Hello, hello, community!
We’re excited to bring you even more news about the V 2021. In the past weeks, we’ve had a few topics covering its prototype and packaging. Now, through Grant’s (@Lore_Wonder) camera, I cannot wait to guide you through the fresh footage from our pilot production line.
So, sit back, relax, and stay a while, as we take a look at how the V is built from A to Z…
By using pre-produced custom components and ramping up numbers on the production line, we ensure it works as intended so that we can soon start building Vs for our customers.
Using small pieces of woven fabric tape, this operator fixes the display connectors to the back of the panel to help with attachment to the housing. Note the anti-static wrist strap that she is wearing; these are used at all stations where sensitive electronics are being handled.
This operator is applying a conductive foam pad to the gold contacts at the bottom of the motherboard, that will also make contact with the housing. This will provide direct discharge capabilities to help prevent electrostatic buildup.
This operator is installing the metal strip in the center of the housing to keep the kickstand in place. Also, note the blue film at the top of the housing, where the motherboard shall be installed. Underneath that is a layer of graphite that is used to help dissipate heat from the motherboard.
This operator screws a metal bracket that secures the flexcable between the daughterboard and the motherboard. The daughterboard is host to the volume rocker, SD Card reader, and a single Type-C port.
The completion of this pilot production run means that the shipping is right around the corner. Therefore, we now open up balance payment collection for the V 2021. In the next couple of days, our customer support team will send out personal invitations to pre-existing customers with instructions on how to get a V on your desk. You can read more and discuss about it on our balance payment topic.
In addition, US (ANSI) will be the only option for the Keyboard. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our manufacturer has significantly increased the minimum order quantity for the Keyboard. Unfortunately, layouts other than the US did not meet this requirement due to the demand.
That’s it. We hope you enjoyed this behind-the-scenes look at the pilot production run and cannot wait to get mass-produced units to your hands!
Have a great weekend!