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Starting playing with the Ninja Block and having fun with my kids building wacky sensor apps. So far the best is "touch the cheese" (a human mouse trap concept).
Thank you and thank you for the quick response!
Thank you for your message.
We've sent the correct case out to you.
As always if you have any questions or queries whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hi Ninja Blocks. Got mine last week but have been traveling. I ordered a BLACK case but got a simple clear case. Thought I was going to get a black case with the Ninja on the front. Pledged the $210 level.
Yeah! Got mine last night. Lots to explore.
@Ninja Block: thank you for the help, really appreciate it. But, I have paid it. I think I just can't wait to play with it : )
@Irawan please send me the details of your customs contact and we'll send them more information on your behalf.
Shoot me an email to email@example.com and we'll see what we can do!
I've got mine today, but the commercial invoice saying the value per unit, and mine come in 3 boxes (1. Ninja Blocks, 2 Cables, 3 Sensors). Then the custom value the whole boxes as three time the value on the Invoice :(. I end up paying the tax about $250 :( I have spent the whole day arguing with the custom. But, still I lost. :(, either I pay the custom tax, or I don't get the item, and they will destroy it, really hard day (monday)
So, @Ninja Blocks, please if you have not sent other International backers, please list all the items in details in one invoice so it explains that the value is for all items.
Today, It seems I bought the USB to Mini USB cables for $80, very upset with the custom in here... :(
Just received mine today, and I chose purple but got a clear case. I was really hoping to get the purple one. Sent an email.
Apologies to anyone still waiting. If you don't have a box or a tracking number by the end of the week. Please ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Got my Ninja Blocks last week while I was on travel. Thanks for helping me with US Customs! Time to open up and start playing! :-D
I have not received my Ninja Block, as well. Any update on status, etc would be greatly appreciated.
We still have not received our Ninja Block, could you have a look if it has been shipped.
Hooray! Mine arrived yesterday. Time to play with this thing!! :)
Hey everyone. We've posted a big update with shipping status and lots of other stuff over on our website. http://ninjablocks.com/blog/2012/5/14/mega-ninja-kickstarter-update.html
Thanks for the update. Can't wait :)
@sarathy Big apologies from the whole team from the lack of updates. The team has been flat out building blocks, testing blocks, modding blocks, writing backend software and a lot more. Wait out for a proper update in a couple of days.
@oded Apologies for the slow reply. You can login to the Ninja Cloud at http://cloud.ninjablocks.com It is going to change a lot by the time you get your blocks.
Hi, Could we have some updates please. I realise it may be very hectic at the moment, but taking a few minutes every fortnight to post a quick update wouldn't hurt, would it?
I'm excited about this product and am anxious about the lack of updates, but don't mind a delay of a couple of weeks as long as I receive regular updates.
Does the access to the Ninja web was realse?
Hey Ninja Block Team - Just checking in on the $265 pledge level estimated delivery status - I'm most excited about this Kickstarter Project. Thanks again!
Thanks for letting me know.
Once it ships, would you be able to send me a tracking number so that I can make sure to be home to receive it on the day that it arrives?
Hi Stewart - I have your ninjablock on the desk as we speak, and it should go out Fedex either today or tomorrow.
I Am waiting on my naked block as well. I paid the $195 pledge so that I can be in the first batch of blocks that ship out, but I have not received it yet.
Has anyone else that paid the $195 pledge received theirs yet?
I have heard that this first batch has shipped out about two weeks ago.
Is that correct?
Pretty excited to receive my first block! Was just wondering when these guys will start shipping internationally for people who pledged.
We're unable to change the pledge amount after the project has come to an end on Kickstarter.
You can however pay for missed shipping here: http://shop.ninjablocks.com/products/international-shipping
As always if you have any questions or queries whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact me on email@example.com .
hey :) first of all AWESOM JOB :))))
second - I completely forgot to add the international shipping - fee and I would like to do that now - but as there is no manage your pledge button I'd like to ask how I can change the pledged amount ... cheerio & enjoy easter :)
Does the access to the Ninja web was realse?
Have the $195 rewards started shipping?
The google sketchup files for the case are here:
I chose the Naked block (no case) - because I might want to make my own case. Do you have specs (dimensions, openings, etc.) on the case requirements? Can you post or make it available in some way? (a 3D CAD file would be awesome)
Congratulations from Sweden!
Congratulations on getting funded guys, I think your idea is awesome. Go Well.
Well done on getting fully funded and also cracking $100K - you must be stoked! Cheers!
Just backed the Ninja Block with a little push from Mark! Hoping to get my ninja block in stealthy black!
Such a great idea! I love the design & purple is one of my favourite colours. I just had to bite the bullet and fork out the money for this hehe. Also, so glad it's an Aussie made product - and the great responses from the team in regards to my email questions has helped sway me to back this project.
Can't wait to set it up and try Ninja-stalking my cat :)
let's make 2012 the year of open source and 2013 the year to end all wars.
@Fred - The designs are already up for the world to see on github - Check them out here. https://github.com/ninjablocks/hardware
Hey gang, great project. At the $35 level you get the designs, do you also get them at the $155 level? I like to have my own block, but I'd also like to play around with the open source hardware. What say you Ninja Block Sensei?
Hi Guys. Love the project! I'm thinking about automating my home, and am deciding on the wiring - the dry wall will go up in a few weeks. I'm a newbie at all this home automation stuff, but I'm guessing that ninja blocks could potentially do the work of a home automation system at a lower cost. Am i right? If so, is there any wiring that I need to do specific to where I expect my ninja blocks to be located? CAT5e cables? 5V power points? I'd like to hike up my pledge, but I'll wait for the preview before doing so.
I'd love to hear back. :)
Amazing idea! Great entrepreneurship. Congratulations Guys and Miss Maddy.
Portugal is backing you up !
“To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you.
Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. ..."
― Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese poet)
HW designs now up on github - cool! :) https://github.com/ninjablocks/hardware
Yes, after launch.
@Kieth, this is something we're actively looking into. The exact mechanism on how we do this has not been decided yet.
I decided to jump on board this project. Are there plans to sell Ninjas in kit form?
I'd be very interested to know if, at launch, the Ninja Cloud will support calling custom web services with the ability to send the sensor data as part of the request?
@Maddy, Cheers for the quick response! Sounds great!
@Dave, the plan is to have phone and SMS available as part of the Ninja Cloud. This will be part of the premium account in regard to how many you can send. We haven't looked too closely at pricing but some will be included and then it will be x amount for every one after that.
First of all, just want to say that this looks like it will be AMAZING! As an embedded developer, I'm really keen to see what you guys produce :)
Quick question - I see an example action will be "send an SMS", how will this functionality be provided to the end user?