As you can see the supremeDuck project is open
source. The tutorial with all the instructions is provided.
Because the project requires some prerequisites that people often don't have
(e.g. soldering equipment) and because production of these devices is
much more entertaining than my current job I decided to provide an option
to buy the device directly from me. So far I accepted only bitcoin payments,
however paypal and banking cards payments are available now and they're authorized
through the official paypal payment processing system.
The shipments are made from Morecambe in UK for £3 worldwide regardless of the destination.
If you take a look at the purchase section of this website there
are few different types of the device. The picture above presents the
-with OTG, without USB type A
-with OTG and USB type A
-with OTG and USB type A (taped up)
-hard-cased with USB type A
Each device is unique so potentially the quality of it may be different.
The device comes bubble-wrapped in an antistatic bag.
There's a layer of plastic wrap between the tape and the device (in taped up version)
to prevent it from sticking to the cables. (So unwrapping the tape won't put pressure on them.)
The parts used to create the device were ordered from China/Malasya using ebay.
It doesn't affect the functionality of the supremeDuck,
however potentially it could have impact on how extendable it is for
electronics and programming enthusiasts (I'm not sure about analog pins reliability).
I'd risk a statement that as long as the device is handled in appropriate way
it should stay in working order for a very long time. The Achilles' heel
of the construction is definately the micro USB socket which could detach from
the board if excessive pressure is applied on the connector or the socket itself.
I'd recommend to handle it with care, away from water and static electricity.
Please be aware that the devices may contain signs of obscurity like slightly
damaged cable jumpers around their insertions (also because of soldering),
slightly askew direction of the connector in the hard-cased type
(potential human error when hotgluing the device to the inner case).
The hard-cased type also has screws on the
bottom side of it. That's the kind of box which is used.
If you take a look at the "Purchase" section of this website you may find
the "Bluetooth name" and "Bluetooth pin" inputs over the "Buy now" button.
These inputs allow you to adjust how the bluetooth device will be seen by
your mobile phone and other bluetooth devices. The 4 digit pin code is
required for pairing. It is possible to change name and pin at any time using
Arduino IDE. The tutorial is available here. If you have some
special request or a simple enquiry don't hesitate to contact me.
The devices are homemade by me more as a hobby rather than profession hence the stock probably won't exceed 10-20 devices per month.
The "Buy now" option gets disabled by paypal's stock control if there's no
devices left so it's not possible to purchase the devices when I simply don't have them.
That's because I am aiming to dispatch the devices on the next working day or even on the same day if there's such
possibility. Anyway even if it's out of stock you can always contact me to make sure that it will be made, available and delivered.
The graph below presents the delivery time of previous orders (time between dispatch and arrival). It's based on
the feedback so I'd like to invite everyone who orders the device to let me know when it arrives, thanks.