Prototype Production: Behind the scenes
The 25 prototypes have been shipped to backers to play with and test! This is a huge step along the way toward completion!
While getting feedback from the testers, I'm also preparing for production. The longest-lead item, the LCDs, have been ordered! Everything is still on track depending on how many corrections are needed after further testing.
Here is a set of photos from the prototype production. I assembled them all myself, which became more work than I originally planned! There are now about 60 tiny surface-mount parts per device, each needing to be carefully placed with a tweezers. Multiply that by 25 and you get 1500 parts...I'm so glad to be past that!