Got the alpha today, it seems the cross continental shipping is rather stressfull
- Battery came loose (superglue insufficient?)
- Antenna came loose (two of the prongs holding it in place came off)
- Battery appears to be dead (drops to 0,5V when disconnected from charger after 1h)
I know that it should charge 8h but as far as I understand LiPos this is presumably beyond repair.
I fixed the first two with 2k glue and am currently looking at battery options.
When powered via USB, the C.H.I.P emits quite a lot of heat, by the way.
Exploration to be continued…