Board update :)
We’ve got good news (and pictures). The replacement boards we received last week worked great! We went through a few scares but we’re glad to say they are very stable. This is the first time we dabbled with 6-layered PCBs so we're very happy with the results.
We’re currently waiting to receive an additional component (the BALUN) to fully test the Bluetooth antenna. This component is expected to arrive tomorrow. Once we receive it and make sure everything is ok we’ll be sending a board over to Nordic for some fancy tuning. With the proper tuning you can be sure your BLEduino will have the best range possible.
On the manufacturing side we’re very happy to announce our partner that's been working with us for the last few months. Say hello to MakeSimply!
MakeSimply is an incredible company specialized in helping hardware projects go from idea to production. They’re awesome to work with and overall great people. With their help we expect to deliver the highest quality BLEduino possible.
In the Media
Those of you subscribed to MAKE magazine may have noticed us on the front page of the October microcontroller edition! (We're right on top of the word BOARD) There are also a few mentions of us in the magazine. Make sure to pick one up if you're interested in reading more, it's a great edition.
This would have never been possible without your support. Thank you!
We’re also planning on sending out the surveys this week so stay tuned! As always, let us know if you have any questions or feedback.
- Jonathan, Ramon, and Angel
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