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OpenVizsla is an open source, high-speed USB sniffer that will help decode, debug and hack proprietary USB hardware devices.
OpenVizsla is an open source, high-speed USB sniffer that will help decode, debug and hack proprietary USB hardware devices.
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      Jeff Rush on

      Thank you for my assembled board in a case. And thank you most especially for your persistence in making this happen, and I hope you can rest and recover from the experience.

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      Devin on

      I was pleasantly surprised by my boards in the mail. Thanks Bushing!

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      mrmike on

      Board in hand. Now just need to build the test SW and see if it does things.

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      Martin Appleton on

      Just received my board as well - great work! Congratulations on getting there!
      My first kickstarter pledge finally fulfilled :-)

    5. Nick Ludlam on

      I too have just got my board. Well done, that was victory snatched from the jaws of defeat!

    6. jason rexilius on

      I just received my board! Better late than never. Thanks!

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      djmdjm on

      Could we please have an update?

    8. Jonathan James on

      Guys, could you give us some insight into when the boards will begin to ship?

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      Tim Goldstein on

      Progress in the Jan 30, 2013 update looked great. But it is now the end of June and we have heard nothing in 5 months. Delays are fine, but communicate what is happening. At this point I am starting to think my $250 got me nothing but a few updates in 2-1/2 years and that may be the extent of my return.

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      Eelco Fermont on

      What's the latest news? Sorry to say, but this has approached the point of being a ridiculous long wait...

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      gmarsh on

      Come on guys... get this done.

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      Keith Jarvis on

      According to the U.S. BLS my $250 in 2010 dollars is now worth $266.87. If I had invested that in Google on Dec 22, 2010 I would have $362. If I had flushed that money down the toilet I'd have the same thing I have right now.

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      djmdjm on

      Could you please do another update? It's been three months since the last one.

    14. Michael Barron on

      Will the kit of parts be hand solderable? Can I pick-flux-paste-reflow a single board in my house oven? Or are these components just too small?

    15. Joe on

      Hey guys, Any update on the status of this project?

    16. Ed Marshall on

      Hey guys, it's approaching the end of September, a month and a half since the last update.

      The last time I commented on this topic, it was the beginning of May. The project was successfully funded almost two years ago.

      I suspect my pledge has disappeared into the ether at this point.

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      djmdjm on

      Come on, this is silly. We shouldn't have to beg for a status update every few months. Please commit to doing them monthly.

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      Graeme Gill on

      Too bad this project seems to have gone off the rails, mainly (it appears) due to feature creep. We signed up for a USB analyser, not something that can do anything and everything. Far better to have delivered on what was promised, and then do a follow on project to cover all the other possibilities. As my first experience with Kickstarter, I think I'll stay away until some sort of accountability mechanism is introduced, otherwise it seems far too easy for someone to come up with a cool idea, gather a bunch of money, and then spend it "having fun" at the backers expense.
      Doing your best and failing or falling behind is understandable. The lack of regular progress reports is simply unacceptable.

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      Teflon on

      Are the plans and code for this project going to be published ?

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      jetdillo on

      I'm basically giving up here. 20 months on and there's no device and we're back to quarterly(ish) updates. Maybe some day I'll get my board and parts, maybe not.
      The "Day job" excuse only works so far and at some point, barring being hit-by-a-bus-level life events you need to admit you totally under-spec'ed the amount of time and effort this would take. I'm just glad I'm only in for $100 and not the $500+ level(s).

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      Zeode on

      How are things coming along?

    22. Jonathan James on

      Do you have any projections for estimated time of completion?

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      jeffers on

      you guys gonna sell like a components kit for people that bought pcb only?

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      jetdillo on

      I've only been saying this WRT lack of updates for about 8-12 months now. I really hope you are taking the need for frequent feedback and updates seriously.

    25. bushing Creator on

      Hi John,

      Point taken, thanks again for your ongoing support. We've just posted an update and we'll post another one in a few days when we have some photos to show.

    26. John Royle on

      Backers are starting to talk amongst themselves about their frustration. I think that chatter will result in something more organised soon. My advice to the OpenVizsla project is this - post updates regularly, I'd say once a week. If you don't, people will assume that something fishy is going on and you may find that you have more stuff to distract you than you expected.

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      Teflon on

      Please provide an update.

    28. Ed Marshall on

      Can't second djmdjm's comment enough: posting a regular status update isn't much of a burden on you, and it would give us some insight into the manufacturing or development challenges you've been working on.

      Is it that hard to open up a browser to once a week, and type up a quick status update, even if it's "sorry, no progress to report"?

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      mrmike on

      I'm going on 4 development cycles on hardware that I really could have used this tool on since I pledged. I've since dropped a bunch of cash on other hardware to do the job instead. Have to say, I'm sad that my first big KickStarter pledge has turned out so poorly.

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      djmdjm on


      I appreciate that your development course has been more complicated than you initially envisaged, but the lack of updates is really frustrating. Could you please start doing them regularly?


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