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i want a refund...Now
Still waiting on mine too...
Sort of nice to know I'm not alone.
Hello? Hello? Hello?
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain
Get you on your feet again.
I'll need some information first.
Just the basic facts.
Can you show me where it hurts?
any news / updates
see you all next year
any idea when you will ship the units?
I still have not received my PILED kit. Can you please give me an update of the status on my shipping
Jorel Lalicki is an unreliable person to do business with.
Not even an apology for letting us down.
No shipment here either.
I too have not received my 9 x 9 kit
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.
still waiting for mine,,,
whats the story
is mine shipped
come on man ,,man up here
And another month passed without getting my 15x15 kit.
Looks like I threw away $85 :(
Still waiting for mine...
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.
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
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!
I will need a tantalum capacitor repair kit. Do you have a request page or something similar to place the order?
From reading the comments, I will need the capacitors also, unless you can just provide a link and i will just get them myself.
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).
No sign of my 15x15 kit, any emails or even a response on my message to Jorel:(
I hope Hanlon's razor applies..
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...
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?
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 :)
@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:
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. :)
Thanks Peter. I'll try this when I get some free time and I gather up the parts.
@Justin, The 3V regulator gets hot because it is oscillating. You need the capacitors.
@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.
@Larissa, Justin. You need the capacitors. See my post on June 23rd.
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.
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 :-)