Greetings to all our patient and faithful backers!
First let me say a special thanks for all the positive and encouraging comments, emails, and tweets! To move from the goal of 50 kits to 1400 is no small task. We are so very grateful for your support and we are working hard to get the rewards shipped and into your hands!
The quick update is this:
- Pride Industries is doing all of our cabling. They were waiting on the correct crimping tool, which took longer than expected to receive, but they do have it now and they are in production. We will begin receiving installments of the finished cables and motors ready to plug into the board as early as the end of this week.
- The firmware is now being installed onto the printrboards which we've been receiving at a steady pace.
- The hobbed bolts will also begin being delivered this week.
- The rep rappers kits should be shipping out in less than a week, and the rest of the kits will follow in waves. OUR GOAL is to have the last kit (of all 1400!) shipped before the end of April.
I also wanted to mention that we have a huge team for the shipping, a local company called Tech Events, who deal with Fortune 500 companies such as HP. With the sheer volume we faced with the kickstarter, we wanted to call in the pros for the shipping, and let us stick to running the bot farm, the laser cutter, and all the rest.
One last note--yes, the online store is open, but our first commitment is still to you, our backers!
(We are only open to the US right now.)
Thanks again for your support of printrbot!
PS: PLEASE write us only through email--NOT the kickstarter mail.