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Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. The user must solve each page’s puzzle to unlock the next page.
Codex Silenda is a five page book that features five intricate puzzles. The user must solve each page’s puzzle to unlock the next page.
2,527 backers pledged $210,108 to help bring this project to life.

Production Update #15 - Happy Holidays and Merry (Belated) Christmas!!

Posted by Brady Whitney (Creator)
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Greetings Apprenti!

The Progress of 2018
The Progress of 2018
A Solid Production Shipment :D
A Solid Production Shipment :D
Shelves can barely stay empty before filling up again
Shelves can barely stay empty before filling up again
This table can barely keep up with our production
This table can barely keep up with our production
Many books awaiting their Hinge Dowels and naturally a puppy there too
Many books awaiting their Hinge Dowels and naturally a puppy there too
The most recent batch of books awaiting shipment
The most recent batch of books awaiting shipment

 
We hope everyone is safe at home, enjoying wonderful meals, and celebrating the company of friends & family. The month of December was a busy one to say the least. We ran out of time trying to get these last few books in the last of the above images boxed up before Christmas but ran out of time before the craziness of the holidays kicked into gear. We will be boxing these all up tomorrow, hopefully out the door by then too! We won't be back in full production until after the New Years, but will keep on chugging along!Other than production, there hasn't been much else to report on other fronts other than the quick updates listed below:

  • Shortly after Colin started, Tate ended up moving away, unable to continue working for us. However, with me taking back over some of Tate's duties and Colin picking up the extra slack, we are able to keep on putting along.
  • China sent us their most recent prototype and it still requires a bit more refinement before I'll consider it on par with the quality we are producing, so unfortunately we are still delayed on this front for now.
One of the Recent Ancients, So Coool :)
One of the Recent Ancients, So Coool :)
"Pay attention to me Farmer"
"Pay attention to me Farmer"
"Wake up and play with me Doggo"
"Wake up and play with me Doggo"
"Can't close the door with your stump leg dangling there Houdini..."
"Can't close the door with your stump leg dangling there Houdini..."

Customer Testimonials

Kris C

Hey Gang,Received the book, and I am loving it thus far! (on page 3 already) Just so you know I have been doing unboxing vids and run a gaming blog for about 3 years now. I just posted a vid today unboxing this. Hopefully it will get you a little traffic.https://youtu.be/yZfYWPohJMICheck it out and feel free to repost it anywhere if you like it. Thanks again for the amazing book. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and successful 2019! 

Corey T

Thanks Brady!  It arrived today and the whole family has had a blast solving the first two pages. I found out two things that your other international backers might be interested in:

  1. Classifying it as a "book" on the forms will yield the lowest duties, at least to Canada and Europe; "toy" is significantly more.
  2. UPS charged me $85 in duties and brokerage fees, but I self-cleared it (https://trueler.com/2010/11/24/self-clear-shipment-cbsa-avoid-ups-brokerage-fee/) and paid just $9.50 (might apply only to Canada).

Have a great holidays


Mike from Seattle

Finally received my codex. It’s a work of art.

Carolyn P.

Brady,  thank you so much. I've had a pretty terrible month and you've given me a moment of pure happiness. I've wanted to give your puzzle gift to my husband for awhile (I've read a lot of the articles about your process and the creativity behind your book). My husband is an industrial designer as well (a field many don't know much about) and I know he is going to love the creativity but also appreciate the engineering and design of your book.

Some Special Side Projects for Family & Friends

Below you can see some of the gifts I've built for some loved ones over the Holidays. 

My Custom Christmas gifts to Hanna and her Parents (A Bath Tray and a 4 Glass, Wine Bucket Yard Table)
My Custom Christmas gifts to Hanna and her Parents (A Bath Tray and a 4 Glass, Wine Bucket Yard Table)
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A Laser Engraving of Koda for my kid brother/Marine officer brother, Jordan (Koda's best friend since puppyhood)
A Laser Engraving of Koda for my kid brother/Marine officer brother, Jordan (Koda's best friend since puppyhood)

That's all for for now! Once again, have a safe and happy holiday break!

Much Love,

Brady, Hanna, Koda, Nate, Colin, and Houdini!

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      Niek on

      I know, but we’re now assuming the 93% (of the 150 tier) is already shipped, and since assumption is the mother of all screw-ups, I don’t mind asking extra questions ;)

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      Rodney Smith
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      @Niek with the previous update Brady mentioned that the international ones would be slowly shipping due to some extra costings (1:5 ratio International:Local). I'd be saying based on the 93% status that there are 11 book yet to go and I'm assuming of these about 5 are international (if not a few more) yet to ship. I'm in the same boat but we just have to wait for our email telling us its on the way and like a fine wine i think the wait will be worth it :) but it wont be much longer it seems :)

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      Niek on

      Sounds good! How’s it going with all the international packages? I remember they were delayed a bit due to unforeseen costs. Since the 150 tier is at 93% I would imagine that the internationals in that tier are in the shipping process? Just wondering when to expect my codex ;)

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      Rodney Smith
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      was waiting since the update last night to see if I got an email saying mine was one of the lucky to ship but alas i look like i maybe in the last 5 of the $150 batch, but the way i look at it each time some go out before mine the more refined it will be when i get mine :)
      Keep up the great work Brady

    5. Brady Whitney Creator on

      @Dimitirs - Yes that yellow piece was intended to be fully removable, sometimes they can be a bit loose and slide too easily. However, we've made a change to the keys so that they still move out like they are supposed to, but they don't fall off entirely anymore to prevent this sort of thing from happening. DO NOT GLUE INTO PLACE as he suggests :P

      @Rogerio - Thanks! I see these products being filler products and side attractions, the main company projects will be much more fantastical than them ;)
      @Reinhard - Thanks Reinhard! I really really can't wait to reach your spot in the queue!

    6. Rogerio C. Rocha on

      These side projects are gorgeous. I can totally see these becoming main projects for your company, eventually. 👍

    7. Dimitris on

      Still eager to get an e-mail about my voucher code! :)
      Happy holidays! :)

      BTW, was that yellow piece in the video of your Canadian backer supposed to fall off like this?

    8. Reinhard Mitschang on

      @Jeanne: there are still more than 200 books to be made, so it's not going to be THAT soon I guess.

      @Brady and the team: happy holidays to you and your loved ones as well. Try to recharge your batteries a bit before the new year kicks in ;-)

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      Jeanne
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      Ooooh! Does this mean the the vouchers can be submitted soon?!! ♥️