OK I circled the troops and this is where we are at on V2
We will be releasing hardware/software etc for the FC V2.0 developer kit on November 15th (le sigh…I know…but this date is solid, we had to push Sept a bit for break in testing and documentation)
In the next 2-3 weeks (we will send you all a notice when it goes live) we will also send out a link to the community where you can apply for a discounted or free Developer Food Computer kit w/all parts and components you need (twisting sponsors arm to cough up some dough ). Some of the new components we have been playing with (air cooling, water cooling, proto LED bar, etc) are a bit hard to source and complex to assemble so we wanted to help people find them. Of course you can still use the BOM to source them yourself if you are inclined
We have been cranking hard on the V2.0 Dev Kits (im sure you’ve already noticed changes to back end, etc) and are super stoked to share them out.
One last note and solicitation from the community: We want to figure out, together, how to do more successful co-development of FC’s. I think its hard on our part as we get our heads down over here crankin away and miss opportunities to co-dev. We want to do better. The V2.0 should help with a lot of the problems/suggestions we took in from the community on V1.0 and be a better device to work together on as its a bit more structured.
Does anyone have good ideas, resources you could help provide the community to increase our ability to co-dev? I’m all ears and we are noodling on it to…I think we need to look to the creative commons model for inspiration and guidance on how to keep interoperability across mods/hacks/versions and enforce that pretty strictly so that we don’t end up w/weird forks to no where.