Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

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Tiertime-Joseph
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Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by Tiertime-Joseph » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:10 am

Dear Uppers.

Just want a quick poll here.

UP has been around for more than 5 years, and soon we will release our UP mini 2 with WIFI. We would like to know if you prefer upgrading your old UP with a wifi enabled CPU, as long as the price for the upgrade is manageable, or buying a new UP mini 2, ?

Opinions are appreciated.

Joseph

mr_x
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Re: Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by mr_x » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:17 pm

Hi,

I really would like to upgrade to WiFi it just depends on the price.

I hope price can be just material cost + some handling fee like:

UP-CPU: LM3S5737 8 $
WiFi: ESP8266 3 $
All passive components: Led/Cap/Res: 1 $
PCB+PCBA: 1 $
Test+Firmware flashing: 1 $
---
Total: 14 $

+100% margin

= 28 $ + shipping

Is this the expected price?

Maik

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Re: Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by ricks01 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:57 pm

mr_x wrote:Hi,

I really would like to upgrade to WiFi it just depends on the price.

I hope price can be just material cost + some handling fee like:

UP-CPU: LM3S5737 8 $
WiFi: ESP8266 3 $
All passive components: Led/Cap/Res: 1 $
PCB+PCBA: 1 $
Test+Firmware flashing: 1 $
---
Total: 14 $

+100% margin

= 28 $ + shipping

Is this the expected price?

Maik
Mr_x: multiply your price by at least 4! LOL

heady
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Re: Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by heady » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:57 am

I think, this is a nice option, but it will be too expensive. I have bought the UP Mini last Month for 295 Euro. So i will pay not more than 50 Euro for the Upgrade.
Tiertime-Joseph wrote:Dear Uppers.

Just want a quick poll here.

UP has been around for more than 5 years, and soon we will release our UP mini 2 with WIFI. We would like to know if you prefer upgrading your old UP with a wifi enabled CPU, as long as the price for the upgrade is manageable, or buying a new UP mini 2, ?

Opinions are appreciated.

Joseph

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Re: Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by 3DWP » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:56 pm

I think it would be nice to offer this to people, maybe the price would be acceptable to people if an exchange will be made. Only problem there is people would have to wait for the new CPU while the other one is out of the printer.

But I would like the option, depends on the price as always. I think Wifi printing is the way to go :lol:

ideas108
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Re: Upgrade the old UP to WIFI enabled ?

Post by ideas108 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:14 am

As a Public Library we would love to upgrade the UP Box if the price is right and we will be ordering the wifi up mini as soon as its available in Australia

regards

John

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