The board arrived quickly, worked immediately, and was easy to install. Cracking open the case on the desk controls itself was a huge pain, but that's not this board's fault. Once I got the case open it was very easy to figure out how to hook everything up and the controls worked immediately and respond quickly. Worth every penny.
I work from home a lot and this was the only feature of the BEKANT that was missing for me. Shipping from Canada to Germany took about 12 days. It was easier than I predicted to open the plastic enclosure. Small advise: if you don't want the enclosure to have any visible damage after the change, use the area around the screw holes (where you attach the enclosure to the table) to pry the plastic apart. The change was done in less than 10 minutes and it just works - I'm really happy with the change - this completes my work setup @home. Thanks to Greg for an awesome piece of Ikea hack ;)
When I got myself a Bekant stand-up desk I instantly thought "How can I make it to remember the positions I'm using and recall them without me pressing the button the whole time?", then stumbled upon some video showing the debugging of the protocol behind that controller (how could I be so naive to think it would be just normal switches closing a circuit…) and fell into despair.
After finding this project I was amazed someone took over the whole development of an alternate controller which does exactly what I was thinking about. It took a good while for all the different postal services to get the controller to Germany but it arrived in one piece.
Getting open the old controller enclosure was quite a challenge (hint: If using force is not the solution, it wasn't enough force!) and I needed to switch to the alternative mode for the bigger version (looks like they are using that version also on normal sized ones in Germany) but afterwards it works like a charm!
Thank you for creating this! You saved me a lot of headache…
Outstanding product. I purchased the assembled board and cable. The hardest part was getting the back off of the control panel. It took me 10mintues to unscrew the control panel pry off the cover and then install and cable the megadesk board. I have a few colleagues that also use the Bekant Sit/Stand desk and I will be recommending this to them wholeheartedly.
Shipped in one day, worked upon arrival. Hardest part was getting the plastic casing off but it wasn't impossible. Took my cheap sitting/standing to the next level. Was about to pay $1,000 for a new desk with the same functionality. The issue was that the desk was totally fine, I just wanted memory function. Can't thank you enough for making these!