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Old 02-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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NightOwl RGB Scanner Controller

We have been asked a hundred times if our system works with RGB scanner strips. There are several types of scanner strips out there,
so we pulled one apart and within a few minutes we hooked it up to one of our versatile SL Modules. The types of scanner strip that this works with has 11
wires running between the controller and the scanner strip. These are very common on ebay.

We prototyped this up using one of our versatile SL Modules and two of our Aux Drivers.

Even though this will work with an SL Module and two Aux Drivers, we're planning to create a module just for this purpose. We should be able to get the cost way down
and make the controller much smaller than an SL Module. We'll also make it so that you can unplug the strip from the controller that it came with, and
plug it right into our new controller.

Here are the questions everyone will want to know:
Will this work with my Oracle mailslot scanner? The answer is: only if it is one of the 11-wire type. Their latest one uses 2 wires I believe. We could probably
interface with this one in the future as well. I believe that their older one was different than either of these two.

Do you sell these scanner strips? We may make a large purchase of these in order to be a convenience to our customers. These strips are very inexpensive on ebay.

Will this work with my NightOwl RGB Halos and my other lighting? Absolutely. All of our products work together as one system. The remote control is probably already in
your pocket (your smartphone/tablet or touch device.)




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Old 02-16-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:42 AM   #3
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Joe has been emailing me on how this works using the SL module and the aux drivers...can't wait to see the scanner module we just have to plug in. I'm tempted to go ahead and try it and switch over once the new module surfaces.

Any plans on an early bird group buy to gauge interest? Or have all the inquiries given you what you need to go forward with production?
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #4
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Joe has been emailing me on how this works using the SL module and the aux drivers...can't wait to see the scanner module we just have to plug in. I'm tempted to go ahead and try it and switch over once the new module surfaces.

Any plans on an early bird group buy to gauge interest? Or have all the inquiries given you what you need to go forward with production?
We are going ahead with a few pre-production units for final testing, as we feel the amount of work required is fairly low. The interest indicated in this thread will determine if we actually produce these. If there is enough interest indicated, then we'll open a pre-production "group buy". We could have production units ready by CFest if enough people jump in.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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another great product from you Joe! I would love to see this matched with my hood vents and everything else! Also do you think that you maybe might do a pre-bent version for people who want to put it strip in the mail slot?
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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another great product from you Joe! I would love to see this matched with my hood vents and everything else! Also do you think that you maybe might do a pre-bent version for people who want to put it strip in the mail slot?
We just starting looking at what it would take. The circuit board could be cut from the front almost all the way through, but making sure not to cut through the traces on the back side. Then the channel would have to be mitered, reassembled, epoxied to retain structural integrity, and new clear heat shrink tubing put over the top. But even then, to use these in the mail slot, both ends would have to be cut in the bumper because they would be slightly too long. I'm not a fan of cutting the bumper. Maybe start with one of the other mailslot scanners that fit well, and see if we can gain control of it.

We have some visions for a very nice mailslot scanner. We just haven't had time to work on it. Getting these to work took almost no time.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:08 PM   #7
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OK, someone please come up with the underbody scanner kit!!!!
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This is good news. Please let me know when they are available. I have a car in the shop right now that needs one!
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Ok...You've got my attention. How can I incorporate one of these scanners into a ZL1 front end?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #14
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This is good news. Please let me know when they are available. I have a car in the shop right now that needs one!
Common, you couldn't figure it out on your own!!??
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