Squix: The Exciting Next Step!

In the last few years blog.squix.org has grown from a personal idea dumping ground to a well visited page around maker projects. Two years ago I started looking for a way to make it easier for you to rebuild my projects. The first step was to provide links to shops where you could buy the components to build those projects. But I wanted more and the ESP8266 Weather Station Kit was the first hardware product I offered for sale.

With your help I managed to continuously improve the products step-by-step. At first the products where sometimes shipped in several packages which was not very customer friendly. Then I found a manufacturer in China who would assembly a kit for me and I started selling them on Amazon and on my own blog, shipped directly from China. Sometimes great things happen to those who go out to conquer the world and a very friendly soul in China helped me to develop and manufacture more products. In the meantime we have become very good friends and without his help it wouldn’t have been possible to get out with new projects so quickly. Many thanks to Dr. Fred!

All this time I have been doing this in my free time while my family and my daytime job were my priorities. Now this adventure has grown to a level where this construct needed a proper solid foundation. That’s why earlier this year together with my dear friend and colleague Marcel “Frightanic” Stör I started a company. If you are familiar with the NodeMCU/Lua firmware for ESP8266/ESP32 his name might ring a bell. He has been one of several project maintainers since summer 2015. He also contributed a couple of tools for the NodeMCU community: NodeMCU cloud firmware builderNodeMCU Docker build imageNodeMCU PyFlasher.

This new company is called ThingPulse Ltd and Marcel and I plan to continue to provide the maker community with software and hardware while also building products for consumers. From February 1st on we will start selling the Squix products on our new website: https://thingpulse.com/. In the beginning our products might still be branded as Squix, but once we refresh the stocks you will start seeing the ThingPulse brand. I’m confident that with your support ThingPulse will be a big success! What will change for you? Hopefully not much: we will continue to provide you with great products and a 1st class support at an affordable price. I will keep https://blog.squix.org as my personal outlet o blog about interesting maker projects.

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Posted by Daniel Eichhorn

Daniel Eichhorn is a software engineer and an enthusiastic maker. He loves working on projects related to the Internet of Things, electronics, and embedded software. He owns two 3D printers: a Creality Ender 3 V2 and an Elegoo Mars 3. In 2018, he co-founded ThingPulse along with Marcel Stör. Together, they develop IoT hardware and distribute it to various locations around the world.


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