Trawled, asked, answered.August 26, 2009
You might have noticed the lack of updates this week. Well, good news! There aren’t any now either. The case moulds are reportedly going smoothly, and all we can really do is wait for them to finish. But a quiet blog is a cold, dark hell, so a little forum trawling was in order. Below are some questions, answers and pieces of banter from the last week on GP32X. Consume slowly. You need to conserve your strength.
Bosbeetle: “…how is the mould for the case coming along? Did the guys at the factory already run into some problems or is it still going smooth?”
EvilDragon: “Didn’t get any reports on problems from the company (that’s why they reviewed it before doing it, I guess :))
So still coming along smoothly.”
Vorporeal: “Don’t get too comfy yet and jinx everything!”
EvilDragon: “Nope, don’t you worry. Though the major things are done, both the case design and the board design is finished. There’s not too much that can go wrong now.
Asmo: “Were the first 100 not being used for extensive testing, supplying Devs etc? Did all that go out the window?”
EvilDragon: “Nope, they’re still at the MP company who are doing extensive burn-in-tests.
But there’s no reason to throw them away when they all pass, is there?”
Asmo: “WiFi and all that sorted, AC supplies and everything?”
EvilDragon: “AC: A PSP AC Plug works fine. The first 100 don’t need to necessarily be delivered the same AC Adaptors as the [rest].
WiFi: No, not yet. DJWillis is also waiting for the final unit :) But the firmware can be updated.”
Lingenfr: “While We Are Waiting Can We Get Some Pics Of The Accessories?”
Craigix: “You should be seeing the TV cables next week when they arrive, it’s possible we will get some photos of those from that factory sooner as they seem more willing when it comes to taking cameras on to the factory floor.”
Phawx: “…is the wifi the only thing that needs to be finished to have a fully working Pandora?”
Craigix: “The wifi has been working in various forms for months, but it’s just wrapping it in to something which people expect which is the hard work.”
Enverex: “Craig, can I tac things onto my order before the Pandora ships? Only reason I say that is because I’d want to know what the case is like before ordering.”
Craigix: “Yes, the good news is that you might be able to do that via credit/debit card once we start shipping the first 100 or so.”
… and as a final note, bonus points go out to those who have already spotted the cheeky update on MWeston’s site, openpandora.ca.