Flutter News April 2017
Hi Flutter friends!
I love you! I hope you are all well.
Life is better over here at Flutter HQ. The job search was a stressor back in January/February and... Read more
Flutter loves you Feb 2017
Just wanted to update you on The Adventure of Flutter, version 5, 2017 edition.
Shipments have been slow going. I was letting life stress get me down, which... Read more
Flutter Update Jan 2017
- The process for verifying addresses did not work. I will just verify them manually. I will verify addresses in small batches via email before shipping.
- I've started... Read more
Flutter Update Dec 11 2016 - Action required to get your shipment.
Hey Flutter fans!
Got a quick update for ya.
- By tomorrow morning, we will have shipped another 73 packages. This brings us to 200 out of about 900 shipments since... Read more
Flutter Shipping updates Oct 2016
Hello glorious Flutter army,
Your leader is here for another update.
- I've been packing boxes like crazy.
- 45 packages were shipped two weeks ago, all in the Adventure Time... Read more
Flutter Micro Update Sept 24, 2016
Super brief micro update on where Flutter is at:
Last weekend I updated the Getting Started page with up to date instructions and graphics on how to install... Read more
Flutter News Sept 2016
I'm back for another Flutter update. First a TL;DR:
- I want to apologize for unfairly characterizing some backer's complaints as "noise" in my last update. Complaints about how... Read more
Flutter News Aug 2016
Lots of exciting news this update:
- Calibrated boards are coming back from the local Seeed office. I now have over a thousand calibrated Basic and Pro boards and... Read more
July 31rd 2016 Flutter Update
I'm writing today to update you on all the latest goings ons with Flutter, as is the point here.
I'm looking for a robotics position
Before we get... Read more
Micro update - it works!
Super micro update:
Yesterday I brought up the memory chip on Flutter and showed I can read and write arbitrary data to it. That means we can definitely do a... Read more
July 3rd 2016 Flutter Update
I know you've been wondering what Flutter has been up to, so here's the news.
- Pro boards have arrived. They work great, aside from the aforementioned frequency offset... Read more
May Flutter Update - Shipping begins!
Hello Flutter Backers,
In our last update, I shared that I was tracking down an issue with the new boards, and was waiting to ship until I had a handle... Read more
If you cannot read, check out this sweet section of squiggles below:
- I can now clearly characterize the unexpected behavior I have observed with the new boards.
- I... Read more
April Flutter Update
Have a bulleted list of things:
- Starter Kits have arrived
- Pro Boards are in progress
- 350 Flutter Explorer boards shipped to me last Friday
- I am investigating an issue... Read more
Flutter Basic boards have arrived!
Ze boardz, zey have arrived. :)
Okay, I don't know about you but I'm really excited. I've got twelve freakin boxesof Flutter Basics taking up space in my... Read more
More shipments are rolling in!
We've got the remote control boards now, as well as the Bluetooth boards. The Explorer Boards are in testing now and should ship... Read more
Shipments arriving at Flutter HQ
Hey Flutter fans,
I have some updates on the state of the manufacturing run:
We have received all 2840 of the Breakout Kits we ordered, as well as all the... Read more
Happy New Year!
Just a quick update again to keep you all apprised of the latest progress.
I have been working with the Seeed Studio (the factory) to answer a few... Read more
Seeed has begun manufacturing the Breakout boards and Basic boards. I cleared up some confusion for them on the Pro, Explorer, and Bluetooth boards today, so those should... Read more
Time for another Flutter update.
Over the past few weeks I have updated all the manufacturing files, and sent the final set of files to China last weekend.... Read more
October Flutter update
Payment for all rewards and open orders has been sent to China. I've been finalizing the board files to make sure everything is right for this big order,... Read more
Flutter is still alive
- Sorry I disappeared. Personal stuff. Needed time. Inconvenient I know.
- I have added up all the latest orders and send off the RFQ to the factory for all open... Read more
Good news everyone! All orders ship soon, USB support works, drones, and more.
Good news everyone!
- Manufacturing on all outstanding orders begins this month. We will be starting an order of roughly 3000 boards and breakouts, plus shields, starter kits, and shirts.... Read more
Boards arriving, new software, and more
First, a plug for a friend's Kickstarter. Check out Modulo with 30 hours left! Modulo works with Flutter and lets you build electronics in a modular way.
The... Read more
Post Maker Faire Update - First 1000 units have shipped!
- The first 1000 units have shipped! Boards shipped last week but it looks like tracking numbers were not automatically e-mailed so I will do that tomorrow.
- We have a... Read more
Shipping Update - boards shipping out around May 8th
First batch boards will begin shipping around May 8th.
I have been working regularly with the factory in China to sort out packaging design, testing procedures, sourcing, and... Read more
Tiny shipping update - please check your address!
Just a reminder - about 25% of Kickstarter rewards will ship this month. Please make sure your shipping address is correct in Backerkit! In a few days I will download... Read more
March production and delivery update. We're on track!
Hey everyone! It's been five weeks since the last update and we have a lot of exciting news.
A very long TL;DR:
The community forum is pretty active... Read more
Flutter is in production!
- First 50 boards from the manufacturer look good, 950 more coming around the end of March. We should begin deliveries in early to mid April.
- We need C/C++ developers... Read more
Locking down orders next Tues and heading into production.
Happy 2015 backers!
2014 was a critical year for Flutter, so I've written a blog post looking back on the progress we made. But before you read that, please check... Read more
Locking down backer pledges - all backers please read!
TL;DR: GO HERE. Finalize stuff.
Great news! All of the wireless certification tests are now 100% completed and Flutter is ready for production.
We are planning out our... Read more
Flutter is now open source and available for general sales!
First, a request. If you know about cryptography, please check out this thread on the Flutter community discussion board and help us determine whether we should stick with... Read more
FCC Test Wrap up and next steps
As mentioned in the last update, I spent last week in Washington state at the lovely QAI Laboratories doing wireless certification tests for the Flutter hardware. I was... Read more
FCC testing days 1 and 2
Hello friendly backers!
I'm writing this from the QAI Laboratories wireless testing facility in beautiful Everett, Washington as the test engineer works on our boards.
I arrived in Seattle Sunday... Read more
Spooky Halloween Update!
I thought I'd actually post an update *early* this time (spooky!). Getting the last update out of the way let me spend the past week immersed in code... Read more
Greetings Flutter backers!
It has been two months since our last update, and I know you are all wondering what has been going on. I’ve had my head down working... Read more
August Video Update
Hey Flutter Fans!
I thought I'd try a video update this time, in the hopes that I can produce them a little faster than the text updates.
Check it out!... Read more
New Hardware, FCC testing news, and delivery schedule update.
It has been some time since our last update, and a lot has been going on. Here’s some information on what has been happening.
Here’s a quick summary... Read more
New Flutter Hardware is looking good.
Hello Flutter Backers! It has been a while since our last update, and much has happened since then! As we said in our last update, the previous revision of the... Read more
Arduino porting complete, certification and delivery next!
Greetings Flutter backers!
Just a quick update today, but we are excited to announce something you have all been waiting for - delivery targets! Before we dive into what we... Read more
First we’d like to apologize for the delay in getting you all status information on the project. We unfortunately needed to move our offices in October and it... Read more
BackerKit invite emails have been sent out.
As of this afternoon invites to the BackerKit Survey have been sent out.
The invite will come to the email associated with your Kickstarter account. Using BackerKit isn't... Read more
Thank You and Next Steps
187% FUNDED - THANKS TO YOU!
1,598 people came together to help us fire the starter pistol.
We sold nearly DOUBLE what we set out to.
And now the... Read more
Reward Errata - Definitive Update
There has been some confusion with the reward levels, so we wanted to provide a detailed, definitive list of the rewards, as well as any notes on errors... Read more
Tuesday Night Q&A
We wanted to let you know we are doing a Q&A on Reddit today and will continue to answer questions and messages over the next few days.. We... Read more
International Shipping Update
A lot has been happening over this past week and we have some big announcements to make. We are happy to announce we now offer International Shipping!Backers... Read more
Thank you! Funding, Stretch Goals, and International Support
The support for Flutter has been out of this world. Because of you we have reached our funding goal of $80,000 and as of this writing we have... Read more
We have been blown away by the overwhelming amount of support. We’ve received some great press coverage and have been featured on Engadget, Digg, Hacker News, GigaOm, Geek.com, QZ.com, and... Read more
First Day Update
Hey Everyone! The love today has been amazing. We really appreciate all the support, questions, and comments. We hear the need for more clarity and have an update for you... Read more