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Oh, Canada!

March 13, 2009
Posted by: gruso

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An update from MWeston today on the status of his CNC prototype.

Sorry everyone, Fatih emailed me this morning to tell me the cases are being shipped to me today so I will be lucky to get them next Monday, perhaps Tuesday. The delay was waiting for clear light pipes to arrive so it could all ship at once to me. They didn’t follow my instructions and made them solid white the first time. I wanted the complete package to do the tests right and completely.

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So even though we’ll have to wait until next week for the video, the CNC prototyping can be safely crossed off the list. We’ve been dying to do this…

  • CNC prototype Done!
  • Completion of factory mould for keymat
  • Finalise keyboard layout
  • Completion of factory mould for case
  • CE/FCC testing
  • Mass production test run
  • Stability testing
  • Arrival of last bits and pieces for production
  • Commence mass production
  • Commence final testing
  • Start shipping
  • 18 comments

    1. Yay!


    2. what a frustratingly long list


    3. It’s not as lengthy as it looks. Some of that stuff will happen concurrently. It’s not really in order either.

      Once MW gets his Pandora put together, the ball will really start rolling. CE/FCC testing will be next, then it should be go go go.😀


    4. I’ve managed to keep pretty calm so far, but now that there are things assembled that are pretty much a whole pandora, I’m starting to get too excited😛

      That list does look really long though!


    5. If I understand this correctly, it seems like the major variable at this point is the stability testing, which will determine the rate at which Pandoras can be shipped.


    6. hum, you forgot to mantion the last point:
      – PROFIT!!!


    7. Nice post guys – this is the only website I check now (too much noise on the forums)

      BTW – you forgot to cross out the first item that the lady is holding.

      Also, on the nullDC post – what’s the significance of the first pic? Who is that lady?


    8. “Some of that stuff will happen concurrently”

      Have they ever said this though? Whenever I asked it went unanswered.


    9. Nice to see the progress!!! Hope it continues and one day we’ll recieve a good working device.
      I prefer not to rush to much and have a good device delivered at home.🙂


    10. maybe they should’ve added all steps which were already done. this list is in fact frustratingly long, hehe.😉


    11. Seems we’re not gonna get this all finished by mid to late april like they predicted. Not a hope in hell all of the below will be done in 4-6 weeks. I thought the keyboard layout would atleast be finished by now. Wonder how long it takes to make a keyboard mold?

      Completion of factory mould for keymat
      Finalise keyboard layout
      Completion of factory mould for case
      CE/FCC testing
      Mass production test run
      Stability testing
      Arrival of last bits and pieces for production
      Commence mass production
      Commence final testing
      Start shipping


    12. The list is from the official home page, where it includes some numbers:

      * Get the final Prototype case (finished and will ship Friday, 6th of March)
      * Create the keymat mould (takes 20 – 25 days)
      * Design the final keyboard layout (needs to be finished when the mould is ready)
      * Create mould of final case (can be done once the case fits, takes 30 – 35 days)
      * CE / FCC testing (can be done once the prototype case is here)
      * Mass Production testrun for the final boards
      * Stability testing (this will be fun)
      * Wait for the last remaining pieces for mass production (LATEST deadline is second week of March)
      * Mass Production
      * Test the boards
      * SHIP THEM!

      My understanding (note careful wording) is that once CE/FCC testing is done, the keymat and case moulds will be ordered. These can be ordered at the same time, and as you can see from ED’s list we’re looking at approx. 30 days to see them both finished.

      The key layout itself is inconsequential as far as the timeline goes; maybe they’ve finished it now, maybe they’re still refining it. They just have to have it done by the time the moulds are finished.

      Although I should know better than to do this, I’ll throw a guess out there: 5-6 weeks until the first production run starts.


    13. OH GOD GP32X


    14. *sigh*, we’re in the last 100m stretch, but it feels it’s going to go on for an eternity.

      Cmmmon jack pull yourself together. *sob*


    15. […] Oh, Canada! Posted by: gruso […]


    16. Yep, I agree: so close, yet so far!

      Well, I try to kill some time; makes the waiting less painfull. I still got my PS2 with a bunch of unplayed games, my old GBA is still holding together… and well, my PC (WinXP) can still play some oldies… so grab a chair, a joypad / keyboard, a can of (diet) soda / beer and let’s play with something else in the meantime.

      Keep up the good work!


    17. @LastPucho: or you could even get a life and do something else than play video games.


    18. Haha! I was talking about gaming, of course: that’s what this device is (mostly) about.

      Friends and family are always there.

      I was just trying to point some (mostly obvious) gaming alternatives while we wait for this device.

      Bye.



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