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Hi all! Here is the 15th weekly update with the adventures of the week. I decided to take a bit more time this week to elaborate on some things so I hope I don't bore you to death with too much details. Panels The quotation for the panels came in yesterday. I still have a few questions which I sent to the factory (lead time being one of them). I'm expecting to get the answer this week. I'm actually quite happy to work with these guys again (they also did the prototypes of the first controller). Sure, they're more expensive...

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Hey all, Here is the 14th weekly update! Panels The person who handles the panel quotation at the factory was sick last week but luckily is better again. She expects to get the quotation out this week. As soon as I get this quotation, I will also know what the expected delivery date will be and I can give you guys an update on the planning. PCBs I have now soldered 90% of the main boards and since the faders finally have arrived, I was able to include them in the last 15% of the boards. I only need to...

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Hi there! Here is the 13th weekly update! As usual, I'm really busy so I will keep it short. Panels The most important parts are the moment are of course the panels. I'm still working on the refund but unfortunately, the reaction of the third party is that I did not specify what the quality of the panels should be and they therefore sided with the factory. I strongly disagree with them and provided more proof and am waiting for another reaction. In the mean time, new panels are being worked on. I am expecting a new offer this week...

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This is something that I really did not want to do but in order to keep this company (and myself) alive, I'm forced to increase the price. This has the following reasons: Higher shipping cost Since Corona, shipping cost (from China) are almost sixfold of what they were two years ago (source). This is a huge difference and this has now become a significant part of the total cost of the controller. Higher material costs The price of raw materials has also risen. The price for oak in Germany for instance has almost doubled compared to last year (source, in...

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Hi everyone, This is the 12th update! Panels As you probably know, the panels I ordered were not of the same quality as the samples they sent me earlier (see last post). The factory and I could not find a solution together (they deny everything) so I escalated the refund application to the independent third party. They will get back to me this week to help negotiate. I now just hope to get my money back. In the meantime I have sent a new RFQ for the panels to a factory in the Netherlands that has sent me high quality...

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