Getting Closer to Shipping
I sent out a Kickstarter survey to all my backers a few days ago requesting a shipping address from everyone. If you didn't get that email you can look in your email spam folder or just log into your Kickstarter account and fill out the survey there.
Since my last update all the parts have arrived so we started assembling the EEW Minis. I personally assembled 10 of them to make sure everything was working well. Then I helped my local assemblers to get up to speed. They have both agreed this is a really nice design making the assemble quick and consistent.
One issue we have hit is that consistently assembling the bobbins has been more difficult than I expected. I've tried three different assembly methods for them so far, but none have been perfect so we're going to continue experimenting with different assembly methods for the bobbins to try and perfect it. Eventually, I'll figure out a way to quickly and consistently assemble the bobbins. Until then I'll pay extra to more slowly assemble the bobbins so I can start shipping.
So far we have over 100 Minis assembled and about 150 bobbins. Once I get more bobbins assembled I'll be able to ship the first batch. I'm expecting that first shipment will be about 100 Minis and hopefully that will happen in the next week or two.
I have put together an EEW Mini getting started page. Every Mini will ship with a small card that has the link to this website so there's no need to remember it. However, it would be helpful if people could review the website and video on it. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make it better.