Hi Kickstarter -
We hope everyone is having a great summer. Our team is working hard and we’re happy to report that we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We are now 100% finished on the hardware side, both the mechanical and electrical. This means 2 things:
First, the tooling is approved and ready to go (See photos below for how beautiful the final prototypes look).
Secondly, The final Gerber files have been delivered. These are the computer files that are used to manufacture the printed circuit boards.
We are almost finished development on the software and firmware and are currently testing out a few fully functioning models.
Some of the tasks we still need to accomplish before manufacturing begins include:
1) Releasing and testing the final code at multiple sites on various wifi setups
2) Finalizing the user interface on the Setup Wizard. This allows you to connect your Kittyo to your home wifi network through the app
3) Submitting Kittyo for FCC testing
Assuming we get approval from the FCC in the standard timeframe our goal is to start manufacturing early September.
Thanks again for all your support -- we will continue to keep you updated along the way and we can’t wait to deliver your Kittyos to you.