First, thank you all so much for your patience. The Beta boards finally came in early last week. I thought I would start making them and shipping them out real quick once they came, but they wouldn’t work. I couldn’t get them to take the software. At first I thought we were bridging the USB connectors or something, we just couldn’t figure out what was going wrong. These kinds of things can be very frustrating.
After much troubleshooting we found there was a stray decoupling capacitor on the reset line of the MCU. We popped that off the board and all of the sudden they take the software without an issue. So, the BETA RELEASE boards will have a capacitor (C1) missing. We are starting the manufacturing of them this week. Once they are all finished and pass our QC procedures they will start to get mailed out. We will post a new update when we start shipping!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me on Twitter with @MakeAugusta. Thank you.