Status Update

Aug 28: Group Buy is now closed

Aug 29-Sept 4: Orders will be tallied, numbers will be finalized and parts will be ordered. 

Sept 7: PCB and skeleton cases ordered. Most hardware ordered. Getting final quote and delivery time for acrylic cases.

Sept 16: PCBs and skeleton cases are being manufactured. ETA mid-October. Still waiting on final quotes and ETA from acrylic manufacturer. Still need to order a few hardware pieces (screws).

Sept 30: Received quotes from acrylic manufacturer. Reviewing over the weekend. Lead time is estimated at 3 weeks. I will have a few samples made, but case production will likely not complete until the end of October. All hardware except screws have arrived.

Oct 8: I approved the quotes from the manufacturer earlier this week, and requested some samples. I have not heard back from the manufacturer. I was hoping production would start this week, but it looks like it will be next week at the earliest. My confidence in an early November completion has dropped. I will now estimate the cases to be completed by mid November.

Oct 12: Acrylic sample pieces are being made. PCB flash testing complete. SMD assembly now commencing.

Oct 25: Acrylic samples have still not been finished... The manufacturer assures me that they will be done today or tomorrow. PCBs and Skeleton cases have finished manufacturing and are being packaged for shipment. VIA firmware is now fully functional, including remapping of encoder knobs!

Nov 1: I picked up acrylic samples from the manufacturer on Oct 28. There were a few blemishes that will be addressed for the production run, but overall the pieces looked good. I will have a call with the manufacterer tomorrow to go over the details of production including expected delivery timeline. PCBs and FR4 skeleton cases have arrived. I will be sorting through them this week.

Nov 5: Orders containing only PCBs and/or only Skeleton Case kits have been dropped off for shipping. Acrylic production should begin next week.

Group Buy pre-order perion: July 24 - Aug 28

Estimated Shipping Q4 2022

 

Acrylic Cases: Discussing timeline with manufacture

[/////17%---------------------] ETA: 3 Week lead time. Mid-November

PCBs: In hand and ready to go

[////////////////////////////100%] Arrived Nov 1

Skeleton Cases/FR4 Plates: In hand and ready to go

[////////////////////////////100%] Arrived Nov 1

Hardware (Screws, standoffs, etc.): Received

[////////////////////////////100%] Arrived: Oct 14

Shipping Progress: Orders that do not contain acrylic have shipped

[///////25%-------------------] Remaining orders likely to start shipping in December

 

 

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