A few weeks ago we gave an update that we had put 9 out of our 14 modules in production. Tessel is already in production at the moment, and is due to be done in February.
We’ll be sending in the rest of the 5 modules into production at the end of this week/beginning of the next.
Module manufacturing is delayed for a little over a week due to the upcoming Chinese New Year at the end of January (our modules are manufactured in China). This puts the delivery date from our manufacturer around mid-February for the 9 modules that we have already sent in.
Depending on when we’re able to send in the rest of the 5 modules (audio, BLE, ambient, IR, and GPRS), the delivery date for our Dragon backers will be late February to early March. For pre-orders taken over our website (rather than crowdfunding), unless something unanticipated arises, we plan on shipping shortly thereafter.
Once the modules are made, they will be shipped to our fulfillment partner Rush Order. Rush Order will begin shipping immediately as soon as they receive Tessels and modules.
This is about two weeks later than we had originally anticipated shipping to Dragon backers: changed from mid-February to late February/early March. We underestimated how much of a delay Chinese New Year would have in our schedule, but we hope that this will be the last delay we run into.
Oh, and here’s a picture of 1,500 unpopulated Tessel PCBs, sent to us this morning by our Tessel manufacturer Worthington Assembly:
Cheers, and please reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Kelsey, Kevin, Jia, Jon, Eric, and Tim