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Title: URuler packaging
Post by: jancumps on September 18, 2013, 04:44:10 pm
Record #10 lives in the village next to mine :)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 18, 2013, 04:46:27 pm
And I saw my own address :) There are only a few from Hong Kong. Anyone who have bought from me could tell which one is mine..LOL!
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: krivx on September 18, 2013, 05:10:21 pm
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: 99tito99 on September 18, 2013, 05:57:43 pm
Hi Dave: Don't nod-off and fall off your stool!!  I had the same problem with my tape dispenser; the fix is to bend the cutter up a bit (a degree or two) so the teeth get a better bite on the tape. Cheers, Mark : :)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: SeanB on September 18, 2013, 06:07:15 pm
And I saw my own address :) There are only a few from Hong Kong. Anyone who have bought from me could tell which one is mine..LOL!

Even visible on Google Street view, but going to be hard to find exactly which window is Frankies.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Kempy on September 18, 2013, 07:27:55 pm
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.

I found another buyer one mile from me - can anybody beat that?
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: dexters_lab on September 18, 2013, 07:35:40 pm
Saw my address  :-+ heald green, greater manchester!

Not bad considering it was captured watching hd video on a train between london and manchester over 3g. How times have changed!?
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Rutger on September 18, 2013, 08:05:06 pm
Hi Dave, I think you should throw a shipping party and invite some friends & family, provide them with food & drinks and you can setup an assembly line and get through all the orders in 1/2 day.

I have no idea what the packaging house charges, but it sounds like you would save some serious money.

Thanks for the videos!  :-+
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: krivx on September 18, 2013, 08:12:44 pm
Yeah it's funny to see your address. There is another buyer 5 minutes from me as well.

I found another buyer one mile from me - can anybody beat that?

I reckon so, according to google maps.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: dexters_lab on September 18, 2013, 08:46:11 pm
Hi Dave, I think you should throw a shipping party and invite some friends & family, provide them with food & drinks and you can setup an assembly line and get through all the orders in 1/2 day.

I have no idea what the packaging house charges, but it sounds like you would save some serious money.

Thanks for the videos!  :-+

Agreed, its surprising what friends can do for you if you offer them free beer!
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Zepnat on September 18, 2013, 09:07:23 pm
Saw someones postcode about 10 miles from me, Belper. Pretty cool after going half way around the world.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Zepnat on September 18, 2013, 09:27:21 pm
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: notsob on September 18, 2013, 11:29:01 pm
Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Stonent on September 19, 2013, 05:50:58 am
With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: kizzap on September 19, 2013, 05:54:16 am
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:

I get that feeling all the time.

Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.

With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.

I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate.

I too saw my name and part address on there as well. The thing I had to laugh most about was the fact that anyone who had their information as anonymous had all their info there for the world to see.

-kizzap
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Stonent on September 19, 2013, 06:19:09 am
Oh dear I've just killed another thread  :scared:

I get that feeling all the time.

Interested to see if anyone gets an envelope with chocolate fingerprints on it.

With the manual taping, now Dave's finger prints are all over Australia.

I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate.

I too saw my name and part address on there as well. The thing I had to laugh most about was the fact that anyone who had their information as anonymous had all their info there for the world to see.

-kizzap

You call that pale stuff chocolate? It ain't chocolate unless it is so dark that it sucks all the light out of the room and was formed in the middle of a collapsed star.  :-+
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: JackOfVA on September 19, 2013, 01:24:19 pm
It would be interesting to see the destination statistics, i.e., how many orders to each country.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Fsck on September 19, 2013, 01:25:31 pm
It would be interesting to see the destination statistics, i.e., how many orders to each country.

Ditto. And you could correlate that to population of said countries to see fractional distributions across the world
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: hli on September 20, 2013, 06:46:55 am
Maybe these lessons from Dangerousprototypes might have been handy: http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/08/how-to-mail-pcbs-the-cheap-way/ (http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/08/how-to-mail-pcbs-the-cheap-way/)
(Even with these precautions I had a lost PCB on its way to me - shipping PCBs in the mail seems to be tricky stuff...)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: EEVblog on September 20, 2013, 08:01:26 am
shipping PCBs in the mail seems to be tricky stuff...)

And I only have 2000 or so more to go!
Dangerous Prototypes got off easy with only 1000
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: wblackledg on September 20, 2013, 06:08:22 pm
Dave,

I got the email about the problems with the Oz shipping. I thought the envelope self gluing might not hold. plus taping them together doubled the mass (like a battering ram).  If you tape anything I would tape the flap down on the corners or the edges, or better yet a thicker padded envelope.

Oh,  the US postal machines are quite brutal.  More than once I've gotten a letter back with pieces of a my original mail in the letter from the "machine ate it for lunch dept." or something like that. The letter I sent looked like you taped it to the underside of car tire and drove across country.  not much left of it.  The remains of what they dug out of the machine's gears.

thanks.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: stormbr on September 20, 2013, 09:12:02 pm
How to do for bought the uRuler ?

Have many brazilians here (Dave list), pretty good know this.

Thanks
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: samgab on September 21, 2013, 12:26:48 am
I'm going to put my boards into a superglue vaporiser so I can get Dave's fingerprints, worth much more then silly chocolate...

The rulers were sent first to Australia, THEN  (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/then?s=t)to the rest of the world.
Australians get their rulers sooner THAN  (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/than?s=t)everyone else.


Yeah yeah (http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/thanthen.html), I'm just bitter and have too much time on my hands right now, because I'm sick.  ;)


Regards,
Sheldon Cooper.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: TMM on September 21, 2013, 04:26:40 am
My 5 rulers arrived safely in Melbourne yesterday  :-+
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: kizzap on September 21, 2013, 06:29:27 am
Regards,
Sheldon Cooper.

Sheldon wouldn't have any inclination of apologies...

;)

-kizzap
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: orin on September 21, 2013, 06:43:25 am

Oh,  the US postal machines are quite brutal.  More than once I've gotten a letter back with pieces of a my original mail in the letter from the "machine ate it for lunch dept." or something like that. The letter I sent looked like you taped it to the underside of car tire and drove across country.  not much left of it.  The remains of what they dug out of the machine's gears.



I'll just note that 1/4" thick is the maximum for "machinable" mail in the US.  They also say something about easily bendable...  Who knows what they do with incoming foreign mail.

Actually, USPS are usually remarkably efficient and easily beat UPS ground for orders from Digikey and Mouser to me in spite of the fact that Digikey and Mouser usually take an extra day to ship USPS.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: metalphreak on September 28, 2013, 04:18:33 am
Hey Dave.

When you do the international orders, consider getting the mailing house to use masking tape, rather than the clear packing tape stuff. It leaves sticky residue all over the rulers when you pull it off after a week  ;)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: railman on October 06, 2013, 11:34:53 pm
Hey Dave;

It might be better if the rules were taped in a fanfold method rather than stacked. that way you could fit two or three flat next to each other. They might make it through the machines better.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Hooch on October 07, 2013, 02:31:33 pm
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: samgab on October 08, 2013, 05:14:08 am
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.

-Masking tape...
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: greencardigan on October 08, 2013, 06:29:45 am
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Stonent on October 08, 2013, 06:57:03 am
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:

Burn!
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: metalphreak on October 08, 2013, 01:17:24 pm
Try using tape that is used when you paint your house. This one can be very easily removed without that ugly glue.

-Masking tape...

I think he was referring to a particular type of masking tape, like that 3M blue stuff that's designed specially for masking up walls when painted so it doesn't damage the existing paintwork (when you rip it off).
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: EEVblog on October 08, 2013, 01:36:31 pm
It wont be long until Sagen can help with the mailouts.  :scared:

 ;D

Unfortunately I've been struck with the crowd sourcing delivery curse.
I'm still waiting on the Tyvek envelopes from the US.
Also, I'll be away for a few days next week, so can't get back onto this until late next week at the earliest. Then it's dealing with the mailing house (unknown quantity at this point).
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: MadModder on October 12, 2013, 07:53:51 pm
Due to the new more rugged envelopes and stuff, I guess your profit now ends up negative?
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: rsjsouza on October 12, 2013, 08:04:16 pm
Unfortunately I've been struck with the crowd sourcing delivery curse.
Well, it is your first crowd funding and surely your second will be much more smooth... Aren't you glad that your first was the uRuler instead of something more elaborate?  8)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: nitro2k01 on October 18, 2013, 04:54:29 pm
┬ÁRuler Shipment Update (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vemLHr9yE#)

In which Dave showcases tear-proof Tyvek envelopes before he drives to the mailing houses.

Makes me wonder, given the cardboard insert, are the Tyvek envelopes really necessary? Of course, this is the belts and braces method, but maybe there was some saving to be done there. On ther other hand, I don't know the ratio of the cost of the envelopes and the cardboard insert (one-off process, potentially expensive for that reason.)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: Stonent on October 18, 2013, 06:57:11 pm
"Tie-vek" :P :)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: rsjsouza on October 18, 2013, 09:01:31 pm
"Tie-vek" :P :)
Although Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyvek) agrees with you, the lady at this page (http://www.pronouncehow.com/english/tyvek_pronunciation) disagrees... I guess "Tee-vek" FTW  :box:

I think the price difference of the Tyvek envelopes plus the cardboard plus the added labor is too small when compared to pills for the headaches... Sleepless nights...   :rant: from the missus... And so on... :)
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: TMM on December 02, 2013, 07:45:51 am
<thread dig>

This is somewhat unrelated but it made me think of the Swiss Post uRuler debacle.

I ordered an item from china via ebay. Most items from ebay china usually arrive in 2-3 weeks. 35 days later there was no sign of the parcel. I thought nothing of it, China Post loses items all the time and the ebay seller refunded me.

Now today, 48 days after the item being posted from China, the item turns up on my doorstep. Posted via Swiss Post.  :palm:
Title: Re: URuler packaging
Post by: staxquad on December 15, 2013, 12:18:42 am
<thread dig>

This is somewhat unrelated but it made me think of the Swiss Post uRuler debacle.

I ordered an item from china via ebay. Most items from ebay china usually arrive in 2-3 weeks. 35 days later there was no sign of the parcel. I thought nothing of it, China Post loses items all the time and the ebay seller refunded me.

Now today, 48 days after the item being posted from China, the item turns up on my doorstep. Posted via Swiss Post.  :palm:

you must have had a battery in the parcel

When I ordered batteries from DX, they shipped using Singapore Post and it took much longer than usual, and with Hobby King, they always have shipped batteries to me using Swiss Post.