I ended last week on a high from assembling my products and they are successfully working. A weekend at home was spent taking pictures and recording the video for the final presentation next week and for accompanying the press release. Everything is almost complete. I think that I should get finished by the middle of the week. Actually scrap that, I feel as though I can get everything finished by Tuesday. Don’t hold me to it though.
Despite the relative success of last week, a flaw that has occurred has put a dampener onto the weekend. The paint finish on the white one, even though it wasn’t too good in the first place has gotten even worse. It isn’t too obvious and it is only affecting one side but it is fairly serious if it develops even further. Around the USB port on the white product, cracks are appearing. Each of the four corners has a crack coming from it and if they do get any worse there is a chance that it will cause the paint to come off. This was after the assurance from the spray factory that the paint was “bombproof”. Thankfully, the white one is the one that most of the attention will not be on. It doesn’t have any Arduinos in it so it doesn’t work. But it is annoying nonetheless.
Something else that hasn’t gone quite right is to do with the cables. I ordered 2 USB male to male cables last week so the product could be connected to a computer or a wall adapter. When they arrived, instead of being white, like what I wanted them to be, they were black. I am going to have to order more in the hope that they arrive before I box up the product mid week. I would have kept the black if the plugs were black, but because the plugs are white, I am wanting the usb cables to be white so they match.
At the moment there are no other issues (touch wood), but it is early days yet. I am not going to let my projects out of my sight this coming week, just to be sure they are not tampered with, poked at, or just plain abused by anybody else.