The weekly roundup is here! Last week we told you that the new PCBs arrived and the tooling for part of the camera’s casing had been successful (you’ll find that update and the others here).
- The tooling responsible for the front part of the Memoto plastic shell has now successfully gone through its first injection molding, just like we accomplished last week for the back part. It is the most complicated part we have in the mechanics assembly, so this is excellent news. The next step for the tooling is to process it to create the final texture and feeling of the surfaces and to fine-tune some dimensions to make everything fits together optimally.
- The design for the main interface on Windows is done. We are now working with the tray interface and linking it up to our backend.
- We are making the momentification more stable and able to work in real-time (moments are being built while the photos are being uploaded now instead of waiting for all photos to be uploaded).
- The installer for the OSX uploader is done.
- We are working on a guide to help new users through the setup process.
- We are working on the web view that will show shared moments.
- We are continuing to develop the tests used by the factory for quality testing at various places in the production pipeline.
- We are continuing work on uploading directly to our server to prepare for production loads.
- We are continuing work on improving how we build moments.
- And we are working on the API. For example, tagging photos and moments (this can be used for starring, sharing, hiding and so on). We have also started working on how to connect users and devices through the API.
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Have a good one!
Very much hoping we will have our Memotos before the 1st week of July (actually was hoping to have it well before that but at this point I’ll settle for any concrete date). Really would love to put together a video of the San Diego Comic Con like this: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/05/24/maker-faire-one-makers-perspective/
I die to get the product in my hands, and I am willing to wait for a lot more knowing that the product will be awesome; but I have an observation: As much as I appreciate the detailed updates; getting the plastic shell done means little to me, I would be more excited to know how that translates in terms of delivery times. Having a roadmap or a timeline with those processes might be a good idea, even if the deadlines move around.
You guys are masters at putting lipstick on the pig.
Delivery of a plastic shell?! PLEEEEZE!
Spend less time on your social media side and more on getting things done. Its what a real business does.
I agree with the comments already posted. Give us, the people that have paid for this ahead of time, a projected ship date. You’re working on a guide?… I assumed this wouldve be done already.
We know this waiting is frustrating. Just to clarify, everything is being worked on in parallel, so the parts that seem less important are not causing the delay. In January, an unexpected issue with the GPS sensor caused us to push the date back the first time (http://blog.memoto.com/2013/01/robots-building-2nd-revision-of-the-memoto-camera-video-inside/). So, we are trying to avoid setting up shipment expectations, as we did earlier, before we have the information to give a good ETA.
We want to ship to you as soon as possible.
Your link is broken it should read: http://blog.memoto.com/2013/01/robots-building-2nd-revision-of-the-memoto-camera-video-inside/ Not http://blog.memoto.com/2013/01/robots-building-2nd-revision-of-the-memoto-camera-video-inside/)
Don’t want to fan the flames, but I think we really do genuinely need a better timeline.
We were told a month ago that you were working on giving us an ETA over and above the stated “in 2013”. There must be internal projections. As an outsider it’s difficult to tell whether we are talking weeks or months, or indeed whether it’s 3 months of 6 months. Given the above, i suspect that it’s going to be very close to the end of the year, if that.. Of course it’s a complex project and times move and will continue to do so. But it’s now necessary to start revealing it a bit i think..
If i could ask one question that’s: the unexpected (and understandable) delay with the PCB boards: Why has this held up the development of basic aspects of the upload software and the packaging? I just done quite get how, even assuming the PCB boards were all wonderful, how a delivery in April would have been possible?
Anyway, I think the concerns is fairly clear: an ETA even if it moves would be great. A timeline, – which gets updated – would be good.
Above all – keep up the good work, and feel free to drop the social posts. It just makes me green with envy seeing other wearable devices which are being shipped!
I have to agree. I think if we hadn’t pre-paid you wouldn’t be seeing the animosity in these posts. At this point it feels as if we’ve just taken $300 and tossed it into a void and are hoping something will eventually come out the other side. I went into this knowing 40% of Kickstarter projects fail and 75% deliver late, but still having even a moving deadline at least gives us a comforting illusion that we may one day get this really cool device!
WTF? When is this going to be delivered….
the more recent weekly update gives first batch estimate of end of summer – hope that helps. W
Still waiting to hear even a vague estimate of the ongoing annual image storage/management fees…
OK scratch that – I see it’s now been posted.
Agreed. It’s now time for a timeline. Accurate or not you need to put a line in the sand indicating your best guess date. Before I do any more “Liking” tweeting, retweeting, etc I need to experience the product before I will consider actually “recommending”