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Yes, we've started shipping. Once your Magnetapult(s) ship, you should get an appropriate email with tracking info. Please be patient, but if you don't hear anything by the end of the month, please let me know! (email@example.com is quickest)
Also, by popular request, I've put an assembly video together while you're anxiously awaiting your delivery:
Hello again, my wonderful Backers!
I've got close to a final draft of the assembly instructions done. You can take a look here:
Feel free to take a look, and leave any comments here about it, but if you do, please do so quickly... I'm hoping to send this to the printers tonight and pick it up tomorrow, so I can put together fully assembled boxes and start shipping!
I hope everyone's exercising their trigger fingers, because the Magnetapults will soon be on their way!
Very exciting! I have everything except for the ammo (which is coming next week) so I started cutting the magnetapults out of MDF. Here's some pics of what the packaging will look like, and the final MDF magnetapult. Total assembly time about 5 minutes. (2 minutes of which was prying the two magnets apart. :P )
Shipping should start by next weekend! :)
The one thing missing is the instruction manual, which I'll be starting on early tomorrow. There will be lots of WARNING!'s, as these magnets are really really really really strong. PLEASE be careful assembling them!
Winner of the free Magnetapult!
Oh, one other thing. On the original project I had a reward for a free magnetapult to whoever suggests the company I use to produce the ammo. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the material I wanted in time, so I went with rubber sponge balls from Rubber Mill. The first person to suggest Rubber Mill is makendo, one of my previous backers, on December 5, 2011. I will be contacting him about his reward.
Thanks you again to everyone who helped make this project a success!
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A hearty THANKS! and your name on the backers page for the Magnetapult web page! Every dollar counts!Estimated delivery:
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The Mini Magnetapult: One complete Mini Magnetapult. Shoots proportionally farther than his big brother... Perfect for that budding scientist in your family! (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery:
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Early Backer: You get the standard Magnetapult kit (below) at a special price for being an early backer! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery:
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The Standard: One complete Magnetapult kit cut from 1/8" MDF stock. Attack begins in 10 minutes! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery:
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The Metal Machine: This is one complete Magnetapult, cut out of 1/8" aluminum. Water, fire, and drop resistant all one one gorgeous package! (We don't promise your toes will survive the drop though!) International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $10, other, add $15.)Estimated delivery:
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The One on One: Two complete Magnetapult kits so you can fight against your buddy! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $15, other, add $20.)Estimated delivery:
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The Family Plan: All three Magnetapult's: The Standard MDF, the Metal Machine, and their little brother, the Mini Magnetapult. (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery:
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The Custom Metal Machine: This is a numbered, limited edition aluminum Magnetapult. Each one comes with a thank you marked into the aluminum with your name on it! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery:
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The Battle Royale: Four complete Magnetapult kits for multiplayer cubical warfare! International shipping (Canada/Mexico - add $20, other, add $25.)Estimated delivery:
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