My apologies for the lack of an update in April. I just heard from Craig last week, he is sending me iControlPad 1 units that are left over... Read more
Just a quick update to say the first batch of PCBs were unfortunately wrong with the LEDs not correctly placed on the board. Since this was ~$10k of parts we're... Read more
The first batch of the first run of 1250 iCP2 boards have finally arrived, and these will be extensively tested while we wait for the redesigned Keymats to arrive.
The... Read more
The situation is still the same I'm afraid, the LEDs have not arrived yet and we're chasing up what is going on there to try to find out if we... Read more
Quick requested update
Several people asking for an update, so here is where we are at this very moment:
The ~12000 LEDs have still not arrived. Until these arrive nothing exciting is going... Read more
RGB LEDs. The world can't get enough.
Quick update, nothing particularly exciting to report, PCBs still in general production, quite slow due to a world wide shortage of... yes.... RGB LEDs.
These seem to suddenly be used in everything... Read more
One more thing
Here is the first populated PCB :)
The little wires are for debug and will be gone in the consumer version.
Just to keep you all up to date, the final (FINAL!) PCB designs were submitted to Global components and things are now rolling along nicely. They include numerous... Read more
Moulding issues solved.
Well, a month of messing about with CAD data and it's finally working.
We're sorry it took that long, we were working for 2 weeks together with the mould company... Read more
Making plastic casing is a lot harder than you might think.
The moulding design for the iCP2 was complete before the KS started and matched up quite well to previous... Read more
A few minor updates before mass production:
So, due to new shipping regulations we only just received the batteries, the original shipment was returned by the carrier for not meeting the new... Read more
Well, what a crazy 10 days. When the project finished we ordered a Replicator2 3D printer - we did this because when working on projects such as this you can... Read more
Lights, lights, lights
Quick update today, the lights are alive, Red, green and blue :)
The new keymat with nipples (to let the light under it all) has not yet arrived (boo!) but... Read more
Firstly here is our first video, we actually recorded this last week but the colour somehow ended up blue so we re-recorded it today:
Next up, wow, you are... Read more
Mini update, nothing major to report, just finishing up the LED backlighting, trying to make it RGB if we can so you can change the keyboard colours.
Battery... Read more
Wow, well we have read though all the responses and personal messages about the backlighting, and I have to say your views were not what we expected at all - we really... Read more
At last.. we can begin.
We should finally have the KS money next week, pretty much a month after the funding ended. if you're planning a project it's worth knowing that time scale... Read more
The waiting game
Well we have now done everything we can until the Kickstarter money arrives.
It might arrive in the Amazon account tomorrow if we're lucky but apparently it can... Read more
Hello everyone, another micro update,
The iCP2 batteries have now been ordered as have the protection circuits, these attach to the batteries and stop anything dangerous happening such as over... Read more
If you had pledge problems...
Some of you had problems pledging or Amazon were unable to pick up your pledge, also some of you needed to add on shipping.
Until the end of the... Read more
Hello everyone, another micro update.
The Bill of materials has been submitted to be ordered, this means the parts which go on the PCB will now be ordered. Sometimes it... Read more
LED additions begin:
Sort summary of the LED changes:
The moulding begins this week!
LED changes happening now.
Then it's to mass production.
The LED changes won't add more than 10 days or... Read more
Now, making thousands of them!
Thank you everyone, you're absolutely amazing, that's more than we dared to think we would raise!
From Monday parts will be ordered, production time booked and a new video about... Read more
We did it!
Well as I'm sure you have all seen the KS is a success, and we have waited until it is well past the goal just to be sure before posting... Read more
A bit of fun before the final push!
A few people found our original video a little boring, well the internet has given us short attention spans, so for a bit of fun we edited this together, it's... Read more
A little video about how we want to document things
A video about how we want to document the manufacture process, has some video of the iCP1 and iCP2 internals.
Past $100k. Still the final stretch to go.
Well, wow. We're so thankful for you helping us reach $100k.
We really want to make this the best controller ever and we're excited at the prospect that the project... Read more
How we make it real.
We have decided, if the project is a success, that we will video document the entire production process.
That includes visits to factories, how we negotiate prices, where we source... Read more
Past 60k, update video
The option to have a message or your name in the mould is now a reward level.
Requested by many of you:
The prototype holders are silver with black padding (final ones will be black/black).
Buying more than one unit
Several people have asked about buying more than one unit, if you want to do this just add the appropriate amount to your pledge, you don't need to pay shipping twice.
Thanks,... Read more
We have been speaking to the moulding company about the possibility of putting pledgers names on the back plate of the iControlpad2.
This would involve having names etched in to... Read more
Past 300 backers, new video tomorrow!
As said on twitter (twitter.com/craigix) as there are now over 300 backers we have a new video for tomorrow, and I'm not in it...
Wow, twenty thousand dollars of pledges in the first 24 hours. Thank you so much.
But we can't get complacent, we need to keep getting the word out there, we... Read more