ODIN2 Summer Update
Hope you are enjoying the summer weather.
I just came back from meeting our engineers in Shenzhen, China a few days ago. It has been some time since the last update, and I apologize for the silence - I was waiting on a couple of items to finalize.
I took the video below at the engineering office that shows ODIN2 powering up and turning on the screen and projector.
There are two major roadblocks that are hindering us in going to the next step - touch panel and rotational hinge.
Touch Panel is the piece that goes on top of the screen that allows for screen touch control. We think there is a software bug from the touch panel supplier - we don't think it is a bug from our PCB firmware. Not sure if the bug is from the actual touch panel or the microchip related to the touch panel but we working diligently to figure it out.
Hinge is the piece that allows ODIN2 to rotate up and down to adjust for different viewing angles. We have gone through a few iterations already and the latest version was a lot better in terms of smoothness and the way it closed. However, I am still not sold on this latest iteration and may look into a different type of hinge design.
Below picture shows the inside guts, outside shell and screen.
I am disappointed that we will not meet the initial delivery date but I think it is more important to deliver a quality product. I will be going back to Shenzhen next month and I hope to start on moulding at that time.