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The TiltyIMU is a family of versatile open-source robotic controllers and software to allow anyone to build a self-balancing project.
The TiltyIMU is a family of versatile open-source robotic controllers and software to allow anyone to build a self-balancing project.
203 backers pledged $20,909 to help bring this project to life.

Manufacturing has begun!

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That's right, I'm officially producing final Tilty Duos and Quads! They're hand assembled right now, as other people are higher on the waiting list to use the automated equipment I was planning on. Hopefully I'll be using that next week though, and will be able to produce the circuit boards at a much faster rate. 

I'm currently testing the first 6 hand assembled boards to be sure that everything about their design is absolutely perfect and that I have the assembly process down, but I expect to be taking addresses for shipment later this week. There's a picture of my current assembly setup at the bottom of this update. It's pretty simple, consisting of a solder stencil, a small reflow oven (not in the picture), a soldering station for the through-hole parts, and a microscope for inspecting the tiny solder connections on the sensor chips.

Also, I know this is seriously pushing the estimated delivery date for the Tilty Duos and Quads, and for that I apologize. But I would rather be a little late and have a better product, than send something less than perfect out to my backers. And I assure you, I have made good use of the extra time.

But that's all the big news for this update! I'm still doing frequent posts to my webpage blog with more minor information about daily progress and such, so feel free to check that out for more current news.

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      Frode on October 24, 2013

      Cool, I look forward to order that "Segway" kit of yours :-)

    2. Darren Wade on October 21, 2013

      It is a kickstarter, so keeping us informed helps meet the expectations. Keep up the good work!