We have good news! In the last update¬†we reported a production delay¬†of the cat collar¬†due to a supply shortage. The components were being¬†held up at customs but¬†they have ¬†arrived and the collar electronics are¬†now¬†fully¬†manufactured. The¬†Homestation (receiver) had¬†already been successfully put into operation in the meantime.¬†Last week, we were able to get the collar working with the new firmware.
Testing, testing, testing….
And now it is time¬†for the final¬†tests! As we implemented a lot of changes in the¬†electronics, we cannot do without them, especially¬†as¬†these tests had proven¬†to be extremely valuable¬†for¬†the previous prototypes. The hardware test has already been successfully completed. Now¬†we will proceed¬†with¬†the¬†stress¬†tests. These test¬†the product for its robustness and longevity. Afterwards the user tests (mini¬†field¬†test, the cats carrying¬†the collars) and the user experience (web¬†portal test)¬†tests will follow. The final¬†mini field test¬†will be carried out over¬†Easter.
At the same time we will be discussing the next steps for the¬†pilot series with our manufacturer, sign the appropriate contracts and order the¬†needed tools.¬†Tooling is now¬†the most time¬†intensive aspect¬†and our last bottleneck. We will also take care of the material purchase at an early stage so that we¬†will not¬†experience any unpleasant surprises¬†again. We are now very well on¬†our way¬†and after successful tests over Easter¬†things will move very quickly. We will¬†finally¬†be able to celebrate¬†the¬†delivery to our loyal¬†Indiegogo¬†customers. We look forward to publishing another update soon.
Alan & Claudio