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Strawbees, a fantastic prototyping toy for makers of all ages. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard!
Strawbees, a fantastic prototyping toy for makers of all ages. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard!
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Going strong but slightly delayed

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Hi everyone! 

We have been to the U.S. to finalize everything with the Infinite Kits and now all the tools and machines are under control and they look really good. The tools worked better than expected on first try but we might need an ever so slight bit of tweaking but these should be good to go within a week or two! 

We have started shipping the unpackaged "Try before you buy kits" but as much as we don't want to, we have to inform the you that there might be a slight delay with the rest of the packaged kits as the first tool layout turned out very tricky and time-consuming to pack.

We have addressed this problem and worked very hard the past week to design a new tool setup and we believe we have found an even better solution so hopefully we will be back on track this monday. The delay should only be on the scale of a week or two so there is still a chance that we could start shipping all rewards before the end of April. Having said that, there are a lot of things that need to work on first try to achieve this so we don't want to make any promises. Even so we are going to send out the surveys today so we can start planning everything, and have that part under control while waiting for the new tools.

Because of the slight delays on the large scale production we also made it possible for the buyers of infinite kits to choose to receive two separate shipments, one with the machine and tools, and then a second delivery of precut pieces. 

Thanks again for your support, we are working all hours to make sure you all get a fantastic product in your hands as soon as possible! 

-The Strawbees team

Necia Clark-Mantle, Marmæl, and 11 more people like this update.

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      Bridget Donovan on April 16, 2014

      Oops, should that be students' last day?

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      Bridget Donovan on April 16, 2014

      Probably getting to be about time to send us another update. I know I'm excited to give Strawbees a try with my classroom. I'm hoping to receive my kit before school ends. Here in Nebraska my students last day is before Memorial Day. Hoping this years cass will get to be creative with with Strawbees.

    3. CREATABLES Creator on April 15, 2014

      You will be able to change your address yourself once we know when shipping will occur. I am heading out to the factory to check out a new trial tool today, after that it will take slightly above two weeks until shipping but we will post a new update after todays meeting. We are very sorry for this.

    4. DC
      Superbacker
      on April 14, 2014

      I'm moving May 17. If u don't send it soon, u will need to get new addresses for myself and I assume, other ppl will move too.