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I ordered one of the m4m swallowbot boards and installed it today. I have a standard wheels/etc. After installation, it looks like I could hit 14mph. I only had a chance to ride it a few minutes and will report back on this thread after I get a chance to really drive it around.

Installation took me longer than I had hoped, but was ultimately pretty reasonable. Technically speaking, it is similar to swapping out a motherboard on a computer. The devices are remarkably well engineered and it was pretty easy to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

The most difficult aspects were trying to squeeze some of the small connectors that are on the underside of the motherboard while you pull them out (probably having a tool like the one on the instructional videos would have made it easier ... I used needle nose pliers). I had a hard time re-seating the motherboard as mine had some hardened white stuff (resin?) that made a nice tight fit at the end of the day but meant I couldn't drop it straight down.

If you are going to do this, watch both the short video and the much longer video (you can skip the part where he is driving around). I'm glad I watched it before attempting the installation.

One of the steps is pulling 6 ~banana plugs (not sure if that is the correct technical term). In the videos, you just pull them. Mine were shrink wrapped, so I had to use some pointy/smaller scissors to remove the shrink wrap.

One thing not mentioned in the short video that was mentioned in the long video is that when you turn it on after all is said and done, it basically drives in a circle until you power it off and power it on again. This would have freaked me out if I wasn't prepared for it so I turned it on while upside down the first time.

As mentioned above, all I've done is just drive up and down the block a few times to test the speed. I'll report more on the general ride once I've driven it some more.

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I got a chance to drive a mile or so yesterday after posting. I didn’t experience any tilt back during my ride as I didn’t find myself hitting the new top speed. Instead, I was able to drive a bit faster than I previously would without the constant interruption of beeps and tilt back. It’s too early to declare victory, but it feels like this has addressed my primary gripe about my mini pro.

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This is great news if more4mini is selling the Swallowbot Firmware boards.  

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