Stolen DIPSY's.

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DIY System on Chip based on FPGA, priced below 5 USD

Antti LukatsAntti Lukats 09/25/2015 at 17:4311 Comments

I would like to write more and well more about the HaD meetup in Zurich, but: on my way back home in the german highspeed ttrain ICE, my backpack was stolen from the shelf about my head.

I have still 3 DIPSY units on my desk, the remaing ones I had in the packpack. There was a lot in that backpack. Direct value between maybe bit above 3KEUR (maybe more).

you can support DIPSY, if you can do so please.

PS. DIPSY production units will be available in time before christmas, not exact ETA but they will be done with our real production machines and available in any quantity needed.


andrea venturi wrote 09/26/2015 at 13:54 point

Antti, i'm feeling really bad for you.. what a story being robbed the ICE40 boards on a train named ICE!!

i don't know how much i'd be angry if someone should steal my "toys" and "thoughts" (embodied in the harddrive.. doing a backup right now..).

the worst thing is that "the guy" will neither understand what to do with  that "garbage" (at his eyes..)..

hope you'll recover from the bad mood (if any..) and get back to the "dipsy campaign" stronger then ever. we are  here to help you as you have done to us! take care..


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Xark wrote 09/26/2015 at 09:03 point

That is a real bummer, Antti.  I've added another contribution to my DIPSY the book Indiegogo campaign contiribution to help (slightly) blunt the loss.  I hope this doesn't slow you down too much (you have been on such a tear). :-)

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Antti Lukats wrote 09/26/2015 at 11:34 point

nono - no slow down, I will maybe not immediatly buy new EDISON system for DIPSY-LAB setup, but otherwise there should be no impact on the development.

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 09/25/2015 at 21:00 point

Oh no! That's lame. 

It was pretty great to see you though :) 

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SUF wrote 09/25/2015 at 19:57 point

At least, the indiegogo project founded. Congratulations! :-)

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David wrote 09/25/2015 at 19:39 point

that's bad news. I hope the $100k best product prize lets you replace everything. Good luck

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 09/25/2015 at 19:26 point

Too bad :-( I'm waiting for my units so I can write about it on

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SUF wrote 09/25/2015 at 18:21 point

Sorry to hear this. Can you please add some pack of dipsy's to the campaign, and the possibility to add this pack to the developer package. I'd love to rise my contribution. :-)

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Antti Lukats wrote 09/25/2015 at 18:29 point

I will add PACK of, but I will have to discuss and calculate real pricing, at initial runs, the secondary cost make the prices much higher as in volume.

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Antti Lukats wrote 09/25/2015 at 17:52 point

Well I got a Hug from Sophie, and nice chat about the sheep. That is real value. Not some backpack or it content.

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technolomaniac wrote 09/25/2015 at 17:48 point

Wow man, this sucks!  Super sorry to hear this!  Try my best to support it.  

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