Aaand ... we're done!
Below you see the final shipment of Primers to all of you (eight Kickstarter backers plus two for orders that came in after the campaign closed). I can't thank all... Read more
Aaaand ... 10 more.
That brings me to 52 shipments, leaving just 8 which should go out next Wednesday, but Thanksgiving preparations may intervene. The following week for sure, though.
10 more Primers on the way!
I won't bore you with yet another photo of a cart full of Primers, but just wanted to let you know my projection of shipping 10-20 Primers/week is holding up.... Read more
More prime number goodness coming your way!
Dropped these babies off at UPS this afternoon. Looking good for 10 more by Friday.
For the $10 and $20 backers
I've received a request for a photo of the bottom of Primer to verify that these cheapskates are getting their money's worth, so here you go. All 60 Primers sold... Read more
Whoohoo! We're in business. Below you see my car loaded with the first 10 production Primers (one is behind the stack so you only see nine) just before I delivered... Read more
Haha, made you look. Actually, there's an element of truth to that headline, though. You see, after I made the first Primer (#1, which I'm keeping for myself), I made... Read more
Milling and Soldering
Remember all those aluminum tubes from the last update? Well, their transformation into Primer bodies continued today as I started milling the holes for the pushbutton and power jack. These... Read more
Cutting Primer Bodies
So today I cut all the Primer bodies, but before we get to that, this is Daws:
Daws is a master machinist friend of mine whose skill and tools I... Read more
You did it!!!
Thanks everybody. I'm blown away by your passion for primes. So much so that I've scrounged up some more counters, so if you want another Primer (or know someone who'd... Read more
Painting and feet
So, here's a picture of the painted bases drying:
Now it's on to applying the feet. I made a jig to maintain consistency. Here's a short video of it in action:
"Primed" (pun intended)
This is from a few days ago. You can see all the bases have been drilled and primed. I'm in the midst of painting them now and will post a... Read more
Drilling the bases
Here's a short video of one of the bases being drilled yesterday. Multiply by 80. They're all done now and I've started priming them. I'll post a pic when the... Read more
Good news, bad news
Bad news first: Kickstarter won't budge on the deadline which means I won't get the funds until the latter half of October, so I can't start building Primers in earnest... Read more
A Primer just became available!
A backer just cancelled his Primer order, releasing it for someone else. I thought some of you who backed at a lower level because the Primers were sold out might... Read more
Well, that was fast!
WOW! Thanks to all my backers for making Primer such a success so quickly. You guys are the best!
I also want to apologize to everyone who came for a Primer... Read more