Thoughts on the FireFly Bluetooth system?

Discussion in 'Firing Systems And Fusing Fireworks' started by Richyc, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Richyc

    Richyc Supports UKFR

    Anyone checked out the 15 channel (hobbiest) firing system from FireFly? Wondered what people's thoughts are on it..

    I like the idea of the reusable talans (all be it not instant) and the fact it uses your tablet and an app to control the firing, also has auto sync to music which is cool.

    Not sure about the 3.5m type phone jack connection?! :confused: And only really good for one central firing position.

    I'd be more interested if you could link 4 or 5 boxes up together wirelessly and change the talons to matches :)

    https://shootfirefly.com/

     
  2. Richyc

    Richyc Supports UKFR

    Closer look it's not a phone jack, more of a standard 3mm power connector.

    Should be easy to knock up some longer wires with ematches


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  3. PyroAsh

    PyroAsh Supports UKFR

    There will be a way around it, but the app isn't available in the UK.
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  4. Richyc

    Richyc Supports UKFR

    I had the same problem with a few apps for the dji drone.. you can change your tabs default region to US to get round it ;)

    Just installed it, some pics
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  5. Any idea of cost?, with the choice of systems about atm this would have to be cheap to reflect it's limitations.
     
  6. Richyc

    Richyc Supports UKFR

    $224 excluding shipping and taxes by the look.
     
  7. Check out our system again! We've added the ability to link up to 6 units simultaneously and will have a European dealer very soon! (based in Germany) to save ya'll some shipping costs!
     
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  8. Pyro Pete

    Pyro Pete Forum Editor

    Thanks for joining, can you contact me if you wish to continue to self-promote here, as you would need to be a paying advertiser to do this :) (Perfectly fine for members to continue to discuss BTW, it’s just self-promotion and commercial posting about own products we don’t allow).
     
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  9. djburnside

    djburnside Pro Firer/Crew

    This seems an interesting system

    It would be interesting to know whether it can fire multiple modules simultaneously, the time in between firing cues and if traditional igniters would work?
     
  10. deans6571

    deans6571 Supports UKFR

    I was looking at this system recently (don’t worry @K9Girl, we’re still on for January!) - for U.K. users, the system is limited as it doesn’t allow you to add any products (the catalogue only works for U.S. users and even then, it’s limits to just one brand of pyro).

    However, for a beginner, you could still use it to place cues against a several pieces of music but the cues would be an instant fire as opposed to a delayed fire when assigning products.

    Also, although the system only has 15 cues, I guess there would be nothing stopping a user from inserting a fuse into 1 cue and then having that fuse running to several bits of pyro, meaning that the 15 cues, are actually not limited...

    I have read though that the cues themselves (although they are meant to be for several uses), are actually prone to damage when cleaning them (the coils which heat up, are apparently very prone to breaking when cleaned).

    Anyone else with any experince on this?
     
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  11. m00ny

    m00ny Celtic Stash Photo Winner 2015 Supports UKFR

    Those reusable igniters look great for consumers/hobbyists, are these the only available? I've not seen any before.