Austin Hardware Love, and a Special!
A couple things we forgot to mention last week:
Long cable special
Did you know that we now sell longer cables for your sensors? At 10 feet long (3 meters for our overseas friends), these can reach places the standard cable can't. They're also shielded to ensure signal integrity (which can be a problem at long distances and low power). Keep your Twine high and dry in the basement while the sensor does the dirty work!
In honor of adding support for long URLs, we’re running a special on long cables in our store! We’ve dropped the price for everyone, and you’ll get free domestic shipping on long cables if you order by April 6 — this Saturday. Shhh... we're only telling Kickstarter backers.
Austin hardware love
We love living and working in Austin. Aside from the great food, weather and music, we like it here for the concentration of hardware makers. At SXSW Interactive last month, our pals at the brand new and already excellent ATXHW group put together a hardware Kickstarter Q&A, and John got to take part alongside some of Austin's finest. Read more at MakeBlog. We want to give a shout-out to them — if you like what they're making, get yourself some new gear and support small businesses doing something unique.
Cinetics raised $480K with their Cineskates slider tripod and another $114K with their CineMoco project. You can get these at http://store.cinetics.com/
Memoto (okay, they're Swedish, but the accent is similar) recently closed a $550K Kickstarter for their lifelogging wearable camera. You can order one at http://memoto.com
Lastly but most importantly, Ube's WiFi smart dimmer switch for your lights is still active on Kickstarter and is less than $10K away from their goal, with two days to go. Push them over the top here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/702772580/ube-wifi-connected-smart-light-dimmer