Progress, planning, edits and pretty pics
It has been some time since the last update, but that does not mean we have been sitting still!
Boxes are stacking up to the ceiling here with the TOH-cover prints and all cover-PCBs are soldered, checked and programmed. The connection pads still have to be soldered on, then they can be fitted in the casing.
The latest keyboard-PCB fitted perfectly in the casing, so I've ordered a first large-ish batch of them to set up production and ordered samples of the printed frame around the keyboard in all colours to check if all combinations fit. They should be here tomorrow!
The domesheets are on their way from China and the first keypad samples are expected here in February. If the domesheet and keypad correspond to the contacts on the PCB; everything feels nice and clicky and the framing around the keypad is not to tight; we can order all these parts for all orders and start preparing for final assembly.
Hope we have not made some clumsy mistake, fingers crossed!
This planning is just of the top of my head, lots of factors can speed up or slow down this schedule! Please do not hold it against me in the future, I just like to be transparent and share this with you to give a guestimation of all going on here.
Rest of this week - ordering lots of parts
30Jan to 1Feb - FOSDEM
2Feb to 7Feb - holiday (waiting on parts simultaneously)
9Feb to 13 Feb - soldering contact pads
16Feb to 20Feb - soldering large-ish batch of keyboard PCBs
23Feb to 27Feb - expected keypad sample delivery + testing keypad
2Mar to 6 Mar - ordering A LOT of prints, keypads, and PCBs
9Mar to 13 Mar - sending 'protos' to Hero, 400's, developers and Jolla
16Mar to .... - production
In case you made some terrible mistake in your survey and have emailed me to fix this, please check if I in the end replied with 'processed'. If this is the case, perfect. If not, please let me know! Now!