A tiny, open hardware, ESP32-powered retro-gaming console

Apr 01, 2021

Project update 6 of 8

Manufacturing Has Begun!

by Juan Flores


I have good news! All necessary components have been purchased, and PCBs are in the final stages of the manufacturing process. So, we don’t have to worry about shortage problems, which is very good news given the state of the semiconductor industry of late. What remains is: to assemble the components on each PCB, finish the enclosure manufacturing, and receive everything at our warehouse.

Below is an image of our displays leaving the factory in China:

Regarding the enclosures, we have manufactured around the 25% of the total, and I think it’s fair to say that it’s become something of an artisan job. We’ve had to check, clean, and finalize each one individually, so each microByte will be unique!

Below, you can see an image of enclosures ready to be checked:

Your microByte is getting closer to you!

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