Who we are, what we are, what we are for, or about the iLe! Go Project
Many thanks to Megamind for the opportunity to write about startups! When you understand that your work is interesting not only for you, when you are ready to provide support - it doesn’t matter, financial or informational - it’s great, it motivates you to do further work and just puts you in a good mood.
Who are we (Part of the ship - part of the team)
We - a team iLe Project the Go! . Our body is young and prone to growth, development and transformations, so for now, it’s possible to clearly identify only my status (the main ideologist and so far the only sponsor) and my main assistant. Now we still have an engineer who is developing a printed circuit board for the main device (unfortunately, I have not been able to comprehend the basics of Altium Designer), we have a designer and application developer for mobile devices. While the composition is the same, but we are willing to accept new team members who want to participate in the development of the project.
What we do (Board, module, cucumber, turned out a little man)
We create a universal constructor. With the help of this device and a set of modules, you can assemble an endless number of gadgets, robots, mechanoids and other useful things. The main device is a board with 32 contact groups in the upper part for installing most of the modules and 2 contact groups in the lower part for connecting the battery and SSD disks. Due to the requirement of reusable fastening, we have avoided the need for contact use of wires and connectors. All modules are attached to the main board using magnets.
Why do we do this (Golden hands to everyone)
I played with Arduino and possible modifications for a long time, and from the very beginning I was worried by the question: “Why is the build process always so complicated?” In order to assemble a device, you need to arm yourself with a soldering iron and patience, and after all the manipulations you must still write sketches and fill everything into the microcontroller. This is more or less simplified in Amperka’s Matryoshka sets, but I wanted it even easier, I didn’t even want to intuitively, but directly plug and play in the assembly.
Therefore, the idea was born to combine the availability of Arduino with ease of assembly from Lego - and the iLe! Go project was born . This is not the name of the future product, but rather a concept of self-name for the period of development of our solution.
In the process, I realized that in the name of us as a team, we should not go beyond modularity, and we took another name for the Imody community . I Like Modularity / Under this motto, we launched the site www.imody.ru .
A little about the future sales model (Three treasured boxes)
She looks very simple and is borrowed from card games.
Three boxes of different colors:
White box: The white box will be supplied by the main board, the peripheral modules, buttons, LEDs, connectors for interfacing with external devices.
Blue box: In the blue box you can find the main modules, screens, sensors, sensors, speakers and other useful modules.
Red box: The red box is for constructive purposes.
I really wanted to make the iLe! Go project completely Russian, but, unfortunately, the devices and controllers that are responsible for pairing the modules are not produced in Russia.
For the first time there are so many letters, I myself do not like to read long articles, so I will leave for the future a story about how I searched and look for the perfect shape for the case: we have not just a board, but a designer. I’ll also share some valuable tips on remaking the presentation and prototype of the product.
Thanks for getting to the end! I am pleased to read your comments and answer questions.