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I contributed for the book, which was supposed to be "released" in September 2013 - did this ever get created and shipped? If so, I haven't received a copy, but would still be interested in reading that book. The email updates were entertaining and insightful, I think a book would be even more entertaining.
Sorry about that :-/ Thanks again for reaching me so quickly.
@Nicolas -- according to our records, we shipped your kit in our main batch of rewards by May 9, 2013. I've PMd you the tracking number for your order and to discuss further details.
NEVER got my kit ... Nice scam ...
I would still be very interested to read your book (or any other medium, not picky). Are you still planning to share the rest of your story?
Am I the only one who did NOT receive the solar pocket kit? Since July I contacted this guys several times per email and here, but aparently even after giving them my adress (again), they didn't bother to send it.
Since you are so totaly incompetent, would you be so kind and give me back my money? Oh yeah and I am also reporting this project to kickstarter staff.
Hi @carnivalius: We've posted some more instructables here: http://solarpocketfactory.com/pages/instructables -- and if you've any specific questions shoot us an email or message and we'll get you setup. Thanks!
I wondered if there was a link to a manual (if there is one) for how to use the parts in the experimenters kit. My kit only came with the manual on how to assemble the panels.
I don't know whether to wait or check and see if mine was sent.
Soooo I'm checking.
Yay! Got my kit yesterday - 5 hour bus trip to ransom it from customs (Costa Rica) - now to decide what to make . . .
mine just arrived today in hamburg germany Woob woob. Ty and keep up the great work!
I was going to send an email asking if my address was missed, but seeing that Jacob just received his yesterday, I guess I'll hold out until the end of the week.
-Western New York
Mine just arrived today in Northern Idaho.
WOOT !!! Received today in Houston, but no time to play :( leaving in two days and I just got my own laser cutter yesterday so that has precedence sorry :P but your on my shortlist of projects to play with.
Thanks for the response - looking forward to getting my new toy!
@Raymond Hebert -- yep, we got your info just fine, and your package mailed your last week
@thomas fisher-york -- yep, we got your info, and your package shipped out last week
@Jessica -- your kit shipped out last week and is in transit
@ Linda -- your kit shipped out last week, and it's in transit now
April and still no pocket factory! Has Anyone gotten one???
I'm with Ray and Thomas. I remember filling out the survey but I haven't received my pocket factory so I'm concerned I never pressed submit or lost connection. Will there be any follow up for people who didn't get their gifts?
Love all the stories and updates. You both are truly amazing and I look forward to the kit to experiment. By the way when I complete the address survey for receiving my pocket factory my computer may have lost it internet connection. Any chance you can verify that Ray Hebert put in his address or if I can complete it again I will.
I got the email requesting I fill out the questionnaire with the shipping address.
Maybe I already filled it out and forgot, but now clicking the link
in the email takes me to
Do I still need to provide a shipping address? Thanks.
It's past mid February now.
@Nicholas -- thanks for asking. We're running production right now, and we'll send out a questionnaire for people's latest addresses in mid-february, right as we're preparing to ship. Stay tuned.
I moved recently, and I want to make sure that you had the right shipping address for the sunlover's package. Where should I update my address?
Just curious how its going!
Good call, man--I saw that article, and it's neat. Light on details, though--I haven't figured out what he's doing that boosts the efficiency of the cells. I want to learn more!
You should seriously take contact with Greg Nielson!! ( http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/greg-nielson-shrinks-solar-cells-size-glitter ).
bummed I missed you when you were in NYC.... let us know if you come back!.
I love your idea. Congratz Alex and Shawn.
PS. I was just wondering if I can change my Solar Pocket Kit to the Shield.
Hey guys congratulations! I'm looking forward to outcome.
@Truls Thanks! We'll definitely keep updating as we keep working!
@Richard Stinky tofu, here we come!
I've had fun reading about you guys! The idea is "too good to be true", but I would be delighted to see you prove me wrong.
If you make progress, I see the potential for further projects. Remember to inform your backers if you do! Cheers!
So I guess we're having lunch in HK some time :) Not entirely sure what this whole thing is - but it's an impressively bonkers pitch...
@Zack Bo-selecta! Gotcha down. Thanks!
Hey guys, I love the your ideas. Keep up the good work. I added an extra $35 to my pledge to get the solar arduino shield. Can't wait to use it.
@Carl-Niclas Marked you down, Thanks!
I have added $60 for a Solar Experimenter's Kit in addition to my Solar Phone Charge Kit pledge :)
@Jean and @Erica: Noted, with huge thanks!
Hey Alex, I added the extra $35 for the solar arduino shield with battery. Great idea, looking forward to seeing you guys invent and adapt more creative new stuff.
Little extra scratch at the last minute; getting the solar kit & book, plus an extra 35 to get a solar pocket kit if that's alright.
Thanks everyone for pushing this into orbit -- 14 hours to go...!
Have you guys seen this: http://m.gizmodo.com/5942294/the-next-industrial-revolution-starts-in-a-20+foot-shipping-container? It seem to pair well with your pocket factory and general ethos.
Well i finally backed this one. Too bad I only have $30 (just lost job) would love to see this go open-source.
@jakob on August 26
Unfortunately I think this system is designed around the use of per-manufactured components. However, I love the idea about creating your own doped silicon and I wish I could help you do it but I can't find the info on doing it myself.
Hi Alex, I added $30 for the extra sollete pack on top of $100 for the smartphone solar charger kit.
Thanks and more power to you (solar power of course)!
pledged $35 today. feels good! now I will have to wait a whole year for the book. that feels not so good ;-)
All the best,