We wanted to wish a happy holiday to all of our Kickstarter backers who are celebrating! We're celebrating a whirlwind year, and as many of you remember, we put Modkit Micro on Kickstarter to help launch it as a serious product, with a paid desktop version to help support a free web version. We're happy to say that the custom flash drives are back in the USA with updated memory chips (thanks USBMemoryDirect.com) and we're finalizing the release so they can preload the drives before sending them back to us. Things are tight with the holidays but we expect to be shipping within a week of the new year which will allow us to hit the ground running with a paid version in 2013!
But that's just half the story. Your support of Modkit Micro on Kickstarter was also targeted to help us provide a free version to the general public. This is an important part of our social and business models and we're happy to say that we have finally released a public preview via the Modkit Blog. We'll continue to post updates here on the Kickstarter page until all the flash drives are sent out, but expect us to start moving more of the updates to the blog.
We expect many kids will find a microcontroller kit under a tree in a few hours, so maybe you can help them find Modkit Micro. We also posted a quick "Getting Started Guide", so make sure to check out (and pass along) the full post.