Below is a digest of developments since our last update. Unfortunately, due to component-availability issues, we’ve had to push our estimated ship date back to August 24th.
Both the regular and the slim versions of StereoPi v2 are fully assembled, and we completed functional testing today. We will ship these products from the factory to our kitting partner in a few days.
All CM4s and antennas are now in stock at our kitting partner’s warehouse, where they’re waiting to begin assembling kits.
All items are on their way to our kitting partner.
Remember how we planned to use black anodizing for our HQ-camera housing? Well here’s what it looks like!
We had some issues with the custom brass M3 spacers, but now it’s all good.
And now for the most dramatic part of the story. Those chips shortages we talked about in our previous update? They’re back again to haunt us. The key chip used in this device, SI3402-B-GM, has increased in price from $1 to $10, which means the total cost of a PoE shield exceeds our retail price by 50%. We are still looking for a solution…
We’ve published a PDF version of our board schematic. You can find it in on our wiki.
We’d like to thank all of you for your patience! We are doing our best to absorb the punches from this crazy IC market and deliver StereoPi v2 to our backers in a timely manner.