Producing the TrueSmart PCB !!
Thanks to the rocket start to the TrueSmart Kickstarter campaign securing the funding goal within the first day, we were able to start production preparations from Day #2 already! Every TrueSmart consists of more than 100 components, some of which will first form core parts which will then be assembled together. In a few Updates earlier you saw the Sapphire Crystal Glass Display Unit formed together.
Today we are happy to inform you that another core part, the TrueSmart PCB for October, is produced. Here you see the PCBs fresh off the fabrication (without components yet). Most of these will then go for SMT to surface mount the components including the processor. Some of these will become the TrueSmart Commemorative Keychains ($10 Pledge / Pledge Increase), our way of remembering this awesome event together with you.
And in the second pic here, you can see the PCBs have their components already surface mounted. After some testing and quality control, they will be ready, another core part completed ready for assembly into your TrueSmart.
This Update is to keep you informed about our progress. Although we are a little ahead of schedule now, let's not raise your hopes too high - the entire production process is not yet completed. We hope you will be patient :-) We reiterate our commitment to delivery on time and on quality - our commitment of October for Developers.
On a side note: We are actually in a very good position now, as many projects only start planning production after the Project closes, not to mention actually starting production. We have done things differently - pre-planning the production to be in place and ready to implement before the Project even started. We remember when the Project launched, some people were skeptical about our October delivery schedule. Well, we weren't too concerned because we knew what they didn't - our dedication and the pre-planning work we have done. So once the funding goal was reached in the first day, we immediately activated the production preparations. Our suppliers are also as psyched as everyone here watching the numbers tick tick tick go up everyday :-) And since they are already familiar with us + added the magic of Kickstarter numbers + plus some negotiations = we were able to begin production - nice! :-)
It's TrueSmart, it's true, and it's coming. At this point of time, we are on time and we'll keep you informed of our progress.
ps. Congrats and thanks to everyone, $650K Stretch Goal is In!!
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