Record Success and Major update!
Since this is a rather long update, here is the Executive summary:
11 months ago
– Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 06:20:46 PM
- - Thank You, we are humbled, this is way more than we expected!
- - Kickstarter 2 weeks payment processing period started, then we get the funds.
- - BackerKit partnership will help with fullfillment
- - Apollo 50th Anniversary Cruise is being considered, need input.
Read below for the whole story:
If $20,000 was launching us in a Low Earth orbit and $50,000 would allow us to reach the moon, this campaign has allowed us to be well on our way to Mars!
THANK YOU to all backers who believed in us till the end. We are humbled as this campaign was way more successful than we expected despite any other actions targeting us. So now we wait for Kickstarter to collect the funds and transfer them to us which can take up to 14 days as there are always a few credit card payment issues to be resolved. If these few backers do not address and resolve their credit card problem, they will be automatically removed by Kickstarter and we will not build or ship anything to them.
We are extremely proud to inform all o y'alls that we have partnered with BackerKit for campaign fulfillment. They have a very strong platform which should help us in collecting survey answers and fulfilling all orders on schedule. A nice side benefit of partnering with Backerkit is that it provides us an easy opportunity to offer all of our backers some add-ons at reduced prices. When you receive your survey, you will then have options to add to your order at significantly discounted prices S&T GeoTronics items that are related to Open DSKY or not (like Open Enigma at its lowest price ever)... (some items have even never been offered before like our Open VFD).
For instance, we had intended to give each of you our unique solid cherry wood laser cut display stand if we reached $100K. We then received tremendous amount of interest for this unique, simple accessory that displays your Open DSKY just at the right angle so we decided to offer it as a simple low-priced add-on (with free shipping).
ATTENTION! A supporter/backer/collaborator suggested a Moon landing 50th anniversary themed group cruise/Kennedy Space center tour/vacation to have like minded space enthusiasts enjoy a few days/stories together. We think it has potential for everyone to have a good time and would like your input and have you express your interest with such an endeavor.
Details: 3 or 4 nights Bahamas cruise on Carnival leaving from Port Canaveral in mid-July 2019 for ~ $500 - $600 /person for average inside berthing quarters. Possibility of adding on a Kennedy Space center custom tour upon return to shore. Reception cocktail meet and greet included, special speaker, auction and raffle. Please comment on this update if this is something you are potentially interested in. Discounted air fare and hotels also available. Have a peek for more info:
O.K. We now have over 160 DSKY to 3D Print, 525 3 Segments display to 3D print after soldering 2500 tiny leds on that mini PCB. Plus lots of kits to prep and ship.. Ouch! Good news is that we are already starting this process, because it will take a while...
Till next update,