Guess what MCU runs the Juicero?

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Guess what MCU runs the Juicero?

Post by victor_pv » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:52 pm

Today I read about the Juicero, some over priced glorified Juicer that was selling for some $700, then $400, then next the company is going out of bussiness.

I was curious to see the insides, so I found a teardown:
https://blog.bolt.io/heres-why-juicero- ... dd74594e50

Now, guess what MCU is running it, and post your guess, before you read the article and find out ;)

P.S. with a bit of luck we may find those boards in ebay or aliexpress :lol:

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Re: Guess what MCU runs the Juicero?

Post by ahull » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:14 am

My guess is that it runs an atmel (its an arduino in sheeps clothing).

Youtuber AvE pulled one to bits...



Over engineered. Might make a good cider press. :lol:

EDIT: Actually given how heavily over engineered the rest of the machine is I suspect it uses a custom 256 core SOC with a novel hybrid architecture and 256Tb of on die flash and a similar amount of RAM, running a specially written custom version of "Windoze for Jucing Machines", after all, you need to be very precise when driving those motors, the spin of the earth, and all of the nearby planets must be taken in to consideration.
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Re: Guess what MCU runs the Juicero?

Post by victor_pv » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:01 pm

Andy you are right about being overbuilt, so think more oomph than an AVR.
BTW, on some interview I read about the company founder he claimed to have developed a custom MCU, it's not the case, it's a normal common one.

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Re: Guess what MCU runs the Juicero?

Post by ahull » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:27 pm

OK I wont spoil the fun.. but a little bit of Goolge-fu and I have an answer... Hint.. there's a thread on the eevblog that gives the game away. ;)
.. and furthermore it suggests there are technically *two* mcus in the thing.. which given that all it does is heavily squuuuueze an overblown colostomy bag full of pre-crushed fruit, does seem like overkill.
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