mapme.at WhereDial – Now Shipping!

We’re very glad to announce that the mapme.at WhereDial is now ready to start shipping!

Want someone to know when you’re arriving at the station so that they can come and get you? Want to let someone know that you’ve made it home safe?

WhereDial is the solution!

The WhereDial connects to your social media accounts via mapme.at and checks your current location, it then turns the dial to read “Home”, “Station” or wherever you happen to be.

WhereDials are available for sale starting from just £99 + postage. Click on the items below to see more information about them.

Hooks into the full range of services supported by mapme.at, including Foursquare and Google Latitude.

Buying a WhereDial means you’re supporting a great open hardware project. We are releasing the designs for the WhereDial and the software that it runs allowing enterprising makers to suggest improvements and extensions.

The WhereDial will ship pre-built and ready to go, you’ll simply need to plug in a power cable and plug an ethernet cable into your broadband modem or router (you’ll need DHCP enabled, most have this). All configuration will be done via the mapme.at website, we’ll even support you with any problems you have via Get Satisfaction.

This design of the WhereDial was inspired by Brian Wagner’s Laser Cut Clock, thank you to him for his help and support with the project.

27 Responses to mapme.at WhereDial – Now Shipping!

  1. Will you allow custom location names, or will all WhereDials bought have the same locations?

  2. john says:

    For simplicity with this first batch they will all have the same locations. We intend to allow custom dials to be designed soon though. The software will support this so it will simply be a case of ordering a new dial and replacing it.

  3. As I commented I realised you could of course lift the dial off, flip it over, carve/burn/write your own locations on the back, and place it back on the machine. It’s a lot simpler than trying to make your own cog to fit.

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  7. Dan says:

    Will you ship internationally? Also, how much will shipping be? Thanks!
    Dan

  8. john says:

    Hi Dan

    Yes we’ll ship internationally, can’t confirm how much shipping will be quite yet. The WhereDial itself should be pretty light, the heaviest bit will be the DC adapter, we’re expecting shipping to be reasonable though.

    John

  9. Dan says:

    Hate to bother you again, but would it be possible to ship it without the DC adapter and just buy one here? Or is it a special one?

  10. john says:

    Don’t worry, questions and feedback are good :-) It’s likely that we’re going to go with requiring a 5V regulated power supply giving at least 1A so it will probably be best to use the one we supply but it’s certainly something we’d be willing to look at. Are you thinking of that mainly to save on postage costs?

  11. Dan says:

    Yes, postage is pretty expensive. Also, we have a new tax here on anything valued at over $30–it’s just insane. But if it’s something necessary or hard to get where I am, then I definitely would have you send it. Thanks for the help.

  12. Dan says:

    Hey, I just ordered one. I just wanted to let you know that I really want one, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to afford it when the time comes. Can you get the guys over at Universal to sell it at Harry Potter World or whatever it’s called? It’s a great idea.

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  15. Hi – just ordered one. I have a couple of questions: one, can the delivery address be different from the invoice address, and two, are there any plans for a WiFi version?

  16. john says:

    Delivery address being different should be fine, a wifi model is likely to end up prohibitively expensive and be tricky to set up though. Not ruling it out for the future but for now it needs to be wired.

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  26. DirkAndTheMac says:

    Anyplans to do a Weasley Family type clock? That would be amazing!!! Please say Yes…..

  27. john says:

    Hi, I’d love to do a more clock style device and may have another go in the future but for now I’m concentrating on the WhereDial design and getting the electronics to a better price point before I look at making the mechanics more complicated.

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