We have two new and very affordable timecode generators coming soon. The DAGR, has 0.2" high characters and the PEQ-2 has 0.4" high characters. The portable timecode reader/generator runs on two AA batteries or external power 3.3-20V DC. It is pretty much a shrunk down version of the FDC timecode generator with the same operations. They share the same clock and have nearly identical coding and specs.
Almost have everything in place for a new round of prototyping:-) Added to the design is the ability to have an optional front lit panel, which should be available after the new design goes into production. So far it's looking like each prototype will cost about $960USD to build with ABS printed enclosure and $870USD for Nylon printed enclosure. The prototypes will take about 5 weeks to build, but at the moment I don't know how long it will take until I recoup enough of my own funds to begin make them.
$18,600 still needed to reach the goal! That's 31 complete slates more to go:-P Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/466895479/fuze-ti-fdc-timecode-slate