AMP is finally ready!!!!
We've been waiting for Mike in Bristol to finish AMP support for Cuberite and now that appears to be done. For those who haven't been following closely, AMP is the... Read more
Becoming NATTY (that's a good thing)
When we set out to do the $99 Mineserver, ease of use was always paramount in our thinking. The little device wouldn’t even have a power switch. You’d plug it... Read more
In a product as complex as Mineserver sometimes decisions made along the way come back to kick you in the butt. For example, early in our development we chose an... Read more
Field testing Mineservers with DDNS, WiFi, Mumble, but still no AMP
This weekend we'll begin installing three Mineservers and three Mineserver Pros in homes around Santa Rosa, the goal being to test our Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service with up to six... Read more
AMP/Cuberite progress, DDNS testing on the way
I'm sorry to be late with this update but we -- the entire Cringely family -- were out of town doing the kind of things families with kids do this... Read more
More Cuberite progress
Well we now have Cuberite binary code for our boards in testing at Cuberite.org. It's just a Mineserver binary as of today but the Mineserver Pro should be up soon. This... Read more
A home for our Cuberite binaries
As promised, here is the Thursday update.
We've had good progress with the fine folks at cuberite.org, getting them to agree to host Cuberite binaries precompiled for our platform. This... Read more
Still waiting for AIM
While we were told the new version of AIM (our server admin panel and app) with support for Cuberite would be ready in early June, that simply didn't happen. We're... Read more
Science Experiments/Finally Nearing the End
We'll have a shipping update down the page a bit but first I want to tell you about Fallon's project for his school Science Fair.Fallon is just finishing fourth... Read more
Help us test Mineservers
We have for some time had three Mineservers and three Mineserver Pros running in a rack in the Sonic.net data center here in Santa Rosa, CA. The Ethernet problem we mentioned... Read more
The Devil is in the Details
Sorry to have gone so long without an update. We won't do THAT again.
Here's what's new. The best Minecraft server of all in our opinion is Cuberite, which is... Read more
Better late than never!
First an apology. We're sorry to have taken so long to post this update. We know people have been expecting their Mineservers and are upset with us. We'll be more... Read more
We're sorry to say that our shipping schedule has been pushed back a few days yet again. The parts are all here. The cases are built (pictured is a WiFi... Read more
Daddy takes a business trip and marcom goes to Hell
That's Fallon, age 9, standing in front of a table covered with 100 Mineservers™. These units are waiting only for their real-time clock batteries, a thousand of which left China... Read more
To a man with a hammer...
“To a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail.” Or, put a slightly different way, to three boys with a laser cutter everything looks like it should be... Read more
Every new technology company -- even one run by three young brothers -- faces a sequence of buy-versus-build decisions. In the case of Mineserver LLC it was never our intention... Read more
Parts are starting to come together
In terms of development, this project was almost finished before the Kickstarter campaign began. We were still completing the administration software (expect a progress report on that tomorrow) and designing... Read more
Thanks for your support!
Well our Kickstarter campaign is now closed and we thank everyone for your trust. With about 400 Mineservers™ to build before the end of November we're going to be very... Read more
How hot does a Mineserver™ run?
105 degrees fahrenheit according to this IR scan of a Mineserver Pro™
And 114 for a standard Mineserver™.
Why does the Pro run cooler despite having twice the RAM, twice... Read more
We have TWO logo contest winners!!
Graeme & James Blair of Hamilton, New Zealand created the winning, non-infringing Mineserver™ logo below and will be receiving a Mineserver Pro™ for their trouble. Lars Foster of Seattle, Washington... Read more
Mojang hates our logo so... CONTEST TIME!!
Mojang, the authors of Minecraft and now part of Microsoft (though they sure don't act like it) has a problem with our Mineserver™ logo. If you didn't see it in... Read more
The Wisdom of Crowds
We asked in our last update whether we should add support for Minecraft Pocket Edition, explaining that it isn't simple to do. And our backers responded strongly that we should... Read more
$20,000 reached, but what's our mobile plan?
For whatever reason people sometimes cancel their Kickstarter pledges, so today our total jumped over $20,000 then fell back then jumped over again, hopefully for good.
We've been getting calls... Read more
We reached our $15,000 funding goal!
It only took a little over two days but we reached our funding goal of $15,000, which means that more than 200 backers will have their Mineservers™ and Mineserver Pros™... Read more
Mineserver Day Two -- What we've already learned
Only 24 hours into our 21 day Kickstarter campaign and we're nearly to our $15,000 funding goal! That means the boys have started planning the production, testing, and burn-in stations... Read more