The design of the Varduino GPS has been greatly improved and brings the following new features:
- A new display overlay in plexiglass for better protection
- Larger buttons
- A new RGB LED for charge status indication
- Side reset buttons, accessible from the outside for programmer hobbyist
The pictures above are real photos with the background removed. One can see the new display cover, in plexiglass, offering a better display protection while keeping an amazing visibility outdoor. The buttons now have a larger diameter and new icons. The rest of the case is still 3D printed.
On the side, a new RGB LED indicates the battery charge status and two push buttons were added. One can reset the instrument in case of problem while the other can set the instrument in programming mode.
Opening of pre-orders
I received a lot of messages after my previous post, asking for when the new stock would be available. So before I could reopen the shop, the whole stock was sold out. No need to say that I am very happy with the success of the variometer! A new fabrication batch is already in fabrication and pre-orders are now open for a delivery in January/February.
You'll find in the shop the Varduino GPS as a pre-order, with a reservation price of 9 euros. Buyers will be notified as soon as the variometer is back in stock and orders will be shipped after the total price of 165euros is paid (9 + 156 euros, + shipping).
The price of the variometer therefore goes up from 149euros to 165euros to cover the new case cost and new assembly costs. I would like to remind everyone that this altimeter/variometer remains of great value at this price. In addition to its very sensitive pressure sensor, it still features a GPS chip, a 9 axis inertial measurement unit, a 16Go SD card for countless hours of recording and a Bluetooth module for pairing with your smarthone!