Silence!

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    Messages:
    19,444
    Location:
    Ingolstadt
    Aaaaand it's time for a newspost - it will be a short one (as I'm even more flooded with work than usual), but I hope you'll like it :)

    1. The cases

    Finally, a set of the case with changes is on the way to me.
    It has EVERYTHING included (so we'll get to see the final logo aluminium plate as well).

    Once I've received it (I don't know which courier they used to ship it, so I have no clue yet when they will arrive), we will find out whether all the remaining issues have been taken care of.
    So basically: The stylus holder and the shoulder buttons and a few more smaller tweaks.
    I'll do an unboxing video once I receive it - and we'll find out right away how it turned out!
    Let's cross our fingers that the case odyssey will then be over!

    2. The mainboard

    Nikolaus received the test PCBs last week and populated them with the new power circuit right away.
    It didn't work at first, as he accidentally got a power converter that couldn't handle 5V (yes, such things can happen) but it only took 2 hours to find the correct chip and only one day to receive it.
    It was a bit bigger than the other one, so it took a bit of creative work to fit it onto the PCB... I was wondering whether I should show you the picture (as it actually looks like we have no clue what we're doing ;)), but it's too awesome in my opinion to hide it :)

    DSC00858.jpeg

    So yeah... that looks quite adventurous... but the important thing:
    IT WORKS!
    Yes, REALLY!

    The USB port is working fine (we tested data and voltage) and the PCB remains totally silent!
    Whatever power we draw from the USB port, no noise can be heard and the voltage stays totally stable.

    The PCB layout data has already been updated and sent to Global Components to start the production for the prototypes!
    All known issues of the CPU Board, the Display Board and the Mainboard have now been fixed.
    If the case is fixed as well... well, then that's it.

    Can you believe it? I can't. But let's not do the happy dance yet - let's wait for the prototypes to be finalized. As soon as I place the mass production order, we can do the happy dance!
     
    Tags:
    kedo, Skin-nl, Kazuki and 76 others like this.
  2. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,181
    Location:
    France, near Lyon
    Excelent work!
     
    el joker and error like this.
  3. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Chaotic Neutral

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    675
    Location:
    Menzoberranzan
    Wow, fantastic news!

    It's hard to believe that it's actually drawing closer! Videos will help ;-)

    ps Get some rest!
     
  4. Wally

    Wally I am a banana! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    2,899
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I wish I could like this 100000 times.. but you told us not to do the happy dance yet.
     
    FBnil and error like this.
  5. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2014
    Messages:
    7,278
    Location:
    Everywhere
    Do you have tracking or anything for the cases? Hopefully they don't get crushed again.
     
  6. EricB

    EricB Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    34
    Amazing! Happy to see it all come together.
    ps: Get some rest ;)
     
  7. Eight Bit

    Eight Bit Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,487
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    I'm so ready for my Pyra!
     
    el joker likes this.
  8. atari_afternoon

    atari_afternoon Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    430
    Location:
    Germany
  9. ingoreis

    ingoreis Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    3,034
    Location:
    49.491276,8.423518
    This sounds perfect...Time come near.
    ;)
     
  10. benoitb

    benoitb Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    616
    Location:
    Finland
    My body is ready.
     
  11. PowerGod

    PowerGod Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,803
    I'll start the happy dance anyway... just in case xD
     
  12. Caine

    Caine Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    4,081
    Location:
    Netherlands
    It's not ready until it has been properly tested, validated and verified, but it would be great if we can finally close the case of the cases.

    When I said we should keep a wonky chip, I did have a different picture in my mind :p
    I am very glad that a good solution has been found.

    The progress sounds very promising. Thanks for the update.
     
    Djhg2000 and rygD like this.
  13. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    Messages:
    19,444
    Location:
    Ingolstadt
    It's not being shipped with a logistics company now (it's only a couple of test cases), so I don't think it'll be crushed ;)

    You will be surprised when I post pictures of the final prototypes :D
     
    funkyarif, el joker, Djhg2000 and 2 others like this.
  14. Farox

    Farox Certified Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,979
    Location:
    Italy
    Very good news.
    @EvilDragon Now we only must wait for the CPU board from the chinese manufaturer and test the fix for 4GB RAM?? assuming that the case will be ok.
     
  15. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,857
    Is that a temporary solution for making it fit, or will the final devices have to be wired up like that too?
     
    el joker likes this.
  16. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    9,963
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    But I had my happy dance pants on already!

    Very promising news all together though! I guess fixed CPU board prototypes can start to be queued for production now most chinese factories are back from their new year holidays. I know the fancy industry standard simulation said they'll all work with 4GB RAM now, but I'd appreciate news of them physically working.

    @silent_hunter That photo is very much a hack it together job to see it working. As explained in the news post, new layouts have been sent to GC already which will incorporate proper implementations of that bodge.
     
    Silent-Hunter likes this.
  17. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    973
     
    Yasu likes this.
  18. ible

    ible Advanced Guard Tower

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,082
    Location:
    Thrice in CA, twice in ND, once in the NL
    congrats everyone for making it this far. can't believe it's been 4 years since i've joined these forums... well, actually i can...

    looking forward to my pyra!
     
  19. codifies

    codifies Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    357
    ROFL - I thought it was just me that ended up doing stuff like that !
     
  20. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,857
    That's good! I figured that was the case.
     
  21. ashcloud

    ashcloud Lactose Intolerant Volcano

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    191
    Location:
    guru.awakes.dormant
    Silence will fall!
     
    Neelix and skeezix like this.

Share This Page

Loading...