It's been three months since our last update, and a lot has happened since then. We're slowly building our community of users, updating documentation, creating Arduino examples, fixing software defects, and adding new features. Read on to learn more about what's new with Newt. Read the full update.
It's been quite a journey to get the Newt devices from the manufacturer (located in Shenzhen, China) to Crowd Supply's distribution center in the United States, but they are finally in the hands of Mouser, who will make sure to get them to the final owners. Here are a few updates for you. Read the full update.
A lot has happened since our last update: code modifications, continued parts shortages, and factory shutdowns; however, we've persevered through the challenges are we are still on track to make our ship-by dates. Read on for the latest information. Read the full update.
Thank you to our backers! We're at over 350% of our funding goal, and we're so excited about getting Newt assembled and into your hands. If you're still on the fence about ordering Newt, now is the time to finalize your purchase. Free US shipping and $12 international shipping goes up to $8 and $18 when the campaign ends. This update also includes a list of of software features that will ship to backers! Read the full update.
The latest on procurement and development, plus questions from the community. Read the full update.
Thank you to everyone that pledged to purchase Newt, watched a stream, liked an update, or told a friend. We would not have reached our funding goal without your support. We're excited about continuing our work on Newt and getting it into your hands as soon as possible. To that end, let's talk about the software that ships with Newt. We wanted to build software that was both functional and showcased the "art of the possible". Here's what we've developed so far. Read the full update.
I recently participated in a few livestreams) leading up to the launch, so this update is a dive deep into a few of the questions that were asked during those streams. Read the full update.
Newt is a battery-powered, always-on, wall-mountable display that can go online to retrieve weather, calendars, sports scores, to-do lists, quotes...really anything on the Internet! Newt is powered by an ESP32-S2, which means you can write your own code in Arduino, CircuitPython, MicroPython, or ESP-IDF. We wanted to build a device that takes smart displays to the next level, so we ditched the E-Ink screen typically seen in other low-power displays and instead built Newt with a SHARP Memory-in-Pixel (MiP) LCD. MiP technology takes the low power consumption and daylight readability we love about E-Ink screens and combines them with the crispness and sub-millisecond refresh rates of OLED displays. Come check it out! Read the full update.