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Pozyx is an Arduino-compatible platform that provides centimeter accurate positioning and motion information both indoor and outdoor.
Pozyx is an Arduino-compatible platform that provides centimeter accurate positioning and motion information both indoor and outdoor.
164 backers pledged €56,136 to help bring this project to life.

Shipment and documentation

Posted by Pozyx laboratories (Creator)

Hello everybody!

With some delay, we have received all devices from the factory. At this point we have to finalize some last aspects of the software before we can begin shipping. However we hope that shipping can begin as soon as possible. 

Ready to localize?
Ready to localize?

In the meantime, we would like to show you part of the documentation of the Pozyx system. On our website we have created an 'online datasheet' that contains all information about the system. This will be an online document that we will improve over time to include as much information as possible. We hope that we can receive some feedback from our kickstarter backers ( you guys! ) and early adopters to make this document as complete (and enjoyable) as possible. 

For now, the register description is available in the datasheet which can be found here: https://www.pozyx.io/documentation/datasheet.
In total, over 60 data registers are available to be used for configuring the device, read out sensor data, or status data. Furthermore, there are almost 20 function registers that can be used to trigger specific functionalities on the device.
The online datasheet is conceived to be Arduino independent. All Arduino related information will be found on github (where we will upload the library soon) or in the tutorials.

On a final note we would like to thank you for your patience. We have been working hard on pozyx, but even still, we didn't hit our initial timeline. In retrospect, this deadline was perhaps overly optimistic. Also, we didn't always choose the easy route (for example by replacing the ultra-wideband module by the chip, or by using an embedded Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for the software). However, by doing so we now have a solid framework to built and improve upon, even after this kickstarter will be delivered. So thank you again for your support and hopefully Santa can deliver some packets in the coming weeks!

That's it for today. See you next time for more updates!

The pozyx team.

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    1. Pozyx laboratories Creator on

      Hello RoboBill,
      we have already shipped a few boxes last week to verify that our packages pass customs. And they all did. We are now allowing ourselves until the end of this week to finish up on the software so we can start shipping on Monday. The Arduino library is nearly finished, including several examples, which we will put on github in the coming days.

      Cheers

    2. RoboBill on

      I'm a semi-retired mechanical engineer so I know a little bit about timeline slip but can you guys please give us a reasonable delivery window?

      Thanks

    3. Eric Castro
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      can't wait ! thanks for the hard work and the update