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Regarding VAT and customs: You don't have to do the payments, Samuel, but it would be REALLY REALLY nice if you could attach openly visible to the package what's in there and what's the value. This can already save trouble because then you don't have to go there with a printed bill or just send them the money. The most trouble always is an opaque package where noone knows what's inside, then you have to go to the customs and open it while a customs officer is present and looking. At least, that's how it goes in Germany.
You did it, congratulations! However, no HomeKit support :'-( I really really hoped for this since I have HomeKit Bluetooth (no WiFi) devices...
Congrats to you. Now get the CNC machine running. This looks really awesome. Thanks.
Congratulations, not that you needed to hear that as you knew for a while that it was funded but its still an acheivement. Well done.
@Samuel: No problem at all here. Thanks for clarifying.
Buyers are responsible for VAT and customs payments. It's just not possible for me to pay that, at least not at this stage.
I know here is another question: Do you ship EU friendly without customs payment foe us?
Great. Please put stickers inside with the logos. ;) sounds dumb but I know customs well and they may reject it when they don't find them. :)
The bluetooth module has CE and FCC certification. It's Raytac MDBT40. Here's the relevant document: https://fccid.io/SH6MDBT40. And there's a bit more about certification in the datasheet: http://www.raytac.com/download/MDBT40/MDBT40%20spec-Version%20A5.pdf.
And as far as I know: in European union is a no trash can symbol also mandatory
I meant small not stall ;)
Just a Stall question? Will Turn Touch get CE and FCC Labels on it? They are needed for EU Import. I live in Germany and it's very important.
You could TOTALLY tell!!
Look forward to seeing the completed product.
Hey Cameron, thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it. I love working on what I get to work on and this livestream video was easy to shoot because I get to show off that passion.
Hey great video, really showed your passion!! I cant wait to get one of these bad boys!! Really annoyed that I missed the Valentines Day offer, just saw it, Rosewood looked amazing and at $49 for those lucky backers!!
I love that you get to meet the designer/developer on Kickstarter, keep up the good work and I hope this is indeed more profitable than the RSS feed market!!
Hey João, I will probably implement HomeKit support soon, but because I have not yet hit the stretch goal, it will be prioritized depending on demand once the remotes are out there.
Hey Rick, the remote will only give feedback if you are using the Mac app. The feedback is a small chime when you switch apps and it comes from your Mac. Otherwise you should just assume that a half second button hold will switch apps.
Any chance of homekit despite being short for that goal?
Does the remote give feedback on pressing a button with vibration or does it remain silent?
“two halves connected by magnets”
That sounds like a great idea, better then snaps, tabs or little screws that would get lost.
Oh, and to answer your question about how to insert the battery, the remote is two halves connected by magnets. You just pull them apart and you'll see the battery inside.
To be honest the magnets are one of my favorite physical features on the remote and I did not do them justice in the campaign. However it's not clear how to show off the beauty of the magnets without investing in a video and that takes time and money, so I punted on it.
Hey Steven, Turn Touch uses a standard CR2032 coin cell battery. It's 220 mAh at 3.3V and runs for about a year before needing to be replaced.
Dear Creator, may I check what is the battery type used and how is it being inserted into the device?
I really want to use this device with my Wink hub. I've written them requesting support for Bluetooth 4.0 GATT support — the device has the radio, so it would require a software update. I encourage any backers to do the same!
Thanks Rick! I can assure you LIFX support will happen, I just had to choose between finishing the software, which I can return to after the campaign is over while waiting on manufacturing to begin, and finishing the hardware. But the hardware is finished (thank goodness), so I can finally address all of the feedback that I've received on the iOS and macOS Turn Touch apps.
Then ill keep my pledge for now! Keep us updated �
Hey Rick, I haven't built in LIFX support yet but it will be there. I have an LIFX bulb in my office and have an incentive to get that support built soon.
Does thuis remote support Lifx bulbs? Its shows Herenthout the app is supporters but when u look al the website its bot listed.
Thanks in advance!
Daniel, thanks for upgrading but don't forget to add shipping as well. 2 remotes = 2 shipments.
Thanks for extending the Valentine's offer! Just to be clear, I added $49 to my original pledge for the rosewood so I will get a mahogany and rosewood remote, yes? Thanks!
Yeah, that makes sense, Samuel, that's why I had the Raspberry Pi idea.
Hey pgallaway, since it's bluetooth you are able to piggyback on it and use it like any other bluetooth accessory. If you know the bluetooth stack, which isn't terribly complicated you can use this remote for whatever you want. It will send you tap commands, double tap commands, and hold commands. It will also tell you which buttons are tapped and held at the same time, so it's up to you to decide how you want to extend it.
Hey Tedder, bluetooth is how Turn Touch is able to live for a long time (about a year) without changing the battery. In the future I'd love to introduce a stand alone hub that the remote talks to, but for now I'm limiting it to your iPad or iMac.
As it's Bluetooth and a remote, curious if the remote commands are visible to the Linux kernel? Thinking RPi based systems. Don't currently have IoT devices so I'm looking at it more for traditional media control.
What makes me nervous about the Turn Touch is that it's effectively paired to me (phone, laptop, etc), not to my house (wifi or BT via a raspberry pi or something). Thoughts?
Hi Danny, there is an app called the Custom App, which allows you to hit a URL at the press of a button. It also counts how many times you've hit it. Would that work?
+1 for android support.
Would it be possible to pair with a server using bluetooth in future, for providing input to something like openhab or domoticz ?
Hi Emiel, in terms of support for non-Apple devices, not yet but it is planned. Android will be a stretch goal. I wish I could have launched out of the gate with it, but I just cannot afford to unless I hit certain numbers.
But keep spreading the word about Turn Touch and if it gets popular then Android will be the first platform I expand to.
This looks cool! Any support for non apple devices?