As of this morning we’ve booked our certification testing! We’ll be doing an FCC pre-scan in early January at QAI who are just down the road from us in Pitt Meadows (that’s a suburb of Vancouver for those of you who do not live in the Metro area). If the results are good we’ll continue on with full FCC/CE certification testing in the following days. If the results are bad we’ll rush back to the IoT Design Shop lab to figure out what went wrong. We did a pre-scan on an old rev of the Signul hardware, and nothing has changed significantly, so we’re confident there won’t be any issues. There’s a bit of firmware work to do on our part before the testing so we’ll be plugging away at that over the holiday break. There will most likely be some eggnog involved.
We’ve also selected a partner, Colpitts Design, to work with on our plastics. They’ll start by correcting all of the flaws in our mechanical design (well, our model was designed for 3D printing so they are actually optimizations) and then produce prototypes for assessment. If those are good we’ll move on to tooling, test shots and manufacturing. We’re sure it’ll be that simple and that there won’t be any roadblocks along the way. Right. What’s super cool about all this is that Colpitts are based in Southern Ontario meaning all of our plastics work, from model revision to manufacturing, will be done onshore.
This is definitely a milestone moment for Signul as these items are what we set out to fund through our Indiegogo campaign. But with that sense of accomplishment comes the realization of how much work we still have ahead of us.
That’s all for now!