The bad news continues for Sixense STEM, which has suffered an unexpected setback by not passing the FCC/CE regulatory tests and forcing Sixense to change the internal design of the base.
According to the latest update of the campaign, the STEM base has failed the tests due to the design of the five radio frequency devices that are inside the base and that serve to communicate with the external trackers. According to Sixense, these devices need to be grounded, but this connection would interfere with the electromagnetic system of the trackers. Sixense will have to redesign the electronics of the base to solve that problem. This month they plan to submit the new design to the FCC/CE tests and, if they pass them, they would be ready to send the production systems in the month of July. If the tests failed again, they would be forced to a more radical redesign, including a USB connector in each of the external trackers, for which they would have to include a USB hub. In this case, the shipments would go to September. Meanwhile, Sixense continues to manufacture and ship pre-production prototypes that they are sending to the backers of the highest tiers of the Kickstarter campaign, and they hope to have finished shipments throughout this month.
On the other hand, the touch of attention that the creators of Technolust gave them seems to have taken effect, since Danny Woodall, creative director of Sixense Studios, states that they will contact them as soon as possible, we assume that they will try to reach an agreement and that Technolust ends up having support for STEM.