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Chip talks to OneLastContinue

April 14, 2009
Posted by: gruso

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More reading for all you fact-hungry cats out there, as Chip has a chat with onelastcontinue.com about the highs and lows of making a clamshell full of awesome… and where it all might go. If you’ve been following the project closely then there won’t be a lot of new information within, but it’s a good read none the less.

Read the interview

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13 comments

  1. Chip made a good summary.


  2. Chip is a excellent speaker. Craig did more than right putting him to work.


  3. taken from the interview :

    “We’ve had multiple problems with availability of several parts along the way, but we have everything we need to start manufacturing now”

    followed by

    “We’re still waiting to test some minor changes to the prototype case and there is some certification that needs to be done yet.”

    i was going to write a whole bunch quoting ED on the same day. but the two quotes above say everything to me…..


  4. What are you saying mosschops? That those statements contradict one another? Because they don’t.


  5. i’m just quoting what chip says in the interview, anything you, me or the cat next door may read into them is entirely of their own making.


  6. Very clever. It’s a shame you’re not able to back up your own point, but I’ll expand on mine because I suspect I’m right about yours.🙂

    In the first quote, Chip refers to availability of parts. These are parts such as analogue nubs, LCDs, plugs, knobs, switches, chips, basically all the bits and pieces supplied by other companies that need to be attached to the PCB.

    In the second quote, he talks about case design and FCC/CE testing. These are not things that have suffered from problems with availability. The case and PCB have not been mass produced yet, and are not the “parts” Chip is referring to above.

    If you have questions or concerns, the best place to air them is not here but in the thread we have linked to, where the devs can address them directly.


  7. The contradictary statements used to come from different team members and they seem to have that sorted out, more or less. Seriously mosschops, stop fabricating false problems and lies, the project has enough on its own.


  8. @nameless : indeed it does, indeed it does.


  9. Mosschops, You seem like you’re trying to imply some sort of contradiction in the two lines. There is no contradiction. Read them again.

    **”…we have everything we need to start manufacturing now””

    **”We’re still waiting to test some minor changes to the prototype case and there is some certification that needs to be done yet.”

    These lines could be paraphrased to say “We have everything we need, but we’re not ready yet.”

    If all you wanted was a ziplock bag full of chips, diodes, resistors, raw plastic stock, etc, etc, then I’m sure OpenPandora could oblige you right now.
    Surely, you’re not suggesting that putting all that stuff together into a computer is trivial or easy?


  10. “Surely, you’re not suggesting that putting all that stuff together into a computer is trivial or easy?”

    Actually it’s not very difficult for a SOC design like the Pandora. The difficulty is in mass production and testing.


  11. They have received the analogue nubs again now? Cool.


  12. And the keymats?


  13. The keymat mould is not made yet, but AFAIK it’s in progress. They’ll probably produce the keymats at around the same time they’re making the cases (ie. in about a month).



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