As we made a breakthrough regarding the enclosure manufacturing we wanted to share a short overview on what we achieved during past 6 weeks. Let’s start!
PCB Assembly & Testing
All the parts arrived on time and we received the last batch of freshly assembled boards last Friday. As planned we had built a convenient testing station that helps us flash and thoroughly test every board in an efficient way. A handful of boards from the initial batch had an issue with LEDs not being completely upright, but that was solved by using a custom soldering frame. Besides that we haven’t found any other reappearing inconsistencies, the testing itself is going smoothly and we are really happy with the end result of the assembled boards.
Update: We have finished flashing and testing all of the boards. Proud to say that the failure rate is below 1.47%.
As per last update, enclosure manufacturing is the main reason for the delay in our fulfillment process. After the holidays we continued our search for a new partner. It was quite a hectic process but we are happy to say, that we managed to find another company here in Lithuania that has all the necessary machinery and capacity to produce the enclosures in-house and are willing to work with us in a timely manner. We received the second and final prototype from them on Tuesday, you can see it in the picture above. All the manufacturing details has been dealt with and they plan to start working on our order in coming weeks. The manufacturing itself should take around one week and after that the only step left to finish the enclosures is to apply the silkscreen graphics.
In the last progress update we underestimated how much time it would take for us to find a new enclosure manufacturer. Currently we expect to begin shipping out Midihubs starting late March.
Here’s some brief information on the shipment process. All packages will be shipped using International Post, tracking numbers will be available. You will receive an e-mail update with the tracking number once your order gets shipped. If your shipping address changed or is about to change, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org using the same e-mail address you used when placing your pre-order.
Even though the search for a new enclosure manufacturer burned 6 weeks, we are back on track and currently we don’t foresee any further roadblocks to move forward with the fulfillment process.