March 19 Update - Production Underway
Last night, the first large-scale production of Jack officially commenced.
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We will update everyone at the end of the week as we get more data on the production. Until then, please enjoy some videos of the production line!
Attaching the antenna to the PCB:
Gluing on the LED light pipe:
Assembling the plastic around the metal clip
Shaping and anchoring the antenna with EVA foam:
Completing the assembly:
Note: this was a very difficult design to achieve because the board must be assembled sideways and essentially "floats" in the middle of the housing. This is important so that the ports and buttons can be centered. Most other electronics are assembled layer by layer (more like a sandwich) which makes it easier as you can build upon a stable base. We worked out a way to pull off this sideways design (with guides and board component design) so that the metal clip could be a single, uninterrupted part, which we feel is a much more appealing visual design.
Installing the screws
Note: The sideways assembly design also meant that in order to screw the two sides together, the screws needed to be extremely thin but also unusually long. Therefore, we needed to order custom screws.
Note: We test every Jack for Bluetooth connection, audio playback, and button functionality. No exceptions.