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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on February 1

      hi

      any news / updates

      thanks

      terry

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on January 16

      still waiting

      see you all next year

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      Creator Patric Lampert on January 8

      hiho,
      any idea when you will ship the units?

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      Creator Tariq Riaz on January 8

      I still have not received my PILED kit. Can you please give me an update of the status on my shipping

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      Creator Tariq Riaz on January 8

      I still have not received my PILED kit. Can you please give me an update of the status on my shipping

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      Creator Kender on December 21

      Jorel Lalicki is an unreliable person to do business with.
      Not even an apology for letting us down.

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      Creator Darrin Sculley on December 12

      No shipment here either.

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      Creator Val on December 5

      I too have not received my 9 x 9 kit

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      Creator TheGreenMachine on December 4

      Still still waiting for my 9x9 kit as well. Seems like the lib3 site was pulled. Jorel you could at least explain why people apparently won't be receiving their kits.

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on November 30

      still waiting

      see you all next year

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on November 17

      still waiting for mine,,,

      whats the story

      is mine shipped

      thanks

      come on man ,,man up here

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      Creator Kender on November 14

      And another month passed without getting my 15x15 kit.
      Looks like I threw away $85 :(

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      Creator Luis Ramirez on November 13

      Still waiting for mine...

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      Creator TheGreenMachine on October 15, 2013

      Still waiting for my 9x9 unit as well as the power supply I paid for through paypal. Or just as good, a refund. Because with the empty promises of shipping/shipped items and the lack of communication or updates I'm over this.

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on October 10, 2013

      still waiting for mine,,,

      whats the story

      is mine shipped

      thanks

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      Creator Jorel Lalicki on October 7, 2013

      Hey all - I'm collecting addresses for the capacitor 'repair' kit. It seems that only the later kits have this issue, due to a change in capacitor brand. Either way, if you have the power instability issues, let me know here: http://goo.gl/6g7P0U

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      Creator Stephen on October 7, 2013

      Jorel,

      I received the 15x15 kit about a week ago and built it today. Thank you! It works beautifully except for the power stability issue that requires me to power up/down/up to get the system working. I've also spent some time looking at the project on Google code. There's some good stuff there, though I wish the InDesign docs were in PDF as I do not have InDesign.Now that I've got it running I can't wait to explore the functionality. Thank you again!

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      Creator Julian on September 30, 2013

      I will need a tantalum capacitor repair kit. Do you have a request page or something similar to place the order?

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      Creator Evaristo Ramos on September 28, 2013

      Hi,

      From reading the comments, I will need the capacitors also, unless you can just provide a link and i will just get them myself.

      :)
      Roo

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      Creator Jorel Lalicki on September 20, 2013

      Hey everyone - There are (obviously) still some people that still don't have their PILED kits... I am away at MakerFaire for a few days, but will be sending the remainder of the kits when I return. If you are at MakerFaire NY this weekend, stop by - I will be at an outside booth under the big tent.

      Unless anyone objects, I am sending an extra spool of LEDs with the 15x15 kits, and 15x15 kits for the 9x9 backers. Additionally, for anyone who is having the power instability issues, I will be sending out tantalum capacitor 'repair kits' (Thanks Peter for the suggestion).

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      Creator Kender on September 19, 2013

      No sign of my 15x15 kit, any emails or even a response on my message to Jorel:(
      I hope Hanlon's razor applies..

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on September 19, 2013

      Any update
      thanks

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      Creator Dr. Azzy on September 15, 2013

      I have not received the second PILED kit that I pledged for. I was told on august 13 that it would be shipped out. It has not arrived, and it's taken so long that I will now need to change the shipping address. I have sent multiple messages to Jorel Lalicki via kickstarter since then and have not received any response...

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      Creator Stephen on September 14, 2013

      I pledged for the 9x9 kit, live in Texas, and have not received anything yet. Jorel, I messaged you September 3rd but have not heard back from you yet. Could you please give us a status on shipping?

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      Creator Keith Rome on September 14, 2013

      Thanks for the heads-up Peter, sure I'll back that. I am actually in the middle of building my own reflow oven, also based on a Leonardo. But I'm doing things a bit differently, and who knows... mine might not even work - so it will be nice to have an alternative option :)

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 14, 2013

      @Keith - We've been supporting a lot of the same projects for a while now but Kickstarter doesn't allow me to message you directly. I thought you might be interested in a project I've just launched:
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471240030/controleo-an-arduino-programmable-controller

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      Creator Keith Rome on September 12, 2013

      I didn't have time to reverse-engineer the schematic to figure out how important the precision of the capacitance values were, so I just trusted your numbers. :)

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      Creator Justin Kregear on September 12, 2013

      Thanks Peter. I'll try this when I get some free time and I gather up the parts.

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 12, 2013

      @Justin, The 3V regulator gets hot because it is oscillating. You need the capacitors.

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 12, 2013

      @Keith, sorry about the cost of the 220uF capacitor. I just happened to have those lying around, so that's what I used. I'd recommend using this capacitor, but you'll be okay using a smaller one or leaving it out. The other capacitors I mentioned are more important, but don't focus too much on the values. If you have something lying around that is close to those values (especially if they are larger) then just try them.

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 11, 2013

      @Larissa, Justin. You need the capacitors. See my post on June 23rd.

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      Creator Keith Rome on September 10, 2013

      See Peter's comments below about it. I haven't done his fix yet (caps are on the way from digikey - I hope it works because that 220uF Tantalum is stupidly expensive). But yeah, it often won't power-up properly.

      However once you get it working there isn't much that can be done with it until those "extended instructions" materialize. There is only so many times you can push a slider or clap your hands before it gets old.

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      Creator Larissa Swanland on September 10, 2013

      I finally got time to put the board together and actually have the same exact problem as Justin (I think).
      I uploaded the video of power up here : http://youtu.be/l5e596fWDHo

      (forgive the messy desk... I had an extra hour and decided to put the kit together while I was waiting for my pizza to arrive...) I'll check my soldering in case the sloppiness affected the board, but otherwise, this could be the same problem as others below.

      On a side note my Mac found the Bluetooth easily once I selected, "Automatically Connect" on the Advanced Options. It easily appears as a serial port.
      Also, I wish I had read some of the tips of assembly before, may have helped with how badly I soldered some of the connectors :-)

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      Creator Justin Kregear on September 9, 2013

      Anyone having real success with this board? I'm calling it a loss at this point. Seemed to be working on first assembly; had a blue blinking light and nothing got hot. Then when I plugged it back in to test with leds I had no blinking light and the 3V regulator gets hot. I've checked and rechecked to make sure everything is correct and that there are no shorts do to soldering. Curious to see if anyone else is having better luck. I'd love to use this board but don't want to waste my time.

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on September 6, 2013

      Any update at all on the 15x15 kits

      still waiting here in Ireland

      any update

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 2, 2013

      I was using a bench supply too - but those voltage regulators need capacitors. I never found the extended instructions.

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      Creator Keith Rome on September 2, 2013

      Thanks Peter, I'll give that a try. My power source was pretty stable (hooked it up to my bench PSU), and there shouldn't have been any appreciable external RF noise in the near area. But I'll add the caps to see if that helps stabilize it.

      I'll try pairing with Bluetooth and see how far I get with that. Did you manage to find those extended instructions on the website? Since the quick start only mentions two bluetooth commands and there are a ton of headers obviously used for jumper blocks and/or wires, I'm assuming there is a lot of stuff that can be done with the board - but it's just a guessing game at this point what/how to do it.

      And yes, I know better than to use a USB cable for anything more than this. I happened to have some nearby and the flexibility of the cable is nice.

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      Creator Peter Easton on September 2, 2013

      @Keith: I found the board unstable too. See my post below (June 23rd) for the fix. You mention using a USB cable to connect the board to the LED's. For the benefit of others, this will work to drive 9 LED's, but if drive more you might want to use a larger gauge wire.
      For Bluetooth, I did a discovery and paired with the board using a passcode of either "0000" or "1234" (I forget which one). Then use the commands given in the Quick Start.

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      Creator Keith Rome on August 30, 2013

      The instructions refer to a an "extended manual" on the web site - but I cannot find anything other than a digital copy of the same folded sheet that came with the kit. Is this hidden away somewhere?

      I've no idea what to do with this, or how to program it without some form of documentation. The assembly instructions talk about connecting via bluetooth, but again it refers you over to the "extended manual" for details.

      Assembly of the hardware itself wasn't very difficult at all (although I didn't like having to cut the female 0.1" headers at all - it left a mess of black plastic dust since I decided to also grind the rough edges down with my dremel)... but now that it is built I'm not sure what to do with it other than cycle through the built-in modes.

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      Creator Keith Rome on August 30, 2013

      I finally had a chance to assemble my kit today: http://i.imgur.com/CL0PtR1l.jpg

      A couple of hiccups were encountered though - I hope you don't mind me just leaving the feedback here. The instructions mention using a 4-conductor wire, but there is no wire included in the kit. I substituted an old scavenged USB cable, which seems to work well. There is no hardware included to provide any strain relief for the cable - the solder joints on the end of that LED PCB are the only things keeping the wire in place (as you can see here: http://i.imgur.com/RTO7wJ3l.jpg). There should be some kind of screw-down clamp, or a pair of holes drilled in the hardboard base to loop the wire through, or at least a plastic wire tie strap to tie the wire to the nearest standoff barrel.

      Other problems I noticed are that the 5v voltage regulator is too large for the clearances on the board - it doesn't sit straight as you can see here: http://i.imgur.com/6CDSjZCl.jpg. Also, the silkscreen labels for the screw terminals are mostly covered up by the terminal blocks, making it hard to read them - as you can see here: http://i.imgur.com/afjWCM0l.jpg.

      Lastly, the board seems a bit unstable? Sometimes when I power it up, it is non-responsive (the blue led still blinks). But other times it works fine. Without any schematic or source code for whatever is loaded up on the chip, I've no idea why it might be doing that.

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      Creator Jorel Lalicki on August 28, 2013

      Hey John and Kender,
      There was a bit of confusion with the shipping for some of the orders - I'm currently looking into it, and re-sending any kits as necessary. I'll send you a message with a tracking number either way soon.
      -Jorel

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      Creator John Pelham on August 28, 2013

      I know the postal system has slowed down, but......
      When can I expect my 15x15?

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      Creator Kender on August 24, 2013

      When should I start to worry that my 15x15 kit has not arrived in the Netherlands yet?

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      Creator william heimiller on August 9, 2013

      Congrats Jarel. We should see great things out of these. Now time for the creatives to take over...after we solder, then you'll get 110,000 orders at a time. Be wary though of Chinese sabotaging or stealing ideas in emerging industries though. I knew several American businessmen who didn't get the product they ordered or had some sort of sabotage from the Chinese. One was a kickstarter project(UAir R10 quadrotor). A shoe guy I know who supplies 800 stores showed me how the Chinese screw shoe buyers at the worst possible time. And Elon Musk said none of the parts of the new S2 are made in China because they denied him access to their manufacturing(the Chinese are building their own electric car with the help of Warren Buffett). My brother lived in China for 5 years and told me how the system is all about monopoly and control. Just a warning that the Chinese can interfere with production flow if they see you as competing, or they like your ideas, so you may want to order in smaller batches at first, or insist on photographs from every box of parts that's shipped before you pay.

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      Creator Dave Maez on August 6, 2013

      @Regina: I haven't received mine. :-/

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      Creator Regina Love on August 6, 2013

      Anyone get a 15x15 kit yet?

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      Creator terry (Eye Toldyoosso) on August 5, 2013

      Any update at all on the 15x15 kits
      Pledge $85

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      Creator Jorel Lalicki on July 25, 2013

      Hey all,
      The last of the kits are on the way out - so, if you haven't received yours yet, you will probably be getting it early next week. I'll be posting an update this weekend with some photos of the wall of boxes, as well as updated instructions and tutorials.

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      Creator Dave Maez on July 25, 2013

      Any update at all on the 15x15 kits would be appreciated.

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