Keeping it In-House.
The housings are back from laser etching and I thought you'd all like to see some more final-ish parts. These were tests for the laser etching and the logos are backwards. Whoops. Everything else is perfect. There are more pictures at www.Blinksteady.com
Keeping all the assembly in house and local is really paying off. Of course we're still waiting on vendors for ONE LAST PART, but this won't be a problem in the future. We have complete control over the quality and it's been really great designing jigs and fixtures for production.
All the Circuit boards are programmed and the clamps are assembled. We had 99.7% yield on our circuit boards from the manufacturer; that's pretty good! I am sure this is because we are working with a good shop in California and not going direct to an overseas PCB manufacturer. Their quality control was great. Just two baddies that refused to program. You can see our programming set up below.
Also, we decided to do the thermoforming ourselves and are getting really nice parts. We spent hours building an amazing vacuum former and we spent days testing it, but when it came to do the run it only took 2hrs to make 1000 parts.
Stuart machined the punch for the windows and it's working great! We finished almost all the windows yesterday and they fit perfectly in the housings.
As soon as we receive our window gaskets (the final piece of the puzzle) we will finish assembly and ship in just a couple of days. We're expected the gaskets next week, which is longer than we were quoted. We'll announce a launch-party date as soon as those gaskets are in!
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