EtcherPro progress updates

hello, when do you expect to ship the etherpro (gray).

We are impatiently awaiting our update of our home automation box and industrialization of the production thereof;)

is it possible to use a nas (Samba) to put our images on it, and the etcherPro can go and search for them?

Tks

Hi @rocket13011, the rough estimation is about 3 months. We are preparing a detailed progress report to post here today or tomorrow, please keep an eye.

With regards to NAS, it is not possible at the moment but it is a great suggestion so we’ll work towards implementing it. You’ll be able to find your network drives via the built-in file browser when ‘flashing from file’. If you have further questions, let me know.

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Hey everyone,

It has been 6 weeks since the last update, when we launched the EtcherPro pre-orders, so just wanted to give a progress report:

  • Final case production samples have arrived (see picture below) and first production run is nearing completion.
  • The first pallets (of displays and power supplies) have started to arrive in our warehouse in Athens ready for production to start! You can see the pictures below - looking a bit sparse right now but will fill up I am sure!
  • Sourcing is going well but some things were on hold temporarily for the Chinese New Year holiday. Most companies in China are back to work today so this can now resume.
  • Andreas in our Athens team has been setting up all of the new machinery (and wrote guides for these processes) - in the picture below you can see the wire cutting and crimping tools for example.
  • Due to popular demand, we have samples of our first “Flash Stick” incoming (picture below) which is a quick way to program Raspberry Pi compute modules with Etcher / Etcher Pro. CM4 and other versions to follow.
  • Ongoing issues with certification - identified offending EMC emissions as coming from Gigabit Ethernet signals and/or Compulab compute module. We have a fix (spraying the inside of case with an EMC shielding spray). It is not ideal for manufacturing purposes, but it means we can definitely ship a certified device. We are also investigating some further PCB modifications that could address the issue directly.
  • Unfortunately, due to Brexit we are facing a lot of friction and delays with shipment and on top of that covid makes it difficult to visit EMC emission testing labs. This means we’ll most likely have to delay the production and therefore shipping of the first devices by 1-2 months. We feel sorry for this and trying to come up with solutions that could accelerate our process.

Let us know if you have any questions that we haven’t answered here yet :slight_smile:

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