Message From The Board (Written by Jason Scott)
Hello. My name is Jason Scott. I'm a historian, documentary filmmaker,
and have run three kickstarter campaigns in the last couple of years.
I did not invest in Schuyler's kickstarter, but I have kept tabs on it
and watched as things spiraled out of control. I consider Schuyler a friend and I was saddened to see had badly things have have gone for
the project, and for Schuyler.
A little while ago, I proposed to Schuyler that the only real way out of the current situation was to appoint a board of folks, a handful of people who would oversee the finishing of this kickstarter project, to bring it to a close as best as could be managed. Schuyler has agreed this is the best course of action, and here we are. Currently there are four people on the board.
* Andrew Gagne, a friend and associate of Schuyler's
* Jason Aller, a Kickstarter Backer personally affected by this
* Brian Martin of Attrition.org and the Errata project
The purpose of this board is extremely simple; finish the Kickstarter (where possible) to the satisfaction of contributors. End this campaign with products (where possible), refunds (where possible), swapped rewards (where possible), and generally bring closure to this.
I'm not here to justify or apologize for the current situation, and neither is any other board member. What we are is an attempt to bring communication and closure by sorting through the mess and coming up with a set of goals that can be completed in a timely manner.
I can be reached at email@example.com or called at (215) 839-8345, if you wish to not go through kickstarter to find me.
Thank you for listening.
pledged of $6,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 15, 2010 - Sep 24, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Anyone who donates will get templates of the tools in EPS, PDF, PNG, SVG, etc. formats (basically every format I can export, which will include CAD files) along with instructions for making these tools yourself. I'll offer material suggestions and finishing ideas too.
Pledge $20 or more
Practice Makes Perfect! A practice kit with 3 locks progressively pinned, security pins, tweezers, plug follower and instructions for repinning your own locks. All packaged in a lovely tin. [+ Templates!]
Pledge $35 or more
Hors d'Oeuvres! A set of 5 picks! There will be two options available, either 5 advanced picks or 5 starter picks. Your choice! This selection will come with a small case as well. [+ Templates + Practice Kit]
Pledge $50 or more
First Course! A set of 10 picks! There will be two options available, either the 10 starter picks or the 10 advanced picks. This selection will come with a large case as well. [+ Templates + Practice Kit]
Pledge $75 or more
Main Course! The full set of 20 picks! You will get every pick I have designed from the starters right through to the advanced designs. This selection will come with a large case as well. [+ Templates + Practice Kit]
Pledge $100 or more
Save room for Dessert! A hand screened, 2 color "Open Locksport" t-shirt and a bunch of other Open Locksport shwag. Temporary Tattoos? Absolutely! Stickers? Heck yes! And more! [+ Templates + Practice Kit + 20 Picks]
Pledge $250 or more
10 backers All gone!
Custom Kit & Full access to me! My Mother, who did all of the prototyping for the pick cases, will make you a custom, hand made pick case to your specifications, including any illustration or dedication you may want. Additionally, you'll be given everything I've ever written or recorded on the subject of Locks & get 3 hours of Skype time with me to ask questions, discuss locks, run demos, whatever you want. [+ Templates + Practice Kit + 20 Picks + Shwag]
Pledge $500 or more
Lock Library! 50 Locks of various types, including pin tumblers, wafers, levers, and dial & sesame combo locks. 30 individual picks and the full set of 20 in a case. You'll also get handcuffs and a cutaway pin tumbler to help explain how they work. You'll also get all of the shwag of the $100 level! Great for new clubs and hackerspaces.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Uber Lock Library! Everything in the Lock Library times 2! 100 locks! 60 individual picks! 2 full sets of 20 in cases! 2 different sets of handcuffs and a 2 cutaways! One of a pin-tumbler lock, one of the locking mechanism in handcuffs! In addition to all of this I'll send you training materials. Nicely illustrated guides to lockpicking, impressioning, bumping, overlifting, etc. etc! I can guarantee 10 different reproducible worksheets and I'm hoping to do 20+!
Pledge $2,500 or more
2 backers All gone!
Physical classroom! I fly to you! I'll bring the picks, locks, handcuffs, combo locks, cutaways, high security locks, and, most importantly, the knowledge, to run 2 days of classes for as many people you like. You let me know how many people I can expect and your nearest airport and I'll do the rest. Great for Colleges & Universities, Hackerspaces w/large membership, offices or law enforcement! (This offer open to continental US only. If you are outside of the US & want to subsidize the airfare, we can talk!)