Quick update 2-28-17

We passed $200,000 in orders this week – a major milestone!

We are still waiting on the first run prototype parts to be made and then hopefully approved. I was hoping to get these earlier but the factory has been slow to get things going after the Chinese New Year holiday. Production of all parts can start after these first-run parts are approved.  The current factory target is for first-run parts to be in hand for inspection by the end of March.

Anyone can still add to their order at this point with additional keyboards and/or accessories.

Several people suggested I offer a kit of spare parts for the future when production is long finished after this year – now you can order it through the store item “First Kid Kit.”  No need to pay for extra shipping – I will combine orders – just choose “other shipping” at checkout.

Quick update 2-5-2017

Everyone at the factory is returning for work this week.  We passed $190,000 in orders recently!

The immediate priorities are to get in hand the remaining first-run parts made to my specifications:  buckling springs, top/bottom inner assembly, boxes, and the keys.  After these parts have been approved, production will continue from where it left off (production has finished on the flippers, barrels, original style cases, capacitive PCB, controller PCB, ribbon cable to attach the two PCBs, and USB cables).

At this point we are waiting on the factory to do everything to spec.  I will not approve or send out something that I would not want to use myself, something not to my specifications and level of quality.

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