Mostly good progress during January!
Our electronics designers have met with the main design team and agreed where the electronics will located and how the wiring will be built into the body. Some changes have been made, including the replacement of a physical push down on / off switch with a more reliable back-lit touch switch and the information LEDs have now been clustered close to the on / off switch.
Our objective is to make the Airora supremely simple to use, with no Apps or controls at all beyond on/off. We are able to do this because the main action is not controlling a fan (for example to reduce its speed so that you can sleep!) and the intensity of the hydroxyl cascade is largely self regulating, in that the higher the level of contaminants the greater the number of hydroxyls are created during the cascading process.
One of the trickiest problems we have solved is how to warn users both when the Essential Oil Cassette is coming towards the end of its life and to automatically switch off the device when it is completely depleted. The cassettes are designed to last for just over three months, and now that has been tested and calibrated we have opted to embed a timer chip in each cassette so that the core electronics know what to do and when. This means that when you have several devices, even if cassettes are moved between devices for some reason, the central electronics will still know their status.
While there has been a little time slippage during January, the improvements we have made have been well worth it.
Discussions with packaging specialists kick off this month, even though they only require six weeks lead time and are not on the Critical Path, I like to have things done in good time.
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