Parallel Production and new boards

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. MaxiMuM

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    Damn nice to hear that. Never knew that it would be that fast, need to save my money now lol :D
    I would recommend Black, Silver or/and Dark Red (fits to the Pyra). <3 ED
     
  2. erico

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    I have to say...Super impressive!
     
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  4. Perusa

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    Very nice to hear that. We're making progress.^^
     
  5. Majin Wamu

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    My money is still ready, I can't wait. Then from there I might sell my Pandora, not sure how much though, but I sure am going to miss it.
     
  6. FaeMinx

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    There is a lot of stuff from my youth I wish I still had.

    For that reason, I am going to keep my CC Pandora.

    As an old man, I can pull it out and show it to some kid who's just come home with the latest AR/VR contact lenses and nanoMesh body glove.

    Hopefully by that time it will be fairly trivial to synthesise replacement batteries and other parts in my little workshop.
     
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  7. javaJake

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    It seems to me that this should be ready in about two months?

    ;)
     
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  8. iArnold

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    Ready for some more old news now ;-)
     
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  9. rygD

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    Wouldn't that make it olds?
     
  10. EvilDragon

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    Well, not much happening right now. We're all waiting for the stuff :)
    We got a quotation for all the PCBs now (took a while), so I guess it's November until they're all ready.
    Keymats should be the first things to arrive here :)
     
  11. WizardStan

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    So the PCBs are done done? All bugs squashed, no more tweaks?
     
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  12. SNESFAN

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    How is the screen situation with the rotator chip? Any numbers to give on latency and response time? Tearing/ghosting? Blurriness?
     
  13. jonlad1

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    I'm pretty sure the tech specs page listed the LCD as 20ms for response time but that seems to have been taken down now.

    What was the Pandoras' screen rated as, for comparison?
     
  14. rygD

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    I would like to know this, too.  Are these PCBs the pre-production run ones?
     
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    I think the candidate screen has 25ms response time, and the Pandora has 35ms response time I think.
     
  16. Grench

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    I have no real purpose for one, but part of me wants to buy a keymat and have it shipped just so I can hold something tangible related to the project.  That is an entirely silly concept of course.  So, I'm looking forward to some pictures of keymat(s) if/when you have a chance.
     
  17. EvilDragon

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    Those are Pre-Production PCBs (we ordered 18 of them) and hopefully, they will be bug free.
    Well, we squashed all the bugs found with the current ones and didn't touch the working things, so they should be bugfree, yes.

    5 - 8 (depending on the failure rate in production) of those units will be sold for about 1600 - 2000 EUR (we don't have the final production cost price yet).
    Yes, it's quite a price, but in case someone is interested in a real prototype (with casing, etc.) with some signed certificate from the team, then it's possible to buy it. And it will help us with funding as well.

    As said multiple times, the max latency the rotator chip can have is half a frame. It doesn't have more RAM for anything more ;)
     
     
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  18. jonlad1

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    How is the new screen for ghosting? Have you done the Sonic The Hedgehog test?  ;)
     
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  19. EvilDragon

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    Yes, we tested that looong ago already (without the rotator chip even), Sonic 2 works fine.
     
  20. fusion_power

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    Nice, could find buyers for sure. Advertise them as ultra rare Collectible Items, with traces made out of pure Gold! ;)

     
    Good old Sonic is still the best latency test. But I have no worries at all. Today, even the cheapest LCD's have a compared good response time and even "slow" IPS screens are much faster than older TN panels back then. The Pyra screen is afaik pretty expensive so it should be come with a fast response time. I expect much less than 25ms.
     
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