microByte

by Byte-Mix Labs

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

View all updates Apr 01, 2021

Manufacturing Has Begun!

by Juan Flores

Hi!

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!

About the Author

Juan Flores

jfm92


$8,805 raised

of $3,750 goal

234% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$45

microByte Eco Edition

A white microByte. If you already have a USB Type-C cable and a MicroSD card, this version saves you money and helps us reduce the amount of electronic waste produced.


$60

microByte Premium Bundle

This kit includes a microByte in your choice of three colors—translucent, yellow, or blue—as well as a USB Type-C cable, an 8 GB MicroSD card, and a second enclosure (white with gray buttons).

Credits

Byte-Mix Labs

I'm an embedded-systems engineer and PCB designer. In recent years, I've been working on open source robotics projects and contributing to the development of an ROS2 port for micro-controllers called micro-ROS.


Juan Flores


PCBWay

PCB Fabrication & Assembly

LCSC Electronics

Components & Hardware Sourcing

Resin Pro

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Resin & silicone for enclosure manufacturing

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