Mk II prototype from RBF a success!!!
Amongst the numerous "Congratulations" cards that we received over the last few days the postman also delivered a 2nd prototype from RBF Industries. Testing and inspection started immediately on this MkII version of their component. Albeit, this time we had to work around Tom's Moses basket in the middle of the lounge.
First impressions....well the last major mechanical problem that we'd been grappling with on the whole of the product looked to have been solved.
So, we started to work out how to remove components from the Mk II, saving on product weight, cost, raw materials, packing volume, shipping costs.
Gordon Rice from CorinTech was amongst the first to inspect it and was suitably impressed.
We started to map out the supply chain timetable for component delivery. Those with longest lead times get ordered first (some are already on order). We were assisted by our 3-year old, who thought it would be helpful to start a game of deck quoits in the lounge using Gordon as one of the targets.
However, we got a plan together for bringing all the components together over the next 6-10 weeks, and putting samples together for EMC and ESD test - part of the CE mark process.
Of course, there is a possibility that following the electrical safety tests we may need to make modifications to the PCB, but we'll cross that bridge if it arises.
So, starting tomorrow, we'll be specifying the final changes to the fan enclosure tools and settling on final changes to the PCB design.
What's that light? Must be the end of the tunnel !!