by Erik Kettenburg
For those waiting for an update - still waiting on the factory for the final ship date, we are trying to push them to give it to us ASAP. We;ll put an update out by Friday regardless, but we are expecting to have it before then.
@John - you can change your address at any time of the order status page, we will have more accurate shipping projections in our next update.
Thanks. I will likely be living in a hotel at that time and unable to receive mail. House builders are delayed and not giving us updates on the move in date anymore.
@John - they will not ship before Nov 5th, they will begin to ship around mid November - we will have an update in the next few days when we get our firm shipping date from the factory.
Will these ship before Nov 5th? I ask because I am moving on that day and will be in mail receiving limbo for a week to three weeks from that point.
Looking forward to receiving the item and giving it a whirl.
@helder - see my response in the main comment thread
Hi Eric, just a thought since one of these days you will start to ship, regarding to INTERNATIONAL shipment please consider to send it via normal courier and not UPS, since from my experience on other kickstarter projects i backed if you send it through UPS we will get charged big fees, not just custom taxes and so on.., and it seems at end of the day we pay twice the price of my pledge as in normal circumstances we should pay around 23% of taxes.... i think this way you will please lots of other INTERNATIONAL members like me heheh
@Erik: That sounds great!!!!
I'm pleased to say that we have ordered the diffused RGB LEDs, 6,500 of them!
You can use some Shapelock to create a diffuser in some interesting shapes as well! Great update, everything looks great!
A ping-pong ball works great as an LED diffuser too. (Thanks to John Honiball at Cheltenham Geeks inaugural meet last night.) @Dennis Schweer - CE = Chinese Export - looks good and proper to me :D
Plugging into a breadboard looks like an ideal way to hold everything in the right place when soldering in the pins. Getting excited about all the fun things I'm thinking of doing with my 'sparks now :)
I hope you will have the correct CE mark on your final digisparks and NOT that "logo" we can see on the breadboard picture!
I'm having the same problem Zak is, could I have a message too please Mr. Kettenburg?
Zak - sent you the link via kickstarter message
Hmmm. I've misplaced the confirmation email that I received... could you resend it so I can enter the contest? (Insert the sound of me doing a dope slap against my forehead...)
You could stick the LED into a block of PTFE (Teflon) or similar material for volume diffusion. Maybe there's even a translucent paint you could dip into and coat it (nail polish?)
Thankfully, a clear LED is turned diffuse pretty easily with a minute of one's time and some sandpaper :)
( If you're actually referring to a translucent / 'milky' body type, that's not so easily replicated. )
@Patrick - I'm tempted to say we're doing diffused for sure, but until I have them in my hand and they are of acceptable quality I won't say that - but we have a supplier and are awaiting the sample batch.
I can't recommend the diffused RGB LEDs enough - I've been fiddling around with a stack of a hundred of them off of eBay and they're just absolutely gorgeous. I still need to make the fiddly jig work to assemble a cube of them one of these days.