Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 7, 2011.

Update #19

Project Status: Smooth Progress

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Hey backers!

Just wanted to say thanks again for all your support, and give you an update on progress here in the lab.

So the programming is complete, and we are in the process of assembling the dev kit units. In the meantime, I am designing the box artwork and manuals to be included with every Chip Maestro. In a few days, I will announce the winner of the label art contest, and then ship out the boxes and manuals to be mass-produced. Once these arrive, the dev kits will be ready to be sent out!

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