A tracking we will go……
Week 05-06 Updates
After the release of the last update, we received many messages of support and interest from the community. We are definitely sorting through the various inquiries, requests and suggestions for the Tundra Tracker and we will reply to them and post updates on our blog and on our official Twitter account: @Tundra_Labs. Please remember to follow us and do post questions or feel free to send us more email.
We are glad to announce that the Tundra Tracker is FIRMLY on the path to Mass Production. It has been exciting as we have just received DVT-1 parts from our contract manufacturer, and being the geeks we are, we wasted no time in putting it together and trying things out!
(Our DVT-1 parts: The 3D printed body + base, and the flex)
(Our DVT-1 Tundra Trackers Assembled!)
We have assembled a bunch of Tundra Trackers, and at the point of writing, we are now in the midst of calibrating and testing things out! We expect to have them running in SteamVR very quickly, and then we will ship these out to some collaborators (YouTubers, VTubers, Developers) for some beta-testing of these trackers. We expect some comments, responses and results in around 2 weeks’ time.
We are still actively tracking components that we need to go into mass-production of Tundra Trackers. We think this will become the most important work as we get closer and closer to PVT and MP. This is to ensure that we will meet our promised delivery timing. As we go along we will keep the community posted, but we do not foresee any more changes to the Schedule as updated last time. For anyone who might have missed our last update, the schedule is as follows:
DVT-1: 40 Units (Week 01- 07)
DVT-2: ~200 Units (Week 08-13)
PVT: (Week 14-22)
Kickstarter Launch March 29th, 2021
Kickstarter End May 28th, 2021 (60 days)
Early Backers Shipping June 19th, 2021 (tentative)
All Backers Shipped by September 18th, 2021 (tentative)
Tracker Development – Special Dongle
We are glad to announce that we are currently in the processing of testing a very important feature of the Tundra Tracker, and that is the Wireless Dongle! Our special Tundra wireless dongle will support up to 7 trackers per USB slot! That’s right, 7! This is made possible by our clever engineering and wonderful community feedback. We will release more exciting information about this wireless dongle as we progress through the development and testing. Stay tuned.
Finally, the team at Tundra Labs will like to thank the everyone for their interest. It is with the community’s involvement that Tundra Tracker will come to life! We are honored and humbled. Thank you! Happy Chinese new year!!!