Almost there

Submitted by Peter on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:41

Dear friends and supporters,

We are working hard to finish Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals but we faced some serious difficulties during the last 2 months which delay the process some more. Here's a brief status report for you.

  • After endless rounds of adjusting the designs, the new moulding forms are promised to be ready next week. We'll need to do some tests and eventually iron out the last kinks but this part seems done.
  • We received the first samples for our new coloring additive, but unfortunately they are the wrong color - we received black instead of orange and the black color takes away too much brightness from the LEDs. Our goal here is to make the lights well visible even in bright daylight so we'll have to wait for the manufacturer to change the color and send us new samples. This is a custom-made material so it's not just a question of going to the shop and getting a different color, unfortunately.
  • The new electronics were ready in november. Meanwhile the engineer who designed them and should have programmed them kind of disappeared, not answering to emails and phone calls for more than a month. We still don't know what's up with him, we hope he's all right, but we had to look for someone else to finish the project. We are now working with a new engineer who is already in the process of programming the new electronics and expected to finish it in about a month.

By the time the new programming is finished, we will be ready with everything else to finally start serial production.

Please understand that this is a very unfortunate situation for us and we work hard to resolve it. Because of the delays we'll miss some important sports trade fairs in February and we're quite unhappy about that. However, we are still 100% dedicated to bring the ultimate turn signal solution for cyclists to the market, and we will not rest until we get there.

Please bear with us while we work to finish Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals. We believe the awesomeness of the final product will make it worth the wait.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us at hello@useeme.eu.

Kind regards,
Useeme team

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