The first production for test marketing


 Yesterday, I visited our manufacturing partner to prepare the first production of SnapBeat’s board. We will produce 25 pcs of pre-soldered board for design verification and test marketing purpose. By now, I’ve made the board one by one by my hand, but from now I can make it a lot by the power of automation.

board on SMT mounter
SMT mounted board
board with hand insertion parts
testing board after assembly

 There are two purposes of this small volume production.

 The first is to verify final design of the board. Because I changed some components for optimize productivity and cost for mass-production, it’s necessary to confirm that the final design works as intended. 

 The second is for test marketing. I want to know whether SnapBeat is actually accepted in market or not. And I want to understand who actually is the customer of this product.

 After verifying quality of these 25 pcs boards, I start test marketing of SnapBeat online.

(*Note : OpnBeat changed the name to SnapBeat)