USB Firewall Key and Bog Wood development!
Tuesday 26 April, 2016
Dear esteemed customers,
Today was BIG DEVELOPMENT DAY for us at LessLoss. That's right. We learned a lot about bog wood and how it behaves on the mechanical mill. During the course of a few days we made many trials in order to get to know this novel material's technical behavior.
Several iterations of the so-called strategy were developed through trial and error. And, believe me, many errors make up the best solutions. This is uncharted territory as nobody has these amounts of bog wood to experience.
The above picture is typical of a two-day period in which nothing but slight deviations in procedure and command are carried out in order to achieve good surface results and to avoid overheating of the drills.
Extensive professional air filters are available to these guys but they only need them when the production is really in earnest. Prototyping is a joke in terms of dust amounts.
In fact the dust from the bog wood comes out in shrapnel which reminds one more of pencil shavings or eraser bits rather than normal wood dust. It doesn't seem to float in the air as much.
In fact, this dust is more like quality tea leaves than your typical milling dust.
Initial milling trials were promising. At least, the milling bit was not showing signs of overheating.
So far, so good.
It is amazing how many trails are necessary until every small nuance of robotized movement is worked out to achieve reliable, repeatable results.
Initial results were great except for one recurring problem.
The grain structure and wall thickness kept causing an undesirable break at the corner of the end of the unit.
90 degree angles were not always being guaranteed by the process.
So upon assembly of the unit, the resulting look would have chipped edges.
This would from time to time occur on both sides of the unit.
Many, many iterations were made, trying different strategies, angles, speeds, and bits.
What appears at first sight to be a simple incorporation of a wooden housing to an existing USB circuit board turns into the reality of mating the world of the ideal into the physical world of the ideal material.
One trial after another were carried out, each lasting about 20 minutes.
The performance enhancement in terms of encapsulating the USB Firewall Key into Bog Wood is simply undeniable. Everything takes on a much more natural presentation, as if one had endowed the computer with a "human" type trait.
So we continue to carry out trials until we get a solution which is repeatable, reliable, and brings about the best that this innovative material can provide to our listening experience.
Always when embarking on unchartered territory, the unexpected is to be expected. So we have to live and learn, and this is an ongoing process.
Up until now many prototypes have been made, and we are getting closer.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to perfect this unique product, which both in electromagnetic performance as well as in ambient vibrational performance will bring your USB audio to levels not dreamed about until now.
USB Firewall Key: you are going to meet the light of day in festive, noble fashion! Don't give up. All births are difficult. All your iterations will ultimately serve one purpose: the availability of more depth, more truth, and more insight into musicians' deepest vision than ever before. We remain patient as you accept your final details of production. LessLoss customers remain behind you! Keep it up!
Louis Motek | LessLoss.com