• Tessel 2 Has Shipped!

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    We are thrilled to announce that Tessel 2 has shipped to all domestic and international pre-orders.

    This is one of the first times a distributed, unpaid team of open source contributors has shipped a physical product. We are proud to be a part of the open source hardware movement.

    Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to the Tessel Project. Whether you’re a core contributor, someone who found a typo to fix, or one of our test subjects for the start experience: thank you. We value what you’ve done.

    “This sounds like a cool project, how can I get involved?”

    New contributors are always welcome! Here are a few ways to get involved:

    You can read more about how the Tessel Project works as an organization under open governance on the Tessel Project repo.

    “I just got my Tessel 2, what do I do?”

    The best place to start with your Tessel 2 is at tessel.io/start. You can find tutorials there for everything from blinking lights to tweeting to creating your own local internet.

    If you’re interested in trying something off the beaten path - electrical fun, advanced hacks, and more, check out tessel.io/docs. If you’re new to hardware, don’t worry! They’re intended to be accessible to electrical newbies - and if they’re not, please file an issue to let us know.

    We’re continuing to update the start experience and the Tessel 2 docs, so please check back again!

    “But wait, I don’t think mine shipped!” - if this is you, please contact support@tessel.io, and we will figure it out. Please do note that orders from Seeed Studio’s page are fulfilled by Seeed directly.

    “What’s next for the Tessel Project?”

    Phew, shipping one product was a lot of work! Realistically, there will be some bugfixing to do as all of you let us know how it’s going and what you’re working on.

    As far as a next product- no promises, but we have some ideas….

    Partially, it’s up to you: what do you want to see? What’s the best way we can further the Tessel Project Mission?

    Much love,

    The Tessel Project team

    #update #updates #shipping #tessel #tessel 2 #oshw

  • Tessel 2 Shipping Progress

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Eager backers, here is the latest:

    Pre-orders within the United States: the shipment of Tessels from China has “partially” arrived in the San Francisco warehouse, according to tracking. We are looking into what this means and how we can move along the rest of the delivery. For the box that has arrived, it still needs to be unpacked and put on shelves (this usually takes a day or two), and then our fulfillment house will begin shipping them out to you. Once we get the rest of the shipment through customs, fulfillment can typically ship 100-200 orders per day, so it could take a couple of weeks to get to everyone. Tracking information will be emailed to you when yours is on the way!

    International pre-orders: we just heard from Seeed; they are shipping a large number of these orders directly to backers today. More soon.

    If you ordered from Seeed’s website: please contact Seeed directly! We are not involved with shipping these orders.

    It’s so close! You can learn how to use your Tessel 2 at tessel.io/start. We can’t wait to see what you do!

    #tessel #tessel 2 #update #updates #shipping

  • Hi, where’s my Tessel?

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Hello! Many of you are getting antsy about Tessel shipments. This is totally reasonable, and trust me - we hate the wait at least as much as you do.

    We had thought Tessel 2s would begin shipping by now, but they are still in transit to fulfillment centers. Here’s the latest information:

    If you ordered a Tessel from the Seeed website (from this page): please contact Seeed directly. We do not have any information about your order; Seeed is handling everything about it, from money to manufacturing to shipping. Their support page is here. If we had to guess, we would guess your orders will ship out as soon as international pre-orders finish shipping.

    If you pre-ordered a Tessel at tessel.io and are located in the United States: The Tessel 2s are en route to our fulfillment house in San Francisco. You can watch along with us as we track its progress from China to Los Angeles, through customs, and up to San Francisco (tracking). Once it arrives in San Francisco, it might take a few days for our fulfillment center to unbox everything and put it on shelves, and then a few more days as they sort out individual orders to each of your addresses. However, shipping is pretty fast once it gets sent, usually a day or two.

    If you pre-ordered a Tessel at tessel.io and are international/outside the United States: Seeed is shipping these directly from the factory, so it will be more effective to contact their support directly than to email us. Their support page is here. They informed us last night that they will ship these orders this week.

    For everyone: You will receive an email with tracking information when your order is sent. Thanks for sticking it out with us; we sincerely hope you find Tessel 2 worth the wait.

    With love,

    The Tessel Project

    #update #tessel #tessel 2 #tessel project #updates

  • The wait is almost over!

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Hi everyone, good news from the factory. They have completed manufacturing and testing of over 80% of the first batch and expect to have the entire process completed by the end of the week.

    Shipments will begin early next week and you will receive an automated email with the tracking code of your order shortly thereafter.

    Feel free to email support@tessel.io if you have any questions and thanks for being so patient throughout this journey. Everyone contributing to Tessel is very excited to hear how you like your Tessel 2.

    Yours in hacking,

    The Tessel Project

    #tessel #update #updates

  • Tessel 2 Available for Pre-Order Again!

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    You can now place orders for Tessel 2 through our manufacturer Seeed’s store!

    Check out the order page.

    You can also source modules there - here’s a page of all the Tessel things they have in the store.

    If you prefer to source through Digikey or Mouser, this should be possible as well.

    But wait, where’s my original pre-order?

    There have only been a few early-batch Tessel 2s shipped so far. Most of you are still waiting for first-round production- but not for much longer.

    We’ve just gotten word from Seeed that the PCBs are headed into surface mount soldering this afternoon (China time). They will ship out your orders over the next few weeks - you will receive an email with tracking information when yours is put in the mail.

    Fresh orders from this new Seeed order page are second-round manufacturing, and will be shipped after the original orders are sent.

    Onwards and upwards!

    Love from the Tessel team.

    #update #updates

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