Finally we have the iPad adaptor design finalized. It is a very simple idea but it was a lot of hassle to complete! With the official Apple iPad drawings not defining the curvature of the iPad accurately, parts too thin to 3D print, 3D printed parts being lost in the post, our draftsman falling ill... I'm always tempted to leave "simple" tasks until "later" and I'm regretting that habit now !!
The adaptor is attached to the iPad with double sided tape. It is not intended to be removed. I chose to 3D print in white nylon but it would be possible to print in a gray polished alumide material. Any preferences ?
If you did not choose the reward with an iPad adaptor and now want one you can order one from Shapeways but you will need to sort out the double sided tape yourself.
A little bird told me that the next iPad will have the camera on the flat surface (like the iPad mini does now). That would simplify things for HiLO Lens...
On the production side we have 150 optic modules assembled. But we have run into differences in opinion regarding some of the containers. We have different reports of container tolerances between the optics manufacturer and container manufacturer. So some parts are shuttling between each factory (they are in different regions) to get clarity on this. Our man on the ground, Jason, is coordinating. We will continue to push to get the Kickstarter rewards through (about 550)
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