Recently, we welcomed a new member to our engineering team, Daniel Hamngren. Daniel is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden and from the looks of it (see picture below), he is fitting right in at the Lund office 🙂 He comes from a background in engineering physics and will work with image analysis and photo synthesis, basically he’ll be further developing the methods for automatically selecting the best pictures from the moments. He’s jumped right in and is currently working on making a production test module for verifying the camera performance of the camera module. This will test if the image quality is on par with what is expected after the camera is assembled; the idea being that we won’t need to manually look at a test image for every unit, making the factory testing faster and more robust (yay!).
Since Daniel is working on the production test module, other hands are free to do field-testing of the GPS with the current version to test the impact of wearing the camera in different situations. We’ve also sent the latest revised PCB version for manufacturing. This revised version incorporated a better camera connector design and some fixes to further improve the GPS sensitivity.
Last week, we wrote about what we achieved during the dev crunch period (A lot! go see for yourself). We not only made significant headway getting the software and backend up to shipping standards but the crunch also helped us realign our processes, increasing our efficiency as a team. Now these processes are being used to continue improving upon the implemented features and integration of backend tools and processes, like developing the API.
Have a great weekend!
When do you think you’ll be shipping?
Soon! We’ll give dates as soon as we’re certain. Best, SM
Why do I get the feeling from this post that the device won’t be finished by the end of the month? This waiting and missed deadlines is really getting ridiculous and aggravating. You guys need to devise a better timeline and stick to your plan.
Hi Mike, I understand your frustration. We are working as fast as we can to make sure the hardware issues we’ve talked about are solved. We think we’ve got it, but because this requires us make the adjustments and then test, it has thrown off our previous time frames. We only want to ship you the quality product you’re expecting. Best, Sarah
No news and to be honest. This is not looking like you are very close to finish and ship the camera. We are waiting for too long. 4 more weeks and I will cancel my order.
Hi Joern, we understand the waiting is difficult, it is for us too! We want nothing more than to get the camera in your hands asap and we are working hard on that. We would be sad to lose you as one of our earliest users but if you do decide you want a refund, just send your request and order number to firstname.lastname@example.org Best, Sarah
Beginning to think this was a very expensive scam. Been waiting for months, all we get are pictures and rhetoric. Cameras were suppose to ship weeks ago. I’m giving you another couple of weeks, then I’m cancelling…bet I won’t get my money back though.
Hi Bruce, we hear you. We want to be shipping as fast as we can but we don’t want to ship you a product that doesn’t work the way you are expecting. We understand your frustration and will absolutely give a full refund if you want one. All you need to do is send your request and order number to email@example.com. But please hang in there, it’s really going to be worth it! Best, Sarah
Is it possible for you to write, in *every* update, an estimation of when the shipping starts? The technical updates (and new colleagues) may be interesting, but many (most?) of the replies to your updates are about your shipping dates.
Just a thought.
Hi Mattias, we understand everyone wants to know and we will be releasing a date in the near future. We are right there with everyone wanting the camera to land on your doorstep as soon as possible, we just have to make sure it’s going to be to meet expectations and be the awesome product you want. All the best, Sarah