Project update 7 of 14
Our super successful crowdfunding campaign draws to an exciting close! Thank you very much for your support. With your generous help ANAVI Fume Extractor will go from prototype to mass-manufactured do-it-yourself kit for makers.
We have already sourced most of the mechanical parts for the kits, so last week I placed an order for the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and assembly. The boards will be made by the local factory in my hometown Plovdiv, Bulgaria with which we have been working successfully for more than 3 years. The PCBs are expected by the end of July. After that the local factory has a scheduled summer vacation in weeks 32 and 33 so the assembly is planned for the end of August, and it will be done on several batches.
Each ANAVI Fume Extractor kit will be flashed with the default open source firmware, packaged carefully and provided to the Crowd Supply team. They will ship it to you. The estimated shipping date remains Oct 29, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the local factory is working with reduced capacity, so we will keep you updated with their progress. So far everything is OK. Fingers crossed we will be able to carry on at the same pace.
To avoid any risks for backers, we have an agreement with Crowd Supply that they will keep all funds until ANAVI Technology Ltd provides them the kits. This way in the unexpected case of a complete inability to deliver, Crowd Supply will offer backers full refunds.
Once again thank you all for the support! Stay tuned for new updates and video tutorials on how to use your entirely open source ANAVI Fume Extractor.