Today I can finally present the final version of KuroBox.
It now has a more streamlined design, with a reduction in height (almost 20%!), and, therefore, weight. The machining of it has also been simplified significantly, tightening tolerances. And KuroBox now proudly has a rough sandblast finish. Labels are laser-etched in high-contrast lettering, making it very easy to read.
Internally, an upgraded, more precise and reliable sensor has been fitted, along with altimeter, giving more precise geotagged data. A special varnish is applied that locks out any environmental effects, such as humidity and dust, further increasing its reliability. Connectors are anchored to protect against vibrations.
In effect, I’ve done everything I can to make KuroBox as rugged and reliable as possible.
Here are some photos:
KuroBox has taken so long to get pushed out because I had manufacturing reliability concerns. I had been testing out 4 different CNC manufacturer’s on 3 continents, but all of them failed to meet the requirements in quality and repeat manufacturing that I needed in order to be able to deliver a product that I could be proud of. But finally after much search I found a very good manufacturer, with excellent track record, quick turn-around. They even quote tolerances in ISO/DIN!
I now have a tightly controlled supply chain with enough capacity to deliver KuroBox units with a 2-week turnaround.