How is everybody doing. Hope you'r having a wonderful summer time :)
As we are approaching our finish line regarding the rewards, here is a quick update about the course of the development of the Mine Kafon and finishing the Rewards.
Along these months we where working separately, (Massoud and Mahmud). We had to divide tasks to continue the developments of the Mine Kafon and making the rewards and shipping them.
We made most to the rewards our self’s by hand. We thought that would make them very special. If you need to know more or have any complains about your reward, please send us an private massage, in this way we can help you quicker and more effective as well.
Postcards - finished and sent,
High res MK Wallpapers - finished and sent,
pdf Ferfrak - finished and sent,
iPhone Cover - finished and sent,
MK Lamp shade - finished and sent,
3 Lamp shades
Mine Kafon (1:4 scale model)
Access to the website
Development of Mine Kafon:
Massoud was seeing and traveling around to meet engineers and experts from the demining communities. We met also with War Child who wants to help us with their local connections in Afghanistan.
In London we met the EOD expert Colin King. He knows everything about the technical constractions of the land mines. He works as a consultant for different demining NGO's and UN. He showed us how land mines are made and explained the small details about them. This makes the process of Mine Kafon much easier now.
At the University of Edinburgh, we had a meeting with Stephen Salter. He worked more then 10 years to develop the Dervish. It is also a cheap land mine detonator. Was really interesting to talk with him about the possibilities of engineering. He gave also some use full advise according the Mine Kafon. http://martinfrost.ws/flashfiles/dervish_web.html
We met also with Eddie Banks in Edinburgh, Scotland. A land mine removal expert. Worked more then 25 years in this field. He gave us really useful advises. The the most important skill is to find the mines and mark that area. Here is a book he wrote about the land mines. http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Anti_personnel_landmines.html?id=6OI9AQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y
Index: Award 2013 - Vote on Mine Kafon
We recently heard that we are Finalist for the INDEX awards to improve life, we are nominated in the work category.
You can also vote on the public choice awards on CNN
Please cast your vote on Mine Kafon and share your tweet. Not sure if the vote counts without the tweet :-)
From today till 2nd of September we will be in Copenhagen, Denmark if there are any backers who wants to meet us here , please let us know :)
Best wishes from Copenhagen.
Massoud and Mahmud
Sorry about the delay.
We have been busy contacting all our suppliers in relation to the rewards. Frustratingly things have moved a lot slower than we expected but it seems like we are almost there. Hooray!
At the moment we just finished the Wallpapers, Postcards, FerFrak PDF’s. These are ready to be sent and shipped in the next few days.
iPhone Covers: We are expecting to finish and ship all the iPhone covers at the start of next week.
Lamps: We are still waiting for a few parts to get delivered, then we can start assembling them. Shipping in 2 weeks.
Sculptures and the Toy Box In 3 weeks we are starting to make the sculptures and the Toy Box.
If you have a reward that consists of several items we are going to ship them together as a whole. Please be patient this is so we don’t screw up the delivery of your reward.
Also we have been working on the Mine Kafon Website, we registered a few domain names. www.minekafon.nl is now on air Well keep you posted the process of it all.
Today is the International Mine Awareness day.
Lend Your Leg has asked us to joing them and support their programme on the 4th of April (today) By doing so we can make a picture of our selfs with one bare leg and post it on their facebook page. You can also tweet your picture or share it on our FB page
Tonight their will be also a news report about MK and Mine Awareness day on the German National tv ZDF around 21:30 +1gmt
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You will receive a thank-you credit in Callum's film that documents this phase of our project. The film will be released online once we return from the trip.Estimated delivery:
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8 High res Mine Kafon Wallpapers with a personal quote and your name it.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive private access to the Mine Kafon website. Here you will be able to track the GPS location of the Kafon as it travels from the Netherlands to the location and across the Mine Field.Estimated delivery:
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A Cover for iPhone 4/5, laser burned with Mine Kafon logo and your name signed in it.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a Ferfrak toy, one of the designs from my childhood. This is a wind-powered toy that you can simply assemble. You will receive it as a PDF. See Mahmud's instructional video.Estimated delivery:
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Ferfrak PDF + iPhone cover + GPS Website access + film thank you credit + 10 wallpapers + the 3 special postcards.Estimated delivery:
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Mine Kafon Lamp...a designer lampshade made from the same mold that was used to create the prototype Mine Kafon feetEstimated delivery:
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A set of Mine Kafon lamps (3 Lampshades) made from the same molds that was used to create the prototype Mine Kafon feetEstimated delivery:
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You will get all the rewards mentioned above including a set of Mine Kafon Lamps (3 lampshades) It is a nice Christmas present box for 2013Estimated delivery:
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A selection of 6 childhood toys made by hand at our workshop. A 1/10 scale model of the Mine Kafon + iPhone cover + Ferfrak PDF + GPS Website access + film thank you credit + 10 wallpapers + the 3 special postcards.Estimated delivery:
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an Executive Producer credit on the film.Estimated delivery:
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A scale 1:4 model of the current Mine Kafon Prototype.Estimated delivery:
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