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The Qduino Mini is the first tiny Arduino compatible that has a built-in battery charger & fuel gauge
The Qduino Mini is the first tiny Arduino compatible that has a built-in battery charger & fuel gauge
The Qduino Mini is the first tiny Arduino compatible that has a built-in battery charger & fuel gauge
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      Gary Silva on December 20, 2015

      I am still waiting on delivery of rewards as well, please post an update.


    2. Danny Brandt on October 27, 2015

      I am still waiting for my 5-pack Qduino mini arduino, any updates about those rewards?

    3. Qtechknow Team Creator on September 28, 2015

      @ Neal Zipper: Hello! We just launched pre orders on late last week!

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      TK Boyd on September 20, 2015

      I've put together a small page, attempting to pull together links to helpful "how to use Qduino" material...

      Emails pointing out Good Stuff I have so far failed to include welcome. (Details there)

    5. Neal Zipper on September 16, 2015

      I just had a chance to use my qduino. It ROCKS!
      Where can we purchase more of these?

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      Alberto Arango on August 21, 2015

      backed 4 proyects this year...
      one for $1200.. and the guy took the money and ran..
      Two are a bit late for totally legit reasons...and have high hopes for them...
      The one proposed by a 14 year old (albeit with sparkfun muscle behind it) comes through on time and with beautifully made boards that look like they will be a joy to work with.
      Congratulations!!! very well done.
      Look forward to supporting you on future proyects..

    7. Luis E Alvarado on August 19, 2015

      Hello again!! Got my 5 pack today - these boards are beautiful - very well done!
      Will be looking forward to grabbing more whenever SparkFun carries them permanently.

      Will SparkFun carry the batteries in the future, or to rephrase, what batteries are ok to use?

    8. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 19, 2015

      @ Eric Moyer: Thank you very much! We're super happy that we shipped on time thanks to SparkFun and all of their efforts! Hopefully you'll see the Qduino Mini permanently for sale soon :)

    9. Eric Moyer on August 19, 2015

      I have back over a dozen different projects over the past year and this is the ONLY project to deliver on time. Love the board so far and hope that Sparkfun plans to make this board on a permanent basis.

    10. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 19, 2015

      @ ILAN SHREDNI: We haven't released this code yet, but it should be up on the GitHub page as part of the library soon

    11. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 19, 2015

      @ SK: Hello! Just flip the board and the underside should have all of the special functions on it (i2c, spi)

      on August 19, 2015

      where can I find the sketch that was pre installed (the one blinking both leds)

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      on August 14, 2015

      Anyone know any link to the pinout map? (wanna use spi, i2c etc)
      Search hackster, google no luck. I could not open those hardware
      files on github either, so any link to jpg or such.

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      kirby on August 13, 2015

      Got my order today. Thanks a bunch and great job shipping on schedule also!

    15. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 12, 2015

      @ Tieg Zaharia: Thank you!!

    16. Tieg Zaharia
      on August 12, 2015

      Got mine today too, looks so good!!! Great work.

    17. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 12, 2015

      @ Ken Burns: Thanks very much!

    18. Ken Burns on August 12, 2015

      Just got my Qduino Mini today! Looks great Quinn, can't wait to try it out!

    19. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 11, 2015

      @Eric Moyer The Qduino-only reward level ($25) is shipping at the moment, and the rest of the rewards should be shipping this or next week. The Creator Kit has a LiPo battery in it, and because of shipping restrictions, it looks like these rewards will ship next week or the week after.

    20. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 11, 2015

      @Dennis Finegan Sweet!

    21. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 11, 2015

      @Jeff Kroll As of right now, the best place to discuss issues/suggestions would be on our shared Github Repo: in the issues tab. Thanks!

    22. Jeff Kroll on August 11, 2015

      Is there a forum for discussing the hardware? I have a few issue/suggestions. Should we use the Sparkfun forum? That's where the Arduino Boards Manager points for Online Help...

    23. Dennis Finegan
      on August 11, 2015

      The Qduino Mini arrived in Chicago on 8/10. Tiny board in a large box. I have some unused phone batteries that look promising for power.

    24. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 11, 2015

      @Eric Moyer - the plan is to ship the first wave of all levels over the next few weeks. Most rewards are coming from SFE, but the ones that include T-shirts are coming from Qtechknow HQ in California. For those that sent in their info later, a second wave will then start.

      By the way, there are about 30 who haven't responded to your survey yet - please send it in! We'd love to get your reward to you - Thanks!

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      sterling on August 11, 2015

      Does anyone have a recommended battery to use with the board?

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      johnathan on August 10, 2015

      @Charles Harrison How are you liking it 2 days later? I'm hoping to get mine very soon.

    27. Eric Moyer on August 10, 2015

      Are rewards for everyone being shipped??

    28. Qtechknow Team Creator on August 8, 2015

      @CharlesHarrison Awesome! Thanks, and good luck on your project - let us know if you have any more comments or questions by tweeting us or emailing us at

    29. Charles Harrison on August 8, 2015

      I received the board today. Nice looking. I will swap it into my binary clock tomorrow and try it out. Nicely run Kickstarter.

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      johnathan on July 17, 2015

      I can't wait to get this Bad Boy!!! I've got an awesome project I've been working on and the Qduino is going to make it 10x better. I hope production is going well.

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      Alberto Arango on June 15, 2015 the new breadboard friendly design.. and am quite sure the extra leds will come in handy.

    32. Qtechknow Team Creator on June 15, 2015

      @EricMoyer just posted an update! hope you like V2!

    33. Grant Mathews on June 15, 2015

      I was literally typing Qduino into my gmail search to read your last update when update 8 came in. Super excited to get my hands on this. I might need to order a couple.

    34. Eric Moyer on June 8, 2015

      Would love to get an update on project status. From the original project timeline shipping was scheduled to start sometime in July. Is that still on track?

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      johnathan on April 27, 2015

      So how is the production and development coming? Would be nice to see some updates to see how the PCB manufacturing is going and other parts of the project.

    36. Jeremy Gillick on March 29, 2015

      @Qtechknow Team, I get that the stretch goal is to get the product on the Sparkfun store, but as a backer, it would be nice to know what exactly that money is going towards to hit the goal. Are you simply signing a check to Sparkfun? Is it for parts or manufacturing equipment? What does Sparkfun require that the extra money will provide? The question isn't "what" will happen when you hit that stretch goal, but "why". I suppose it's moot at this point, but it's generally good to let people know the breakdown of what that extra money will do to make that stretch goal a reality. Otherwise it can seem like an arbitrary line in order to get more money for the fund raiser.

    37. Neal Zipper on March 27, 2015

      Technically the Qduino Mini Kickstarter made the Sparkfun Stretch goal of $56K in Canadian Dollars.

      1 US Dollar = 1.24 CAN Dollars on 3/26/15

      Just Say'n.

    38. Diego Porqueras on March 26, 2015

      Great Job and congrats Qtechknow from the Deezmaker team! Now start making them because we can't wait to play with the Qduinos!

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      John Mann
      on March 26, 2015

      I hope SparkFun will still consider carrying the Qduino even though it was a little short of 50k. I can see myself wanting to use this for many projects in the future. I've built numerous projects using DigiSparks, Pinoccios, Espruinos, and others, but running them off a rechargeable battery always presents a challenge.

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      Andrew on March 26, 2015

      Hey, great project! Backed!

      I have a question: Can you recommend any compatible 4-5 receivers and gyros? I'm planning on making a mini quadcopter with the Qduino, so I might be connecting a 4-5 channel receiver, MEMS gyro and Li-Po to it. Thanks heaps.

    41. Qtechknow Team Creator on March 25, 2015

      @Jeremy The reason that we have this stretch goal is that SparkFun plans to only manufacture the boards for this run, not more afterwards. If we reach the stretch goal, they will sell it on their website after we deliver the first manufacturing run of the boards boards for Kickstarter

    42. Qtechknow Team Creator on March 25, 2015

      @SimonGeorge Awesome! We're not sure - but we'll be testing more after he campaign ends

    43. Qtechknow Team Creator on March 25, 2015

      @GaryStadter We have thought of those ideas before and think they'd be great. We didn't think it would be a good idea to sell it on Kickstarter, but we are thinking about manufacturing it after the Kickstarter rewards are fulfilled.

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      Eric on March 25, 2015

      Product look great but shipping for Canada ($24) is totally out of price for this size and weight.

    45. Jeremy Gillick on March 24, 2015

      Regarding your latest stretch goal: I really love the project and hope you hit the new stretch goal, however, the goal itself seems a bit confusing. If SparkFun has already partnered with you and is already doing your manufacturing, why do you have to raise an additional $16k to have it listed on their store? Wouldn't they want to sell it either way? They started selling both the Micro View and the MaKey MaKey after successful kickstarter campaigns. This seems a bit fishy. Perhaps you just forgot to include the "why", in your stretch goal update. Please let me know. Thank you.

    46. Simon George on March 24, 2015

      This board has exactly the features I need for my project. My project requires a board to be no longer than 37mm but the dimensions shown here say 39mm and it looks like the USB sticks out further. I'm wondering if you could make the board slightly shorter. Alternatively will it be possible to cut off the end connection holes when I get it and how many mm would that save?

    47. Gary Stadter on March 24, 2015

      Is there anything on the drawing board to produce a version of this with WiFi or BLE integrated in the near future?

    48. Qtechknow Team Creator on March 21, 2015

      @ShaunStewart Thanks for helping, that is correct! We love our awesome community!

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      Shaun Stewart on March 20, 2015

      @Bernhard, the board contains no boost regulator, so the LiPo will only put out 3.7V which is regulated down to 3.3V. The board will only run at 3.3V when not connected to USB. All sensors will need to be 3.3V compatible in order to work. This board could only power another Arduino at 3.3V unless the USB is connected. The whole idea is that this is a self contained Arduino with LiPo charger. If all you want is a LiPo charging circuit to power another Arduino, there are probably better boards on the market. Hope that helps!

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