We reached a big milestone since the last update... our first beta unit is now in the hands of one of our Kickstarter backers for testing and evaluation! We're planning on getting a few more beta units out for some initial testing that's going to help us with the larger roll out.
Big thanks to Wayne for helping us with the test and for making history!
We hope to start receiving several more dozen units in a few weeks to start sending out to select backers to help with evaluation and improvements.
We've upgraded the Ubi to slightly larger speakers that provide better sound. The Ubi's voice readout and music playing on the Ubi can easily fill a room now.
After triple checking over all the dimensions and design, we've put in our order for the tooling for Ubi's case. This takes several weeks but will allow us to produce parts in high volume very quickly.
We've been able to improve the performance of the microphone pick up by applying filters to remove echo and reverberation that dramatically affect speech recognition. There's still some work to do here but every week has brought steady improvements. We've successfully integrated sensor reading into the portal.
We're now polishing up the UI of the portal to make it much more user friendly and for the data to be streamable and downloadable.
We're very excited for the relaunch of Spark with the Spark Core. They allow for WiFi control of almost anything. Ubi and Spark will allow for voice control of these tiny boards. Check them out and support their campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparkdevices/spark-core-wi-fi-for-everything-arduino-compatible
Next on the docket is submitting the Ubi for CE, UL, and FCC certifications. We're also working on integration with different hardware and getting the API ready for release. There is still more testing and debugging of the hardware that we'll need to overcome as the Ubi goes out in the field.
Thanks for all your support and feedback.
You can always reach us directly at email@example.com
Amin, Mahyar, and Leor