I admit that it took us quite a long time, but the first batch of GetWired boards has finally arrived in the US. As of Tuesday, July 28th, both crowdfunding orders and pre-orders are at a Mouser Electronics warehouse in Texas. The crowdfunding boards will continue their journey to backers soon, and pre-orders will follow shortly after. And we are very happy about this!
We do realize this took much longer than we predicted in our previous update. The main reason was the pandemic—or, more precisely, some pandemic-related changes to Crowd Supply’s fulfillment process. Long story short, we had to wait almost a month for some documentation that had to go through before we could ship to Mouser.
In the end, we received the address on July 15th and shipped the package two days later. Customs procedures took about four business days and transportation took three more work days and a weekend. Most importantly, everything is now where it’s supposed to be, and fulfillment to backers will begin very soon.
One thing is certain: we are entering a very exciting time. To help us stay touch with the GetWired community, we decided to launch an online forum where backers and customers can share experiences and seek guidance. We are working on it now, and will let you know as soon as it’s ready.
In the meantime, we have made some improvements to our software. By the time your modules reach you, those improvements will be waiting for you in our GitHub repository.
That’s all for now. Keep calm and get ready to receive your GetWired parcel. And, of course, please let us know if you have any questions!
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