[Gta04-owner] Status of GTA04A5 production +++ has started +++ video available

Neil Jerram neil at ossau.homelinux.net
Sun Sep 25 18:02:21 CEST 2016


Thanks for creating that video; previously I had no direct idea of what 
this kind of production is like.  It's very illuminating to see it.

      Neil


On 24/09/16 08:38, H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 22.09.2016 um 17:31 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>>
>> Hi,
>> we are coming closer...
>>
>> I had a short meeting to discuss placement of some components today.
>> For example the position of the two LEDs is not easy to determine because
>> they are tilted a little.
>>
>> But the whole GTA04 design is more complex than they thought, so that
>> they had much more work than planned to program the Siplace system.
>> This was intersting to see.
>>
>> Basically they have a CAD system where they read in the Gerber files
>> and overlay Pick&Place positions and component packages. Components
>> can be shifted and rotated manually if needed. This is automatically
>> replicated for a multiple panel.
>>
>> I have already seen the boxes with all components. Those are tempered
>> tonight and tomorrow they do the setup. Depending on how long it needs,
>> they can start tomorrow. Or Monday latest.
>>
>> All this means they are again behind schedule. But not much and we can
>> be happy to have someone who produces so small quantities for us with
>> such elaborated machinery. And they have already produced many OpenPandora
>> devices so they know how to solder the PoP chips.
>>
>> Anyways I will take a camera with me tomorrow so that I can show some
>> scenes from setting up GTA04 production then.
> Yeah! Here it is:
>
> 	https://youtu.be/8PZOa-789eY
>
> Everything looks good and the first boards have been populated by chips
> and connectors on the bottom side. This is the side where the display
> will be installed.
>
> The complex top side with OMAP3, package-on-package RAM+NAND and the
> 3G module will be done on Monday.
>
> Then we will also x-ray the boards to check if they are soldered properly
> without short circuits - and I will do the first function tests.
>
> Let's hope that there is no hidden design bug.
>
> BR,
> Nikolaus
>
>> It remains thrilling :)
>>
>> BR,
>> Nikolaus
>>
>>
>>> Am 20.09.2016 um 09:04 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Am 14.09.2016 um 11:16 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> "next week" has arrived and it looked good for Friday
>>>> and I just waited for the final confirmation to take
>>>> my handy-cam and make a video of the production run.
>>>>
>>>> Now I got an info that everything is prepared.
>>>>
>>>> But it has turned out that the dipping machine for the
>>>> package on package memory chip is defective. It will
>>>> be repaired and is planned to arrive on Monday.
>>>>
>>>> So production run will be Tuesday or Wednesday.
>>> It is now scheduled for Thursday... We have to wait 2 more days.
>>>
>>>> Please cross fingers :)
>>>>
>>>> BR,
>>>> Nikolaus Schaller
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Am 07.09.2016 um 19:21 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>>>>>
>>>>> Next progress: it looks as if the first 20 units are built before end of next week.
>>>>> They will notify me and I can go there to make some videos.
>>>>>
>>>>> BR,
>>>>> Nikolaus
>>>>>
>>>>>> Am 05.09.2016 um 14:26 schrieb Roland Häder <roland at mxchange.org>:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> good to hear about the progress. :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Roland
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> H. Nikolaus Schaller – Mon., 5. September 2016 13:49
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>> production time is coming very close. Last Friday we discussed the final fine-tuning for the
>>>>>>> stencil for printing the solder paste.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And now I got the confirmation that all components (incl. PCBs and BNO055) now have
>>>>>>> arrived. So I am eagerly awaiting when they have time on their production machines to
>>>>>>> build the first 20 units. I will go there and try to make some videos.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So you can probably feel my excitement :) And nervousness (because I don't know if
>>>>>>> there is still one catastrophic mistake or bug in the design).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> BR,
>>>>>>> Nikolaus
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Preorders:
>>>>>>> http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04
>>>>>>> http://shop.goldelico.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04%20Complete
>>>>>>>
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