DtM lead electrical engineer Tim McNerney reports that the Kinkajou has passed over a week of rigorous environmental testing with no failures. Tim ran the Kinkajou through the following temperature cycle from Sep 26 through Oct 06, in a climate-controlled oven with the projector running constantly on a 12v power supply.
5 minute warm-up, 30 minutes at 120F;
5 minutes cool-off, 30 minutes at 32F
We can also report that the Kinkajou is not appropriate for use in 120C environments, as we discovered when a glitch in the oven controller lead to death-by-melting for one prototype Kinkajou!Posted by Timothy Prestero at October 7, 2004 09:59 AM