MacroFab Factory Tour!
We’ve got a lot of news (and pictures) this week. First, we’ve shipped 489 Kickstarter rewards so far. We’ve still got 364 more rewards to go. If you... Read more
IDE Preview for Windows/Mac/Linux
The new OpenMV IDE preview is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Linux-32-bit: http://openmv.io/upload/openmv-ide-linux-x86-1.0.0/openmv-ide-linux-x86-1.0.0.run (built using Ubuntu 12.04)
Linux-64-bit: http://openmv.io/upload/openmv-ide-linux-x86_64-1.0.0/openmv-ide-linux-x86_64-1.0.0.run (built using Ubuntu 12.04) ... Read more
The New IDE Preview
Lots of news this week – here we go:
We’ve finally shipped 750 camera units and have cleared out the store backlog! We’ll finish up shipping... Read more
We’re shipping out camera numbers 401-500 this week. Also, given MacroFab’s production schedule we should be able to more or less finish our backlog of Kickstarter orders by the end... Read more
Shipping. Firmware. Documentation. Vendors. Twitter.
So… we’ve finally shipped our first 300 cameras! And we’re on track to ship the next 450 cameras over the month of June. If you haven’t... Read more
Rewards are Shipping!! Pre-Orders, Software, Documentation
Great news -- we’ve started shipping pledge rewards! MacroFab has fabricated 100 cameras so far and is shipping out pledges daily. Hopefully they will have 100 more built... Read more
Shipping Soon! Ready to Collect Funds; Firmware Ready to Go
First things first, we’re ready to collect shipping funds now:
So, after 4 good months of solid work on the firmware it’s ready enough to... Read more
Firmware, Manufacturing, Shipping; Examples; and Distributors
We’ve got lots of news this week:
Firmware, Manufacturing, Shipping
We’ll be finished with the initial release firmware by the end of the week. MacroFab will start programming... Read more
Manufacturing, Color Blobs/Markers, Firmware, Shipping
Here’s the news for this week:
MacroFab built up about 800+ OpenMV Cam’s so far. They’re waiting on some back ordered parts so they won’t complete ahead... Read more
PCBs Arrived. Software & WiFi. Shipping.
Sorry for not having a status update last week.
MacroFab received PCBs and will begin manufacturing this week.
On the software side of things… WiFi is... Read more
Manufacturing, Schedule, IDE Improvements
Here’s the status for your weekly update.
On the manufacturing side we’ve paid MacroFab for the full Kickstarter order. Your units are going to be built now! MacroFab... Read more
Pre-Orders are Live
Our online store for pre-ordering is now up here: https://openmv.myshopify.com/. We’ve replaced our old product page with the Shopify store page too.
We’ll be accepting pre-orders until the end... Read more
They All Work: 40/40, 100%!
Great news, 40 out of 40 of the test PCBs passed! We now have 100% confidence in moving forward with mass production.
So, here's what's going to happen.... Read more
Here’s our status for your weekly update:
On the hardware front MacroFab receives the cameras this week, so, we’ll know by next week or so if things are... Read more
Good News - Manufacturing, Firmware
Kwabena here. Sorry for missing a weekly update. We didn’t have much news last week. Anyway, this week we have a lot of good news!
MacroFab’s... Read more
10/10 Test Units Working. Features and Progress.
Hi folks, We have a lot of good progress to report.
First, all 10 of our OV7725 test units worked perfectly! So, we went ahead and placed the order for... Read more
OV7725 Prototypes Are In; Tutorial
Hi, everyone. Kwabena here.
Ibrahim and I received prototype OV7725 units in the mail this week and we are now working on the new firmware for these units. We've even... Read more
Online Store, New Prototype, Documentation
We have stock available to sell in our store now. So, we’ll be opening our online store on Wednesday (1/20/2016) at 12:00pm. We have 35 good cameras available... Read more
The New Camera Sensor
Kwabena here, I'm the guy answering all the emails to email@example.com and running everything behind the scenes. I'd like to just comment on the Kickstarter update in regards... Read more
Happy New Year, everyone. We’ve got good and bad news for you. First, the bad news is that the re-balling efforts have resulted in no more than 50% of the cameras... Read more
MacroFab was able to successfully reball 20 camera sensors by hand resulting in an ~80% success rate. Given that success, we sent out 100 cameras at $5 a pop to... Read more
Thanks all for your patience, input, and support. We can't tell you how much we appreciate it.
The results of re-balling are in and they are very positive. The MacroFab... Read more
It appears that the root cause of the problems we have been seeing with the boards is due to oxidized BGA pins on the sensors.
When the sensors are reflowed,... Read more
Manufacturing Update, Panel 4
Since the last update, the MacroFab and OpenMV team have been continuing to troubleshoot and eliminate possible causes of the problems we're seeing. We believe we've eliminated software as the... Read more
Manufacturing Update, Panel 3
So far, MacroFab has assembled three panels, the first was the test run with 5 cameras, and the second was a complete panel. Some problem boards were sent for X-ray... Read more
Unfortunately some of the sensors on the first panel's cameras had problems that were revealed during testing. The MacroFab team worked hard to review machine placement and training for the sensor... Read more
First Full Panel! Mac Fix. WiFi/BLE. Retailers.
First Full Panel
MacroFab completed the first full panel a few days ago and sent some pictures. They're doing deep QC on the panel, verifying there won't be any issues... Read more
Manufacturing, MacOS X
MacroFab has received the Camera PCBs and they are still on track to begin production on September 9.
Good news for Mac users: Ibrahim has gotten... Read more
Manufacturing; Software; Survey
Chris at MacroFab tells us the shield PCBs arrived. I wish I could say we made our August date, but the Camera PCBs won't be done until this week. The... Read more
Manufacturing, Jig, Software, OpenMV LLC
Last we left off, MacroFab had run 5 cameras on a test panel. Since then, Kwabena was sent the cameras so he could run some tests. He reports that... Read more
Test Batch, Jig, Bluetooth and Wifi
Hello, backers! We're excited to share pictures of the completed test panel that we talked about in the last update.
Last week, MacroFab ran five units on a full panel to... Read more
Initial Run, Jig, New Website
Ibrahim and the MacroFab team have been working hard on the initial run, following testing of the final prototype shields and camera. We needed to revisit a few... Read more
Firmware, Hardware, Samples, & Welcome Kwabena!
We have a bunch of progress to share this time around, plus the OpenMV team has a new member!
New Team Member!
I'm really excited to announce that Kwabena Agyeman,... Read more
Surveys, Test fab and MacroFab
Hi, again. I thought I'd share what we're up to and also tell you a little about our PCB fabrication, assembly, and fulfillment shop.
Before one orders parts for... Read more
Schedules, BOMs, Funds, Surveys
Since our last update ...
Funds have been deposited into the bank account so we can now pay for manufacturing. Yay!
Schedule. We've been working with MacroFab to optimize and... Read more
Hi again, time for an update!
As promised, here's our high level manufacturing timeline. I'll keep you updated on progress and changes.
- Mar 9 - All surveys sent
- Mar... Read more
Thanks to each and every one of you, OpenMV Cam ended its Kickstarter campaign with over 200% funding and 900 backers! Needless to say, we are really excited, awed, humbled,... Read more
LCD Shield, Telephoto Lens
The OpenMV Cam Kickstarter has gone great thanks to each and every one of you, your pledges, your tweets, posting on forums, and telling friends. You are all awesome! Thanks!!... Read more
MacOS X Progress, Wide Lens, Proto Shield
Just 5 days left!
We're adding a wide angle lens and a prototyping shield to the accessories you can add onto your order. See below for descriptions of... Read more
I know I've said it before. Thank you. We really appreciate each and every one of you for your support. I mean, wow. We're almost 150% funded and we... Read more
Machine Vision Courses on Kickstarter
Hi again, it's me. I just learned about a Kickstarter for teaching machine vision using Python and OpenCV on cloud hardware. I thought it might be of interest to some... Read more
Infrared Kit in 2-pack, 5-pack, 10-pack
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that we're offering new reward tiers that some of you have asked for. You can now get the IR Kit in 2-, 5-,... Read more
Thanks again, everyone, for your support in pledges and spreading the word!
I have good news. You can now pledge to get an Infrared Kit, which includes an OpenMV Cam, a... Read more
About Micro Python
For those of you who are curious about Micro Python, the heart of OpenMV Cam, this update is just for you.
What Is Micro Python?
Micro Python is an implementation... Read more
Great news, everyone! Backer #537 pushed us over the top just a few minutes ago at 10:29 MST! OpenMV Cam is now funded!
Ibrahim and I are very thankful for all... Read more
Great Day and Iris Tracking
New backers, we welcome you to our group! Thank you very much for your pledges and your support on Twitter, Hackaday, and elsewhere! To say it's helped is a tremendous... Read more
Staff Pick! Also, 2-pack and 10-pack
To our new backers: welcome and thank you very much. Your support is a big help and it really means a lot to us. And for each of you who... Read more
Wow, what a first day!
To our wonderful backers: thank you so much. Ibrahim and I really appreciate the support you've given us in pledges, tweets, and more. With all your help we're already over 25% funded!... Read more