TM220A pick and place unboxing

in #liveupdates by DP | 15 comments

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After dragging this crate up two flights of stairs it’s time to unbox the pick and place.

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Top torn off with a crow bar.

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Everything seems well packed. It’s obvious a screw or bolt is rattling around inside when pulling it out of the crate.

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Chinese manual, bag of goodies.

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Card reader, part placement tips, some tools, and SD card. The SD card is sealed ‘new’ inside the Kingston box, but has videos, Altium, and even Office 2003 on it.

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Comments

  1. Nial Pearce says:

    Mmm Nice new toy!

  2. Sjaak says:

    Does the card come with free virus/malwares? :D

    • Ian says:

      My concern too, only used it in a linux laptop to transfer all the videos over the network :)

      • eLLi says:

        Is it actually a genuine Kingston card, or one of the (in)famous counterfeits?

      • Ian says:

        No way to really know, lots of holograms but that makes me more suspicious :) I know exactly how a preprogrammed card got into a sealed box though, I have seen it done over and over in several buildings in Shenzhen.

  3. Callen says:

    videos… like product demo videos, instructional videos, or are we talking more like home movies? Interesting what they call new these days. :)

  4. Ish says:

    I was thinking of buying a 3D printer, but now I’m confused! :(

  5. Sleepwalker3 says:

    It has Altium on it???

  6. Ian Lesnet says:

    Considering that the SD card was perfectly packaged as new and it has a dozen holograms, based on my experience in Shenzhen, it is 100% counterfeit.

  7. Crenn says:

    How much did that set you back?

    • Ian says:

      This one is $3600, including UPS.

      • KarlSchrunk says:

        > This one is $3600, including UPS.

        That’s quite a good deal. Any pointers on where we mere mortals might be able to order one?

      • Ian says:

        We’re placing a group order directly with the factory today. You have to be able to wire money to China though. Soon it will be at Seeed Studio or available here maybe :)

  8. Roberto says:

    Ian, what is factory name?

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