A new friend Jerry (interviewed in the previous update), recently joined the ZimaBoard team. We have successfully recruited him after discussion and mutual understanding. We are also delighted that many friends such as @Rachid @Carl @Stefan @David applied for our community activities in the previous period. The team is actively planning and sorting out the information we have in hand, and we will sync our development plan and product line as soon as possible. We can’t wait to have a close discussion with friends all over to think and create more stuff that you need.
This update mainly covers the following topics
Information on PVT Design Change
ZimaBoard Project Timeline
New Website and Progress
ZimaBoard Limited Edition co-designed with @Marcell
Two months ago, we started looking for some local software routers and home server enthusiasts and tried to learn honest user feedback before mass production. We approached Makers/Developers with various backgrounds to chat about ZimaBoard (well, most people don’t know us yet). Jerry is one of them.
In today’s update, we will cover the following:
Using ZimaBoard to build a Hi-Res music server and porting MoOde to the x86 platform
Angel round funding completed by the team and use of funds
Call for ZimaBoard Social Media Partners
THERE IS TOO MUCH TO SHARE
In the past month, we have a lot of content to share with you. To make it easier for you to digest, the team will split those content into 2-3 different updates sharing our gratifying progress , in-depth product testing and more ideas.
Big Thanks to Everyone!
For 45 days, the 300,000 USD crowdfunding campaign ended successfully. The IceWhale team sincerely thank all the backers who received this update for your support and communication during this project. You guys allowed the ZimaBoard team to continue to create the software and hardware products we want to build.
In the release of the first generation of ZimaBoard, more than 10+ media, such as Hackster, Techradar, Notebookcheck, and many other Linux community media, spontaneously reported our products. We are also very grateful for the support of these review and report partners in the media circle.
However, the crowdfunding project’s successful completion also means that the ZimaBoard team needs to be more actively and quickly involved in the intense development and production work to fulfill our commitment to you. Crowdfunding is a great model for product teams. Still, after so many years, we know that some people have been pissed off and questioned about crowdfunding projects because of too many failed/scam cases.
The ZimaBoard team hopes to be a positive case to maintain this innovative value model and continue to gain recognition and support from people around the world.