Locking orders and Charging Cards on BackerKit
18 days ago
– Wed, Jan 02, 2019 at 11:03:26 PM
I'm going to lock whatever addons/pre-orders have been placed on the addons/pre-order store and charge credit-cards/PayPal over the weekend. If you bought addons or are a pre-order backer and want to modify your order to add more stuff please do so now.
Any addons/pre-orders coming in after I do this will be treated as a new separate order and will incur additional shipping. While it's possible to merge new orders into older orders this is very manual and not doable for hundreds of backers.
Finally, the current pledge amount on our addons/pre-order store was used in OpenMV's financial forecast for completing the OpenMV Cam H7 Kickstarter and continuing to operate over next year. So, we'd appreciate if folks only stick with or increase their current addons/pre-order pledges. :)
Anyway, thanks for reading!
OpenMV Cam H7 production ready-to-go!
22 days ago
– Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 01:00:15 AM
Great news, we got our 20 OpenMV Cam H7 Samples back, tested them, and have approved production of 2.5K more units. All 20 units worked without issue!
If you are interested in buying one of these pre-production samples please email us and we'll send you details on how to buy one. I've got a whole bag of these things laying around my house otherwise that will sit unused.
Full production of all 2.5K Kickstarter units will start once we get the STM32H743VIT6 chips in January. All other parts have been ordered and/or have already arrived at our manufacturer.
General OpenMV Updates
I recently posted a massive blog post update about things going on in the OpenMV Cam Community here:
Things of note:
- One of our users wrote a LabView plugin for the OpenMV Cam that is now being distributed with OpenMV IDE.
- MLX90640 and AMG8833 Thermal sensor support is now finally released.
- ... and we've got a SPI->NTSC/PAL->Wireless shield coming out soon! (below)
Check it out!
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks,
Please complete the backer kit survey!
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 05:11:54 PM
10% of you all have not completed your BackerKit survey. If you have not received your survey please check your junk email folder. BackerKit sends the survey out basically every day until you complete it.
If you cannot find the survey link email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you the survey link.
Samples Coming Back - Everything works! Production going to start soon!
about 2 months ago
– Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 09:21:11 PM
We'll be getting the production samples back in a week or so. The base board, OV7725 sensor, and MT9V034 sensor have all passed QC without any issues. We just have to test the lepton adapter in house. Once we know that works we can approve building the rest of the units.
We've already paid for the full production run and EtonTech has already purchased the parts. So, we'll just be waiting on the chips. That said, some good news about the lead-time. Arrow has confirmed to us that the 10K STM32 chips will arrive in January allowing EtonTech to start production before the Chinese new year!
Backer Kit Survey has gone out!
2 months ago
– Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 09:49:52 PM
Just a reminder that the Backer Kit Survey has gone out. We've received about 75% of all backers completing the survey. Please complete your survey as quickly as possible. Backer Kit will keep emailing you until you finish it.
We have a good idea of the production volume of everything right now but would like to have this over 90% before we place medium-lead-time part orders.
In the mean-time, we've sent out our order for pre-production prototypes to test out the final production process and hope to get these back in a month or so. After confirming our pre-production prototypes we'll get all the PCBs and short-lead-time parts ordered.
Anyway, more feature update posts coming soon once we get through all manufacturing details!