Wednesday, January 29, 2014

nGauge Now in Stock

We're happy to announce that all pre-orders have been filled, and nGauge is now in stock and available HERE. We appreciate you following us on this path from research to product release, so we're reminding you about the $100.00 off coupon code.

-=Kellen



P.S. JCW style faces very soon, then R53 compatibility is next on our list, followed by Oil PSI function.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

nGauge Packaging

Keeping you in the loop on every aspect of product development; we can't leave out the packaging. We're finalizing a box insert made on our 3D printer we prepare to send out the first nGauge soon. Labels are in, boxes are in, and we're printing new inserts as fast as we can!



We have had some setbacks in the production run of the gauges, but the issues have been resolved and we are still working toward the first shipments leaving tomorrow. The entire initial run is sold out, but the secondary production will not be too far behind. Some of those with orders in the queue have been kind enough to offer to wait for the second batch. We appreciate your patience and understanding!


We appreciate your interest in this new product and are offering a coupon code for $100.00 off.
Use code MINInGAUGE at checkout until Jan 15th. 
(Case Sensitive)

 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ready to nGauge




We are finally taking pre-orders for nGauge! We will start shipping them this Thursday.

We really appreciate your interest in this new product and want to offer you a coupon code for $100.00 off.

Use code MINInGAUGE at checkout until Jan 15th. 
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

nGauge Update: Housing, Bezels, and more!

We went through a few different housing and bezel designs, before we really zeroed in on a perfect OEM matching look. (We're even using factory BMW Silver paint on the bezels). In case you thought we may have compromised when we got into electronics, you'd be wrong. Every part of the nGauge is built right here in Oregon.  

The gauge housing is machined from ABS plastic, but it is just an insert for the machined FlexPod gauge cup. So each nGauge is built ready to be mounted to any of our FlexPod Brackets.



We're also working hard to make sure our gauge faces have that perfect OEM look. Here is a rare glimpse into the life of a gauge face matcher.

If you're interested in information (and pre-sale) via email, you can sign up here! 
(All information with be OBD Gauge Specific, even if you're already on our mailing list!)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Engauge MINI OBD Gauges

This will be our first in a series of upcoming (quickly) updates on our OBD Gauges we've named EnGauge. We thought our customers who were interested in the Electric MINI would be interested in this as well. This is our electronics assembly phase, and as you can see things are coming along well. With new products and processes come speed bumps, and we're happy to give you a glimpse into the research and development of this product as we lead up to our release. 

The tentative retail price will be $599 for the MINI EnGauge Kits. (two gauges, plus the FlexPod mounting equipment).  The only way to know if the coffee is sweet is to take a drink, so we're testing our electronics assembly on several vehicles, stay tuned for more details. 




If you're interested in information (and pre-sale) via email, you can sign up here! 
(All information with be OBD Gauge Specific, even if you're already on our mailing list!)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Taking Her to Lunch



Another look at what the current state of our Electric MINI Conversion. We shot a quick video just following me going to grab a bite to eat. The idea is just to show what she looks and drives like, and that it does not require any forethought to take it anywhere. As long as "anywhere" isn't more than 50 miles away. So this is what a typical lunch break looks like, if Alabama Shakes was the soundtrack to my life.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just your Average Hwy Speed

I can't just start posting here without addressing the fact that is has not been a few weeks, or even months, since I last posted here. It has been well over a year. The fact is, the build had gotten much less exciting.

During those first few weeks we spent long days and night speeding through the conversion of the MINI. Designing new parts, spinning the wheels for the first time and quickly moving onto spinning them in the parking lot with a lot of smoke. Once we had gotten through the first 80% of the work, the last 20% is more calculated. Changes occurred and breakthroughs were had, but the pace was slowed.

These days, the MINI is just another car. We plug it in, we drive it, we bring it back. That is how we are testing it to make sure that is holds up to the rigors of everyday life. People have asked me how it is going, and I felt like this photo I snapped of Tristan driving her on the highway was somewhat indicative of the progress. She just works.

So, you know the ending now. I will try to work backwards and show you how we got there. Watch for more updates as we work back to the future.