DevTerm Production Status Update

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the pattern, so far… is that if there is a delay, we’ll likely hear about it after the fact… which is soon.

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sigh…
…20 char body required…

I don’t think this is nice… This community is full of people who respect Clockworkpi’s ingenuity and I see on the daily peeps here who are loyal and super amped about this product. Writing a few sentences before the last day shouldn’t be asking for too much right.? Im not trying to be rude or angry. It just feels a bit one sided :cry: I’m kidding :sweat_smile:, DevTerm! Whoo hoo I can’t wait :smiley:!

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I think we might still be on track, folks. this news seems to be promising.

[ China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and Business Advisory ]
https://www.china-briefing.com/news/china-coronavirus-updates-latest-developments-business-advisory-part-2/
" * Total vaccine doses administered: 1,283.175 million (as of July 2, 2021).

  • The period between June 19 to July 2 has seen no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections in Guangdong for 13 days. It is fair to say that Guangdong has successfully got the latest coronavirus outbreak under control. It proves that China’s way of combating COVID-19 transmission still works, even with the highly infectious Delta variant."

I asked them about shipping and they said:
"The process of manufacturing wasn’t stopped even when the pandemic was on. Most of work has been done, we are now dealing with the final check and packing."

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The team just added an assembly guideline pdf file several hours ago.
It seems a good news. :grin:

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Packing. That’s pretty good. Hope I can get it on next week.

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i’ll settle for two weeks from china, the way the world been shipping

granted they wont ship postnl, however, i have found them to be a reliable source when looking at how the world is handling shipping, rn. it says the USA has solved all thier issues… however it also says that there is still the possibility of delays between 2-6weeks. France has reduced thier hours and routes are overloaded. China Post has communicated that due to covid-19 restrictive measures the area of Jin’nan and Yu’an, both in Lu’an city with postal code 237000 are experiencing delayed deliveries. Some areas around Guangzhou currently have no service at all.

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great news! Just downloaded the assembly guide. Cant wait.

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Ooo based on the assembly guide it looks like there might have been a change to the battery connector. I like this better than the loopy FPC from the original renders.

Screenshot from 2021-07-07 10-24-02

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i was just talking about that on the discord, lol

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very exciting !
i can feel it in my hands even now . . .

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take a another at the GPIO FPC in the assembly. it appears to be vertically mounted like the standard camera fpc. That may or may not be more useful.

on a second look thru, i even reckon i might be able to thread a ribbon thru the vents?

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Looks awesome! THAT is some really sweet and solid building instructions that leaves no questions unanswered imo.

It has the look and feel of an IKEA instruction sheet and a LEGO assembly guide combined :wink:

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oh I got queries… I am sure once everything is in hand, they will be answered.

82 pages of assembly guide, damn.

I won’t read through all of that before I have it in hand though, don’t want to spoil the fun after all, right?

each page is essentially one step.,…

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I do not think anyone has received any tracking info yet, @yong. It has been 31 days since the last update to which you said you were “still confident that all pre-orders could be shipped in the coming 30 days.” I am sure we are all weak with anticipation at this point.

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Although I understand people are anxious to get the device into their hands, it is funny though to see how everyone seems to assume “Shipping in July” means the entire backlog has to be out the door on the night of Jul 1st AT THE LATEST :grin:

Just to put this into perspective - I pre-ordered a Librem 5 in Jan. 2019, and right now I consider myself lucky if I get it next year. From what I can reconstruct from the history of the DevTerm (announced in Nov. 2020, right?), we are happy campers if we all get it this summer.

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well, i think people are just hoping july doesnt come and go with no word, only to get another delay announced just around the time when shipping was stated to start (again). everyones expectations are different but they’re heavily informed by what info cpi tells us, and they’re the most reliable source as to what to expect with their products.

you may be fine with having preordered something yet to be released after almost 3 years, but i doubt cpi wants us to disregard what their stated plans for release are. people just want to be told whether they need to temper/change their expectations (again) as opposed to just sitting around being happy the dates get pushed back instead of just cancelled outright.

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