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Offline Kempy

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2013, 03:19:10 pm »
Another 5 rulers on the way to the UK (I initially chose 2, but thought WTF - lets up it to 5  :-+  )

My bet is that it will be about 30 minutes until the $2500 is met  :clap:
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2013, 03:25:34 pm »
...and another five to the UK  :-+
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2013, 03:26:19 pm »
2 coming to Melbourne  8)
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2013, 03:55:30 pm »

http://www.pozible.com/project/31806

Was about $30 short to the target after my pledge.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2013, 04:04:04 pm »
Whoo hooo! I pushed it over the target :)
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2013, 04:31:10 pm »
And still 6 more days to go! :o

"crikey mate, gonna need some more envelopes!"

Congrats!
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2013, 04:51:07 pm »
5 coming this way. Now to think who to send the extra 3 that i don't really need myself.
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2013, 05:04:22 pm »
Well that campaign went (and still is going) well. 13% over the objective and still several days to do. 2675 (535% of the required) rulers need to be made for 204 individuals. Yikes! Are there caps on the different rewards?
« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 05:11:08 pm by DarkPrince »
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2013, 05:41:33 pm »
OK so it's been going for 12 hours and have about 150 hours left. That's 12.5 times left what's past.

Currently at $2979
If it keeps pace 2979 x 12.5 = 37237.5 dollars.

Currently 77 people buying 2 rulers and 137 people buying 5 rulsers  77*2+137*5 = 839 rulers.
If that keeps pace 839 * 12.5 = 10487.5 rulers,

Currently 214 orders projects to 214 * 12.5 = 2675 orders

Right now it's 3:40 in the morning in Sydney I wonder what Dave is going to think when he wakes up in the morning.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2013, 06:53:40 pm »
Bad news for Dave, you will need a big area on the floor for the rulers, a trolley to move the envelopes and a big box of labels for the printer.. Possibly a few bandages to handle paper cuts from all the paper..........

Good news is the PCB fab now is looking to have a good year.

Yes I did do the 5 ruler option, seems to be the best for relieving Dave from RSI. The packing rulers video should be about 5 hours long in fast motion........... And a postie will have a hernia from moving the mail from the one posting box.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2013, 07:04:09 pm »
All this without much marketing, (just a suggestion) maybe a video to reach all the viewers?
I know there are alot of  people who just watch the videos and completely miss out the actual blog + forum.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2013, 07:31:58 pm »
Good news is the PCB fab now is looking to have a good year.
Maybe all this volume will help to push the PCB price down and hence increase Dave's cut.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2013, 07:49:25 pm »
I wonder why Dave didn't sell these before, :)
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #63 on: August 15, 2013, 08:19:49 pm »
Probably because he didn't want to send packages out to a few hundred people... oops :).
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2013, 08:24:47 pm »
They were swag boards, so only a free item. Now he has realised just how popular they are, and can turn a profit on them as well for giving them away. Well done Dave!
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #65 on: August 15, 2013, 09:10:51 pm »
Just noticed that dave added a note about adding your postal address, pretty sure it never asked me to fill that in... just email/password and then pay by paypal  :-//
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #66 on: August 15, 2013, 09:12:13 pm »
After that I got the form to fill my address. But you can add/modify that later into your profile.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #67 on: August 15, 2013, 09:14:56 pm »
Yup done that now! So it happened after you paid? you have to go back to pozible from paypal? I just closed my browser  ;D
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2013, 10:20:40 pm »
I noticed a possible error on the ruler. On the PCB clearance area, the >3km. Should it be >3kV?

Nope, km is correct. Higher altitude needs more spacing/separation for a given voltage.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2013, 10:23:31 pm »
well, less then 24 hours and the goal has already been SMASHED!!!  :clap:

Dave is going to be bogged down for a while putting rulers into envelopes.  :-DD

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #70 on: August 15, 2013, 10:28:43 pm »
I noticed a possible error on the ruler. On the PCB clearance area, the >3km. Should it be >3kV?

Nope, km is correct. Higher altitude needs more spacing/separation for a given voltage.

I'm happy to be wrong!

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2013, 11:01:30 pm »
All this without much marketing, (just a suggestion) maybe a video to reach all the viewers?
I know there are alot of  people who just watch the videos and completely miss out the actual blog + forum.

Yes there are. I get lots of complaints when I don't do a video and people miss stuff.

312 envelopes isn't a huge deal so far I don't think, probably a days work?  :-//
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #72 on: August 15, 2013, 11:10:50 pm »
Just noticed that dave added a note about adding your postal address, pretty sure it never asked me to fill that in... just email/password and then pay by paypal  :-//

Damn, yeah, that's a big problem. It seems quite a few people have not filled in their address in Pozible.
The problem is that I plan to extract the addresses from Pozible as CSV and them import direct into my label program.
I don't even know if it's possible for me to get your paypal address, it depends if Pozible take the money and PayPal me in one big hit, or if I get all individual paypal payments.
But even if I do it would be very messy and time consuming to exact the extra addresses out.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #73 on: August 15, 2013, 11:13:32 pm »
A video would easily solve this problem?  :)

Just to tell people there is this kind of thing available and why they should follow the instructions.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #74 on: August 15, 2013, 11:37:10 pm »
Ah, my Paypal account just got flooded with all the individual PayPal transactions!
Pozzible then take out a separate 5% transaction fee separately for each one.
So there are now 636 transactions in my account!  :o
I thought I wouldn't get paid until the campaign closes.
For a $10 ruler order I get $9.36 (PayPal fee) - $0.50 (Pozible fee) = $8.86
 


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