This project log is dedicated to Morning.Star's work on this project. He is, so far, the most active contributor, and he helps with something that I'm absolutely horrible at - art and graphical design. Here's his latest work for our project:
We're making an easy-to-read block diagram of the phone, so that it's easier to understand what is connected where. This one is still work-in-progress, but this is something that many projects lack - an overview of high-level blocks, that lets you understand how everything is connected without reading a lot of text and going through multiple pages of the wiki. For this project, I believe it's critical to have such diagrams. The more people understand the hardware, the more they can do with it, and that's one of the goals of the project - seeing what others can do with it..
I just sent three phones, and when I was preparing them, I decided that I have to improve their packaging. For example, I'd send links to instructions on starting with the phone by email, and that was kind of cumbersome - you need to get online, read a lot of text, make sense of it and then follow the instructions. There has to be some other way - and inserting a paper leaflet in the box seems like an obvious solution. The boxes I currently use are 194x60x50mm, so I wanted something that'd fit the dimensions and not leave lots of free space. Here's what Morning.Star designed:
A "list of features, and information on the keypad" sticker, to be glued to the box.
A leaflet to be put into the box along with the phone, with instructions on how to boot it up
A small 90x50 card, to be glued somewhere on the box/phone - just so that it's clear which revision it is.
If there are some things on the images that are not as pretty as the rest of it, I tweaked them afterwards so this is the likely cause =)
That's how it looks in reality:
Some quick fixes were necessary:
Boxes ready to ship:
(they were shipped in one big box, otherwise they'd have shipment address stickers on them)
Source files (and .PNGs) are available on GitHub: https://github.com/ZeroPhone/leaflets
Once again, I want to thank Morning.Star for his contributions to the project - he's covering ground I cannot cover, and it makes the project much more complete and useful. Check out his other work, too!