Project Update XV: UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS! Second 500 batch shipping! Parties!
Dear awesome backers,
Thank you so much for being the wind at our backs, our operations have been going smoother thanks to your thoughtful feedback. Below are our latest updates!
Second 500 batch:
We’re happy to announce our second batch of 500 120V units are shipping out on Monday. Once they pass US customs it takes 2-5 days to process before they come to the doors of backers who got in by July 18th. Monday night is the LAST CHANCE you have to update your shipping address to Patrick@Nomiku.com if you are a 120V Nomiku backer! If you plan on moving or don't have a permanent address, let Patrick know and we can hold your order for you. Don't worry-- your Nomiku will be at the warehouse when we release your order so you don't have to wait for the next shipment. If you have to change your address after Monday and your Nomiku has gone through processing, please note that this may incur an extra charge ( :-( our shipping overlords do not cut us any slack).
We are going back and forth with CE regarding a new powerboard. We submitted four last week and they have been sent back today for revision and review. The major challenge we face now with CE is the required EMI (electromagnetic interference) testing. We need to reduce the peak noise level further in order to pass, and this requires identifying the root cause and creating an alternative implementation or creating an EM (electromagnetic) filter. We are running frequent diagnostic tests to get this issue resolved as fast as possible. This is our top development priority at this time.
We are so excited to see what you are cooking! It has been a joy to gawk at unboxing pictures and the first dishes to come out of your water bath. Please post your pictures and videos on our FB page, or holla at us on Twitter and Instagram @eatnomiku with #MyFirstNom. Participating in your first meal made with Nomiku via the internets makes our insides feel like sunshine and it inspires others who are thinking about what to cook. Here are some great #MyFirstNom moments:
Backer parties and pop-up fun!:
Lastly, but not least, the SF Kickstarter Backer party is set to go on Wednesday, October 16! There will be delicious sous vide hors d’oeuvres, adult refreshments, dancing, and demos. We have sent backers who live in SF and within a one-hour drive of the city an invitation, please let us know if you haven’t received one or if you’re in another city but will serendipitously be in town to join us on the 16th.
Tomorrow we are having a sous vide demo and throwdown at Sebo in Hayes Valley! Two chefs will compete to win your stomachs starting at 1pm. The Nom team will be there from 10am to 5pm serving up perfect 64°C eggs.
Our parties in cities you voted on will roll out steadily; we aim to get our nom on with our Seattle and LA backers by the end of this year!
Lisa, Abe, and Bam