So today we have some pictures from the assembly line and test procedures. Also I have been discussing the timeline with the factory and there will be a slight delay : we should have started to ship today and PCB test took us more time than anticipated.
After discussing the matter with the partner factory it needs few more days for different reasons :
– test of PCB and assembly is taking more time than anticipated
– The pulp molded part will be received only friday.
So it will be as follow :
– First ~450 clear blue RetroStones will be ready and shipped the 28th
– Then the grey will follow and should ship from the 30th, then all units should be shipped in about 1 week.
Then shipping will take about 15-24 days depending on your country/custom service/luck. Very sorry about this additional delay..
So now about production pictures! Here is the PCB test jigg first. It is used to test the PCB one by one.
Then on the assembly line :
Back buttons step :
Connecting the LCD :
Closing the case :
Final steps :
Run/Burn test : testing all the units for about 30 minutes to make sure there is no problem on the board (shortcut, power problems…)
Also the pulp mold is finished on last friday, the parts should arrive end of week.
Have a good day,