A few weeks ago we held a pre-order for the Bus Pirate V2go, the first official Hack a Day hardware. We had initially hoped for a group purchase of 20 or 40 Bus Pirates, maybe 200 if it was extremely popular. In total, nearly a thousand Bus Pirates will be made.
The first 350 Bus Pirates (pre-order 1) have already been manufactured and tested. Seeed Studio has done a great job handling the orders, pre-order 1 should start shipping more than a week early. How long will it take to get to your mail box? It will vary for everyone, but our packages usually arrive from Seeed in 7 days.
Seeed sent us pictures of the Bus Pirate depaneling, programming, and quality control process. Check them out after the break.
A panel of Bus Pirates.
Depaneling, also known as cutting a big sheet into individual circuit boards.
Visual inspection of each Bus Pirate.
Programming the unified bootloader/V0g firmware via the ICSP header.
Testing the bootloader and terminal interface after programming the firmware.
Completed Bus Pirates are stored on anti-static foam, we like the shiny quality control stickers.
Individual Bus Pirates are cut out for packaging.
Finished Bus Pirate packaged in an anti-static bag.
A box of Bus Pirates ready for handling.
One Bus Pirate, ready to ship. This might be be yours.