It's been a year since Ed left the MIT Media Lab and Collin left his full time job to focus on Modkit. Overall, we've been pretty quiet while working on the next generation of our visual editor for microcontrollers called Modkit Micro. That silence is now over and a shiny new tool has emerged. All of the details for Modkit Micro is available on our new Kickstarter page, but we wanted to update our original backers to explain how this affects them.
First, all of our original backers over $15 should have received early access to the earlier Modkit editor iterations. After creating the Alpha Club to provide early access and fund development beyond our first Kickstarter, we gave all of these original early access backers a membership. This means that you we have grown along with our original backers and we don't want to stop there.
We'll make sure that all of these original backers continue to have Alpha access up until our official release of Modkit Micro, so if you haven't logged-in in a while, head over to the alpha page and try the old and new versions of our editor. As far as our original Desktop supporters ($50+) we thank you for your patience. Modkit Micro is the first version of our editor that we felt was stable enough to package as a Desktop distribution so we'll make sure our original Desktop level supporters are the first to get digital access and we're planning on throwing in a free flash drive if our new Kickstarter is successful.
We're excited for our work to come full circle on Kickstarter, funding some earlier development and now to launch the product of our work. We're also happy to be able to continue offering rewards to our original backers more than a year and a half after our original campaign.
Thanks again for all of your continued support and as always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding our original campaign (e.g. never received your Crimp Card reward?), please send us a message on Kickstarter.
Amon, Collin, and Ed
The Modkit Team