Final samples on their way, BackerKit address lockdown and more
We are delighted to say that we are finally closing in on the time you have all been waiting for.
Parts for the full run of 2000 PaPiRus boards have been ordered and the first samples from the manufacturing house should be arriving early next week. We do not expect there to be any problems (as you know, we have already thoroughly tested previous versions and know which parts we need) which is why we have already ordered the first batch of parts.
Here are some pictures sent to us by the manufacturing partner:
When the units arrive with us, we will test them the same day, and if they are working correctly we will give the green light on PCB manufacture immediately. Since all of the packaging, components and other parts necessary will all already be in stock at the manufacturer at that point, we will then be able to complete the full production run in around 2 weeks, if all goes to plan.
We therefore hope to be shipping out all PaPiRus boards before Christmas. Once we have tested the samples next week we will be able to confirm this and then as we progress in the manufacture process we will be able to give more concrete shipping estimates (to the week, and eventually to the day!)
BackerKit address lockdown
As we expect to be shipping the products within the next 3 to 4 weeks, we will be sending the "48 hour address lockdown email" on Sunday 22nd November at around midday (UK time). You will then have a 48 hour window to make any final address changes.
So if you need to change your address, now is the time to do it!
Aaron and the Pi Supply team