Update from EvilDragonJune 11, 2009
A lengthy update from ED, posted in the forums.
The boards are being tested – and looking at the posts I saw from Michael and craig, the last MK seems to be error-free so the mass production could start soon.
I do know for sure that there were some minor changes to the keymat (so that keys feel better, etc.) and the new model data has been submitted to the company, so this is all good. I also fixed the borked keyboard layout (you remember some misaligned keys) weeks ago, so this is also fine.
Now onto the case:
I know there are still some changes made. I don’t know exactly what. We all do know the hinge should change, though I guess that’s already done since the hole just has do be done a bit bigger smile.gif Also the DPad will slightly change so that horizontals do work better. Then there will be some minor changes here and there to make the board fit better (it won’t help you if everything breaks if you accidentally drop the Pandora).
Dave is currently working on the case – so here’s a big YAY and THANKS to DaveC for his work so far. I (and I also guess the community) absolutely appreciate the work on the case, it looks so good already 🙂
The company who does the case also offered us to check and fix minor errors when they get the board, etc. from us. And they also do know what they’re doing, as they do stuff like this since years 🙂
Whether or not this does lead to another CNC is something I don’t know yet, that’s what I’d like to talk about with Craig and Michael. They seem to be pretty confident on July, so they sure are up to something I don’t know yet 🙂
Remember that our top priority is still that even the first unit will NOT have such flaws as the GP2X First Edition had. We want to ensure that you’ll all be confident – even if we risk some guys jumping off the project by causing delays with some changes.
That one poll where most of you selected to wait for the Pandora until it’s ready (regardless how long is take) did show us we’re on the right way by making the system perfect. And we all do appreciate and thank you for being with us 🙂
I hope that does clear some stuff up 🙂