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Jul 17, 2017

Manufacturing + Shipping

Dear Backer,

Here is the latest manufacturing update. Paperino orders will be shipping soon! If you have moved or would like to change your shipping address for any reason, you can update it online through your account on Crowd Supply. If your account needs updating, please do so within 48 hours.

Cheers,
Markus & Robert

Manufacturing Update 2

Paperino products during assembly.

All assembled driver boards and the little red front covers safely arrived. We had the chance to watch the production process of the front-covers live on-site: Screen-printing is so nice! It was exciting to see the mixing + testing of different color combinations (i.e. to match with the PCB color), to test front- and backside printing, to try an additional backside layer (to block transmission through the cover) and different transparent material stacks (glossy/antiglare, hardcoat yes/no). Finally we selected silver as secondary color and decided not to print the backside blocking layer. This allows you to see the underlying electronic lines shining partly through, looking a bit like the old semitransparent gameboy :-) We hope you’ll like it!

Afterwards the PCBs and displays were connected, fixed, and each unit was tested carefully. The package with all the electronic kits left Germany last Friday and will arrive early this week at the warehouse in Portland. From there the individual kits will be distributed and send out to you right on schedule!

Documentation & Testing

In the remaining next two weeks the focus will be set on finishing the documentation and testing the library setup. Thanks to your feedback in the backer survey we now know the mainly used microcontrollers: Particle Photon (& Electron), WeMos D1 mini, Arduino MKRFOX1200 & NodeMCU cover more than 80% of your use cases. We started testing them using the Web-IDEs (for Particle & Arduino) as well as the Arduino IDE. Its a little challenge to achieve compatibility for all these platforms and the microcontrollers while keeping the library code short and universal without too much exceptions at the same time. We will keep you updated once the documentation is finished.

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$20

E-paper Display

Get an ePaper display with your name written on it (or anything else you'd like to see). Without a Paperino driver board you will not be able to change the image content and it will stay there forever. Your statement against fast-moving reality! (or a spare display)


$30

Driver Board with ePaper

A small driver module PCB, ready to be hooked-up to your own controller or incorporated onto your PCB. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display. Soldering skills needed!


$39

Particle Shield (PnP)

A Plug-and-Play Micro ePaper shield for the Particle Photon, Electron, and Bluz from Bluz.io. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display.


$39

Breakout Board

A universal ePaper breakout-board, ready to be wired-up on the breadboard with your own Arduino /-compatible MCU. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display.


$59

Complete Starter Kit

Everything you need to start playing around with your next ePaper based project: Particle Photon and Paperino Shield for the Photon, including accelerometer, temperature sensor and one ePaper display.

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