So, we are under 2 weeks to go, and about 42% funded. What to do, what do do. ALL OUT SHARING BLITZ!!! Those have you who have already shared via FB, Twitter, email, and word of mouth, thank you! We don't want you to overkill, but if you haven't shared please do so. We've spoken to a couple of reporters from the Capital Gazette newspaper and they want to do a piece on us. Unfortunately, it's not until the end of the month, and the campaign will be over. We would love the article to be about a success story! Along with a contact with the Washington Post that may do a story, we have great coverage.
We can't thank David Lang (founder of OpenROV and "Zero to Maker" author) enough for his awesome endorsement, and the crew at LA Makerspace for giving us guidance. We have also been in contact with Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media and MAKE Magazine). His words, "Let's get more people making!". I agree, Sir. I agree.
Lastly, there has been some interest from potential sponsors/investors, but it won't happen, if this doesn't happen. ;0) They want to see the proof of concept and that this is something that would be great to have in our city, and other cities around the state. You'd think that having the White House announce the news about their Mini Maker Faire would be good enough, but no dice.
No problem. I'm not worried, and "I believe that we will win!" If you don't get it, Google it (product of USNA Brigade of Midshipmen). But seriously, I do believe that this will succeed and be great. It's not over yet. Thank you everyone, you are truly, truly awesome.
I added to the summary of the project what exactly we will do with the money raised. Here is the addition.
Items we are aiming to secure are....
Printrbot Simple kits
Makerbot Replicator (stretch goal)
Laser Cutter (stretch goal)
Arduino (stretch goal)
and other various electronics, art supplies, creativity driven activities, and safety equipment that will go into our spaces for our events.
Hopefully, that lessens any confusion with anyone who views the project. We've had 776 view so far and at the time of this update, 36 backers.
FULL STEAM AHEAD!!! (See what I did there?)
P.S. If you are sharing on social media use #letsgetthisfunded