To everyone who supported the LunAero project, we would like to thank you for your support. We are really excited that people were so willing to contribute to our project, and we look forward to getting some excellent results from it. I know it has been a few days since our Thousands Strong funding window closed, but I wanted to take a little time before issuing this update. We have been working very hard to update the LunAero design for the upcoming fall migration.
Our new version has lost weight and is looking good! We have optimized our acrylic parts to fit onto a smaller amount of material. One of our goals is to eliminate as much waste as possible, and we have cut down quite a bit. Take a look at the latest model fresh out of the laser cutter in the picture below. The entire unit is pictured as well. This new version has some software changes that allow users to access the device from any wifi enabled computer. This eliminates the need for a monitor and keyboard to be sent with the machine.
We are in production currently, and we will be able to produce 6 units for the fall migration. We would make more, but our supplier ran out of motors! That means we either need to redesign units to use a different motor or wait for the suppliers to have more. This small hurdle may be a blessing in disguise, letting us slowly scale up the project in the fall, so we are better prepared to expand it in the Spring.
Whatever happens, we will keep you informed of our progress!