Phase 01 Done!
Thank you all for supporting this project, I'm pretty confident we're heading to the right direction. Still a fair amount of work to be done and updates will be posted on every important stage of this project.
We're preparing the Kickstarter Survey to collect details from every backer. You'll be able to specify radio frequency, address and any other info required for deliver the correct rewards.
We're working on some improvements over the last prototype. As mentioned before the Battery and Power-supply switching circuit is working pretty well. We are also adding 2 tactile buttons and mounting holes. For that reason the board layout has changed a bit to accommodate everything, here's a sneak peek:
As promised, a proper battery connector is now present and before sending the new design for pre-production we'll try to fit soldering pads for a CR2032/CR2540 battery holder. We might find some extra space for additional footprints, maybe for an I²C RTC and an I²C Temperature sensor on the back of the board. The components will not be included but will allow users to expand the board's functionality with very little effort while keeping things neat.
The Whisper Node is now available for Pre-order on the Talk² Store: http://talk2store.wisen.com.au.
New products and accessories like battery holders, connectors and bigger antennas will be available there soon. Backers will be able to get free shipping when using the same delivery address on Kickstarter, just contact us asking the coupon code.
In respect to all backers, Kickstarter rewards deliveries will have higher priority than pre-orders.
Thank you again,