On Track To Ship On Friday
Hey folks, before it gets too late I just wanted to confirm that we are on track to ship some units on Friday. I’ll have more details in tomorrows update.... Read more
Hey folks, the vacuum former adjustments worked perfectly. I'm totally amazed with how simple it is to get a usable vacuum former set up. I do need to get some... Read more
Vacuum Former Adjustments
I have had to make a few adjustments to the vacuum forming setup to get it working correctly.
I am currently cutting a new top plate for... Read more
Blown Fuse: Resolution in Progress
The short ended up being a stray wiring harness coming into contact with one of the plug contacts. The short was with Mugsy #000 which does have some... Read more
Hey Folks! While running through some tests this morning I blew the main fuse that is housed within the main power socket.
There are two takeaways:
- I need to find... Read more
Hop To It
Hey Folks! Just a couple of things to hit tonight.
I've been running through reassembly, hopper mount improvements and some small parts packaging . I still haven't gotten to the... Read more
I am about 12 hours behind of where I thought I would be at this point so it does not look like I can get any units out... Read more
Hey Folks, hope all is well out there! Let's get to it...
I have started running through the kit fulfillment process. It took me a few hours to dial... Read more
Hey folks, hope all is well! Lets get right to it.
For the two issues mentioned in the previous update:
- Motor Controller Code: Done!
- Beam Adjustment: Done!
I spent most... Read more
Brew Testing In Progress
Hey folks, here's a quick one tonight!
Brew testing is in progress. I found two small issues today. They are:
- Need to adjust the position of the internal extrusion that... Read more
Hey folks! Hope all is well today. Gonna jump right in...
Water Flow Control
I'm extremely excited to show everyone what kind of precision we were able to get with... Read more
Flow Rate Quickie
Hey Folks, hope you have all had a great weekend! On to the bits...
Flow rate testing has gone really well. I have a couple of more motor speeds to... Read more
Hey folks, hope all is well! Gonna jump right in to the updates.
Water Flow Testing
I have made a couple of adjustments to how Mugsy controls the dual peristaltic... Read more
Stepper Motor Code Fixed
Hey folks, hope all is well. I have resolved the stepper motor code issue that I was stuck on most of yesterday and today.
The issue ended up being a... Read more
First Boot: Wifi and User Setup
Hey Folks, just completed the first boot account and wifi setup process. This is what you will see when you first turn on your Mugsy.
Boot time is now... Read more
No snow :(
Hey Folks, hope all is well! My big beautiful snow storm has turned into a dreary little rain party. Bummer.
I have added the swatches to the color form... Read more
Hey folks, I want to go over where we are currently at and list the remaining work to be completed before shipments can start going out.
- Wiring: I... Read more
Mugsy Interface Now Using Decaf API
Hey Folks, I'm finishing up the second Mugsy shift of the day and want to show you a quick interface demo before closing up shop for the night.
Mugsy's interface... Read more
Panel Color Mix and Match Form
Hey Folks! I have a ton of things to share that are about 90% complete including finishing up some video demos. I'm still grinding through them but wanted to at... Read more
001, 002, 003
Hey folks, hope all is well! Gonna jump right in.
001, 002, 003
Apologies for the poor lighting!
Apologies for the poor lighting! Right now these three units are about... Read more
Hey folks, just a couple of quick ones tonight.
I spent most of today streamlining and testing the base software install process. I tested multiple images across multiple Pi... Read more
Update about an update
Hey folks, my meetings seem to be going way late this evening so there is a small chance the update will go out tomorrow. Thanks and talk soon!
Greetings from 2019
Hey folks, hope you all had a great holiday and are transitioning easily back to the grindy grind of daily existence. Me and Steph spent our New Year's Eve at... Read more
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!
Hey folks, gonna jump right in tonight.
Color Selection Form
The form is now up for those of you who would like to select a different enclosure color.
There are... Read more
Hey Folks, hope you all had a great holiday and are prepped and ready for the most amateur of all amateur nights, New Years Eve. We had a great Christmas... Read more
Hey folks, just a quick one today to go over the new shipping schedule. We are going to follow the same plan just based on the 1/15 shipping date.
Here... Read more
Next Update Tomorrow Morning!
Hey folks, it's almost midnight and I still haven't gotten back to my desk yet! I'm going to send the scheduled update tomorrow morning. You will receive it no later... Read more
Adjusted First Shipping Date: 1/15
Hey Folks, hope all is well out there in backer land.
I've been going over scheduling and I think the only realistic first shipment date is 1/15. This will mean... Read more
Power Update #3
Kickstarter is having technical issues with their update system. We were unable to send this update as scheduled. The update did go out on our website and FB pages last... Read more
Power Update #2
Hey everybody, hope you have all had a great weekend. It looks like somewhere around 25% of the 5v power supplies are impacted by the voltage sag issue. The other... Read more
Hey folks, thanks for standing by while I dug into the power issue. Right now it looks like the issue started with sagging voltage from our 5v power supply. The... Read more
Power Routing Issue
Hey Folks, while running through brew testing last night and today I discovered an issue with Mugsy's power routing.
The issue relates to Mugsy's boost converters. This part converts 5V... Read more
Grinder Gears and T-Shirts
Hey folks! Hope all is well! I'm knee deep in a one man assembly party. I just want to get a couple of things out so I can get back... Read more
Hey folks, just finished up lasering the remaining color panels:
Some of them look great while a couple of them do not work at all...I think I have the availability... Read more
Swatches and Codes
Hey folks, I'm a couple hours behind tonight so wanted to send this quick update before it got too late. There will be a much larger update tomorrow.
I... Read more
Hey folks, tonight I have opened up a new GitHub repo so those of you with your own Raspberry Pi's can start playing around with Mugsy's API.
Does Every Coffee... Read more
Panels and Endpoints
Hey folks, hope all is well tonight. Lets get right to the updates!
I spoke with my supplier today and we are good to go for the colored... Read more
Hey folks, just a couple of quick updates this evening.
Yesterday I shared additional pics of a completed head unit with colored panels and the response was pretty huge.... Read more
Hey folks, hope all is well! Gonna get right to it.
Adjusted Shipping Dates
Now that I have had a few days of assembly I have discovered a lot of... Read more
Have Saw-Will Travel
Hey Folks! The saw has arrived and is working perfectly for our requirements.
Meet our new best friend, Beef McCartney:
Video is at 2x speed.
Here is a pic of... Read more
Hey folks, I hope those of you that celebrate have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! I'm preparing by letting my pants out to maximize mashed potato consumption. For the rest of... Read more
Issue with 240mm Extrusions
Hey folks, I discovered an issue with our 240mm extrusions that will need to be resolved before shipping.
Issue Overview: Mugsy's frame uses two pieces of 240mm extrusion. Except for... Read more
Hey folks, it is time to announce our winners for the 101st Update Giveaway! We had 193 entries from 17 different countries. Pretty cool!
First Place: Raspberry Pi A+, T-Shirt,... Read more
101st Update Giveaway!
Hey folks! Many thanks for letting me push the goodies to this very special 101st update!
Before we get to that, here are a couple of quick news items.
Assembly... Read more
A Growing Family
Hey folks, just a quick introduction to the newest member of the Mugsy family, One.
Zero, meet One
Much like any other newborn, One is not quite fully cooked yet.... Read more
Whoa boy, that's a lot of updates!
From Render to Reality
I still have a couple hours more on frame assembly before I can share some quality progress. I'm feeling... Read more
From Face to Mug.
Hey folks, hope you have all had a great weekend. Just a couple of quick updates tonight.
I did the final testing on Mugsy's proximity sensor breakout this... Read more
Back to our regular scheduled program!
Hey folks, I'm now back in the shop full time and knee deep in frame assembly. Let's get to it!
I have upload several more parts models to... Read more
It's Still Wednesday
Hey folks, the day job ran a day late but it was definitely worth it! Im tying up all the loose ends on the Disney project and will get back to... Read more
Frame Assembly Started
Hey Folks, happy Saturday! Just a couple of quick bits of info today.
I have started the first steps of assembly of the enclosure frames. That sounds more exciting... Read more
Hey folks, I am incredibly happy to report that our aluminum shipment has been delivered and is now safe and comfy at the Argyle Labs storage unit!
I was filled... Read more
Run Matty Run
Hey Folks, apologies for not getting an update out last night. I ran my first 5k race this morning so I was in super panic tunnel vision mode last night.... Read more
Quick Extrusion Update
Hey folks, just a quick update on our aluminum extrusion. The two pallets are currently sitting in a warehouse in New Jersey. We were scheduled for delivery on Wednesday but... Read more
Officially Patent Pending
Hey folks, hope you have had a great weekend! I mostly want to talk about a couple of big picture Mugsy business items today. I'm interested in feedback, especially on... Read more
Pretty in Pink
Hey folks, it's good to back! Lets get right to it!
Interface Asset Template
I have uploaded a PSD template for Mugsy's interface to our github:
This template will allow... Read more
My eyes! The Googles do something!
The goggles may do nothing, but Google is certainly doing something!
A Small Diversion
Yesterday I had a very short notice request to come in today and help Google with... Read more
Hey folks, just a quick update on Mugsy's aluminum extrusion. There will be a much larger update on a wide range of topics tomorrow evening.
Our extrusion is now less... Read more
Hey folks, hope all is well! Going to jump right into the updates.
Did you know that the Panama Canal was actually created when Eddie Van Halen's amazingly... Read more
Hey folks, tonight's update will be short but delicious!
A little Sinatra for the testing session...You may have already seen this video if you follow along with... Read more
I Want My mTV
Hey folks, just a couple of quick ones tonight.
"Life, uh, finds a way..."
Well, it happened. Control Mugsy right from your TV:
The interface is currently running over the... Read more
Hey Folks, hope all is well. Going to just jump right into the updates.
Toll-free International Texting
A couple of you who do not live in the US have reached... Read more
Next Update Tomorrow
Hey folks, still playing catch up from Maker Faire weekend. My plan to update this eve was a bit more hopeful than I had realized. Gonna push the update to... Read more
Queen of Corona
Hey folks, hope all is well! Time to get back to our regular scheduled programming after few days of prep and handling the Maker Faire. It was an absolute blast... Read more
What a long, strange Maker Faire its been...
Well, we did it. Another incredible World Maker Faire is in the books. I'm completely pooped so all you're getting is this little teaser vid of my hands doing all... Read more
Mugsy, I got your number!
Hey folks, hope you are all having a great day so far. Let's jump right into the updates.
I have completed integrating Mugsy's text messaging service into the... Read more
Hey folks, I've had a super enjoyable lazy Sunday and I've decided to fully commit to staying lazy for the rest of the day. I'm pushing tonight's update to tomorrow... Read more
Short and Sweet
Happy Saturday all, here are some very short updates. Bigger update going out tomorrow evening.
I need to do another small revision on the pour over cone mechanism... Read more
I Have The Power!
Hey folks, not much news to report today, I'm still grinding through software and will be for the next couple of days.
I did start wiring up Mugsy for... Read more
Mugsy's Shipping Overview
Hey Folks, thanks for checking back in today. I wanted to share some initial shipping details so you can know what to expect once November comes around. These details are... Read more
Hey folks, going to move the big update to tomorrow morning. Have few more things I want to finish before I send it out. Appreciate your patience while I grind... Read more
Art Vandelay: Aluminum Importer
Hey Folks, just wanted to let everyone know that I have finished setting up the import and shipping of Mugsy's aluminum extrusions. It was a bit daunting but I'm pretty... Read more
Housekeeping + Stepper Demo
Hey Folks, just a couple fo very quick updates that I did not get a chance to touch on yesterday.
Here is a very quick and hacky stepper... Read more
You're Going to Want to Check This One Out!
Hey folks, thanks for your patience while I finished up my deep dive into Mugsy's pour over cone and motor mount. I'm happy to say my meandering was definitely worth... Read more
Belt Drive Proof of Concept
Hey Folks, just a tiny Friday update. I was finally able to test out the belt drive for the pour over cone. Although the ride is pretty bumpy, Im really... Read more
Aluminum Run Complete!
Hey folks, I am back in NYC after great trip to Seattle for the Mini Maker Faire. The Faire was a big success and it was so great meeting all... Read more
#makerfairesea Day 1
Hey folks, day 1 of Seattle Maker Faire was a blast! I was lucky to meet a few of our amazing Kickstarter backers today. There is really something quite wonderful... Read more
Hey folks, just a quick update tonight while I'm doing some last minute prep for this weekend's Seattle Maker Faire.
I forgot to mention in the last update that... Read more
Hey folks, just a couple delivery and parts updates tonight.
Let's start with the biggest fish:
None More Black
I woke up to an update from our aluminum manufacturing partner... Read more
Stacks and Stacks
Hey folks, going to just run through a bunch of separate updates real quick.
Stacking Mounting Plates
I'm working on a stacking mounting plate for Mugsy's controllers(RPI, Arduino) and breakouts(motor... Read more
Aluminum Extrusion Update
Hey folks, just a quick update on our extrusion progress. Im pushing today's planned large update to tomorrow. I have a couple things hovering around 95% complete that I want... Read more
Hey folks, just a quick update on Mugsy's pour over cone motor mount.
What's fugtional? Well, that's when a part works but holy cow is it ugly...I'm quite happy... Read more
Reading Mugs and Keeping Secrets
Hey Folks, here is a quick update on Mugsy's RFID functionality and some cool info security news.
Some of Mugsy's more interesting functionality has existed mostly as hacks... Read more
NYC World Maker Faire 2018
Hey Folks, Mugsy and crew is excited to announce that we will be hanging out at this year's World Maker Faire in NYC, 9/22-9/23 at the NY Hall of Science.... Read more
New Parts Orders
Hey Folks, we pushed out some new parts orders today.
We have ordered the mold for our corner bracket injection molding run. It's first run will be 30,000... Read more
Hey folks, I'm closing up the shop for the weekend and heading up north with the lady for some unplugged R&R. I probably won't be responding to any non-critical customer... Read more
Hey Folks, some quick updates tonight.
Pour Over Cone Motor Mount Progress
Here is one half of the new pour over cone motor mount. The new design uses automatic spring... Read more
This Pi or That Pi?
Hey folks, tonight's update will be short but it will be big!
One Pi to Rule Them All
When the Mugsy Kickstarter launched, the latest and greatest Raspberry PI was... Read more
Catch Up Day
Hey folks! I'm playing catch up on paperwork and office business today, so no real news going out. I am also working on a large update that will be published... Read more
On the road again...
Hey folks, I had to head down to North Carolina short notice, so just a quick update until I'm back at the shop on Sunday.
The second half of our... Read more
Robots and Italian Ices
Hey folks, not much news to report tonight. With the beastly heat in NYC this weekend, we redirected all resources to procuring Italian Ices and napping under the AC.
Just... Read more
Cone One, Cone All!
Hey folks, it's another landmark day at Argyle Labs...
The Shape of Coffee to Come
Today we received a significant parts shipment, 1000 pour over cones!
I know I say... Read more
Barcodes and Buildings
Hey folks, I hope everyone is having an easy breezy Saturday! Just a few updates today.
All Tier 1 and Tier 2 Rewards Have Shipped
Yes! The Pin and Sticker... Read more
Nautilus Roasting Co: Hey Mugsy Blend Now Available on Webshop
Hey folks, just a very quick update tonight. The Hey Mugsy Blend by Nautilus Roasting Co is now available on the web shop in very limited quantities.
Check it out... Read more
This is the coffee you are looking for...
Hey folks, it's been a big day at Mugsy HQ!
Nautilus Roasting Coffee Is In!
And my oh my, does it smell delicious! Could not be happier with how this... Read more
Bugs and Bagels
Hey folks, hope all is well in backer land! Me and the misses caught ourselves a mean little summer bug, so not much to report tonight. It's kind of a... Read more
Hello Phase 2!
Hey folks, I'm excited to share that we have now moved into Phase 2 of Mugsy's production run!
Yes, Phase 2! Now that the major parts orders are... Read more
Very Quick Coffee Update!
Hey folks, very quick update tonight. Just spoke with our buds at Nautilus Roasting and our coffee is set to go to roast on Thursday. It does look like we... Read more
Scheduling and Github Updates
Hey Folks, a couple of quick updates this evening.
The next couple of weeks will not have much movement on parts orders or deliveries. I will be working primarily... Read more
Pin and Sticker Packs Have Shipped!
Happy Mother's Day folks! Moms are basically the original makers, a possible explanation for life often feeling like a complex but unfinished project. Try and spread a little love today... Read more
The Fruit of a Very Old Tree
Just wanted to share this pic of today's mail drop. 400 conical burr sets, manufactured for a very silly robot. I'm not crying, you're crying!
Pin and Sticker Packs Shipping Saturday!
Hey folks, our first official backer rewards will be shipping out this Saturday. Exciting times!
- Grinder Burrs have shipped!
- RFID Stickers Ordered
- Factory Samples for our Nano V3... Read more
Quick Update on Pin Packs and Aluminum Manufacturing Run
Hey folks, a couple of quick but important updates.
Pin and Sticker Packs:
The pin packs are finished and are now on their way to me. I am still waiting... Read more
Burrs, Burrs, Burrs!
Good evening backers, I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Sunday night! Just a few updates to go over.
Grinder Burrs Ordered
This is a big one for me.... Read more
Hey Folks, I'm working on a big update for tomorrow but just wanted to share a couple of quick things before then.
Pin And Sticker Packs
I had to spend... Read more
More Parts Orders!
Hey Folks, we put in a ton of parts orders over the last 48 hours!
- Aluminum Control Knob
- RFID Reader Breakout
- 3mm Acrylic Panels for enclosure
- Universal Motor for grinder ... Read more
Update pushed to tomorrow morning
Hey folks, Im running a bit behind today and I am just getting back to my Mugsy desk. I am pushing tonight's update to tomorrow morning. It will go live... Read more
Parts Orders Have Officially Begun!
Hey folks, it is a historic day for Mugsy! The backer funds have finally cleared and our first couple of parts orders are now in progress!
What Has Been Ordered?
- Type... Read more
Pins, Funds and Tickets!
Hey Folks, it's officially too warm for a jacket in NYC! I'll miss the snow but I'm ready for some good ol' sun on face goodness!
A few big updates... Read more
Ticketing System Is Live
Hey Folks, our ticketing system is now live and ready to use. You can submit a request to update your shipping info, upgrade orders or ask a question about anything... Read more
Backer Management and Additional Preorders
Hey folks. I have landed on a customer relationship management tool for our support system after testing a few different options. I am currently importing the backer/shipping information. Keep an... Read more
Webstore and Pinpacks
Hey folks, a just a quick update before the snow comes...yes, more snow in NYC. It's becoming a little much, even for me!
The webstore design and setup is... Read more
Backer surveys are out!
Hey folks, you should have received a backer survey for your shipping info and email address. In the next 48-72 hours we will be sending out links for you to... Read more
Hey folks, we did it! Each one of you has helped bring something wonderful, if not slightly absurd into the world! Massive robot hugs for all of you!
Next Steps... Read more
11 hours, $60k and A Project We Love
Hey folks, first things first. Thank you for the incredible support you have all given me and Mugsy over the last 30 days. For the first time in my life,... Read more
202% Funded and Some More Lovely Press!
Hey folks! We just broke 200% funded! We are jumping for joy over here at Argyle Labs and cant wait to get started building coffee robots for all of you... Read more
A Little Love from the Raspberry Pi Mothership!
I got to spend some time with Alex and a few of the other folks from The Raspberry Pi Foundation at last year's World Maker Faire in NYC.... Read more
Powered By Pi, San Francisco Shenanigans and Cone Cleaning Basics
Hey Folks, Hope you are all doing well today!
Powered By Pi
Last week we received official approval to use the Powered By Pi logo for the campaign from the... Read more
Update on updates and we just hit 152%!
Hey Folks, Im running a bit behind schedule today, so I wanted to quickly reach out and let you know. I am going to try and get the updated content... Read more
HackSpace Magazine and Crowdfunding Cast interview!
Hey folks, hope you are all having a wonderful day!
We had a big surprise today when we found out the HackSpace Magazine featured us in their latest... Read more
DIY Kit Parts List
@Webguy, one of our awesome Dev and Maker Community members, asked for a parts list for the DIY kit so I wanted to add it here as well.... Read more
Quick note about the Raspberry Pi 3B+
Hey Folks, I've gotten a few comments and questions about which Pi will be included now the 3B+ was released last week. As long as the newest Pi does not... Read more
Github Developer Access
Hey folks, wanted to release the Mugsy Dev Channel Github link before it got too late tonight. I uploaded the initial STL release from last week and am cleaning up... Read more
Quick Press and Developer Update
We did a quick interview with a UK press agency last week so you may see Mugsy popping up in random places over the next couple of days.
Heres a... Read more
Beta Tester Group Signups Are Open
All, we have opened up the sign up page for our Beta Testing Group. If you want to help test new software, functionality and designs then this is for you.... Read more
A quick note on stretch goals.
Hey folks, Today I received some great questions from Lewis, one of our awesome backers. One of his questions was about stretch goals and if we will be setting them... Read more
Mugsy In Seattle!
Hey everybody! We just landed in Seattle and are hitting a few Mugsy related meetings as well as my old haunts for some pho and Rainier. San Francisco was amazing... Read more
World's Fair Nano!
I spent all day yelling loudly at nice people about coffee robots and I had a blast! Here's a little teaser of what it's like to deal with me and... Read more
It's official, we have hit our funding goal!
Robot coffee for all!
Im running on fumes right now but wanted to thank each and every one of you for helping to bring Mugsy to life. I am overwhelmed... Read more
94% and Leaving On A Jet plane!
Hey folks, we just hit 94%! Feels great to be so close to the finish line when we are still relatively early in the campaign.
I'm getting ready to fly... Read more
91% and World's Fair Reminder
We just hit 91% of our funding goal as we roll into the first day of week 2! Thanks so much for your support and welcome to the new backers!... Read more
Assembly How-To and Stormy Delays!
Hey folks, hope you're having a great evening so far. We got walloped by that big ol' snow storm today which introduced several hours of delays before we could jump... Read more
Good morning backers! We have reached 86% funding and are so close to our goal that we can already taste that sweet sweet robot coffee.
We have added an additional... Read more
First CAD And STL Files have been released on the Developer and Maker Community Forum
Hey folks, hope you are all having a wonderful day so far! We have released the model files for the two main components of the Pour Over Mechanism shown in... Read more
81% and a note on marketing.
Hey folks, we just hit 81% as we roll into our 5th day. I wanted to quickly touch base on some great comments about our advertising and social outreach. While... Read more
Quick evening update.
Hey folks, just a quick update and welcome to todays's new backers. We have just reached 78% of our funding goal!
We have added a bunch of new questions to... Read more
Good Morning Backers!
Good morning everybody and welcome to our new backers! We have now reached 75% of our funding goal and are feeling incredibly grateful.
Over the last 24 hours I have... Read more
Broken screens and robot dreams, welcome to Day 4!
Good morning everyone! We are starting up our work day here at Argyle Labs and funding is currently at 69%. We are now more than 2/3rds of the way to... Read more
Developer and Maker Community Forum is now open!
Hey folks, the Mugsy Developer and Maker Community Forum is now open for new user registrations.
There's no content except for the categories at this point but I'll start seeding it... Read more
Good Morning Backers!
Day 3 is here and we keep rolling right along! We are now at 62% of our goal after just two days and we are feeling great!
Momentum is really... Read more
Quick community update!
Hey folks, just a quick update. We have spun up a new server for our Developer and Maker Community. I am currently configuring our Discourse forum set up. There's a... Read more
Day 2 news, updates and planning!
Good morning everyone! Thanks again for the incredible amount of support on day 1. In our first 24 hours we reached 53% of our funding goal!
Id like to give... Read more
50% Funding Reached, Thank You For The Support!
Thats a nice round number for day 1! Thanks for all the support, it really means so much to see Mugsy connecting with so many people. Stay tuned for lots... Read more