Hello to All the Beautiful People of our Big Jollylook Community!
Thank you for backing Jollylook Auto!
We hope you all are well, staying safe, and staying healthy.
Today we want to share with you the results of our work for the previous month.
Finally, we received all the sample parts from China.
Most of the samples fit perfectly. Some of them need a little reworking, such as the metal rail for the focusing system.
Its overall quality is good, but the dimension did not quite match the design. The good news is that we have already solved this issue and should be receiving the new version of the rails in the coming week.
Also, we have received all the electronic components samples from our suppliers.
We have been testing them, and the shutter unit is also working very well.
Here is the final shutter unit:
You asked for it, and we did it! Now the battery of Jollylook Auto will be interchangeable.
While waiting for the components to arrive from China, we found and chose new body materials to make the camera even more beautiful and tactilely pleasant.
We have tested many different materials for the bellows. Our main goal was to choose the best lightproof and, at the same time, soft fabric. And we were lucky to find great new options in lovely colors.
And finally, we assembled and tested the first fully working prototypes in the final design. We are so pleased with the result and are glad to share them with you:
Another good news is that we have a new member of our team - Victor, who is the head of the assembling team.
What we are doing at this stage:
Sergey is working with the electronic software developers on finalizing the firmware to properly automate the operation of the shutter, to make sure each photo is perfect with any diaphragm choice and in any lighting conditions.
Here are some of the test photos taken with Jollylook Auto.
We already started laser cutting the camera bodies and will start assembling them. Once we receive the final metal samples and assure they are perfect, we will immediately order all the metal parts we need for mass production.
Our estimated plan:
September: the first batch of parts is received and production starts.
October: the first small batch is ready and shipment begins.
November: expansion of production and shipment of the second batch.
December: final batch ready and all awards shipped.
Please note that this is the estimated plan, not the exact plan. There is a chance of a delay, and we will let you know in advance if it changes.
Our main goal is to make a great camera with perfect mechanics and electronics, to create a quality product that you will be delighted with.
Thank you for your continued support. Without you, this project would not have been possible, and it will be a success because of you.
Until next time,
The Jollylook Team.