There has been some excellent progress with getting ready for the Kickstarter.
The custom PCB arrived the week before last and it has taken the last week or so configuring it and getting it to work.
This is a crucial step before I can go to Kickstarter. I need to know that everything works as planned before I can commit to everybody that I can manufacture hundreds.
I’m happy to say that everything has moved along positively and that around 80% of the functionality is working and the remaining 20% is being worked on now (with no blockers as yet!).
When you add microchips to a PCB they don’t instantly work like they do when you buy already manufactured boards, you have to program them correctly from scratch. So I need to get that remaining 20% proven and then fully test on PC and Pi before I can proceed.
This means that a March Kickstarter launch is actually looking pretty good at the moment. It leaves me some time to finalise the content and get everything ready.
I’m going to send an update out to the mailing list when I’m happy that I’ve got 100% PCB of the functionality working as planned.
As always thank you everyone for your support.