Final Post

This will be the final post on the blog, as we have moved all of our discussion to groups.io

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We’re Back …

We are able to accept orders for DRAWS™ again. ThumbDV™ will be available soon.

DRAWS™ Early Adopter Case, Final Release!

We have about a dozen Early Adopter Cases left. They will go on sale at noon tomorrow:

Tuesday March 9th, 12 Noon Pacific Time

We will not be producing any additional Early Adopter Cases, due to quantity limitations.

Final Order for Early Adopter DRAWS™ Case:

We have shipped all of the backorders for EA Cases. If you have not received your EA Case, let me know:


We have about a dozen EA Cases left. We’ll open orders later this week, limit one to a customer.

Backorder Status:

All DRAWS™ Early Adopter Cases have been shipped.

All DRAWS™ Production Cases have been shipped.

If you did not receive your case, or a Tracking Number, contact sales@nwdigitalradio.com with your order number.

We will be shipping new kit orders next, and Turnkey orders in March.

Thanks for your patience. Things should be running smoothly going forward.

DRAWS™Product Status:

We’ve updated pricing after doing an internal review.

DRAWS™ HAT with Cables is Now $159.95

DRAWS™ Aluminum Case is Now $29.95

GPS Antenna/LNA remains $15.00

But the DRAWS™ Kit, which includes all 3, is still $199.95!

All are in stock now

Early Adopter Cases:

We’ve had many recent orders for Early Adopter Cases. We have enough to fulfill all backorders and once we’ve shipped them all this week, we’ll see how many are left. New orders will be filled in the order received.

We have suspended ordering at this time.

DRAWS™ Cases are Shipping to Customers!

All materials are in house now, and the first DRAWS™ Aluminum Cases will ship tomorrow.

Shipments will start with our Early Adopters. If you ordered an Early Adopter Case, make sure that is correct for your DRAWS™ HAT:

DRAWS™ Cases Have Shipped!

We anticipate having all of the case orders resolved by the end of the month, at which time we will focus on our TurnKey backorders.

It’s been a long and arduous task, and we appreciate your patience. We will be publishing an assembly video this week.


DRAWS™ Cases Have Shipped!

DRAWS™ cases have shipped from the manufacturer and we will start shipping once they arrive!

Important: Make sure you have ordered the correct case for your DRAWS™ HAT!

Please review your case order.
If your DRAWS™ HAT looks like this (SMA to left of DIN-6 connectors), Order the “early adopter” case

If it looks like one of these (SMA on the narrow side of board), you need the “production” case. If you ordered an “early adopter” case, please enter an upgrade order to get the correct case.



DRAWS™ Cases have moved to production!

We evaluated the latest samples last week and have approved them for production. Estimated delivery is 6-8 weeks, so we hope to be shipping by the end of the year. Both Early Adopter and Production Cases are now available for pre-order.

We were able to provide a fan option for both Cases. We tested with this 25mm 5VDC Fan which provides ~10 Deg C temperature reduction when pushing into the case and is silent.

Maker Focus PI-FAN

I’ll publish complete thermal results for the Pi 3 & 4 later this week.