It's been a busy few weeks here at BreadBro. Not only have we been continuing our R&D efforts, but we've also been preparing for our crowdfunding campaign!
Our original battery step-up system was kind of cranky. The regulator got very hot and didn't deliver 5 Volts. Our new battery regulator design has been tested and it works! Looks like BreadBro will have a standard battery life of about an hour. Of course, with the JST connector, you can just substitute a large LiPo for extended operation.
We've also re-tooled our product line to reflect the fact that not everyone wants or needs a battery: "BreadBro" will now be referred to as "BreadBro Pro" and will use the battery system. "BreadBro Standard" will have all features except the battery.
BreadBro and BreadBro Pro designs have both been finalized and production prototypes have been ordered. Once the design passes testing, we're ready for production!
In other news, we've decided to launch crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. In order to build the first production run of BreadBro, we need to order a minimum number of components. This is because, at quantity, these components are priced well enough for us to make our price point. To that end, we're using crowdfunding to help us raise money, get the word out, and make some pre-orders! Here's some top-secret preview links, just for our supporters:
In the next few days we'll be launching our crowdfunding campaign. Stay tuned!