Teensy 3.0 Pins, Extra Parts, and Collecting Info
Thank you for backing Teensy 3.0. As this Kickstarter is reaching its final hours, and the first batch of boards are scheduled to be soldered early next week, I'm getting really excited to start shipping rewards.
Extra Parts Are Available
We have some useful items that can be included with your reward. If you'd like to add any of these to your reward, click the "Manage Your Pledge" button. This Kickstarter project closes on Sunday at 8 pm (pacific time), so if you'd like any of these added to your reward, please be sure to manage your pledge before the deadline.
For now, all you need to do is make sure your pledge covers the items you want. After the Kickstarter project closes, we'll collect the info about the items you need, and your shipping address. Scroll down to "Sending Your Selection & Shipping Info" for details.
Here's the details about the extra stuff you can get.....
Pins Soldered: Add $3 Per Teensy 3.0
We can add pins to one or more of your Teensy 3.0 boards, so it will plug into a solderless breadboard. If you have a big clunky soldering iron, or most things you've ever soldered had big solder balls, please let us do the soldering for you.
Please understand we hand solder these pins, so this option will delay your reward about 1-2 weeks. We do have excellent equipment and years of experience soldering these pins to Teensy 2.0 and 1.0, but quality hand soldering does take time.
Of course, having the pads unsoldered gives you the flexibility to solder wires, sockets, or other ways to connect to whatever projects you build. It's up to you. Here's how it will arrive if you don't add the pins.
Pins for DIY Soldering, Add $2 Per Pair:
We can also send you the pins, if you'd prefer to solder them yourself. This option will not delay your reward.
Sockets, Add $3 Per Pair
If you've added the pins, these sockets are handy for soldering to a permanent project. Then your Teensy 3.0 can plug into the sockets, which is very convenient if you later decide to take it out and reuse it in another project.
It's also possible to solder these sockets directly to Teensy 3.0, instead of the pins. Some people prefer sockets, to plug wires or connectors into. It's up to you!
USB Panel Cable, Add $5 USA/Canada, or $8 International
Limit 1 USB Cable Per Reward. (due to shipping container size)
If you build a project where Teensy 3.0 fits inside a box, but want to have a sturdy USB connector on an outside panel, this little cable works great.
Sending Your Selection & Shipping Info
You may be wondering how are we ever going to figure out which items you wanted? How are we going to manage to ship so many rewards with lots of options, without mixing things up?
After the Kickstarter closes, we'll ask you to send your choices and shipping info by creating an order using the shopping cart on our website (www.pjrc.com). You'll place the items you want into the cart and send us your shipping address. Because you pledged here on Kickstarter, you need to write "kickstarter" in the comment box, and just enter "0000 0000 0000 0000" for card number to submit the order. Don't worry if the total is different... this is only to collect your part choices. Of course, you'll need to be careful to add the right items that correspond to your pledge amount, and not any other items. If the order's items don't match your pledge amount, it will delay your reward while we contact you to resolve any difference.
The website will give you a 6 digit order ID number. It's shown on the website after you submit the order, and also sent in a confirmation email. Please save that order ID number. You'll get a survey from kickstarter that will ask for that number, and whether you added any of the extra items.
Right now, if you want any extra items, all you need to do is use "manage your pledge" to add the extra funds. After the kickstarter project closes, we'll send you a message with links to create the website order (they're not available on the normal pjrc.com website yet), and the survey for the order ID number.
I realize this approach may be a little unconventional from the usual survey-only way. We already have a great process in place, using the website, to efficiently process orders. My goal is to ship all the rewards as quickly as possible, and this process will really help us do that for you.
My personal goal is to ship every reward as quickly as possible. We've already purchased everything for the first batch of boards, and at this moment they are at the manufacturer, scheduled to be soldered next week. We'll need a couple days to test and package them. The 2nd batch is scheduled only weeks after the 1st.
I know when I built a project, I want parts ASAP. I really, really want to get your reward shipped as quickly as we can.
One possible issue beyond our control, is how Kickstarter and Amazon deliver your info and funds. My hope is they will confirm if your payment was successful. If they do, and you chose a rewards with a first batch board, we'll ship it as soon as the board is ready. This is my first time using Kickstarter, and so far the available info isn't highly specific about what info we get in the "Backer Report", and when. I'll certainly keep you informed as we learn more and as the events progress.
Thanks again for backing this Teensy 3.0 launch. I'm really excited we're getting so very close to delivering your rewards!
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