The Joy of Hard Tests

Over the last 8 months, we've been developing and testing out different hardware paths. This has been both exhilarating, and daunting. Each time we get our hands a new SoC (system on chip) we have to write our firmware.

This takes time, but each time we are getting closer to an industrial grade product that can withstand the type of beating our sensor array's are getting. 

It continues to be a super fun ride; we wouldn't have it any other way. There is something amazing that happens when you develop algorithms that one, work, and two, are robust.

Here are some shots from The Lab:

Hardware really is about the data you get from it, and this becomes clearer every day. Hardware is a means to an end, where the analysis of the data, and the context in which it is set, makes it or breaks it. 

With every passing hour, we are getting closer in on a manufacturable product. Below is a nice little shot of our CTO, Colin, in the lab, working away, testing some new hardware. 

 

Thanks to Colin, we've been rolling our own boards to aid in the development process (dev. boards always have pretty lights).