I wanted to say "thank you" to those of you who pledged funds towards this project. Not making our goal does not mean this project will never happen. It does mean that it will proceed in a different way, at a different pace. But, that's OK, too.
If you are interested in the work that I and my students are doing, you can track our planet at http://planet.rockalypse.org/. I tweet at @jadudm, and mine and my colleagues' work with parallel programming for the Arduino is @concurrencycc. We try and keep some cool projects in the pipeline.
Who knows -- perhaps one of the students this semester will take the ideas captured here and run with them regardless. We'll blog about it if we do. In the end, working with Kickstarter was a new experience for me and my students, and that alone was valuable. Not making our goal... eh. We'll try again. :)
Sincerely and any thanks,