The long-awaited Preorder/Misc batch is in! Preorder backers, over the next few days, I'll set up a special site where you can fill in the rest of your information, and then send each of you a link to complete your transaction. Soon after, your Chip Maestro will be on it's way!
This concludes my backer commitments, and Kickstarter commitments! *blows kazoo
It's been a very long journey, and a very rewarding experience getting to know some of you. I've learned a lot about business and inventing for the mass market along the way, and every bit of experience I've garnered will be put to use on my next campaign, which I hope you'll join me for!
Traditionally, the last post is a "What I've Learned From Kickstarter" post, so I'll give my short list of things to improve for next time, as well as tips for anyone who wants to do a Kickstarter.
-For physical objects, make sure you have your supply chain and manufacturing in place before taking pledges. This part bit me most, and was the reason for the 1.5 year delay. Naturally, my plans would have changed drastically had I known the sheer number of backers that supported me ahead of time anyway, but at least a familiarity with the entire process would have considerably cut the amount of time to market.
-Testing will take longer than necessary. Take your testing timeline, then multiply by 3. That's your actual testing timeline.
-Marketing, marketing, marketing. The first 72 hours after your Kickstarter launches are critical, and the amount of signal boosts you can get directly correlates to sales.
-Video editing and composition. I received large amounts of praise for the video, both for its content and concise nature.
That's it from me! I'm still providing support for a few units out in the field, so if you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to be at email@example.com , and I'll see you guys next campaign. Thank you again to all my backers so very much for making this a success!