The tricky thing with DATA panels is that the display, display window, and the circuit board standoff headers are all permanently attached to it, so it's not a simple thing to switch out. The front panel is a lot of stuff, all assembled by hand.nangu wrote:Sounds like there are some great improvements in the pipeline- thanks!!
There have been some requests for aluminum Data panels that would match standard Metalphoto-style panels over in the Grayscale thread, and it was suggested that people should request them directly from you instead..
My friends and I have 4 Datas, and we'd be up for buying aluminum panels if you do a run of them..
Probably we wouldn't be just selling raw panels for conversion like Greyscale, but rather we'd make a batch of complete units with the alternate panel already installed, and maybe offer an in-house conversion, with a service fee, for folks wanting to send in their existing units for modification.
Anyways, the panel variations are something we've been considering for awhile, but it's more of a fun project idea, not mission-critical like production runs, firmware updates, and new module designs. If we had an industrial design intern, or were a bigger operation with some employees that could have their own projects, then we could move on it no problem, but that's not the case right now. If we do go forward with DATA panel variations it won't be for at least the next 6 months, as we're totally slammed (oh man, I can't wait to show you all what we've been working on, it's nuts!!!)
But it is good to get an idea of interest in panels and colors, the feedback is appreciated, thanks nangu!