Friday May 6th Update!
We hope many of your packages are making their way to you! We are STILL processing all international orders. Don’t worry, we will let you know when all... Read more
End of April Update!
WHEW, What a Month!
We are so happy to see that many of you have received your products! We have finished mailing all our North American orders and are... Read more
April 21st Update! WE ARE SHIPPING!
April 21st Update!
--WE ARE SHIPPING!
Its mid-week and we are happy to announce that we have shipped a large number of orders to our North American backers! As... Read more
Hey KickStarter Backers!
You will be happy to know that we are on track! As mentioned in our last update – these past two weeks have been spent building the... Read more
As always, we have had some busy days since our last update!
We want to remind all of you that we are regularly posting updates on our social... Read more
Next up Gateways
As we are progress and work away at getting things built/tested the ship date is getting more and more solidified. Based on our current schedule we will start shipping on... Read more
We have recently gotten in new test fixtures. We have started testing modules with them and so far the connections are extremely reliable. We currently do not expect any further... Read more
The Final Leg
We have produced over 2000 modules and have about 1800 left. The main setback on this was testing. We decided to do random sample tests for now while we wait... Read more
Back from CES
We're Back from CES 2016 this week where we got a chance to meet with some of the project backers in person and give live demos of the devices. While... Read more
There have been a few supply chain and testing issues that have had to be addressed. Unfortunately due to the holiday season it has been difficult to get this solved... Read more
Some testing issues and enclosures
Production of the devices is well underway but we have had a few problems with the reliability of the programming/test fixture. We are working on making a more reliable test... Read more
Production is in full swing
We have had a bit of a delay due to an incorrect part. Thew devices we have been working with had 16Mhz crystals. There was a purchasing mistake and we... Read more
Production PCBs are in!!
On Thursday we received all the PCBs and components to build over 4000 mcModules!
Today we have been able to build a few dozen for final test before we... Read more
mcPlug and mcGateway Pre-production
Just a reminder that the survey is out. Most people have filled them out but we are still waiting for about 50 people. If you haven't already, Please... Read more
The Survey is out
As most of you know the surveys have been put out and we are just waiting for the last 60 or so people to fill it out. If you haven't... Read more
We have been working very late hours every day and are almost done. We will be putting the survey out tomorrow.
We have ordered the just over 4200 PCBs... Read more
Things are moving fast.
Now that we are working with 5 engineers full time the project is moving along very quickly. We have created a detailed timeline that puts us at the end of... Read more
Some growing pains
Like we have mentioned last update we are growing. We now have a team of 7 people and one open marketing associate position and we hope to get the perks... Read more
We are growing
We are excited to inform you that we are hiring engineers and marketing staff. John and I are now working on mcThings full-time and have quit our daytime jobs. To... Read more
We are in certification mode
We have done a lot of engineering to get the wireless of the mcThings platform right. After some extensive tests things look better than expected. Tests have shown reliable connections... Read more
Its been a crazy week. We have finalized the mcModule Hardware, built the mcDev and showed some of the things we have so far at IoT world in San Francisco. ... Read more
IoT World and Shields
We are working hard on all aspects of mcThings and have a few updates
We are going to be attending IoT World in San Francisco on May 11th... Read more
Software and firmware
We had to solve some problems with mcStudio. The program is really big and .Net 2.0 could not handle the constant compiles of the program. .Net 4.5... Read more
The Wireless is good!
Since the Modules will eventually be integrated into other products and also have to work independently we have had to really fine tune things. We have been extensively testing and adjusting... Read more
Just working away
The virtual machine, also called mcRuntime is close to finishing. This code exists as .Net code within mcStudio as a simulator and as C code in... Read more
The next Revision
We have been working with Revision 3 of the hardware and everything looks good so far. We don’t expect any changes to components but we will be running a... Read more
With the last update there has been a lot of feedback and we think some things need to be clarified.
We wanted to take some risk out of the... Read more
When will we deliver your mcThings?
Before we answer that question we would first like to explain what we sought out to create. An ultra-low power wireless measurement and control (mcThings) system for the... Read more
Happy New Year!
We hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays!
We have been getting a number of questions about how we are communicating between modules and why we are using that method. John... Read more
We have been working hard on mcStudio and have a video explaining some of its fuctionality. We will be posting more videos and code examples as time goes on. The... Read more
Starting with the mcWizard
We have completed the foundation of the mcModule software, see “Technical Update” below and we are ready to start with the mcWizard. This wizard will present the user with a... Read more
New MCU for mcModule
During the development of the software we discovered problems with the Nordic MCU.
Those problems are related to interrupt processing and there is no real work-around. We also had problems... Read more
Some updates on where we are.
Pictured bellow is the current module we are working with. There were some problems with the current silicon we are using for BLE that have consequences on the software. We... Read more
New boards and Alpha software
The new boards have arrived. We also have all the components to build these prototypes and will be putting them together/testing them this week.
We have been continuing... Read more
There is a lot of interest for the mcModule case and I can confirm that we are going to produce them. I would like to thank everybody for their... Read more
Who is interested in a case for the mcModule?
We are currently further working on the software as we wait for the new PCBs. They should be arriving in the mail some time next week. We'll let... Read more
mcModule revision 2
We have just received the kickstarter funds this past Friday and have been working very hard the past few weeks. The design for the new revision of the... Read more
The next steps.
Thanks to everyone that pledged! We did it!
First and foremost, our focus is on completing the hardware/firmware/software for mcThings. We will also be setting up Pre-Orders for the... Read more
The new mcRouter and mcModule upgrades.
We are getting close to the first stretch goal, but there are not many days left. If you are interested in getting the mcRouter with an enclosure be... Read more
We made a mistake in the image on update #4.
The 4 - HUGE PACK does not include a McPlug. Sorry about the confusion.
Unfortunately Kickstarter does not let... Read more
New pledge levels.
Due to demand we have decided to add a number of pledge levels. The Plus packs are a nice way to get a couple of extra McModules.
If... Read more
Some Strech Goals and Schematics!
We have put in some strech goals that we think will really add to McThings!
Stretch GOAL #1 $75,000
Strech GOAL #2 ... Read more
We got 199 backers but the hamburglar ain't one!
Wow, just over 4 days into the campain and we have reached over 60% of the goal! A huge thanks to all the backers so far, we are really excited... Read more
Fancy new chips and connectivity requirements.
First off we would like to thank all the people that have decided to back McThings so far. You are amazing!
Fancy New Chips
We just got a pack of... Read more