Wrapping this up
I'll keep this brief. I wanted so badly to turn this project into a tool to help people create stuff, but in the end I simply did not... Read more
I took the last of the driver/tablet stand combo rewards to the post office last night, so those should be arriving soon!
I have to say, and I'm sure I'm... Read more
More Rewards Away!
Yesterday I sent the rest of the tablet stands on their way. The drivers were sent out a couple weeks ago; I would have posted an update, but I had... Read more
More rewards in the mail!
Yesterday I sent out the last of the ClueX4s and a few of the balisong drivers. Today I'll finish assembling the drivers while I mill out more tablet stands. I... Read more
Still Chugging Away
Sorry it's been a while since my last update.
For the next couple of weeks I'm going to be working almost solely on making rewards. In fact, I'll be... Read more
Thanks to a couple of rainy days, I've been able to get back on track making rewards. Today I made a few of the clue by fours, including this one:... Read more
Catching up on the other job
I did not make any progress on rewards this week due to having to catch up on time lost due to weather on my other job.
I'm helping to restore... Read more
Rewards are in the mail!
So I ended up losing most of last week to the bug I had last weekend. Still, I'm happy to announce that the first round of rewards are in the... Read more
Rewards will ship tomorrow!
Well, despite losing my entire weekend to a nasty fever that's been going around, I'm happy to announce that I'll be shipping out the first batch of rewards tomorrow! These... Read more
Bits and Pieces
It's been a pretty slow week in regards to the Kikori project. I had set aside several evenings to work on rewards, but due to various things getting in the... Read more
What I've Done Wrong, and How I'll Fix It.
First off, I owe you all an apology. You all generously backed my project, and thus far I've done a piss-poor job of holding up my end. I've spent too... Read more
The design files are now available!
Preparing the DXFs and SVGs took a lot longer than I expected, but the open source part layout files for the Kikori 1.4 are finally out! Download them here.
Reward production has begun!
Even though the Kikori at MakeIt Labs was not maintaining accuracy and in many ways was a worse-case scenario for self-replication, the set of parts it made came together beautifully. The... Read more
Kikori working at spec!
Yesterday I was finally able to install the new aluminum couplers on the Kikori to replace the plastic ones that were slipping, and I'm happy to announce that the Kikori... Read more
Where have I been?
I realize it's been a while since I've sent out an update, so here's what I've been up to:
Mostly, I've been tweaking the Kikori. Unfortunately there have been several... Read more
Sorry I've been out of touch this past week. Beyond the obvious flurry of getting things in motion, my girlfriend's cat had an accident on Tuesday and broke... Read more
We Did It!!
As of 8:50 this morning, we've reached our $20,000 goal!
Thank you all for your support and help in spreading the word about this project. I've been blown away... Read more
The Launcher Is Ready!
The launcher is now available as a reward!
This puppy is a cross between a slingshot and a crossbow, and can launch almost anything that's about the size of a... Read more
The 2'x4' Kikori is now available!
After hearing from several people that they'd be very interested in a smaller version of the Kikori, I'm proud to announce that the gantry for the 2'x4' Kikori is now... Read more
Wow. Ten days and we've almost raised $7,000! Thank you to everyone for your support!
After receiving a lot of inquires as to what comes in the $600 reward, I've... Read more
So what is this CNC stuff, anyway?
This post will fix this.
First, the basics:... Read more