The first Mark II Dev Kits started shipping on Friday! This is a huge milestone for us after a long and difficult journey.
Warning: This blog post contains a lot of photos of boxes. Some open. Some closed. Some alone. Some stacked. We are very excited about all the boxes, and we are not afraid to show it.
The first units to get out the door were those with an Enhanced Add-on pack situated in the US, and the rest are right behind them. When your shipment is ready you will receive an email with all the details including a tracking number. We all know the pain of sitting, waiting for the unknown.
Once your unit arrives, there is a quick start guide included that tells you everything that’s included in the box, and points you to our growing Mark II Dev Kit guide. This has step-by-step instructions for putting your Dev Kit together, as well as a link to the latest software image available.
We’re still moving fast with the software development so there are new updates being pushed multiple times per day. Of course it’s up to you whether you want to have all the latest updates each night, or keep it stable and wait for larger releases. You can select your update preference in the device settings on https://home.mycroft.ai/devices.
We can certainly say that the team at CrateCrew have been fantastic to work with and their experience has shone through. If you’re looking for interesting new DIY projects straight to your door each month, definitely checkout their HackerBoxes.
We’ve been pretty busy hitting this deadline, but will have a more detailed monthly update for everyone shortly.
Gez is the Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft. He comes from the land down under, has a strange love of crocodiles, and one day hopes to play the ukulele. If he’s not hanging out in our Community Chat and Forums, he is probably getting lost in the bush.