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  • #652625

    Hey @hojo04,

    Glad you are a fan of the PB360.
    At some point I will tell some stories of the development of the original Power Box.

    I am still testing the waters on how much details everyone is interested in. As long as it is not a Bosch development secret or anything else off limits, I am pretty much willing to talk about anything from the piece of paper the first tool is drawn on to the first tool off the production line!

    Dadgineer
    Project Leader - Bosch Power Tools North America

    #652626

    Hey @DirtyWhiteBoy,

    Hawaii eh? Very cool. I hope to make it there someday. From what I understand, the construction is done a little different in Hawaii due to the constant humidity and salty air. True?

    Dadgineer
    Project Leader - Bosch Power Tools North America

    #652627
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Hey @roninohio,

    Well, yes I would assume that is part of why we sponsor it. To learn and connect with our customers. Us enginerds don’t always get the face to face time with user that the marketing team does, so for me being able to chat and “hang” with all of you is great.

    I am going to see who else I can get involved in the site. I know of a couple people who I think might be interested. I also want to talk to the chief, Jim, and see how we can make it so we don’t miss any comments or questions on of you all might have.

    Hey Jim @bethepro, thoughts on a way to make us enginerds more accessible for the users?

    Tell them that with enough posts and points they can earn Bosch tools…lol.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #652628

    Hey @roninohio,

    Well, yes I would assume that is part of why we sponsor it. To learn and connect with our customers. Us enginerds don’t always get the face to face time with user that the marketing team does, so for me being able to chat and “hang” with all of you is great.

    I am going to see who else I can get involved in the site. I know of a couple people who I think might be interested. I also want to talk to the chief, Jim, and see how we can make it so we don’t miss any comments or questions on of you all might have.

    Hey Jim @bethepro, thoughts on a way to make us enginerds more accessible for the users?

    Tell them that with enough posts and points they can earn Bosch tools…lol.

    Let me explain something about the engineers I work with. We live off free. Free anything. Free food, forget it, we will knock you down going for it. Free tools, look out. Clean out days get a little nutty in the engineering department.

    Free donuts can actually draw an engineer across the office without us knowing why. Somehow we always end up in front of the donuts.

    Dadgineer
    Project Leader - Bosch Power Tools North America

    #652632

    Lol, Homer Simpson? Lol


    @Dadgineer
    lol you have a great sense of humor.

    #652635
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Yo @gtokley,

    Glad to be here! You guys will have to put up with my often strange sense of humor along with hopefully some good info exchange.

    LOL! No problem.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #652658
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    Hey @cmeyer25,

    I spent a couple years in cordless marketing and would travel to a lot of woodworking shows, JLC shows, etc. Loved talking to the users, especially ones who are passionate about tools.

    Looking forward to helping out, learning, and geeking out.

    That’s great 🙂 And if you love geeking out about tools, this is definitely the place to be!

    Charlie
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    #652724

    Hey @roninohio,

    Well, yes I would assume that is part of why we sponsor it. To learn and connect with our customers. Us enginerds don’t always get the face to face time with user that the marketing team does, so for me being able to chat and “hang” with all of you is great.

    I am going to see who else I can get involved in the site. I know of a couple people who I think might be interested. I also want to talk to the chief, Jim, and see how we can make it so we don’t miss any comments or questions on of you all might have.

    Hey Jim @bethepro, thoughts on a way to make us enginerds more accessible for the users?

    Tell them that with enough posts and points they can earn Bosch tools…lol.

    Let me explain something about the engineers I work with. We live off free. Free anything. Free food, forget it, we will knock you down going for it. Free tools, look out. Clean out days get a little nutty in the engineering department.

    Free donuts can actually draw an engineer across the office without us knowing why. Somehow we always end up in front of the donuts.

    Very true. Never miss the appeal of swag. We have a lot of iron rings here in my office – Hell, I was an engineering student for a few years.

    #652725

    Hey @dadgineer, glad to see you finally joined the BTP community.

    This is indeed special. The brains behind the scenes of what are many glorious tools I enjoy from Bosch.

    Bosch Power Tools Project Manager – Chicago burbs
    20+ years with Bosch in engineering
    Worked on:
    ……
    Original Power Box Jobsite Radio
    …..

    Indeed!

    I do have a pet peeve with the previous models of the BT model function insofar as it’s inability to recognize all songs on either an SD card or USB stick. It just plays repeatedly the first 100 songs or so. I think, not sure, both my PB360s are the ‘C’ version. I resorted to either tethering off a device via 3.5 AUX 1 or use a Dewalt BT adapter as a result. Is there no work around to this issue for the older model(s)?

    Interesting…. So it has issues with certain songs? Assuming they are all the same format, in theory it shouldn’t have that issue.

    I sit next to the guy in charge of that project, so I can directly provide any input you have.

    Can you PM me as much info as you have and I can have a conversation with him tomorrow.

    Not sure I will have a work around, but I appreciate the feedback.

    I’m surprised you haven’t heard of this issue. While it is understandable from a logical standpoint that when the PB360 went Bluetooth that neither the SD slot and the data capability of the USB port be kept, I thought it was also because you guys knew that it was because of the issue with its incability to deal with the units inability to get beyond playing nothing more than the same 100 or so songs it could recognize for some reason.

    This was discussed quite a bit about maybe a year and a half ago or so in a thread dedicated to the PB360. I tried searching for it but haven’t been able to find it. I recall detailing the heck out of my findings on this issue in it along with a few other members that are no longer forum participants. Like I said, I just gave up and moved on to other alternatives to listen to my tumes on my older style non-BT PB360s.

    Wonder if it has to do with the formatting of the SD card. I had that issue with an old Pioneer sound system. Needed to be in extFAT or NTFS if I recall correctly, while a FAT32 would not be recognized

    #652726

    ok, @Doobie and @montreal_woodworks,

    Regarding the 100 song limit….

    Of course the people who made the decisions at that point are not here anymore, but from what I can dig up is that apparently it was inherent to the design of the electronics. As you probably know, everything now is done with a microprocessor on stuff like this. Like on our cell phones, a lot of the functionality is all in one chip. So for the original PB360, the chip set selected had a 100 song limit. Why? My guess is cost or features. Moving up into the next level would have probably pushed us into a different cost “bracket” of chips which may not have played nice with our financials.

    It’s one of those dumb decisions that we are faced with all the time. We have to sacrifice features to hit a cost sometimes. Sucks. We sometimes have really cool ideas that get dumped for cost.

    Now, as I am learning here, you all are hardcore users. An extra $20 bucks for that cool feature wouldn’t even phase you… I wish all our users were like you guys.

    Dadgineer
    Project Leader - Bosch Power Tools North America

    #652727

    ok, @doobie and @montreal_woodworks,

    Regarding the 100 song limit….

    Of course the people who made the decisions at that point are not here anymore, but from what I can dig up is that apparently it was inherent to the design of the electronics. As you probably know, everything now is done with a microprocessor on stuff like this. Like on our cell phones, a lot of the functionality is all in one chip. So for the original PB360, the chip set selected had a 100 song limit. Why? My guess is cost or features. Moving up into the next level would have probably pushed us into a different cost “bracket” of chips which may not have played nice with our financials.

    It’s one of those dumb decisions that we are faced with all the time. We have to sacrifice features to hit a cost sometimes. Sucks. We sometimes have really cool ideas that get dumped for cost.

    Now, as I am learning here, you all are hardcore users. An extra $20 bucks for that cool feature wouldn’t even phase you… I wish all our users were like you guys.

    But then we would move into Festool and Mafell territory, where the tool costs what it costs

    #652829
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Regarding the 100 song limit….

    At least I know why now and it was something that couldn’t be overcome on my end.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to find out why and bring back an answer Steve! 👍

    #652890
    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Yes. As community manager I am constantly sending Bosch product specialists and engineers notes on discussions here on the board. So while @Dadgineer is stepping out from the shadows (and encouraging others as well) your comments, suggestions and advice are always being fed to those who design and modify Bosch Tools, Accessories and Measuring Tools.

    Just thought I should clarify that 🙂

    Cheers,

    Jim

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #652906
    Doobie
    Moderator

    your comments, suggestions and advice are always being fed to those who design and modify Bosch Tools, Accessories and Measuring Tools.

    That is something I know you do memtion on occasion that you have sent it along to the powers that be from our comments and suggestions. That is truly appreciated Jim. That’s why I’ll often get long winded and detailed on things I encounter, I know you’re monitoring for this stuff for good and bad issues with our thoughts and experiences with our tools and details can be important to understand what is going on.

    It’s actually an awkward feeling at times posting negative findings especially on the forum of a manufacturer itself, but just like the chef at a restaurant needs to hear the truth said to his face so he can better serve in the future, so do product engineers. Otherwise, how do they know? It’s great that this forum is amenable to this and with guys like Steve stepping forward, and hopefully more like him, it becomes a two way street and even more valuable to everybody including Bosch imo.

    Steve seems to be a great guy. I do imagine it must be hard to get other Bosch personel to participate. Online forums can be a tricky place to walk into but here on this forum, the monitoring by Jim and his moderation crew keep the place civil. If you’re a Bosch employee sitting on the fence reading this about coming into the fray like Steve has, please come join us. I know I covet such interactions with actual decision makers and any member who doesn’t recognize that with beligerence would have to have rocks in his head and assuredly be curtailed PDQ. FWIW.

    #652912
    xtsallad
    Pro
    Dallas, TX

    Jason K

    Dallas TX
    Museum and fine art services including installation, fabrication, construction and doing some residential reno here and there.
    Long time btp lurker.

    j

    #652919
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    your comments, suggestions and advice are always being fed to those who design and modify Bosch Tools, Accessories and Measuring Tools.

    That is something I know you do memtion on occasion that you have sent it along to the powers that be from our comments and suggestions. That is truly appreciated Jim. That’s why I’ll often get long winded and detailed on things I encounter, I know you’re monitoring for this stuff for good and bad issues with our thoughts and experiences with our tools and details can be important to understand what is going on.

    It’s actually an awkward feeling at times posting negative findings especially on the forum of a manufacturer itself, but just like the chef at a restaurant needs to hear the truth said to his face so he can better serve in the future, so do product engineers. Otherwise, how do they know? It’s great that this forum is amenable to this and with guys like Steve stepping forward, and hopefully more like him, it becomes a two way street and even more valuable to everybody including Bosch imo.

    Steve seems to be a great guy. I do imagine it must be hard to get other Bosch personel to participate. Online forums can be a tricky place to walk into but here on this forum, the monitoring by Jim and his moderation crew keep the place civil. If you’re a Bosch employee sitting on the fence reading this about coming into the fray like Steve has, please come join us. I know I covet such interactions with actual decision makers and any member who doesn’t recognize that with beligerence would have to have rocks in his head and assuredly be curtailed PDQ. FWIW.

    Well said Kevin. I enjoy my time here so far. I honestly look forward getting time to read the threads on BTP!!

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #652921
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    Jason K

    Dallas TX
    Museum and fine art services including installation, fabrication, construction and doing some residential reno here and there.
    Long time btp lurker.

    Welcome to the group Jason.

    Charlie
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    #652957

    your comments, suggestions and advice are always being fed to those who design and modify Bosch Tools, Accessories and Measuring Tools.

    That is something I know you do memtion on occasion that you have sent it along to the powers that be from our comments and suggestions. That is truly appreciated Jim. That’s why I’ll often get long winded and detailed on things I encounter, I know you’re monitoring for this stuff for good and bad issues with our thoughts and experiences with our tools and details can be important to understand what is going on.

    It’s actually an awkward feeling at times posting negative findings especially on the forum of a manufacturer itself, but just like the chef at a restaurant needs to hear the truth said to his face so he can better serve in the future, so do product engineers. Otherwise, how do they know? It’s great that this forum is amenable to this and with guys like Steve stepping forward, and hopefully more like him, it becomes a two way street and even more valuable to everybody including Bosch imo.

    Steve seems to be a great guy. I do imagine it must be hard to get other Bosch personel to participate. Online forums can be a tricky place to walk into but here on this forum, the monitoring by Jim and his moderation crew keep the place civil. If you’re a Bosch employee sitting on the fence reading this about coming into the fray like Steve has, please come join us. I know I covet such interactions with actual decision makers and any member who doesn’t recognize that with beligerence would have to have rocks in his head and assuredly be curtailed PDQ. FWIW.

    Agree 100%

    Jason K

    Dallas TX
    Museum and fine art services including installation, fabrication, construction and doing some residential reno here and there.
    Long time btp lurker.

    Welcome Jason!

    #652968
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    @xtsallad Welcome to BTP!

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #652972
    MTRoads
    Pro
    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    Jason K

    Dallas TX
    Museum and fine art services including installation, fabrication, construction and doing some residential reno here and there.
    Long time btp lurker.

    Welcome aboard Jason.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

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