Important GameShell Progress Updates (April 16th, 2018)
Dear GameShell backers and friends, thanks to all your supports, we are one more step closer to shipment, we have a number of important progress updates to be announced (some good news, some bad ones).
Finishing touch improved:
We were not satisfied with the finishing of our latest GameShell test production because of the Weld Line produced by the mold (See figure 1&2 below). Although most of the time it was almost invisible, we decide to add an additional coating process of the front shell to solve the weld line traces, and the result was significant improvement to the clarity of the screen printing and much better finishing touch feeling.
However, this costs us both extra time and money, and ALL responsibility belongs to the product manager.
- The shell colors confirmed:
We optimized the design of the Lightkey, making its control experience exactly the same to other common video game controllers.
GameShell assembly guide is available for download now.
Clockworkpi mainboard schematics are also available under GPL2 license as promised. Please follow our ClockworkPi GitHub account for more codes and documents to be released.
All PCBAs (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) delivery date confirmed!
We have confirmed with the supplier that the delivery period of all PCBAs (clockworkpi mainboard, screen, keypad, battery, speaker, lightkey) components is at the end of this month (End of April). We will then be able to start packaging and provide more product photos at that time.
We have submitted 3 kinds of certification: CE, FCC, and RoHS for our products, we expect to get the result on May 10th.
Battery transportation safety certification:
We have submitted the UN38.3 battery transportation safety certification and we expect to get the result on May 10th.
“Was the person waiting more painful or the one making him wait more painful?” - Osamu Dazai
We feel very sorry to have to announce an expected delay to all our backers. We apologize.
Because of the aforementioned additional coating process and certifications, plus our underestimation of (too many) holidays impact to manufacturers, we were informed by the plastic injection molding factory that large-scale production is expected to be finished on May 15th.
So, according to the current progress, we expect to ship in late May.
This estimation is based on the latest information we can get from our manufacturing suppliers, should there be additional information that would either expedite (likely) or postpone (unlikely) the shipment, we would keep you updated.
May the force be with you!
Your clockwork team
P.S. All backers who have modified your address, please note that we will reconfirm with you by email before shipment.