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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.

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    1. Creator Scott Thiessen on January 9, 2013

      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. Creator Michael Martinides on January 5, 2013

      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. Creator Andreas Gaufer on January 3, 2013

      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. Creator Pauliina Liuska on January 2, 2013

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

    5. Creator Diane Creedon on January 1, 2013

      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. Creator Sperry23 on December 21, 2012

      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. Creator Hemanth Grandhige on December 20, 2012

      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. Creator James Green on December 20, 2012

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

    9. Creator Diane Creedon on December 19, 2012

      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. Creator Scott Thiessen on December 19, 2012

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

    11. Creator Lucy on December 19, 2012

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

    12. Creator chavi on December 15, 2012

      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. Creator Jason Jespersen on November 16, 2012

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

    14. Creator Robert Griffin on October 29, 2012

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

    15. Creator Charles Alvis on September 10, 2012

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

    16. Creator Kurt Francis on August 6, 2012

      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. Creator Brian Conti on August 5, 2012

      Whatever happened to this project?

    18. Creator Antony Brooke-Wood on May 31, 2012

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

    19. Creator Diana Glennie on March 4, 2012

      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. Creator Sperry23 on March 4, 2012

      Hooray! Well done everyone!

    21. Creator Caela Farren on March 4, 2012

      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. Creator RYS on March 4, 2012

      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. Creator Charles Alvis on March 4, 2012

      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. Creator Keltie Martina on March 3, 2012

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

    25. Creator Robert Griffin on March 3, 2012

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

    26. Creator Golygoon on March 3, 2012


    27. Creator Marlene & Etienne Frossard on March 3, 2012

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

    28. Creator Bobby Allen on March 3, 2012

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

    29. Creator Antony Brooke-Wood on March 3, 2012

      Awesome - nice work everyone. Congrats Patrick.

    30. Creator Bobby Allen on March 3, 2012

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

    31. Creator Bobby Allen on March 3, 2012

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

    32. Creator Bobby Allen on March 3, 2012

      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.

    33. Creator Chistine Kovach on March 3, 2012

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

    34. Creator Bobby Allen on March 3, 2012

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

    35. Creator alice de matha on March 3, 2012

      Bon courage pour la fin !

    36. Creator Robert Griffin on March 3, 2012

      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! =]

    37. Creator Sarah Barasch on March 2, 2012

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

    38. Creator Antony Brooke-Wood on March 2, 2012

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

    39. Creator Pauliina Liuska on March 2, 2012

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

    40. Creator Patrick Martinez on March 1, 2012

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

    41. Creator JC Medina on March 1, 2012

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

    42. Creator Bobby Allen on March 1, 2012

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

    43. Creator mary saisselin on March 1, 2012

      I increased my pledge. Bon courage !

    44. Creator Michaela Anchan on February 29, 2012

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

    45. Creator MEES on February 29, 2012

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

    46. Creator Patrick Martinez on February 28, 2012

      Definitely. I am on it already...

    47. Creator Antony Brooke-Wood on February 28, 2012

      Glow in the dark would be awesome!

    48. Creator Patrick Scherer on February 28, 2012

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

    49. Creator MARTINEZ on February 25, 2012

      Valérie,Lucie,Lola... ++++++

    50. Creator Chris and Danielle Merzatta on February 22, 2012

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

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