The final stretch!
Wow - crazy couple of weeks, sorry for the radio silence, have been absolutely slammed, as I am sure you can imagine!
Aside from the manufacturing, one of the big extra tasks was to consolidate orders across from Kickstarter, the Backer Store and our main web store to make sure everything is posted out in one package. This might sound easy, but when you have over 15,000 line items to fulfil for the greatest group of Kickstarter backers ever, it starts to get a little mad. Add into that address and choice changes and you start to really, REALLY enjoy a good excel formula. Array formulas float my boat at the moment!
A word of caution for anyone thinking of doing their own Kickstarter project - don't offer too many different colour options! It becomes very complex to manage surprisingly quickly.
With the exception of the machined fronts (which are under continuous manufacture), all our components have now been finished or are very close to being finished. The bulk of the assembly will be done over the next week, with any of the remainder being carried out in the week after. By mid week (excepting any assembly disasters) we should be getting daily shipments of assembled MiniDrives to our UK based logistics and fulfilment firm, who will start posting out to backers as soon as they arrive in their warehouses.
The PCBs have been signed off on:
The pad printing is all ready to go:
The PCB's fit in the MiniDrive bodies according to the correct tolerances:
And we have finally got the anodisation to the colours we are happy with:
As soon as we have pictures of fully assembled MiniDrives we will post you guys an update of that too :-)
Not long to go now!!
Piers & Steve