The next generation Android PC for your family with a companion parental control mobile app. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 9, 2013.
MiiPC Web App Center & More!
Our team have been busy testing and curating over 500 hand-picked web apps, ready for you to browse and selectively add to your own MiiPC! The goal for the MiiPC Web App Center is to provide valuable resources for both parents and children to populate directly into their MiiPC desktop for easy access.
Once the child logs in, they can have direct access to MiiPC Web App Center if parents choose to let them have that privilege. The child will see a “+ Web Apps” icon at the lower right corner of their MiiPC desktop to invoke the MiiPC Web App Center .
Parents and kids can then browse through different web app categories, including a special “kids friendly” section, full of apps to help with your child’s homework, play and development.
The Web App Center also allows you to view popular and trending apps, search apps based on specific keywords and sort apps by name, popularity or rating. Parents can restrict a child’s access to the “Kids Only” category or can opt to remove all access to the Web App Center entirely.
What are your favorite Android apps? Are there any great apps for kids that you’d like to see in MiiPC’s Web App center when we ship? Let us know in our comments section - the team here would love your feedback.
MiiPC Master Molds Prepared
The team really enjoyed visiting our factory recently and have taken some pictures of our MiiPC molds which our first batch coming off the production line will be based on. Take a look!
As you know, we’ve had a slight delay due to a software component. But we wanted everyone to know that our hardware is nicely on track.
Hard tooling, a mold constructed from aluminum or steel, is used alongside the Injection Molding process to create large quantities of parts. Molding is the process used to fill the hard tool with a specified material in order to produce physical parts.
The tooling and molding processes are intended for volume production parts. The tooling and injection molding process starts with CAD files that have been reviewed and approved. Once the geometry is proven for manufacturability and appropriate tooling and/or molding processes have been selected, hard metal tools (molds) are created from the desired geometry. Depending on the part’s complexity, the tool may be composed of two or more sections that fit together to create a perfect seal. The tool is put on a press which brings the two halves of the tool together and apart.
MiiPC has 7 sets of plastic molds needed to bring it to life – inner chassis case, top cover, 2 plastic molds for touch power sensor, bottom cover, bottom LED lens and outer chassis cover.