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Some software and hardware updates now available for the QED.More  QED firmware updates (inc Auto GB  option) just announced here. New  QED hardware updates/options and pictures will be posted  first here  as they become available.

Another satisfied QED user! QED user report for 9 days detecting! User loves it, found it easy to use,found gold with it and he prefers it to his 5000! Also a report on a QED used at the beach for coin shooting.QED users reporting in with their multi ounce gold finds with the QED!
From  another QED user today:"Been out and about today testing and comparing against other machines etc in ground that has been horrible in the past.Bround balancing Ive found very simple and easy.'m using the Nokia booster but need a little more sound/threshold.Otherwise no complaints from me, very impressed."
and :"My QED with the 8” commander on it, out performed my SDC Got bits that don't register on my scales SDC has since been sold"
"My QED is terrific. Lightweight, very sensitive and screams at me when it hits any target. The Detect shaft and the 11" ultra sensing coil is a top quality fitout. I attached an external speaker which added under 200gms of weight in total and still remains very well balanced so i never feel fatigued after many hours of swinging."

Stinky  Pete :http://www.detech-metaldetectorsaustralia.com.au/ is the  Australian distributor for the QED.
This is the only forum where you can talk directly with the designer/ manufacturer of the QED and  also some very experienced QED users.
Jrbeatty and Reg Wilson  and  Yellowfin  (or Doug here for that matter!)have NO vested  or pecuniary interests(or secret deals or cash for comment or any other undisclosed benefits )in the QED other than using it to find gold which it is doing very successfully! The ONLY people deriving  an income from the QED(other than finding good gold) are the approved retailer and Bugwhiskers! The ONLY investor in the QED is Bugwhiskers!
I have never met Jrbeatty or Reg Wilson at Howards house or ANY other location!

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« on: Saturday August 13 2016 08:48:10 AEST AM »

The QED with a 128*64 pixel OLED display.
Turning the detector on and off, changing settings and reloading default settings all accomplished with just 3 push buttons.
  
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday August 13 2016 08:49:54 AEST AM »

  
The QED with a 128*64 pixel OLED display.
Turning the detector on and off, changing settings and reloading default settings all accomplished with just 3 push buttons.
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This is using the new 64K memory MC chip.
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday August 13 2016 09:03:54 AEST AM »

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Looks great, but how well can you see the OLED display in bright sunlight?

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday August 13 2016 11:34:43 AEST AM »

The only problem is if the sun is in a direct line to the screen.
OLED's are renowned for their brightness.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday August 13 2016 12:32:33 AEST PM »

  
The only problem is if the sun is in a direct line to the screen.
OLED's are renowned for their brightness.

As a matter of interest what does the QED  now weigh complete with batteries?
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday August 13 2016 13:12:35 AEST PM »

The box with batteries, just over 500g.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday August 13 2016 13:26:58 AEST PM »

  
The box with batteries, just over 500g.

So no danger of getting the SAD 7000   you suck RSI syndrome! Thumbs down wth the QED! Clap Hands
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday August 13 2016 13:59:04 AEST PM »

Or empty pocket syndrome.
Have you ever pondered what the difference is between a tool and a toy?
When the SD2000 was released, many prospectors recouped their outlay within weeks. That's a tool, it does something useful, it pays for itself in short time.

I know of a large group of prospectors (around 20 in number) who on 2 field day occasions resulted in the finding of just one "grain of rice" nugget at each outing.
Consider their "TOOL" outlay, consider their time (around 5 hours) consider their travel costs. What used to be a tool has now become a toy. The resource, the target of their desires is finite. Detectors costing thousands of dollars are on borrowed time.
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday August 13 2016 14:29:56 AEST PM »

  
Or empty pocket syndrome.
RSI of the hip pocket!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing!
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« Reply #9 on: Sunday August 14 2016 10:12:52 AEST AM »

A pic of the QED box with an OZ 50 cent piece atop to indicate size.
The box alone without batteries weighs just 340 grams.


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« Reply #10 on: Sunday August 14 2016 10:29:54 AEST AM »

 Are the OLED and the earlier LED screens interchangeable?
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« Reply #11 on: Sunday August 14 2016 10:34:02 AEST AM »

Yes, they are fully interchangeable.
It's possible for the firmware to detect the type of display and use the driver to suit.
This and other considerations prompted the change from a 16K memory micro to a 64k.

The link below touches on life expectancy for OLED's

  

In any case, the displays are inexpensive and can be easily replaced by the owner. Just one small screwdriver required.
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« Reply #12 on: Sunday August 14 2016 11:20:57 AEST AM »

  
Yes, they are fully interchangeable.
It's possible for the firmware to detect the type of display and use the driver to suit.
This and other considerations prompted the change from a 16K memory micro to a 64k.

The link below touches on life expectancy for OLED's

  

In any case, the displays are inexpensive and can be easily replaced by the owner. Just one small screwdriver required.

How much do  the replacement screens cost?
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday August 14 2016 11:39:29 AEST AM »

Under $6.00
I then have to de-solder the header connector and replace it with a right angled type.
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday August 14 2016 11:53:37 AEST AM »

  
Under $6.00
I then have to de-solder the header connector and replace it with a right angled type.

So replacing the screens is very cheap and easy.
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« Reply #15 on: Sunday August 14 2016 13:46:15 AEST PM »

It's looking good Mr Bugwhiskers
I like the display

How is my kit coming along?  excited
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« Reply #16 on: Sunday August 14 2016 14:04:21 AEST PM »

It's taking a lot longer than anticipated to port the old program across to the new micro.
Take for example the saving of settings when switching off. I have found 4 variations supposedly for the chip I am using and none of them work due to errors or incorrect documentation. I could go on and on and on about the documentation and the supplied software tools but it won't change anything. Slogging away at it pays off in the end.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday August 15 2016 04:19:23 AEST AM »

Good on ya Bugwhiskers!  Only a few weeks and you redesigned the whole circuit board.  I figured it would take alot longer.  So we will be seeing a video of you testing it detecting soon.  I did not know you had the earlier model already EMI certified.
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« Reply #18 on: Monday August 15 2016 06:19:03 AEST AM »

BILLY, you would appear to be a lot smarter if you did some research before posting.
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« Reply #19 on: Monday August 15 2016 07:21:36 AEST AM »

  
BILLY, you would appear to be a lot smarter if you did some research before posting.

  But Bugwhiskers you just said that you already have the new bigger chip installed.  And you had to redesign the circuit board to get it to fit.  Did you not?  You Also just said "It's taking a lot longer than anticipated to port the old program across to the new micro."   To me that means you upgraded the circuit board to the bigger chip, but are having trouble programing it.  Did I miss something?
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