FLOTE UPDATE 5.17.12
Hope all is well. Here's the latest update on production:
We are close- very close. Boxes for shipping were designed, finalized and are being delivered shortly. The coated precision balls finally arrived although once we were able to finally "mate" them with the custom magnetic sockets, we quickly discovered that the sockets were not machined as accurately as needed. So, each socket will need to be machined one-by-one to function properly. I'm told that it's not a big deal but does represent a new task that will need completing. (Once again, you can't make this stuff up.)
Everything else is either ready or almost ready for painting and assembly. After testing functionality and precision, Ansonia (our manufacturer) believes that we'll be able to start boxing by the end of next week, making me cautiously optimistic. For KS backers, this means that I'll be sending out the survey for your finish preference and ship-to addresses. (To learn more about finish options, please visit this link at FloteYourTablet.com).
As always please let me know if you have questions or comments.