Here are some not really pleasant news…
The KS campaign is clearly a failure : 2 backers in 20 days is a proof that our board is not of any interest. It’s sad to say but it’s a fact.
We have to find 97 more backers in less than 20 days. We then have to be realistic and draw the consequences.
First one will be the cancellation of the KS campaign before it comes to its end. @Brett and @Philippeb, to thank you for your interest, I will contact you privately to see how we can satisfy you despite this cancellation.
Second, we have received a request from MikroElektronika who is asking us to change our identity and ask us to not use the term “MikroBus” anymore in our products and communications. Even the mikrobusnet.org domain is concerned.
We cannot “fight” against this request, so we will execute.
The immediate effect will be the disappearance of the current MBN website, forum and Github repo in a couple of days/weeks. The Github repo will be transferred to a new location (on Github).
The second consequence is that we will stop to exist as a company. Stephen and I will continue to code drivers and create boards but as individuals.
Unless it hurts MikroE’s lawyers, we will now use a new domain name : “mbnsoftware.net”. Our logos will of course change as well as our emails.
The RAM board will now look like this :
Back to the board itself, the second prototype is not perfect yet. It still has two issues, one because I am an idiot and a second one that needs some investigation :
- The serial debugging is not working… because I did not connect it to UART5 Idiot inside…
- The board is not recognized by Windows when it’s not powered with external power supply. Kind of weird issue here as the board itself is working as expected with only USB power. But the USB device is not exposed. I will create a dedicated post for this.