We’re happy to report that the last few weeks have been productive and have gone according to plan! We have continued to finalize and mass produce all of the components -- lens, protective cover, screen, shroud, retractable arms, chassis (projector, PCB, battery, heatsink, fans, speakers, etc.) -- needed to kick off final assembly. Basically, at this point, we only have a few more milestones before we will start final assembly and start shipping:
This update gives a high level view of our remaining areas we are focusing on as we approach our initial mass production builds.
Our now-very-familiar lens testing room, with multiple lens samples, adjustable mount samples, and a testing station.
George performing a manual screen quality audit.
A couple of the mass produced shrouds, ready for final assembly.
Hundreds of the mass produced covers, ready for final inspection.
No major updates to the schedule. We are still aiming to begin shipping the initial SPUD orders out next month (likely a few hundred of the earliest orders). We expect the remaining orders to go out in the first quarter of 2019, ideally before the Chinese New Year in February.
We’re excited to announce that Arovia was awarded the China Daily Innovation Award at the 2018 Global Sources Mobile Electronics show on Saturday, October 20th.
Watch George nail his interview:
Finally, as part of our 1st place finish in theTexas A&M New Ventures Competitiona few months ago,Amerra developed the animation below as a sponsorship award. Thanks Amerra Team for all the work you put into making us this video!
As always, thank you all for your support and patience throughout this entire production process. It’s tough to describe just how exciting it has been to receive boxes full of “officially mass produced” SPUD components, final pieces that we can literally hold in our hands! We are very much looking forward to building up and sending out your SPUDs, and we hope you are all excited to be the owners of the first Spontaneous Pop-Up Display units produced!
- Justin, George, Leonard, Alex