New tool

I had a birthday recently and my young nephew, who is very into the technologies of making things, and his dad sent me a 3D printer! Very cool. I’ve been well aware of the possibilities of 3D printing for awhile, but just as much its limitations. At the consumer...
Redshiftt Control Box

Redshiftt Control Box

Time for a Redshiftt update. The 6-relay/receiver control box design is nearly final, so here’s a rendering from Solidworks: Overall size is about 9 x 5 x 1 5/8″. The base is stainless steel, while the cover is transparent red vacuum-formed polycarbonate...

Syncro pneumatics

Since I drive a VW Vanagon Syncro, one of the first applications for Redshiftt I focused on is adapting positive air pressure servos to replace the feeble and expensive vacuum-powered servos the factory used to operate the diff-locks and driveshaft decoupler. This is...

Officially an Inventor!

My US patent for the Redshiftt gearshift knob controller and system has been issued and published! My first patent, I’m pretty pleased about that, and hopefully there will be more to come. . United States Patent Application 20180274664 SHIFT KNOB WITH SELECTABLE...
“The Knob” appears!

“The Knob” appears!

Things are coming together for Redshiftt, in addition to the patent news, we also have in hand the first run of production parts for “The Knob”, as well as the first copies of the circuit boards and Apps for testing. . The knob mechanical parts fit together very...

Redshiftt will be patented!

We received notice from the USPTO that the patent will be allowed. This just means the examiner has closed adjudication of the patent claims and states which claims will be allowed. . So the last step is to pay the issuance fee, which we’ve done, after which the...