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Finally Turning the Corner

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We usually save new burn down charts for stand up posts.  But, this one was too good to hold for a full week.  We have completed assembly on all of the controller housings and finished testing the 3D…

Meet Holoseat’s Littlest Team Member

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Bryan and Jessica’s Player 3, aka Sprout, joined our stand up this morning.

PY18 Sprint 4 Stand Up 7

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TL;DR One week to go in the sprint and it will all come down to how quickly our team of volunteers, contractors, plus Bryan, and I can wrap up manufacturing of the Alpha test units.  While we would…

18 Pairs of Magnetic Poles

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You are looking at our first two-piece tone ring, composed of 36 neodymium magnets arranged in 18 pole pairs.  Normally you can’t see the magnets as they are protected by a cover.  I will begin testing this new tone…

v1 Tone Ring Demo

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We have spent the last 6 months trying to figure out how to deliver a two piece tone ring so users don’t need any special equipment to install it.  Thanks to this suggestion from Jeremy Wright, we finally…

PY18 Sprint 4 Stand Up 6

Stand Ups

TL;DR It may not look like it from the burn down chart, but we are officially in the home stretch.  The last remaining task of significant size is building the tone rings and we are on track to…

PY18 Sprint 4 Stand Up 5

Stand Ups

TL;DR The burn down chart looks worse than it really is.  We have pretty much made the turn into just grinding out units for our Alpha Testers, demos, and raffle prizes at SyndCon.  Which means we have several…

Getting Jig-gy with it…

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I know, it’s a dad joke that isn’t great with a dated reference.  As a new father, I’m choosing to make it anyway.  That said, this is my assembly jig I’ve put together for making sure the pins…

Assembled Alpha Controller

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Alpha controller assembled on my workbench.  Not the clearest pictures, but my workbench in the garage doesn’t exactly have stellar lighting.  I’ll add some better pictures once I get a chance.

PY18 Sprint 4 Stand Up 3

Stand Ups

TL;DR Lots of great progress on the controller housing this week, including assembling our first true alpha Holoseat!  Also getting ready to fully engage with our testers now that we are in the home stretch of building the…