Still waiting on the prototype case from Hammond ...
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Just an update because I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the DoodleBug:
1. We had an issue with the production PCB's. It took us awhile to determine a fix and get that negotiated with Imagineering. They've fixed them and are shipping them back to me, but I don't have them in hand yet - probably next week sometime.
2. Meanwhile, I received the custom case sample from Hammond this week and carried it over to my anodizer. I picked it up this morning, anodized in RED. However, I then delivered it to the laser-etcher who will have it until probably Thursday.
After that - or in-between - I'll build another using the production PCB and parts, see how it fits the case, then give Hammond the go-ahead to start production.
I'll post some pics of the production sample when I get it built.
I'm sorry that this is taking so long, but these things don't happen overnight. Anyway, just thought I'd let you know that a lot of things continue to go on behind the scenes.
I again apologize for this, it seems we've got teething problems all along with the DoodleBug - but nothing related to Avro's circuit or performance.
The first results from the laser-etcher were not acceptable, so I took it back for another round after revising the graphics. The graphics were not really causing the problem, but they may have been exacerbating it. Anyway - not to bore you with the details - but the reports tonight are good and I will pick up the prototype case again from the laser-etcher tomorrow. Assuming that everything is fine, I'll turn on Hammond to do the production run of the cases.
Meanwhile, I'll get the website built and then we should be good to go. Thanks for your patience, everyone!
The laser-etching on the production cases will differ slightly, but this will give you a good idea of what it will look like:
Hammond will be given the go-ahead on the production cases Monday.
Want. Where can I throw money at it?