Just a quick update to let you know how everything is going:
Production has been underway at Seeed (using their pick and place machines), and the Espruino boards are almost all manufactured now...
What you see above is by no means all the boards either - we're getting 4000 of them produced! Seeed are now working hard to program every board with the Espruino Firmware, and then to test them. While this is all going smoothly, it is taking longer than they expected, so I don't think that the boards will be finished as quickly as I'd hoped and it will probably mean that most of you will get your rewards in January.
When the first half of boards are fully produced they'll be sent over to England where I'll start packing them into each kit. All the major parts have either arrived, or will arrive in the next few days. I have 10,000 LED lights behind me!
There's some good news there too. The LED lights were made with a connector on each end so that they can be daisy-chained, and I'll be including matching plugs and sockets so that you can easily connect them to your Espruino board.
I also managed to get the kit parts more cheaply than I'd expected, so for the starter and ultimate kits I've included some extras!
Thanks to everyone who has got back to me with their shipping address and phone number. I'm sorry to have had to ask you for your phone numbers as well - however if my experience of importing into the UK is anything to go by, it will make delivery of your reward go much more smoothly.
However there are still THIRTY PEOPLE who have not given me their address - despite 4 separate reminder e-mails over the course of about 3 weeks. If you're one of these people, please e-mail me your address and phone number right now. I've already had to send off shipment information to Seeed, and while I'll be sending off some last-minute additions at the end of the week, if you're not on that list I'll only be posting your rewards out in the new year.
If you haven't already seen it (I know some of you have), there's another KickStarter project from England that you might be interested in - it's now in its final few hours...