Thank you for all of your patience to date. We have made huge strides since our last update, however despite Trojan work, further refinement of our plastics tooling means one final delay before delivery. We would prefer that this was not the case, however we are committed to getting a perfect product into your hands and we share any disappointment you have and will take any criticism on the chin. We promise that the wait will have been worth it.
This Update has details about our updated schedule, batteries, boards, application approval and other certifications.
The further refinement of our plastics tooling has set us back by 4 weeks from our previously updated schedule. Updated shipping dates is now the 3rd week in May. All other parts: Batteries, Boards, Plates listed below have had their designs finalized, have been produced and are awaiting final assembly, testing and shipping.
Updated Schedule / ETA
The updated schedule looks like this.
End of April / Beginning of May: Tooling completed and production of plastics for the body of Pip.
May – End of Week 1 – Week 3: Final assembly and quality control.
May – Week 3: Shipping of rewards.
The batteries arrived from the factory at the start of April and were delivered to our final step manufacturer in less than 24 hours and now await assembly. All relevant testing was undertaken by our manufacturer and the final U.S. certification, UL 2054, is well underway. Below are photos of the unpacking of one of the units.
1st production of panels were received from our manufacturer and were tested to verify that everything is perfect. As expected, they have passed inspection and are also awaiting assembly.
In our last update we had given the green light on the mass production of the sensor discs, this involved a number of complicated steps to forming and plating the sensor discs on a large scale. All our time and effort of fine tuning and refining the production process has finally paid off, with the sensor discs having optimum reading sensitivity.
Application submission to Appstore
All applications submitted to Apple’s Appstore must undergo a process of review. The 3 applications Relax & Race, The Loom, and Lie Detective are currently in different levels of submission and review and a breakdown of the submissions are as follows:
Relax & Race - Currently under review.
The Loom - Currently undergoing final tests before submission for review.
Lie Detective - Reviewed and approved.
The process of uploading the applications to Google Play is much less time consuming and will be submitted shortly.
In our last update we talked to you about Pip undergoing testing to pass all relevant regulations. The Pip has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) granted full Bluetooth qualification. Pip’s applications to the FCC and IC are currently being examined by them and we expect to receive certification of in the next 2 weeks. We have engaged third party experts to help us through all certification processes.
We must again express our thanks to all of you for your continued patience and support. Please be assured that we are working very hard to get the Pip into your hands as soon as possible.
As always, please feel free to contact us here on Kickstarter with any questions you may have.
Yours in Pip,
The Galvanic Team