One week down, three to go!
It's been a dynamite first week and things are off to a roaring start! Read below for updates or scroll to the bottom for this update in video form.
Update on the states
Thanks to all of our backers who have followed the links we've provided to vote for their state! Early in the running Texas and California were battling it out for the most funds raised until our first $2,500 backer generously came through and pushed Massachusetts to the top of the pile.
A new backing level and a twist on an existing one
Many of you spoke - a backing level in between the $10 and $75 levels was wanted - and we listened. Now for $35 you can help fund the SparkFun National Tour and get a limited edition SparkFun National Tour 2013 T-Shirt. Shirts are made of a high-quality, soft tri-blend material and are available in men's and women's cuts. They are also only available through this campaign!
For all of our $75 backers the SparkFun engineers came through with some new firmware for the Learn to Solder: Simon Says Kit. This addition includes a two-player battle mode! Never before has this been available on the popular intro to soldering kit.
How Can You Help?
Finally, many friendly folks have inquired about how they can help on the tour, be it volunteering at a tour stop or supporting us in other ways. We're so impressed by the outpouring of support and are very grateful!
Right now, the best way to help is to spread the word! Share this campaign with others, especially those in your area if you want us to come to your state, town, or school.