Final Chance For A Badger Panel
I know we've been annoying you a bit with these updates, but a lot of you have been insanely nice and backed our new project as well.
This... Read more
Help Us Get The Word Out
Our campaign for The Badger is nearly finished. If you've not checked it out do so now! With only 2.5 days left to grab one your time is... Read more
Last (and only) Chance for a Badger
Our new Badger solar panels are only available for 5 more days on Kickstarter! We've hit $73,000 in funding as of now, but would love to hit $90,000... Read more
Powering SCUBA Gear
The new Badger solar panel is off to a good start, in part thanks to you.
I used to SCUBA dive. A lot. Seven years ago... Read more
The Badger Takes Off!
A big thanks to any of our former backers who are once again backers. The Badger: Waterproof USB Solar Charger is really taking off for us. In 24 hours... Read more
Underwater Photos of New Panels
Ben and I spent some quality time doing "fish tank" photography of the new panels last week. You'd be surprised how long that takes. The answer is... Read more
Preview Watt Meter, IP Rating, and Inventory Woahs
I wanted to show everyone a preview of the new Watt Meter we'll be using with our upcoming "Badger" Water Proof Kickstarter campaign, give you an update on those... Read more
Brown Dog Update
Backers & Lurkers,
For update number 58 I thought I'd give you a heads up on what I've been working on over here.
Brown Dog Gadgets News and Whatnot
First... Read more
Everyone (mostly) Is Out
After a lot of double checking and cross referencing, everything should be out as of this week. Minus the 30 or so people who never filled out their survey... Read more
Wholesale Options Now Available
Some backers have been interested in wholesale or group discount.
Now that inventory has stabilized, and I have boxes made up, I am able to do some bulk sales. (Such... Read more
Odds and Ends
A few things. (And in list form as always.)
1) I'm still getting back random international orders. I'm contacting people individually about it.
2) I'm slowly going through and... Read more
Whats Going On
After Maker Faire NYC, and driving 16 hours each way, I was extremely beat and also sick. I've been very behind in replying to emails, and I apologize about... Read more
Maker Faire NYC
Greetings from New York!
I wanted to let everyone know a couple of things.
1) The missing shipment from New Jersey has arrived in Wisconsin. Any outstanding orders are going... Read more
Maker Faire NYC and new site
Right now I'm somewhere in Ohio on my way to Maker Faire NYC. If you're in the area you should check us out on Saturday or Sunday.
International orders are... Read more
Last bits of Shipping + Testimonials
We're nearly ready to launch the new website. It would be very helpful if we could get a few, quick, paragraphs from people about their experience with the folding... Read more
Tracking Numbers & Missing Domestics
Being Checked Off
I'm having my intern Sam go through our original excel file and check off people in Kickstarter. This just changes your status to "Reward has been sent."
We... Read more
Important Update On Many Important Things
Some important information that you should read, or feel really bad for not reading.
Mystery Missing Orders
For some reason there was a glitch in the excel file I downloaded... Read more
International Shipping Update 2
**** Domestics have gone out. You should be getting them soon. ****
Ok, so an update on international shipping.
Mainly we're waiting for our last batch of solar cells to... Read more
International Shipping Update
*** Domestic orders should all be out now. You should be getting them.... now.****
Here is the deal with Internationals.
1) If you only ordered a Solar Cell, your order... Read more
Holiday Weekend Update
Greetings. A few quick things.
Since I'm keeping everyone up to date on everything, here is my most recent development.
The third batch of solar cells is... missing. For some... Read more
Shipping By Country
Domestic US Customers:
All these orders should be out by the end of the week. Meaning you should have them all by the end of NEXT WEEK.... Read more
I'm feeling food tonight. Enjoying a drink on a rooftop in downtown Milwaukee. Soooo I had this idea.
I'll give a free solar cell to one Kickstarter backer. The criteria... Read more
Looking Towards The Future
AKA: What I'm doing with the extra cash
Some people have asked me about the future of my business, so here is a small rundown.
First off, I do have... Read more
2nd Batch Is In!!!
Just got word in that the second batch of Folding Solar Cells came in today. That means 200 of each type is now available to go out.
The... Read more
AA/AAA Chargers READ ME!
For the 100 people who backed something with the AA/AAA Charger.
Seriously READ ME. It's important.
When I went to go buy 100 of these from my supplier I was... Read more
Power Banks: READ ME FOOLS
POWER BANK REWARD GETTERS. READ ME!
Everyone else can chill. I'll be breaking down a few things for each type of Power Bank.
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT... Read more
Extra Bonus Gift for Backers
The original Stretch Goal was for USB LED lights for everyone. Great.
People kept badgering me for more Stretch Goal gifts, to which I more or less eventually gave up... Read more
Things Are Shipping: READ ME
Seriously, read this.
Things are/ have shipped. As of Thursday over 200 items have shipped out. Probably another 150-200 will ship out on Friday. Keep in mind we have 1700... Read more
Good news everyone!
Customs was a major PAIN IN THE REAR, but all is good. For now.
At the warehouse the first batch of 7W & 10W panels have arrived.... Read more
Come See Us in Detroit
We're going to be at Maker Faire Detroit this weekend. We'll mostly be showing off our various educational kits, but we'll also have some Folding USB Solar Cells to show... Read more
Final Update on Time Tables
Good news everyone!
Here is the final update about time tables for products from the various manufactures I've used. These are the time tables for when the items will be... Read more
A Note About Backerkit
Sooooooooo I've been telling people to email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
I was wrong.
You should email email@example.com in order to get prompt service.
Make sense? I'm sorry about that confusion.... Read more
According to my data 181 of you did not fill out your survey.
Now if your'e one of those 181 you also DID NOT GET A BACKER KIT INVITE.... Read more
What is Backerkit
Surveys have been sent.
If you're reading this, you should have already read your survey. There you can update your shipping address, or change it.
Backerkit is a service... Read more
Of Whats To Come
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Did you know that 90% of all Kickstarter hardware projects ship late? (Lord knows I'm still waiting for my Ringbow... 8 months on...)
We're... Read more
Come Hang With Us in Chicago
Two quick things.
About the pledges
We just had the money released to us from Kickstarter (and Amazon). I'm switching to a small business orientated bank in order to get... Read more
Chargers Are Available for Pre Sale
I'm getting many emails along the lines of "I missed the Kickstarter! Where can I buy these now?"
Well the answer is BrownDogGadgets.com.
I've got all the chargers... Read more
Well That Was Interesting
So Now What?
Seeing as how we clearly met our $5,000 goal (and then some) what are the next steps?
The first step is me waiting around for 14 days... Read more
It's Dusty In Here
A quick update with a few items.
You're probably going to lose it anyways...
Someone suggested that I include a dust cover for the USB port on the... Read more
About Tablets and iPads
To tablet or not to tablet...
Wisconsin finally gave me a break today by actually have some sunlight. (Go figure, the one time I try and launch a major... Read more
Wisconsin Didn't Get The Memo About Spring
Greetings backers and awkward lurkers!
Everything I read about doing a successful Kickstarter campaign says that you have to constantly be communicating with your backers. Even when you have nothing... Read more
Rain + Solar Don't Mix
With 21 days left to go we've just hit $70,000 in funding. Thats 1,200% of what we were aiming for.
Last week I said I'd do... Read more
Of Gadgets and iPads
Greetings! I'm just floored at how amazing this Kickstarter drive has been! Currently we're sitting at $55,000, which is 1,100% of our goal. Insane! Now if only the next 26... Read more
48 Hours and 550%!
Wow! Thank you everyone for supporting us in this! We're awe struck at how far we've come in just 48 hours. To reach $27,500 in two days is more than... Read more
10W Pictures Up
Thanks to everyone who is supporting this project, and putting up with some bumps along the way.
Let me again apologize about the whole "Add $5 for shipping" fiasco. I... Read more
I never expect to get 200%, let alone 300%. Thanks everyone.
I'll be posting some pictures of the 10W and 10,000mAh pack in an hour or two.
Since things are... Read more
Thanks everyone! We met our goal in about 6 hours, and in 10 hours we were at 150%!
We've added as rewards a 10W Folding Solar Cell option and a... Read more