YOU MADE IT HAPPEN! 100% FUNDED!
I would just like to give a huge THANK YOU to all our backers!
We zoomed up from 60% to 100% funded in just 2 days, with super strong support from both the Thingiverse community as well as our Donation program, along with backers coming from many other sources like the Maker Faire, Referral Program, Facebook friends, long-time Kickstarter backers, and more.
This caught us by complete surprise--just three days ago I was actually worried about the possibility of missing our goal by a hair, because we needed 40% more funding with 37% of the time remaining: way too close for comfort.
How quickly things can change when you have faith and work hard. The first couple of weeks of the campaign were a bit of a "slow burn" as some of you noticed and privately pointed out to me, but now word is getting out in a big way, and this has turned into a raging fire!
With 11 days to go, rather than worrying about falling a tad short, I'm calling up parts suppliers to get commitments for larger orders, and finding extra workers to pack kits. Great "problems" to have! (Don't worry, it's all looking great for hitting and even beating our ship dates.)
Now we're thinking of stretch goals ... more on that in a day or two. Like I said, this caught us by surprise, and what a lovely surprise it is. Thank you all for making this a reality.
You can help us grow even more. Keep spreading the word--we're over the moon, now we're reaching for the stars!
Steve Pendergrast & The Vorpal Team
Vorpal Robotics, LLC