Final ZPM Update
We finally closed a deal with John Buckman of Decent Espresso, and sold him a license on all ZPM IP -- including the thermoblock technology and shot profiling... Read more
There's a lot going on at ZPM HQ right now!
Negotiations to get ZPM back on track have been going well, and we're hopeful that we'll have more news to... Read more
Onward and Upward
A quick update to let you know things are still moving, slowly but surely. We’ve yet to receive all of the beta units back, but we’ve refurbed the... Read more
Close of Beta Testing!
We hope you’ve recovered from your holiday exploits. We’re still here, working with our beta testers to get through testing. After many arduous weeks and many e-mails and... Read more
The long and winding road
Just got back from another trip to the West Coast to check on the machines. When we booked the trip about two weeks ago, the idea was to... Read more
Beta in Progress
We’re writing today to let you know that beta testing is under way! We received a ton of emails from volunteers, and the final beta list was created... Read more
Call for Beta Testers
We got tons of comments and emails after the last update, almost universally agreeing that we should use a beta group for the first run of 50, so... Read more
How the West was won
After another trip out to the factory and the west coast earlier this week, we’ve come back with another update. Hooray!
Shipment Timeline: A Question for You... Read more
Time for the ol' monthly. A new campaign, a roundup of the week, and a box.
Launching our Fundable
As extended members of our founding family, we wanted... Read more
UL, GUI, Timeline
It’s update time again, and we’ve got some info on UL, the GUI, and timeline.
Revised GUI Layout
Since UL has given us the time, we’ve taken our... Read more
Status Update + Video
Updating you on where we are. Unfortunately not a lot of news, but no new upsets and we’re still moving things forward!
Still Trucking with UL
Things are... Read more
The Colors are In!
We’ve got two things to talk about this time: colors and boards.
UL Redesign has been Completed
It’s been a long and painful month of being assured that... Read more
Last Friday we paid our sheet metal manufacturer (located about 3 hours south of Atlanta) a visit to check up on the quality issues we mentioned last update,... Read more
“Incredible for a home machine - honestly amazed!” and other great soundbites from our demo with Jason Dominy
We know what you must be thinking: another update so soon? It must be my birthday! Or at least Arbor Day or something!
Well, we have a bit... Read more
Put some PID in your Cup
Here’s hoping everyone has recovered from their post-Valentine’s blues. This time we’re talking a bit about PID loops (which we’re currently testing and tuning), and take our machine... Read more
Full Steam Ahead
We’re still here. Still trucking along. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are - well, not getting very warm, but someday surely they will, probably. We’ve got... Read more
Hopefully everyone was able to ring in the new year joyfully with friends, family, or at least Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Gosh,... Read more
A Mighty Second Wind
Last time we wrote, we told you that we were looking for an additional firmware/software developer. Despite getting quotes from around a dozen different very capable developers (found... Read more
Calling All Contacts
We’ve just been informed that the programmer/software developer who was supposed to be coding our GUI is currently facing an unexpected and dire personal situation which is affecting... Read more
Pump it Up!
You voted (or, if you’re an international backer, undoubtedly watched with bated breath as the fate of the Universe was decided), and we’re rewarding you with an update!... Read more
An Alternative to Post-Debate Analysis
Igor Returns Bearing Gifts
Ever been to China? Ever wondered what China’s like? Well, you could try asking Igor, but mostly he was hard at work over there trying to... Read more
We may not have the answers when it comes to health insurance reform or job creation, but we can at least tell you a couple things about the... Read more
Igor Goes to China, and Other News
In the spirit of trying to keep you guys as in-the-loop as we are, here’s another update!
The Boards have Landed
The boards - beyond being a perennial... Read more
The Waiting (Is the Hardest Part)
REMINDER: If you need to change anything about your order - including your address - please fill out this form.
So now it’s deep into September and we... Read more
The Saga Continues...
Things have been trucking along on our end, and we’re overdue for another update. Basically: we’re close. We’re really close, and we’re getting closer every day! Seriously!
My... Read more
Hear Ye, Hear Ye - Town Hall Meeting!
(This is another update all about the processor issue, so those of you who don’t plan to code can feel free to sit this one out, if you... Read more
Keepin' On Keepin' On
We’re sorry for the radio silence over the past month or so. In part, we haven’t written because there’s little in the way of shiny new information to... Read more
A Tisket, a Tasket, a Really Awesome Basket
Since we last met, we’ve put in initial orders for all of the parts needed to make the first set of 10 prototypes, and sent off our CAD... Read more
Time for a Timeline
Remember us? We know it’s been a while, but between SCAA Portland (great to meet all the backers who were there!) and lots of behind-the-scenes work, we just... Read more
Backer Cartography and Other News
NOTE:For any updates to your survey (address or order preferences), please fill out the Survey Correction Form instead of emailing. While we’ll try to keep your emails straight, the... Read more
No News is Good News
Hi Kickstarters & Co.,
So we’ll be straight with you: if you’re looking for earth-shattering information, this is not your update. We don’t have any big news, but we know... Read more
Happy Pi Day! Here’s an Update
In celebration of Pi Day and our return from the wintery North, here's an update!
The Bestival Festival
We survived our first trade show! We spent this past... Read more
Keeping You Posted
We’re overdue for an update, and we’ve got a few tasty little tidbits to share (no, your machine hasn’t shipped yet). Without further ado...
Vote early, vote often... Read more
Clarification on the survey
As many of you have already found out, we're not professional survey designers. A few of you have brought some issues to light, so we wanted to clarify... Read more
Let's get to know each other a little better
We’ll be sending out surveys in the next couple of hours. We know we told you we’d wait to send the survey until we had color samples, but... Read more
Fortune Cookie: You Will Be Happy in Receipt of Good News
We know you’re starting to get those withdrawal headaches, so here’s another post to help mellow out your Monday - or fight the Sunday night blues, if you’re... Read more
We Checked It Twice
As of Friday, Amazon has stopped trying to collect outstanding funds, and the full balance (totalling about $334,000) has now made its way through the tubes and into... Read more
Fora and Fauna
So, you know how you were sitting at work yesterday morning and you were like, “I wish I had somewhere to go where I could chat with other... Read more
Sick Of Us Yet?
We know we’ve been sending you a lot of messages lately - we said we’d be staying in touch, after all. We're slaving away on our website, so... Read more
So You Want Us To Make Some Machines Now?
We got a little sappy on you the other day, so now we’re gonna keep it short and sweet.
Thank you! We know we’ve said it a thousand times... Read more
A Love Letter
We spent our last update gentlyreminding you about some logistical things. But this update is going to be more fun. First, we wanted to give you guys... Read more
Sorry to bother you again on this fine Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
We want to make a short clarification to our statement about warranties.
Even though we don't have... Read more
We know we’ve posted a lot of long updates, and we bet you loved and gobbled up every word. But even (and especially) if you’ve never read any... Read more
Bump and Grind
Well, we were going to start off this e-mail by saying a big thank your for helping us reach $250,000 - but yesterday was a huge day, and... Read more
The Final Countdown
We’re now officially in the home stretch, so we thought we’d brag a little, and update you guys on what our plans are for different funding levels (and maybe entice... Read more
Preliminary Temperature Data and a Note on Converters
[The second half of this update concerns converters, and is only relevant to international backers.]
Today we returned to Batdorf & Bronson here in Atlanta to get temperature... Read more
Color: Where Our Brain and the Universe Meet
We hope you all had a wonderful Hanukkah/Christmas/Winter Solstice/New Year - spent some time with loved ones, got some time off work, slept in, ate a lot...is it... Read more
Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
Sorry for the radio silence over the past week - we’ve been working hard on engineering the machine, and also on the legal and logistical aspects of production.... Read more
But I want it now: Production Schedule Update
There has been a ton going on over the past day, so we just want to keep you all in the loop.
First off, we want to give... Read more
Tooting Our Own Horn
Hi everybody! Today was another crazy day for us, so we thought we'd keep you guys in the loop.
We have a lot of people to thank, so first shout-out... Read more
We've Reached Our Goal!
You guys, you are amazing! Your support has been unbelievable. I don’t think any of us thought we would reach our goal so quickly, and we are so grateful to... Read more
We've almost reached our goal on the second day!
We just want to give a big thanks to all the people who have come out to back our project, ask questions, give criticism and offer support. We... Read more
Shipping date for machine is March, 2012
Thanks so much for your early support! We have really hit the ground running on this project, and we're excited to get quality machines to you as soon... Read more