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Got my lamp today and it looks/works great! Thank you :)
Hi. I will post a picture of the problem in the comments of your latest facebook posts. Email would work better, so please tell me who/which email to contact
It's a Christmas miracle! I got this for my husband for Xmas and wasn't sure it would make it in time. But you did it! Against the odds you made it happen! Thank you, and I'm sure he'll thank you too once he gets to unwrap it!
Got mine today ... hope I'm not the only dummy that said "where's the instructions"?
Hey. I have an issue. My lamp is not making any sound. Help!
8-Bit Lit, I just got my lamp. It's awesome! Thanks!
I just have one question: Are we getting t-shirts? yes/no?
2 lamps leave the same place 50 minutes apart, one is now 814 miles further away than the other one. LOLz! Well at least I will have one lamp delivered tomorrow!
@ Blake - You could try covering that hole on the bottom, it muffles the sound by a noticeable amount for me.
Just got mine! Wooh!
Is there any way to lower the volume or muffle the speaker? It's a bit loud for the office.
Got mine. Fun product! You've done a great job running this campaign. Look forward to the next one!
Just got an update from UPS my tracking number now says 'HELD BY ORIGIN LOCATION' anyone else have that happen?
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Feeling a bit nervous I haven't seen my shipping notice yet... Fingers crossed I get it before Christmas!
Regardless, when it works, it works well and glad that I've backed this project for others to buy it themselves.
I got my lamp and holy heck, the sensor is WAY too sensitive. I brought to work to show off and all of a sudden it started to go on and off with lights and coin noises until I pulled the plug
Luckily, everyone was cool about it (working in a gaming QA department and all) but I was expecting that the sensor activates when you lightly tap, not simply wave under it like a motion sensor. I assumed the reason it went off was because the metal stand gave out enough static to trigger the sensor.
I've move the block up higher and have no issues.
Oh snap, got a random power star. :) It's my lucky day.
Got mine today in Nevada. I'm thinking that capacitive 'touch' sensor is so sensitive you could mount the whole board on a clear acrylic frame offset a few centimeters from the bottom of the lamp and that along with maybe adding in a downward facing LED would get rid of that shadow on the bottom. Just a thought.
East Coast US here. I should have mine in hand by 12/23 (Monday). Way to go, 8-bit!
Just got a notification that it was delivered, hopefully it'll be sitting by my front door when I get home from work. So excited!!!
Just got a UPS update. I should be getting the lamp today!!! Finally pays off to live in LA. Can't wait
I just received my shipping notice from UPS. Expected delivery of 12/23 in Minnesota.
My custom engraved handmade ?block has been kicking ass since I hooked it up in my studio.. (Pics soon) Sometimes on a dry cold day you can activate it by walking by it..I guess the lamp builds up its own electrically charged field and when that happens I think a ghost can trigger it if it tried.. It turns super sensitive.. Pretty cool.. But if you wipe down each side with your hand or something it seems to take away the charged field and restore its basic touch function.. I Love it. Everyone loves it.. I'm about to order 2 more!!
Hey Joey! We're going to be shipping out all the lamps within a couple days of each other. The Kickstarter lamps will go first, but we expect the website lamps to arrive within the same time-frame.
Do you expect the lamps purchased through your website to also arrive by Christmas? (I ask because I bought a 2nd way through your site and am just curious when it will arrive :D)
Hey Brett! If you're in the US the carrier will likely be UPS.
Hi, I'll be out of town when my lamp comes in. Can you tell me what carrier is handling the delivery so I can contact them?
Hey Matthew. Yes the separate stands will be along the same timeline.
Does this include the stands for bakers that pledged for the hand made special edition + stand?
Hey everyone! We just received info from the shipping company that the goods are coming into port tomorrow, but will be held for customs at least until Thursday. For everyone in the US, pre-Christmas delivery is highly likely. For international shipments, we'll be offering options to make sure that it arrives before Christmas. I'll be posting an update on this momentarily.
Can you please update us on estimated shipping dates please? Originally the estimate was november, but obviously that wasn't the case. I would like to make sure I get my lamp!
Is there an update on the expected shipping dates?
Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait :) I'm french so i think i have to wait a little more...
Mario's going to light the house on Christmas! Lol. I'm soo looking forward to getting the rest of the lamps. The hand made one is so cool!
Hey Redhawk, the lamps are on their way to the states. They're expected to arrive at the end of this week, and hopefully they'll pass quickly through customs. We'll ship them out as quickly as possible after that.
Claudio, please email me at email@example.com and we'll sort it out. Thanks!
I'm sorry for the timing but I've moved! What is the best way to update my shipping address so I don't delay in getting the lamp?
So… When should they ship? I'm so excited for mine, can't wait!
Hey Jarrad and Gail! For everyone that pledged extra, we've taken note of that, and should be all set. If there are any confusions, we'll message backers individually.
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Will you automatically know we pledged for two lamps? Because the survey have an area you can add that as a comment...
Umm- that should read ...2 additional mass production lamps... :-}
I received the special edition lamp- totally freaking awesome! - but I pledged for 2 mass produced lamps. My address hasn't changed, so I'm assuming that I don't have to fill out the survey- right? Thanks.
Could you make sure to declare a low enough value for customs? Anything above €22 would cause at least your European backers to pay a major surcharge.
Is all you need in the survey our address (that's what it looks like, just don't want to miss something)?
I've just completed the survey with my address. The lamp is a Christmas gift so can you make sure that it's marked as a gift on the Customs declaration form? Thanks.
@BCotten - We're very aware of the problems that many crowdfunding campaigns come across regarding late delivery. We've both supported many campaigns that fail to deliver on-time, and although it's not a shock at this point, it feels like a bit of a let-down after so much excitement during the campaign.
Our two highest priorities from the start were to produce a great product, and to meet or exceed expectations on delivery. This is a fairly audacious goal with hardware, as there are so many unknowns, and it was our first time with production in a foreign country. We've had to work very hard to ensure that dates didn't slip (this has included two trips to China, and the investment in special tools to increase production speed), but with everything coming together, we're thrilled to be sending lamps out soon.
Thank you again for your support.
Hey everyone, sorry to leave you without a response! As mentioned in the update on Friday, we're in production and will be sending out the address survey this next week (likely Tuesday or Wednesday). Please keep your eyes peeled for this! It's really important that we get your address, as per Kickstarter policy, we don't have anyone's yet.
@Thomas - I'm really sorry about the delay in this response. Unfortunately, the USB cord cannot be directly plugged into the main line, as it needs a 5V source. Any product that attaches directly to mains has to go through extensive and costly certification, as the safety regulations are much stricter. It would also be more difficult to produce, as a power converter would have to rest inside the lamp. If you're up for a bit of handiwork, it should be possible to get the included power adapter (or any 5V adapter) in your ceiling, connected to your main lines. You can then connect the USB cable into this, which would run down through a hole in your ceiling. Alternatively, the included cable is 20ft (and can be extended) so you can run the cable across the ceiling and wall to a power outlet.
I claim the first drop test model---throw a couple more out the window, stick the pcb/led in it and I'll be happy, happy, happy