You'll be pleased to hear that, as we approach the last week of January, our production is going well and according to schedule. We're really pleased with the results and are happy to share some of the process photos with you.
Those of you who have been following our updates will recall we started the first production batch in mid-December. The next stage was the production of the printed circuit boards (PCBs), which was a complete success with zero defects found in any of the PCBs. This then paved the way for PCB assembly, which is now complete, as you'll see from the images below!
PCBs with solder paste applied and the larger components placed, waiting to go through the second round of pick and place
The above video shows pick and place of electronics components in progress. The next stage, which is not pictured, is where the boards were passed through a reflow oven to melt the solder and permanently attach the components.
Visual inspection using an automated optical inspection (AOI) machine to make sure all components have been properly placed
Individual boards about to be broken apart and thoroughly tested
Completed Omega2 Pro units that passed all tests, waiting to be packaged
Our next step is to package the individual Omega2 Pro units and then ship in bulk to our US fulfillment partner. In turn, our fulfillment partner will, and this is where you can start getting very excited, ship directly to backers starting on January 31st! You will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number from Crowd Supply when your order ships. You can see the status of your order by logging in to your Crowd Supply account.
We're looking forward to bringing you another update as we edge toward the end of the campaign on January 31st.