If you are a regular reader here, you might remember the exciting wireless technology for lighting up LEGO creations developed by i-Brix (see: Update on i-Brix Wireless Lighting for LEGO) . After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the i-Brix team has been hard at work to wrap up the design and manufacture of the first i-Brix kits. One of the biggest hurdles for i-Brix was to meet FCC regulations, which they recently achieved. I know many of our readers are supporters of i-Brix either via the Kickstarter campaign or some other means, so below I have included the most recent updates I received from Dustin Culton, the creator of i-Brix. 🙂
We’ve been busting our butts behind the scenes to get the i-Brix system to comply with the FCC requirements for transmission frequency levels and allowed limits – and we are excited to say that after months of fine-tuning, we’ve been able to accomplish this goal. Thanks to the amazing work of our engineer, final FCC testing has been passed by i-Brix!
This is wonderful news for us and our backers and it gives us at i-Brix the gears we need to head towards production. The electronics circuitry for the system driver is now finished, receiver circuitry (a.k.a. i-Brix bricks) is tuned to final transmitter frequency, and we are presently sourcing materials and components for the systems.
We won’t be shipping kits in the next few weeks, but we’re closer than ever to getting things wrapped up. We have PCB (circuit boards) that need to be cut and assembled, and bricks that require micro electronics and other components that will require manufacturing. It sounds like a lot, but those steps were on hold due to the need to pass FCC limitations testing.
Please note that with us heading towards the finish line (so to speak), you’re likely to begin seeing i-Brix in the media and LEGO-related sites as the anticipation builds for i-Brix to hit the streets. We will always do our best to answer inquiries, respond to media requests and to keep you all in the loop with the latest i-Brix details. Thank you again to all of our backers that have stayed with us on our journey – we believe it will be worth the wait.
As you can see, that’s a lot of good news, and the i-Brix team can finally start wrapping up production of the first i-Brix kits, and have them shipped to backers of the Kickstarter campaign sometime this summer. If you want to get updates on the development of i-Brix, you can follow them on Kickstarter, Facebook, Twitter, or their website i-Brix.com.
And if you have not pre-ordered your i-Brix kit yet, but you are interested, you can still do so at the i-Brix.com Online Shop. Once the orders of Kickstarter backers and other pre-orders are fulfilled, i-Brix will continue producing additional units, but it may take some time to work out regular manufacturing and distribution procedures.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to i-Brix? Did you get your kit yet? How are you planning to use it? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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