This past week has been preparing for the production road ahead. It definitely will be a massive undertaking for our humble facility in SoMa.
The magic of production assembly begins with quality control (QC) of every single part made. We inspect each part individually to make sure it is up to our standards and suitable for assembly. We check the color, fit, and finish just to name a few. Many of the cosmetic parts require 100% inspection so we will end up doing QC on more than 10,000 parts... needless to say, we have been quite occupied this past week.
We are also now putting together some sub-assemblies to begin a small pre-production run. For example, the motors into the motor mounts, and the motor head assembly. So far we've had a few bumps here and there, as parts sometimes don't always come back from manufacturers as perfect as you want. But overall things are moving along.
On a less techy note, we are making sure we're crossing our t's and dotting our i's from the packaging stickers to the Crave charms that will be included in every single Duet. Check out the lovely charm pictured above that will have an engraved URL for detailed product info on the Duet. I'm wearing mine on my necklace!
This is the final week and we are genuinely overwhelmed by the amount of support from CKIE backers. We are so thankful that we have a very special announcement tomorrow - so stay tuned!