Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.
Have a question?
Also, if these do ship soon, you should send out requests for shipping addresses for those that have moved, like myself. I do not think what you have in your records reflects my current address. Thanks
Any new updates? It seemed like things were moving forward with the last update in September?
"The cases and the LCD units are the last pieces were waiting for prior to assembly. The lead time the LCD mfr for those is end of October and will then probably take a couple weeks to be couriered. "
So is this realistic or not? If so, you should have those LCD's in hand now.
@Mike, I wouldn't hold your breath. I suspect we have been taken for a bit of a ride here.
What's going on with this project? Will we ever see a product?
Thanks for commenting about Almond+, it looks like a really great piece of hardware and in the future we will likely look into integrating with it, and possibly even replacing our base station with it. It is quite a bit more expensive than our base and all the details on integration have not been released yet, so only time will tell.
Would it be possible to: drop the base station, focus on the sensor hardware, and have backers buy an Almond+ instead? That may shorten your hw development time, hardware costs, and allow you to invest elsewhere (web, sensors, etc).
Love the graphics on option number one, but absolutely have to be able to read the display so I vote for option number 2.
It's been two months since you posted any update, and 6 months since posting anything of substance (pics, video, etc). If you mis-budgeted this project and it's dead, please admit to it. These things happen and it's not good to leave your supporters hanging.
It would be really good to get some updates on what is happening here. If there are issues delaying the hardware, it would be far better to communicate them, because I get the feeling people are rapidly losing confidence in you.
I know you apologized for your level of communication before but if you're failing as a company, a little communication in and of itself will bring a lot of forgiveness. So just talk to us and keep us in the loop.
I have not received my perks:
Sensor's Delight -- One BaseStation , Three SensorStations and a HarvestGeek.com subscription to track your progress and set custom alerts.
Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
What is happening with this project?
Any updates - come on
Any info guys? I've had one backed project that's failed and have gone silent, another that's stopped contact after promising me they'd send a unit out last month.. And now this one that's being slow to update , 7 months past it's expected shipping. I can't back any more kickstarter projects now, my confidence has dropped, even more so after the security breach. Please guys, don't let us down, keep us updated with what's happening!
"Additionally, we will be providing progress updates by early next week as to our next steps." 1/29
Despite emailing 3 times in the last 6 months I've had no reply about when I can expect hardware - or indeed anything in return for my money. And now the website harvestgeek.com appears to have gone down. What's going on? This was such a good idea but I'm getting to the point where I feel a bit misled...
I agree with James, before I backed this project I specifically asked about standalone operation. I was told it would run this way. I would very much prefer to not upload any data, anytime, anywhere. Please let us know what is going on. Not near enough updates. Is this gonna work?
Why is the website development holding back the hardware from shipping? I understand that the vision for the product was to have the information directed back to harvestgeek.com where we are given detailed information from the sensors, but is there not standalone software that we could at least work with until the website is up and running?
Just noticed that updates are being posted to the blog. For those like me that didn't know it existed, here is the link:
Most recent post: The project is on hold until he can find a web developer for cheap!
You're 6 months late - Please lets get this thing moving!
I just asked where he is spending his vacation on our dime.... We will see if I get blackballed.....
I'm getting worried. This has happened with other projects that have yet to deliver.
Dates get pushed back. New dates come and go without an update. Facebook page is a ghost town. Now the excuses begin to show up outside of Kickstarter on half assed product pages.
Hey Mike, can we please get an update either on Kickstarter, or your blog -- or both? You're coming up on a year since successful backing, so can you start updating regularly?
Here's some topics that you can cover:
What have you been doing with our money?
How's the hardware coming along?
When's the website going up?
When will the SensorStation+ get completed?
When will the HydroStation get completed?
Is the AutomationStation completed?
When will everything be open source?
I guess we are supposed to go over to the blog to find out info from now on.....
Posted on Dec 5th - "November has come and gone and we are into the first week of December. We are nearly done with the testing of the units, but there is still a few things we have to cross off our list, primarily more range testing and lux calculation correction, before we can start shipping units. We will keep you posted with our progress as it changes!"
So it looks like we may get this in time for the spring planting season
Christmas is nearly here, how are we looking?
Any new updates? Last update said most rewards would be shipped prior to Christmas. Just curious if you are still on schedule for that delivery . :)
Just researched my emails from HarvestGeek and found the one about the t-shirts and how Mike is behind schedule -- likely December 2013. So answered my own question...
Should I have received my T-shirt by now? Estimated delivery says May...
Looking forward to the updates!
Lots of updates in the works, including hardware upgrades and pictures of our pre-manufacture run of the product. Stay tuned.
Do you have an updated timetable for this project?
Hello? Anyone??? Hal???
Your backers would love to hear how things are going.
Been pretty quiet, as usual. How's the new team? It's coming up on 6 mos since you were successfully backed. Has there been any progress that you can share with us? I am really looking forward to getting these into my garden.
@James... you beat me to it! Logged into kickstarter to see if there was any news... been a while...
Any more news?
Thanks for the update --- keep 'em comin! Sounds like the project is back on track---great news.
bleep bleep bonk...
Do you have any updates for your backers? Are we getting any closer to a shipping date?
The site is throwing some rails errors. Bug or feature?
3,5K away from the stretch goal, with only 5 hours to go!
Should be feasible, no ? :)
The reason the sensorstation+ is at the higher pick n mix pledges is due to high cost of Co2 sensor, which is understandable. Regards to an EU /Uk automationstation; Evolved agriculture are still looking into this so won't be possible through kickstarter, but may be possible through their website n the near future.
Hope the answesr help Andrew.
What were the answers, Dani?
Thank you for answering my questions.
Not long to go now :)
Hi Dani, Answered via email regarding the reward levels.
Just to clarify, in my personal circumstances two sensor stations are more than adequate for my needs, which Is what I'll be gratefully receiving at my pledge level. I'd also benefit from the features of the sensorstation+ but if I increased my pledge to a pick n mix I would then have two sensorstations and one + which would be excessive for my small setup. It would be great to increase my pledge at the $119 level so that one of the included sensorstations could be the sensorstation+. Is this possible?
Im really excited about this, excellent work guys. But I would definitely increase my pledge to include the automation station if I knew it would be ok to use here in uk EU. Im a little confused with regards to the sensorstation and the upgraded one - have you upgraded the sensor station in all pledges, or would I have to increase my pledge to include the updated sensorstation? Sorry if this has already been answered.
Congratulations on exceeding your funding goal. This may be redundant at this point, but this is a GREAT idea and I'm super excited in anticipation of my harvestbot. Thank You!
Congrats for the funding achievement :D I am happy you made it!