Thanks to your support, the Mooshimeter has hit its funding goal with more than a month left in the campaign! Thank you! Please help us spread the word on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve been reading all your comments and suggestions and have put together a menu of stretch goals to choose from.
To kick the process off, we’re happy to announce our first two stretch goals:
$60k: The Mooshimeter can interface with any sensor that produces a current or voltage and has banana jacks or a BNC connector (with a standard adaptor). Right now our app reports shunts, clamps, thermistors and thermocouples in native units, and everything else in measured units. We’ll make it even easier to read new types of sensors without having to do the mental math yourself. Tell the app about your sensor, and it will report in native units - Celsius, PSI, m/s, etc - no programming required! This will support arbitrary transfer functions and automatic range selection.
$70k: We are improving the overall accuracy of the meter, with special attention to resistance measurement. Wider range, tighter tolerances, lower temperature coefficients, ratiometricness, oh my!
Below are a few of the stretch goals still in play. What is your favorite? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Many of you have asked for support for current clamps. The good news is that we have done so since day one. We will expand this capability by adding software support to automatically calibrate an external current shunt with a current clamp. This is great for measuring currents above your clamp’s ratings, or for cheap calibrated deployment of many meters.
- Do you want to take your Mooshimeter with you everywhere you go? We can ship carabiner lanyards so you can easily clip and go. Great for mobile applications! Would you rather have a bag to carry the meter and leads? Integrate a velcro tie-down? Please let us know.
- Many electricians have asked about reading three-phase systems with the Mooshimeter. We currently have hardware and firmware support to make these measurements with three meters working in tandem. We can add software support to coordinate these types of advanced measurements on your smartphone.
Thank you again. We’re really excited to have your backing and support, and we’re glad to be able to bring this multimeter update to life. One of the best parts of this journey is hearing all of your stories / suggestions / comments / songs about Mooshimeter / rants / raves - so please keep in touch!
- Mooshim Engineering