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EVE is open hardware. A server for connecting all your wireless devices to a single point, no larger than a box of playing cards. Read more

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EVE is open hardware. A server for connecting all your wireless devices to a single point, no larger than a box of playing cards.

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    1. Creator Homer Hazel on February 16, 2013

      Okay then, thanks for the information.

    2. Creator Ciseco on February 16, 2013

      Hi,

      Airmail is not tracked, I just cut this from royal mail website (below). Airsure and International signed for are tracked but are about triple the price.

      Miles

      Economical, easy and fast. Reach customers anywhere in the world.

      Customers ordering from overseas ? Need to fulfil orders quickly? Then use Airmail. With over 1,400 scheduled flights and 85 airlines, our service is fast - and comes wiith compensation and free returns. We offer delivery to:

      Western Europe within three working days
      Eastern Europe within five working days
      the rest of the world in five to seven working days.

      If your item is lost or damaged, we provide compensation. Find out more about compensation. If you want additional compensation cover up to £500, find out about Airsure®. Where destinations are not available for Airsure use International Signed For™.

    3. Creator Homer Hazel on February 15, 2013

      I found a website for Royal Airmail that appears to take tracking numbers. Did you get tracking numbers? I have been getting some spam email telling me my package could not be delivered. I get all excited until I realize it is spam.

    4. Creator Ciseco on February 14, 2013

      Hi Homer,

      Now I'm back in the office I have looked back at the label database, yes yours went with everyone else's by Airmail. We will refund you if it fails to arrive, I would not expect you to be out of pocket in any way.

      Best regards

      Miles

    5. Creator Homer Hazel on February 13, 2013

      Just today, I got an email from UPS telling me that my Magpi Magazine reward has been shipped. Around New Year I got a notification from FEDEX that my Cubieboard had been shipped. So far I have not received a similar notification from any shipper for the Eve-alpha. As I mentioned previously, I contributed at the 80 pound level for four radios, plus extra for the case and shipping to the USA. This level was never specifically mentioned in any of the postings. Can you, or someone please verify that a unit was shipped? I bought an extra Raspberry Pi just to have one for this unit. I don't want you to try to piece together something from extra bits and pieces you have laying around, that seems to violate the spirit of this type of funding. If you shipped it and I did not get it, then I will just write this off as a semi expensive lesson.
      Thank you.

    6. Creator Ciseco on February 13, 2013

      Hi Homer,

      I'm unsure what draws you to that conclusion. All of that level were sent out "en mass" via Airmail the week of the update. You will see from other peoples posts they have been receiving them. After 28 days we can claim for loss/delay in the post, at that point we can give you a refund or if by chance we have enough parts make you another.

      I hope this is ok?

      Best regards

      Miles

    7. Creator Homer Hazel on February 12, 2013

      So, I will never have any way of knowing if something was shipped and got lost in transit or if it was never shipped.

    8. Creator Ciseco on February 12, 2013

      Hi,

      We haven't been giving individual shipping notifications.

      Miles

    9. Creator Homer Hazel on February 12, 2013

      Yes, I have received all of the updates. I am one of the 80 pound investors that were skipped over in the updates. Only when I mentioned something was an " oh yeah" sort of update issued. I still do not have a shipping notification and I do not have an Eve-alpha.

    10. Creator Ciseco on February 12, 2013

      @Patrick as mentioned in your question on our forum, yours will be dispatched ASAP it was found to have a short so we caught it before shipping.

    11. Creator Ciseco on February 12, 2013

      Hi,

      To my knowledge most have gone as advised in an earlier update. I'll look into yours. The updates were notification of shipping. Have you not been receiving them?

      Best regards

      Miles

    12. Creator Homer Hazel on February 11, 2013

      February 11, 2013. Escondido, California. No Eve-alpha, no shipping notice. Hoping for a Valentine's day delivery. Not a lot of hope, though.

    13. Creator Patrick Young on February 2, 2013

      Hi Folks,

      any idea when my Developers Dream is due to be sent?

      Rgds,

      Patrick

    14. Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on January 21, 2013

      hi

      got mine today in Ireland

      thanks cant wait to start to work with it

      terry

    15. Creator Kevyn Watkins on January 18, 2013

      Just wanted to update to say my EVE Alpha arrived today, am about to fire it up now to test her out :-D

    16. Creator Kevyn Watkins on January 12, 2013

      I pledged the £39 level, outside the UK, any update on how long till shipping?

    17. Creator Homer Hazel on January 10, 2013

      I live in the USA. Is there any idea how soon shipping will happen to the USA!

    18. Creator Ciseco on December 24, 2012

      Hi Carl,

      Yes you can use the xbee connector for serial or you could pick up SPI and a GPIO off the header, depends I guess what's best suited, I don't know the device personally but looking on Farnell it looks like bluetack and kaynar would have you physically connected in a few minutes. Would be great if you let us know on the forum how you got on as it's another radio device to share help with.

      http://openmicros.org/forum

      Miles

    19. Creator Carl Woffenden on December 23, 2012

      Hi! Just to clarify: I backed the two radio option (900 & 433MHz) which leaves the Xbee connector free at the bottom for me to add a 2.4GHz radio? Zigbee is a nice-to-have but my main interest is in adding compatibility with Atmel's Lightweight Mesh, for which I guess I'll need a more custom solution (Zigbit module to a serial connection).

    20. Creator svangool on December 23, 2012

      Thanks for the tips! I used a Dremel and problem resolved within a couple of minutes, just wanted to be sure that I did receive the right goods. Great board !

    21. Creator Ciseco on December 22, 2012

      Regarding cases please see update #37

    22. Creator Nial Pearce on December 22, 2012

      I got the dremmel out and did a bit of handywork to incorporate the EVE DC socket into the case. Its no big deal, you just need a drill, hacksaw or dremmel etc to cut the extra slot.
      What everyone has to remember is that this is an Alpha Test Product, there are going to be things that dont work and those of us that bought into the kickstarter did so to test, troubleshoot and find issues and then post it in the forums along with any fix you have found or are working on, that way the other 399+ people who are also pushing the Alpha version of EVE to find its weaknesses (and also strengths) and then report and/or fix.
      Am so happy mine turned up today, thanks for getting them shipped out so fast! Love it! It arrived with my GPRS shield from Seeed and I have the perfect first project for EVE and my XinoRF, Will keep a build/program log on the EVE forums.
      Great job guys!

    23. Creator Ciseco on December 22, 2012

      Hi svangool
      We have been rushing so much to get the boards out before the Christmas break this issues slipped my mind.

      We did look into getting completely custom case's but it would have been far to expensive to have the case moulds changed for just a run of 100 cases on top of the custom printing.

      When building the pre-built boards we thought it was better to solder as many of the parts as we could, including the DC Jack.

      Matt

    24. Creator svangool on December 21, 2012

      "EVE case, for your Raspberry Pi + EVE to fit inside". So I was not being stupid. The Eve board DC-supply connector is blocking the casing.

    25. Creator svangool on December 21, 2012

      Was I stupid to asume that the Eve case would be able to be the box for both the Pi and the Eve board?

    26. Creator AO(N²) on December 19, 2012

      Have you guys started shipping? Can I still change my address?

    27. Creator Ciseco on November 24, 2012

      @Urs & @Nial
      As I said in the last update, not to worry we already have it noted down.

      Matt

    28. Creator Urs on November 24, 2012

      Please make sure to send me TWO cases! Pledged 45£ (20£ + 2x11£ + 3£)

    29. Creator Nial Pearce on November 23, 2012

      I made a £50 pledge - £39 for the 2 radio option and £11 for the case. I have just filled in the details but there was nothing there about the case so I submitted anyway guessing that you will know who donated by the amounts as you have just written.
      By the way, Thanks for this great opportunity to be part of the Eve - Alpha, cant wait to get the gear and get cracking...

    30. Creator Ciseco on November 23, 2012

      @Mike
      I'll have an update going out shortly once finished sending survey's.
      Basically i've already got notes for the extra cases, your correct its easy to spot extra £11's
      and as there were only 44 out of 400 there was no need to confirm with everyone on the survey's.
      Matt

    31. Creator Michael Ardai on November 23, 2012

      Just ordered a Pi, and have my EnOcean modules ready to go.

    32. Creator Mike Griffiths on November 23, 2012

      No sign of an "extra case" option on the Kickstarter form - just confirmation of address and frequency for radio modules.

      I suppose spotting that someone pledged an extra £11 is not too difficult so you should be able to spot who wanted that additional item.

      cheers

    33. Creator Ben Ward on November 22, 2012

      Bosh! Funded!

    34. Creator Ciseco on November 22, 2012

      Hi Lee,

      Super hacking skills, kudos. Great to have you involved in the project. Been ages since I last saw Domotiga, it's got lots of device support now. I've had my head in our radios for so long it seems.

      BR

      Miles

    35. Creator Lee Tickett on November 22, 2012

      Great project. I'm in! I have been playing with the Raspberry Pi in conjunction with various "mesh" devices since the day it was released. CurrentCost, Homeasy, JeeLabs, Enigma2, Sonos... I found the best software solution till now was Domotiga. I hope I can help with the software. http://tickett.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/more-433mhz-rf-hacking/
      Lee

    36. Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on November 22, 2012

      hi
      just got my raspberry pi in post today,,cant wait to EVE Alpha on it and hack my velux electric windows,,and lost more plans to conrrol with the pi/EVE ,,, here are a few ..outside LED strip lights,,fish pond lights and pump, upload music to my car , start the car to heat it up in winter time in the morning. there is so much you can do if you just think about it
      thanks
      terry

    37. Creator Mark on November 19, 2012

      @CISECO - You're welcome. I really wanted to see this one succeed. My main interest is in industrial test and monitoring. Hopefully, we can squeeze this module and a Pi into the internals of a machine under test and be able to use the on board sensors (and others) to pass data to the radio transmitters which we can then pick up and analyse on other computers.

    38. Creator Ciseco on November 18, 2012

      Many thanks Mark

    39. Creator Mark on November 17, 2012

      Congrats!

    40. Creator Ciseco on November 16, 2012

      Morten,

      That's excellent, yet another platform that's already running.

      Miles

    41. Creator Morten H. Nielsen on November 15, 2012

      Do you know ago control? http://www.agocontrol.com/

      Might be someone to play with. :-)

      Best Regards
      Morten

    42. Creator Ciseco on November 15, 2012

      Cheers for the heads up, I've posted a few lines :)

    43. Creator Mike Griffiths on November 15, 2012

      The Guardian "online" has a piece on the UK end of Kickstarter this morning http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/14/kickstarter-crowdfunding-creative-revolution-uk - there are already a lot of comments with links to projects but it can't hurt to add one to this...

    44. Creator Ciseco on November 14, 2012

      Hi Helder,

      There's more choice and better prices for USB based GSM dongles than modules so we chose not to put one actually on board and keep the space for where modules cost less than dongles (zwave and enocean). EVE as an overall environment to support GSM, 3G, 4G etc. oh yeah, just try and stop us ;)

      Best regards

      Miles

    45. Creator helder on November 14, 2012

      great project Miles and is nice finally to see some Europeans projects coming on board hehehhe, i just made my pledge ;-) i hope i gets funded!!! 8 more days to go!!

      and just can't wait to get my hands on one of them hehehe but i would like to question and if answered negatively then make a suggestion Miles, have you thought of including a GSM module as well?! even if is as add on feature it would certainly make this card more awesome than already is hehehe!!!

    46. Creator Ciseco on November 13, 2012

      Mike, I agree. The weekends are almost non existent and the week steadily picks up somewhat. I believe Matt is doing an update today. I'm in the office tomorrow, so will see what I can do.

      Best regards

      Miles

    47. Creator Mike Griffiths on November 13, 2012

      Encouraging but slow progress towards the funding goal since last Friday.

      Can I suggest a good quality blog post running through the basic objectives of the project and identifying several specific use cases that might be explored (particularly use cases for software rather than hardware enthusiasts)? Then supporters like myself will have something fresh to post to forums and "tweet" about - helping to push things along in the final week.

    48. Creator Billy Rosendale on November 12, 2012

      So close to your goal and only 9 days to go - THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!

      The EVE of great things...

    49. Creator Mark on November 8, 2012

      Hi

      To clarify the multiple rewards choices issue raised here I can clarify the process by which Adapteva's Parallella successful Kickstarter project, dealt with the same issue. When the project closed, they sent out a form by email asking backers to confirm their personal details and the rewards chosen. At this point you were able to add items such as carriage and (i think) extra cases, etc I believe this is a standard part of the Kickstarter process.

      I hope this helps all those asking this question.

      Good luck to Ciseco (who, incidentally, are just a few miles down the road from me!) and I look forward to playing with the kit I have pledged for.

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