They are… coming along. In no particular order:
- the firmware is basically done, from what we can see
- we’ve been working on the enclosure/panels; they’ve gone through a redesign: better spacing of standoffs to reduce flexing, bumping standoff size to increase choice of parts, designing countersinks into the panels, and that’s mean the mechanical layout of the PCB (where a bunch of holes are) has changed, and that means we need to do a new run of prototype PCBs to confirm things fits
- we’ve started work on prototyping the panels in aluminium - confirming they work how we’d like, how everything fits together.
- and we all have full-time jobs and other commitments, and also worth noting the cost of BOM for a full prototype (ie panels, faders, all electronics, pcb) is… not pocket change.
It’s going about as fast as I imagined it would, which is probably slower than many of you hoped, and also slower than the number of v1.2 prototypes in the wild might indicate. (We’re currently onto v1.25).
So: once the new layout is finalised and the metalwork is confirmed, we’re then at a point to look into contract manufacture, acquiring parts, working out the final BOM and pricing, and working out what products will be offered.
In a nutshell: onwards.