I would like to apologize for the lack of attention on the community forum. In order to focus on the hardware and software development I had delegated that responsibility and found out today that the questions were going unanswered and the blog updates were going unposted. I’m here to answer any questions and reassure everyone that the project is alive and well.
We’ve been in heavy communication via email with many beta users and were disappointed that we weren’t getting any feedback from the forum. I was unaware that we weren’t checking it and I want to do everything that I can to help beta users use their hardware.
Anyone who wants to leave the beta program is welcome to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will issue an RMA and refund your money. I hope you stick around as we are close to shipping out a hardware update.
We’ve made a lot of progress on the live-updating OLEDs. We headed down a couple of dead ends until settling on the STM32 Blue Pill Board, as it’s possible to use with Arduino and can be programmed to do so much more.
The hardware prototype compiles fine and we are able to run a couple of patches, but we still have to refactor and test the rest of the codebase. We have a couple of beta participants running the hardware right now.
In addition to an upgraded circuit board, we will be offering updates to the 3D printed OLED fixtures and an updated top plate to prevent sticking on the joysticks. Unless we discover any critical software problems, we should be able to ship around 6-15.