We’ve been working away, heads down on getting the Tau Cameras produced and ready to ship. Here is a quick update on the progress. Spoiler alert: it’s almost done!
All of the Tau LiDAR Camera circuit boards are complete!
We’ve included some photos of the production process. Check them out below!
Huge shout out to our manufacturing team for working tirelessly to make sure we could actually produce the Tau Camera given the current craziness in the electronics component market.
Wrapping up production
Our contract manufacturer is currently attaching a lens and metal shielding to each Tau Camera, and then performing quality and functional testing on each unit.
This is underway and we expect it to be complete this week.
After testing, we will package and ship all everything in bulk to Crowd Supply, who will in turn ship to individual customers. At this point, we’re estimating shipments to customers to start mid-June.
Please take this time to check your delivery address, and update it through your Crowd Supply account if needed. Updating your shipping address helps avoid delays and get your orders shipped successfully. Once your order details have been sent out by our warehouse team for processing, it can be hard or impossible to re-route a shipment. Contact Crowd Supply Support with any shipping questions or concerns.
Solder paste printer applying solder paste to the bare PCBs
Next a pick and place machine places components (not pictured)
PCBs with components being fed into the reflow oven to permanently attach the components
Reflow ovens are really big!
And here’s two assembled Tau Camera PCBs, fresh out of the oven