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 builder, NodeMCU Docker build image, NodeMCU 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.
Interested in coming along with us on this exciting new journey?
A ridiculous amount of coffee was consumed in the process of building this project. Add some fuel if you'd like to keep me going!