Share this project


Share this project

JIX: the original drinking straw construction game (previously known as LINX)
JIX: the original drinking straw construction game (previously known as LINX)
454 backers pledged $31,435 to help bring this project to life.

Use this space to cheer the creator along, and talk to your fellow backers.

Have a question?

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Scott Thiessen on

      Just got a huge order of bendy straws in the mail to find out they're too small to fit on the LINX. Can you recommend a brand of straws that fit correctly? Thanks!

    2. Missing avatar

      Michael Martinides on

      just got my Linx set (Germany) and it looks great! Keep up the good work! Would be interested to know which straws fit in Germany! Also I would be interested in some kind of user gallery... cheers Michael

    3. Missing avatar

      Andreas Gaufer on

      My LINX Package arrived in Germany a few days ago. I wanted to inform you that I was not able to find straws that fit in German markets yet. The straws available are either to large or to small. I will keep looking in other stores and keep you updated.

    4. Pauliina Liuska on

      I'm still waiting for my Linx. Anyone else from Europe/Finland, have you received yours?

    5. Missing avatar

      Diane Creedon on

      I sent my Linx to Jessica Feltz for a holiday gift. She posted a pic on my facebook page stating - Straws & Connectors! Hours of fun... :-)

      So when can I buy more???

    6. Missing avatar

      Sperry23 on

      Just got mine today. Wow! Beautiful job and FUN!. By the way, Flexi-straws (aka bendi-straws) really add an extra dimension to the toy!

      The next iteration is colors, right?

    7. Hemanth Grandhige on

      Just got mine! Playing on the floor like I'm a 5 year old kid! Can't wait for my 5 year old to get these Christmas morning!

    8. James Green on

      Hi, got my Linx just in time for a Christmas pressie :) They look great, I'm sure my sons will love them!

    9. Missing avatar

      Diane Creedon on

      Thank you Patirck, it arrived today. I still love this Idea so much that I can't wait to see it in a store. You are ingeniously clever.....

    10. Scott Thiessen on

      My Linx just arrived! So stoked to play w/ these. Everything turned out beautifully!! Great work.

    11. Missing avatar

      Lucy on

      Still waiting for my Linx. Still hoping they'll arrive by Xmas.

    12. chavi on

      I just got my Linx! On the last night of Chanuka. I can't decide who will be lucky enough to get it as a gift, or if I should just keep it as a Chanuka gift to myself :)
      I hope we'll be able to buy more soon.

    13. Missing avatar

      Jason Jespersen on

      Patrick, I hope you are okay and survived Sandy. Please send an update.

    14. Robert Griffin on

      When will these be shipped out? I'm hoping that they'll arrive by Christmas. =]

    15. Charles Alvis on

      I think monthly updates would not be too much to ask for as a backer.

    16. Missing avatar

      Kurt Francis on

      This long without any updates........generally not a good sign. Certainly not professional. Still I hope I wasn't wrong about this project.
      Hoping for the best.

    17. Brian Conti on

      Whatever happened to this project?

    18. Missing avatar

      Antony Brooke-Wood on

      Nice to see progress Patrick! How many grids can the device push out per hour?

    19. Missing avatar

      Diana Glennie on

      So glad it's a go! Question re: packaging... will the injection moulded grid of connecters be packaged as is or broken down into smaller units? What dimension overall is that 6x grid?
      I'm amusing myself by fooling around with package design ideas.

    20. Missing avatar

      Sperry23 on

      Hooray! Well done everyone!

    21. Missing avatar

      Caela Farren on

      Patrick, Congratulations and thanks for letting us all share in your success! Tears came to my eyes this morning when I read that your funding was successful. I can't wait to give a set to my curious 3 year old grandson, Neviah. This invention will bring joy and creativity to the lives of many. I'm so happy for you. Have a great brunch with those who love you. Caela

    22. Missing avatar

      RYS on

      Ouf, ça y est enfin, quel suspens. Je suis super contente pour toi Patrick. J'espère qu'il en sera de même pour la suite. Je croise les doigts.

    23. Charles Alvis on

      Yeah, I am glad we made it. Finally some good news. Personally I think it's overpriced for the plastic thingies, but I know we got to make the mold. And plus it feels good to help someone reach their goal. Good Luck to you Patrick the fun has just begun.

    24. Keltie Martina on

      congratulations Patrick, you made it! it's time to dance on some tables.....

    25. Robert Griffin on

      So, does everyone who pledged over $10 get the downloadable lamp?

    26. Missing avatar

      Marlene & Etienne Frossard on

      I am so excited! Bravo Patrick. Can I have my LINX in blue?... ;-)

    27. Bobby Allen

      It looks like I will be a bit poorer in the morning.

    28. Missing avatar

      Antony Brooke-Wood on

      Awesome - nice work everyone. Congrats Patrick.

    29. Bobby Allen

      Woot as of now it looks like you made it !!!!!!!!

    30. Bobby Allen

      How did we loose ground? 10 minutes ago we were at 29,790 now we are back to 29,590.

    31. Bobby Allen

      Almost there. 210 to go. I relinked you on my facebook page. Everyone else please do the same. It would inhale to be this close and not make it in time.

    32. Missing avatar

      Chistine Kovach on

      Great idea - Im sending linx links to others now to try to find more funders. Bon Courage!

    33. Bobby Allen

      I believe!
      I am at 10x my original pledge. That is the most I can do. good luck on this final day.

    34. Missing avatar

      alice de matha on

      Bon courage pour la fin !

    35. Robert Griffin on

      I agree with Alex Morris's comment. Thinkgeek would be all over this. Also, If the goal isn't reached by the final hour, I'll double my pledge! All you other $25 pledgers should do the same! Remember, if the goal isn't reached, you won't get anything! =]

    36. Missing avatar

      Sarah Barasch on

      I'm a pediatric therapist and love this idea! If you need a local tester let me know :)

    37. Missing avatar

      Antony Brooke-Wood on

      Hi Patrick, drop me an email if it looks like you won't make it - I will put us over the edge ;)

    38. Pauliina Liuska on

      I just doubled my pledge! I think this would be a great gift for my 8-year-old goddaughter.

    39. Patrick Martinez Creator on

      Thank you for your incredible response, we are getting there!

    40. JC Medina on

      I just doubled my pledge! I believe in this project!

    41. Bobby Allen

      This is my 2nd doubling of my pledge. We can do it.

    42. mary saisselin on

      I increased my pledge. Bon courage !

    43. Michaela Anchan on

      Have upgraded my pledge, good luck for the final days!
      Love the product!

    44. Missing avatar

      MEES on

      Bonne chance pour ton beau projet! Les Mees (de Grenoble)

    45. Patrick Martinez Creator on

      Definitely. I am on it already...

    46. Missing avatar

      Antony Brooke-Wood on

      Glow in the dark would be awesome!

    47. Patrick Scherer on

      If these were glow in the dark that would make them 10x cooler than they already are.

    48. Missing avatar

      MARTINEZ on

      Valérie,Lucie,Lola... ++++++

    49. Chris and Danielle Merzatta on

      This is so exciting! Love your product and everything about it.

Show older comments