A tiny-but-mighty open-source carrier board for the Raspberry Pi CM4

Jun 03, 2021

Project update 8 of 14

Components & Beta Testers

by Timon

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.

It will still take a few weeks to get all of those components together, but having them all secured is a major milestone on the manufacturing side of things. The hardware industry is in rough shape right now, with many small manufacturers facing backorders well into 2022 and struggling to get the components they need. So we’re feeling very fortunate to have secured this first batch, though it might look worse for subsequent manufacturing runs, as these is currently no end in sight to these supply-chain issues.

In the meantime, all of my reviewers have received their units and have gotten started putting Piunora to the test! You can check out what Les Ponders from Tom’s Hardware is doing with his Piunora in this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/biglesp/status/1396042377983315968

Also, have a look at this lovely pic of Piunora + Cat from bleeptrack: https://twitter.com/Bleeptrack/status/1393524279162155008

We are on track so far, but delays are still very possible. Our next hurdle is to make the very last design revision and verify it with our manufacturing partner. We’ll keep you all updated with any progress!

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