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The kikori is an open source entry-level machine for small businesses.  My main goal is to stimulate local manufacturing and design.
The kikori is an open source entry-level machine for small businesses. My main goal is to stimulate local manufacturing and design.
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      mcphill on

      Well, 6 months and not a peep. Judah, what are you doing for your investors? Do we get absolutely NOTHING out of putting our trust in you?

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      Rusty Gray on

      Did anyone get their plans? Has anyone built this thing?

    3. Matthew Barr on

      Any one hear anything?

    4. Matthew Barr on

      Any news anyone? I'd love to get the reward, it's coming on 2 years since we funded this..

    5. regis on

      Not to be that grumpy person but ... Still waiting on my reward and no updates or contact in months and no response to my kickstarter message? Might be time for another fire-under-posterior lighting.

    6. Jonathan Harris on

      Judah, I just received my Balisong screwdriver today and I must say it is awesome!

      Thank you very much. You have inspired me. I look forward to seeing what other things you will make as we travel down the river that is time.

      May you always find your center, and never stop creating my friend!

    7. Judah Sher Creator on

      Thanks Jonathan!
      Rusty, I'm sorry it took so long, but your reward is on it's way!

    8. Jonathan Harris on

      Hang in there Judah, I'm rooting for you man!

      Breath, relax, focus, and keep on moving forward. :)

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      Rusty Gray on

      18 months, just as a side note.

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      Rusty Gray on

      Still no reward. Honestly this was the last project I supported and with the most money.

      The lack of follow through and results has dampened my optimism.

      I will will stop torturing myself and consider this a lost cause and chalk it up to experience.

      Why do I feel like I got scammed? Has anyone received a single reward?

      I backed the Pad Pivot - got one.. I backed an album and got my music. I backed science magazine and got my copy.

      Disappointment and dissatisfaction abound.

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      Laura Davis on

      If I received a survey, I did not realize it and deleted it. Could you please resend?

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      Kimberly Bradshaw on

      I am glad to see that you are actually going to fulfill rewards. Is it possible to have things like stars in the message or just standard keyboard characters?

    13. Judah Sher Creator on

      mcphill, thank you for lighting a fire under my posterior. I'm putting together an update now; I'll post it this afternoon.

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      mcphill on

      So, it is now April23... Another 4 months have gone by, no update to status of rewards shipping. Last update in January said they were starting to be made.

      Anyone gotten anything?

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      Rusty Gray on

      I second the feelings about confidence in rewards. I posted the $75.00 that pushed this over the top. I was expecting the balisong screwdriver to arrive within 3 months, but we are on a year time limit.

      Please post something that will make backers feel confident about this project.

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      mcphill on

      i have to say I am quite disappointed. I see now that there was no time horizon given in this project, so I have learned to look for this in future efforts. I would say that at NO time did I expect to have absolutely nothing physical to show for from my investment after waiting for 5 months. At this point I do not feel confident that next year at this time I will feel any better. If even the small "trinket" rewards are not being shipped after so much time, how long am I expected to wait?

      Is a refund possible? If so, I would like to request one. If not, i may not ever fund another project on Kickstarter, or at least not at this level of investment.

    17. Judah Sher Creator on

      My goal is to start manufacturing rewards by the beginning of November at the latest. Once I start I believe I'll be able to get them all made and shipped within a month.

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      Rusty Gray on

      when do the butterfly tools ship out?

    19. Mark Nowotarski on

      Awesomely Awesome.

      Well Done.

    20. Morgan Barke on

      Congrats! Very excited with the prospect of making my own Kikori and becoming a part of the glocalization of the open source manufacturing movement...

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      Carolyn VanEseltine on

      Congratulations! This is really exciting.

    22. William Lynch on

      Well, you were already there, but extra cash never hurts. Also, to give credit where credit is due, Stefen Krsywicki and I split it and we look forward to working on this project. Our small corner of the world thanks you for your excellent idea.

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      Erick Lavoie on

      Congratulation for being funded!

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      Rusty Gray on

      Just pushed you overthrow top. This was too cool not to get funded. Brilliant.

    25. Kasper Tikjøb on

      I've wanted just what I am seeing before my eyes for so many years - but everywhere I've looked the cost has been way too high or the buying process too complicated (USA localized).

      I really hope that by backing a full set of parts I can help more Kikoris come to life in Denmark :-)

      Judah, you'r so cool :-D

      Best regards, Kasper Tikjøb Andersen