I received an unexpected surge in orders for the Freakduino 900 MHz Long Range Wireless boards due to mention on the Make Magazine site and also in various news outlets . I didn't plan a large initial run for these boards since I figured that they would mostly appeal to wireless sensor network enthusiasts. The interest was greater than I expected and the boards sold out quickly.

I'm now working with quick turn PCB houses to get 24-hour turnaround on the printed circuit boards which are the main bottleneck. I just got confirmation on another batch of boards which will arrive over the weekend and will ship out next week. The quick turn boards are only allowed green solder masks rather than the original black, but they'll be functionally identical. Thanks for your patience and I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that there's interest in a board like this. Thanks for all your support!

The team at I Heart Engineering recently sent me this pic of a robotics project for a scientific expedition in an abandoned mind where the Freakduino was used. I was quite happy to hear that it was working properly and he was even using his custom mesh code on it :)

This was just a test, but the idea is to have a robot that can perform mapping and deploy a mesh network and communicate back information about the environment. Being able to detect Radon, Methane and other hazards underground could be really useful. - Bill Morris