ORPDATE #49 THE LATEST ORP NEWS
Backers and Pre-Orderers,
We have delivered over 1000 Orps and still have a handful more to go of the first batch. As anticipated, the partial shipment with its reduced quantities and our mix of colors has made the logistics more complex which has taken longer than expected.
We definitely have learned a few things from our backers in Europe and especially Germany as German Orp adoptees require additional papers to get to their new parents. We are now sending commercial invoices out to all the Deutschlanders when we send to Germany. Sorry for the hassle.
FINE FOR THOSE GUYS, BUT WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE THAT'S STILL WAITING?
Right. We know how frustrating it is to still not have your Orp and we are hounding the factory to go as fast as they can to get the Orp production line back up and running. The problem was there were production problems with some of the boards but this problem was not so obvious.It was not until the Orps were fully assembled that the problems revealed itself.
So the factory has switched vendors for the main PCB and this happened right at the break for Chinese New Year. , only complicating the schedule. The factory is now qualifying this new vendor and we should be up and running in 2 weeks. I'm really sorry how long this is taking.
We expect/ hope to have the remainder of the first order by the end of March and will fulfill the entirety of the Kickstarter backers and website pre-orders shortly thereafter.
I will kick in with another update when I get anymore news, good or bad. Thanks again for your continued patience. If anyone just wants to call me and rant, feel free.