Pieces of April
In dreams begins responsibility. - William Butler Yeats
If you've ever wondered what happens to a big dream when it becomes a big reality in a very short time, then meet us out for coffee sometime - we've got a lot to say on the subject. April has been one of the most engaging and uplifiting (not to mention busiest) months of our lives. The scaling of Remee from a small run of 350 units to ten times that has been interesting to say the least, but not without its challenges. Luckily, all of the news is good! Here's what we've been up to:
- The Lab has moved from an extra room in Duncan's apartment to a self-contained facility where we can handle assembly, testing, packaging, and shipping at the kind of volume we're looking at now. We're migrating everything over to it now & we'll snap some pics for you as soon as it's ready for prime time.
- The number of orders has allowed us to upgrade Remee's internals to a single flexible PCB - more durable, more comfortable, and superior in every way to stiff PCB and soldered wires. This sort of thing simply isn't feasible for a smaller project, but thanks to the interest of our wonderful backers, Remee just got better!
- On that same note, our recent battery tests suggest that Remee's low power design could have him chugging along admirably for a year or so before the tiny, inexpensive coin cell battery needs replacing (something you folks will be able to do on your own quite easily).
- Speaking of how numbers change the game, have you ever tried to rent a laser engraver to cut 4000 wooden coins and 9000 foam profiles? Bad idea.
- Our latest dye sublimation samples are on the way. They look GREAT! Space Exploration and Custom backers are going to be thrilled with how these look. We'll snap some high quality pics when they arrive.
- Speaking of which, Custom backers may want to get a head start on designing their Remee. Here is a link to some templates. When the Kickstarter wraps up you'll receive a survey where you'll enter your shipping information, choose your design, and, in the case of custom masks, supply the artwork you want to be sublimated on to your mask.
- Finally, if you're so inclined, follow Bitbanger Labs on Facebook. We'll be updating it with more day-to-day stuff and just basically interacting with anyone who is into that kind of thing. Plus, we've got some other stuff planned that we think (hope!) you'll all find intriguing. Pictures of cats always welcome.
Next week promises to be high-gear for us, and if everything goes the way we expect it to, we should have an fun piece of news to share by the end of it.
Thank you for your continued support, and, as always, stay lucid!
Duncan & Steve
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