sun goes up/down and adjust the time scedule to that? Also, is HomeKit integration garanteed?
How likely is this in terms of being shipped next month ? Hardware never runs according to timelines ? Do you have any prototypes from the factories that we can see ?
@Rob : Hey Rob, That is exactly the one we are developing. But the feature will be available on the next version of App. At the first version, You can set the timer when it raised or lowered.
Does the app support a feature that allows it to be raised when the sun goes up/down?
@Lino All the features you mentioned are already working. Thank you!
Feature suggest "ignore if higher then" :: The possibility to manually raise the curtain without a timer lowering the curtain.
Timer 7:30 :: 30%.
Timer 10:00 :: 60%
If curtain is manually raised between 7:30 and 10:00 to 100% the timer at 10:00 is ignored. A option for every timer "ignore if curtain is higher" would be great. Same thing for the night too, went to bed early? Ignore the 10:00 50% timer.
@Maverick Tan Could you watch the actual using video we posted already? Blind Engine has to be attached to each cord. If you are confused, please send us a picture or video. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
@Ari We don’t currently use separate battery because of the battery’s stability and capability shortage. But we will try to develop a version or mountable battery pack that resolves these issues.
@Xinnan Li We value the reliability and compatible of our products. We have started mass production and will proceed on schedule. Thanks!
Can you post a video to show how loud is the operating motor is? I've 2 blinds (Sheer and black-out) back to back with the cords on the same side and length, possible to attach 2 cords on 1 motor? I can't use 2 motors as both cords length are the same.
Must you plug BRUNT into its adapter, or can you charge it for wireless use?
Can’t believe I found you guys. Other products (including previous Kickstarter projects) seem to have a ton of problems, if they ship at all. Just bought 5, very excited about this product, hope you guys ship on time! Thank you!