Here’s a great example why we’re going through so much field testing. Tester Sam B in Australia recently sent in this pic of his betaSKY device after being exposed to the harsh summer conditions with temps rising to 46C and UV 10+.
The cracked clear plastic ‘eyeball’ for the sun sensor was designed to meet spec provided by the sensor manufacturer. Apparently mother nature had other ideas. It’s awesome to realize these errors in testing, before we produce and ship 1000s of products to you folks.
Following this learning, we have changed to a totally different sensor chip and redesigned the ‘eyeball’ to a solid piece of teflon which should do a much better job standing up to extreme elements.