A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 26, 2012.
The Last Leg
This Kickstarter was about taking an idea we had as a small community of interested technologists (just like many of you) and seeing if there were people "out there" who wanted to join us. We were completely blown away by the response. I personally have never had commercial ambitions in this space and so I never saw AirQualityEgg as a product at this stage. But as "collaborative, community-led" project grows into a group of people large enough to have vastly different viewpoints, expectations, and opinions, things can get messy. For us, that has translated into delays and cost overruns, eating deep into personal time and pocketbooks. It hasn't been a smooth ride.
But, we finally see the finish line!!! Over 600 Eggs have been hand-assembled and shipped so far. We've gotten SO MUCH feedback, and that feedback has ranged from spiteful Internet troll-venom to incredible outpourings of uplifting support. On the whole, the feedback has left us incredibly optimistic and keeps us going strong.
The GOOD NEWS: If you bought an Egg and haven't gotten it yet, we'll be shipping it to you by April 9th (if you are out of the US, it will obviously take a little while to get to you). We have some bulk orders we'll fill after that, but all of you individual backers who have been champing at the bit, your Egg is coming very soon. Seriously, thank you for your patience.
For anyone who ordered a radiation sensor add-on: You will be getting your Egg as I stated above, but it will not have a radiation sensor. We had to prioritize our efforts and resources, and this sensor got pushed to the end. Over the next 4 months (approximately), we will be finishing the design/code, manufacturing, and shipping of these. But they are coming.
If you have any further questions concerning the status of your particular order at any time or to confirm/change your shipping address, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org
More to come!