Production is progressing on multiple fronts. I submitted my final design files to my PCBA fab four weeks ago. I've also been in contact with a fab to produce recyclable paper packaging for Piunora, and I just got pictures for the samples that I ordered. Those samples arrived at my main production fab so they can test packing up the final production prototypes once they are ready. Unfortunately, issues with PCB silk screening have forced me to push the estimated ship date back to the first half of October. Thank you for your patience, and see below for more details. Read the full update.
Our project was fully funded, and we even exceeded our goal! Thank you so much to everyone who backed the campaign. It means a lot to us! We've been very busy over the past few weeks, buying all of the components for the first batch of Piunoras. Initially, it was looking like we might be facing considerable delays due to component shortages, but we managed to secure all of the components we need by finding drop-in replacement for parts that were out of stock. This update also includes a brief update on our beta testers, all of whom have received their Piunoras! Read the full update.
First off, thanks again for all your support. We are very close to reaching our funding goal! So, if you were planning on getting a board...now is the time :) This post also includes pictures of the pre-production boards that I just received from my CM and updated information about our estimated shipping schedule. Read the full update.
Just a short update to let you know that I was on Hackster Cafe today at 10 AM PDT / 7 PM CEST I talked about Piunora and other projects I've done in the past. You can check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6lvuTxpYw Read the full update.
In this update I want to show you how easy it is to create custom machine learning models for your Piunora using tools like Edge Impulse. Edge Impulse recently added support for the Raspberry Pi 4 and, along with it, the Compute Module 4. In fact, you don't need anything but your Piunora for the entire workflow covered in this update! Read the full update.
Just a quick little update to let you know that I uploaded the schematic for our current pre-release board to Piunora's hackaday.io project page. We thought it might help answer some of the questions that our more curious users have been asking. Read the full update.
There are some really cool things you can do when you combine an electronics dev board with a Linux SoC! Today, I want to show you how easy it is to prototype with Piunora by making a sensor-based game controller. In the demo below, we are using Adafruit Blinka (a library that enables CircuitPython code on Linux) and an Adafruit VCNL4040 distance sensor attached by a single cable to Piunora's Qwiic/Stemma-QT connector. No breadboards or soldering required! Read the full update.
I have received a lot of requests for ways to support long, 2280 M.2 devices. While Piunora is small—and therefore only supports up to 2242 devices in its native form factor—I love seeing people come up with cool hacks, and I want to help out however I can. (One such request was for a PCI-e-to-4x-RS232 adapter. Who knew that was even a thing!?) Anyway, in response to these requests, I have added an adapter board to the campaign. Read the full update.
I'm excited to announce that the crowdfunding campaign for Piunora has begun! This has been a thrilling journey for me. It all started with a little weekend project back in December 2020 that ended up with me starting a side business—Diodes Delight—and developing Piunora into a real product. Read the full update.
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