3D printed prototypes are shipping!
Well, it's been a busy last few days, filled with prototype assembly, printing labels, packaging, etc... but we have started shipping the 3D printed prototypes to our $50 (and above) backers! We hope you guys love 'em. We shipped out a small batch at the end of last week and will be shipping out the bulk of them this week.
We made a little time lapse video of some of the process, which you can view below (shot on an iPhone 4 with a Glif, of course). We used soldering irons to essentially melt the brass tripod thread into the plastic Glif piece, so it's nice and secure.
We are flying to South Dakota at the end of next week to review the first injection molded Glif as it rolls off the assembly line. Our baby is being born! We'll be taking lots of photos and video so stay tuned for that. If things go as planned, production will take about 2 weeks, and we will be ready to begin shipping by early December.
And a reminder, if you haven't filled out the survey yet, please do. It's the only way for us to get your mailing address. When logged in to Kickstarter, if you haven't filled out the survey there should be a banner up top that says "Action Needed! The Glif needs some information from you." You can access the survey from there.
That's it for now, thanks for everything!
Tom & Dan
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Oct 3, 2010 - Nov 2, 2010 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
The sweet, sweet satisfaction of contributing to an awesome project. Plus, we will list your name on www.theglif.com as a contributor.
Pledge $20 or more
You will be mailed a new Glif as soon as they are manufactured. Consider this a pre-order for your very own injection-molded Glif. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $3, International add $8)
Pledge $50 or more
Not only will you receive a new Glif when they are ready, but we will also mail you a 3D printed Glif immediately after funding ends. A great option if you are anxious to try it out! Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $3, International add $8)
Pledge $250 or more
All of the aforementioned, plus, if you are in the New York City area we will take you out to dinner. We could also have a video call over FaceTime (or Skype) if you are not local. And, on theglif.com, you will be listed as an executive contributor.