New KS Project - RasPiO GPIO Ruler - heads-up for HDMIPi backers
New RasPiO GPIO Ruler
Dear HDMIPi backers. Today's exciting news is that I've just launched a KickStarter project for a brand new potential product. It's called the RasPiO GPIO ruler... Read more
Open Sourcing HDMIPi case + RasPiO Duino final call
Open Sourcing HDMIPi Case Cut Files
Last week I visited Pimoroni. You probably saw the video of the B+/A+/Pi2 case back being cut in the previous update. One of the... Read more
Pi2 / B+ / A+ Backs in stock and shipping
Pi2 / B+ / A+ Backs are in stock and shipping
We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited B+ / A+ / Pi2 upgrade kits for HDMIPi are now... Read more
B+/Pi2 Backs and Alex's New KS Project - RasPiO Duino
B+ Backs and Pi2 launch
Raspberry Pi launched a new model, the Pi 2 model B last week. Several of you have been asking about B+ and Pi2 update kits for... Read more
KS Shipping Complete and Thank You For Making a Difference
The KickStarter Rewards All Shipped
We're delighted to be able to announce that the final HDMIPis from the KickStarter campaign are scheduled for collection from the Cyntech warehouse by DPD... Read more
I thought we were there, but not quite yet.
Not Quite There :(
I was expecting shipping to have completed this week on Tuesday. I had the final update prepared and everything. So I was rather upset to hear, and... Read more
The Final Batch of LCDs Arrived
This is going to be a micro-update.
In the last update we said we had some LCDs on the way and that the remaining few hundred KS rewards would be... Read more
Shipping Update, HDMIPi in the wild, Instructions & Support
So the '3-4 weeks' mentioned in the last update elapses on 6th November. To date, something around 1400 HDMIPis have been shipped. That leaves something like 800 KS rewards to... Read more
Shipping Underway, Instructions, Knock-out, Wallpaper & Stands
Shipping is well underway now with 500 units shipped so far and the remaining KS rewards expected to be shipped over the next 3-4 weeks.
If... Read more
Nearly Ready, Assembly Video, Production Line Prepared
The first tranche of LCDs and driver boards (1800) arrived at the Cyntech warehouse last week. I chased over there on Friday to meet Dave, freshly back from his holiday.... Read more
Address Changes Cutoff & Shipping Status
You will have received a message from Kickstarter to say that we're getting ready to ship.
All I wanted to do was switch off address changes in the database, but... Read more
Sanity Check Passed, Subject to QC
Sanity Check Passed, Subject to QC
In the last update I mentioned our 'final sanity check' on the production driver board samples. That happened this week. I received sample 1... Read more
Surveys and Address Change Last Chance
Cyntech have a production driver board, which is working. Another one is on its way to me and I should have it on Monday for further testing. Once this is... Read more
Progress Update and Raspberry Pi B+ Design Implications
How's Manufacture Going?
The driver boards are scheduled to be manufactured at the end of July. The LCDs are currently with the suppliers and having their backlights fitted. The final... Read more
The Good, the Bad & the Toxic
First off, there's good news and bad news.
The Bad News
The bad news is that we've lost a couple of weeks because we had to do another iteration of... Read more
Rev 3 Driver Board, Rev 3 Case, We're Getting there!
Rev 3 Driver Board
On Wednesday morning Dave brought me this...
I was teaching on Wednesday afternoon, but on Thursday I was able to give it a thorough testing. The... Read more
Surveys, Video, LCD Ordering
Surveys Are Go
We're about to pull the trigger on the surveys. By the end of the weekend, all the surveys will have been sent out. The process is a... Read more
Driver Board Power Tweak, New Enclosure, Ordering LCDs Soon
Quite a lot of news this time :)
Driver Board Update
I completed my driver board testing when I got back from Poland after Easter. The only thing not looked... Read more
Test driving the 2nd iteration driver board
I can finally announce that we have received a driver board. Iteration 1 didn't work well enough for our suppliers to send to us, so they went straight into iteration... Read more
Very Short update
Some of you are keen to hear an update. We haven't a lot of news, but you need to be kept informed, so here is what we do have.
The... Read more
HDMIPi Update 15 - Touching Base
This is a 'touching base' update. There's nothing major to report, although we hope some progress will be made soon now that China is... Read more
New Year Update - driver board and delays
Cyntech Pi Cases Sent Out
Since the last update on 19th December, the survey for the £10 pledges has been done and those rewards have been sent out. We had... Read more
Case Photos, CamJam Video, Survey When?
HDMIPi Prototypes First Public Appearance
At the recent Cambridge Raspberry Jam, Dave and I gave a quick talk about HDMIPi, which was its first public appearance. Here's a YouTube video... Read more
Driver board feature announcements and iteration 1 case prototype
We did some thinking in the departure lounge in Hong Kong on Monday night and put together a preliminary sketch for the parts we want to include on the HDMIPi... Read more
Thanks for backing HDMIPi.
We're back in Hong Kong now, having completed our business in China yesterday. We'll be flying back to the UK on Monday night. We've now less... Read more
Thank you for backing and taking an interest in the HDMIPi project. At over 400% funding, HDMIPi has done way better than we ever dared hope. With a little under... Read more
Backers only Update
Hello Dear Backers, from Shenzhen, China
We've had some fruitful meetings here. There will be a public update tomorrow. But, for now, we wanted to let you know that the... Read more
Arrived in Hong Kong and next stretch goal
We arrived in Hong Kong without a hitch. We're heading to Shenzhen tomorrow by train. The Hong Kong skyline at night is pretty spectacular. Photos don't really do it justice,... Read more
Have a short USB lead for the Pi Power Port
Thank you once again for backing HDMIPi.
Unlock £210k Stretch Goal
We've just hit £210,000, so there's a stretch goal to unlock.
£210,000unlocks a short USB-A to micro-USB... Read more
Several Stretch Goals Reached
Thank you all for your ongoing support :) Without you there would be no HDMIPi.
On Friday morning, we hit the £195,000 needed to unlock the black case colourthat... Read more
This is called "Mega Update" for two reasons...
- It's a lengthy update
- We've added a new top level reward called HDMIPi Mega (more on that in a minute)
Unlocked Stretch... Read more
Some Stretch Goals
Thank you for your continued support. On Wednesday, HDMIPi doubled the previous £80k "KS Pi" funding record set by BrickPi and also broke the "most backers KS Pi"... Read more
Bonus - Quality Upgrade
Thank you all again for backing HDMIPi and joining us on this journey. We quite literally couldn't do it without you.
The rollercoaster ride has continued since update 1 when... Read more
Funded in 50.5 hours - thanks to you :)
We'd like to say a big thank you to all backers. HDMIPi is 100% funded and the project is viable within 50.5 hours.
It's been a fun, but... Read more