An e-mail thanking you for your help. This reward is for those who are concerned about the environmental damage done byTawny (Rasberry) Crazy Ants and want to contribute a little to help this project succeed.
An e-mail thanking you for your help plus a detailed project report at the project conclusion, sent by e-mail. The project will summarize project statistics, such as delivery dates of the rewards, a summary of blog postings, including interesting comments from the first backers to receive and use the crushers, and anything else that seems like it might be interesting. This reward is for backers who are concerned about environmental damage and would like a project summary at the end.
Read-only Blog access. A password-protected blog will be set up intended primarily for feedback, questions, and discussion by those using the crushers. It provides status reports as the equipment rewards are produced. The intent of this project is to get widespread user experience for help in improving future projects. This blog will be the primary method of communication between myself and users. Notice: The project ends when all of the rewards have been shipped. Technically, no promises concerning blog activity can be made past this date. However, the intent is for this project to be a learning experience for the benefit of future projects, which would make it an advantage for those using the equipment to continue posting results past the end of the project.
This reward is useful for those desiring to follow this discussion but are not participating in the equipment rewards. Blog access is included free as part of the equipment rewards.
Help test the three improvements discussed in the update. This reward is primarily for those who are in an infested area and have a personal interest in this project succeeding. Recent tests revealed an unanticipated problem in my equipment, although I believe I have a potential solution. This is normal in R&D projects. I have three potential ways to improve performance in this area. Funds will be used to implement these improvements and test them. A detailed report concerning what the test covered and the effectiveness of the trap using them will be provided to backers. It will probably take about 2-3 weeks to start the tests after funds are received. This would be followed with about six weeks of testing. Progress reports, including video of the results will be given throughout testing and at the end.
Notice, I have been generous with video documentation of the project and expect to continue doing this with these tests.