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.
The Intel Visit
Thanks to the kind introduction of a backer, we established the connection with the Intel IOTG team in Shanghai last week and discussed the potential partnership with the Intel team. The Zima team and Intel IOTG technology, business, and product teams exchanged views on the future cooperation model.
We’re happy to share that we hit the $200K! This means we’ll add a FREE 12V3A Power Adapter to every ZimaBoard order. Our adapter supports multiple outlet specifications.
In the comments section, many friends (such as @Daniel Romney @Peter Kozlowski @Geoff Smith) mentioned they hope to see the actual development progress of more engineering prototypes and the daily operations of the physical startup.
We quickly shot some footage with our mobile phones, hoping to show the performance and use of some existing engineering machines.
We have some exciting news: first of all, Kickstarter labeled us as Project We Love, meaning the folks over at Kickstarter love what we do, which is a great badge of honor.
By popular demand we also just added a new reward tier, there’s a DEVKIT reward with two 832 boards instead of one of each.