[J-core] Turtle Board Documentation

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Wed Mar 24 14:26:15 UTC 2021


On 3/24/21 12:07 PM, Rob Landley wrote:
>> On 3/8/21 11:08 PM, Patrick Oppenlander wrote:
>>> I've received my Turtle Board. Thanks for sending that to the opposite
>>> side of the planet!
>> Interesting. Are these available for purchase now or are those still prototypes?
> Still prototypes. We'd very much LIKE to make them available for purchase but it
> turns out that "low to mid volume retail sales" requires completely different
> infrastructure from "high volume B2B" and "let's have crowdsupply handle
> fulfillment" was not the complete solution we'd hoped for. (Little unaddressed
> issues like "who does hardware testing", for example. Once you scale past "our
> engineer tested four boards this afternoon by hand on a bench in our lab" our
> existing solutions jump straight to "create a $50k dedicated/automated test
> harness" which is not a cost easily amortized over an initial production run of
> a couple thousand units. There ARE solutions in between, but none we've used
> before in-house.) Nothing unsolvable, but fairly small roadblocks put it back on
> the todo list where it gets buried by everything else we have to do...

OK, I understand. I just thought it would be sensible if received a board being
Debian's SuperH maintainer and the upstream work I'm doing for the platform.


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