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Offline AnotherDave

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #275 on: November 07, 2013, 02:12:01 pm »
So, I live in Sweden and have not received any µRuler as of yet... Should I be worried?  :P
Btw, thnx for all great work Dave!

Edit: Oh, missed earlier posts. Seems that some Swedish residents got theirs, but not all. Odd.
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #276 on: November 07, 2013, 03:01:12 pm »
No mail today. *sigh* I wonder how they succeed to have such a delay between deliveries in the same country.  ???
 

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« Reply #277 on: November 07, 2013, 04:52:53 pm »
You know Dave, I'm a very impatient person. When I order something online, I want instant gratification. And the micro ruler is one of the longest times I have waited for anything. But at no point have I been the slightest bit impatient. It all boils down to communication. Your updates are invaluable, and you are teaching us all good lessons about how to handle large scale crowd funded projects. Keep up the good work, and don't worry about the delays. We are learning more from your troubles.

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« Reply #278 on: November 07, 2013, 05:46:13 pm »
Customs could be indeed the problem. Two years ago i missed a contest-deadline because my free chipkit was in customs for 4 month. It also went through sweeden by the way. ;)
 

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« Reply #279 on: November 07, 2013, 06:40:04 pm »
I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I don't think I would mind very much if the rulers arrived late or not at all, it was only 15 dollars or so, and for the headache this has caused Dave, I think it's okay. However you should always anticipate more than you planned :P
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« Reply #280 on: November 07, 2013, 07:02:46 pm »
I'd completely forgotten about them. Honestly, I've received $15 in epic fail stories since launch.

Must...resist...adding...to....Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects thread.  :box:
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #281 on: November 07, 2013, 07:16:24 pm »
Well, as mine will be delivered by that paragon of virtue, promptness and honesty, said being the South African Post Office, I have no worries, it will take 6 weeks or so, like any other letter international or domestic.

You have to admit it takes work to have an organisation that went on a go slow and noone noticed........ ;)

But they do have some nice customer facing people, I have met a few that are nice to meet across the counters.
 

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« Reply #282 on: November 07, 2013, 07:28:18 pm »
Wragtig, SeanB.  You have more faith in the system than I do. 

I've penciled in mid Jan to go check my box!  |O
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #283 on: November 07, 2013, 09:14:07 pm »
Any new batch coming? Or is it possible to get the PCB files?
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #284 on: November 07, 2013, 09:51:16 pm »
Hi Dave!
I'd be interested in a couple of rulers.
Are you planning to at least start a feeler thread? I'm sure there still are a few that wish they knew about this project. I recently found your videos on Youtube and I got hooked  :-/O
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #285 on: November 07, 2013, 09:57:33 pm »
You know Dave, I'm a very impatient person. When I order something online, I want instant gratification. And the micro ruler is one of the longest times I have waited for anything. But at no point have I been the slightest bit impatient. It all boils down to communication. Your updates are invaluable, and you are teaching us all good lessons about how to handle large scale crowd funded projects. Keep up the good work, and don't worry about the delays. We are learning more from your troubles.

Very well put. I feel the same. It's proving to be educational for everyone, and in fact entertaining although I do feel for Dave as obstacle after obstacle is thrown at him. It's not the end of the world if my rulers are late, or even don't arrive at all, it's not like he isn't trying his best!

 

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« Reply #286 on: November 07, 2013, 10:50:14 pm »
and for the headache this has caused Dave, I think it's okay. However you should always anticipate more than you planned :P

That's the thing. If it was only a few hundred people tops, as I originally thought, everyone would have had them long ago. Because there wouldn't have been the extra 3 week delay on the manufacture, and then I would have packed and shipped them all myself via Australia post. Barring the missing/torn envelope fiasco, most Australian backers got their rulers ages ago.
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #287 on: November 08, 2013, 12:49:10 am »
and for the headache this has caused Dave, I think it's okay. However you should always anticipate more than you planned :P

That's the thing. If it was only a few hundred people tops, as I originally thought, everyone would have had them long ago. Because there wouldn't have been the extra 3 week delay on the manufacture, and then I would have packed and shipped them all myself via Australia post. Barring the missing/torn envelope fiasco, most Australian backers got their rulers ages ago.

Well the way I see it was it is a learning experience for 4 separate parties. Pozzible learned what it was like to have a massively successful campaign, you learned about the hassles of managing a massively successful campaign, your mailing service learned what it was like to ship a multinational campaign, and we learned that hey, not everything is in the control of the campaign owner, but by providing good feedback to the supporters nobody got upset.
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #288 on: November 08, 2013, 02:17:55 am »
my uRulers have arrived today here in New Zealand, no Swedish stamps or marks, only a NZ mail sticker, took awhile to get here if it was direct, anyway i Love them!! well worth the wait, thanks Dave!!
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« Reply #289 on: November 08, 2013, 04:31:37 am »
Another happy camper here in NZ! Arrived safe and sound, cheers!  :-+
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #290 on: November 08, 2013, 05:28:10 pm »
Hi Dave,  Have you considered doing another batch?  I see that you have all of the shipping bugs worked out. I missed the boat on getting one.
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #291 on: November 08, 2013, 05:48:59 pm »
Hi Dave,  Have you considered doing another batch?  I see that you have all of the shipping bugs worked out. I missed the boat on getting one.

Still haven't got one, so shipping bugs are not sorted out.
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #292 on: November 08, 2013, 06:13:38 pm »
I think next time Dave should choose a person per country and ship them the rulers, envelopes and the cards along with the country recipients, and then farm it out to a distributed network. The remote packer pays the postage for the area and posts them, and this can be regarded as a contribution to the forum to keep Sagan with a roof over his head.
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #293 on: November 08, 2013, 06:14:45 pm »

Hi Dave,
I'll be your token upset customer!  :rant:

Ok, now this is a complete crowd funded campaign.  :-+ 

Joking!  I  know Dave did way more than your ravage Joe would in a similar situation.
I have waited a year for other kickstarters that cost way more cash out of my pocket,  no skin off my nose.  ^-^

Thanks for the updates!
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #294 on: November 08, 2013, 06:16:04 pm »
Any new batch coming? Or is it possible to get the PCB files?

You can get the pcb files at http://www.eevblog.com/projects/uruler/. I think they've been there for a while.
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #295 on: November 08, 2013, 07:52:04 pm »
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I think next time Dave should choose a person per country and ship them the rulers, envelopes and the cards along with the country recipients, and then farm it out to a distributed network. The remote packer pays the postage for the area and posts them, and this can be regarded as a contribution to the forum to keep Sagan with a roof over his head.

Thats a nice idea SeanB  :-+ :-+
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #296 on: November 08, 2013, 08:46:11 pm »
Hey Dave,

Would it be okay with you to send the Gerber files to a PCB manufacturer for our own uses (I'm thinking OSHPark in the U.S. to get single [ok, 3 min.] unit-quantities)?

If so, could you take a moment to enumerate the file naming convention to make this happen?

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #297 on: November 08, 2013, 09:00:13 pm »
I think next time Dave should choose a person per country and ship them the rulers, envelopes and the cards along with the country recipients, and then farm it out to a distributed network. The remote packer pays the postage for the area and posts them, and this can be regarded as a contribution to the forum to keep Sagan with a roof over his head.

Crowdfunding and crowdworking at the same time!

Sounds like a great idea, i would be happy to help
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Re: uRuler
« Reply #298 on: November 08, 2013, 10:59:44 pm »
I think next time Dave should choose a person per country and ship them the rulers, envelopes and the cards along with the country recipients, and then farm it out to a distributed network. The remote packer pays the postage for the area and posts them, and this can be regarded as a contribution to the forum to keep Sagan with a roof over his head.
That is a nice idea, but it could spell trouble in terms of customs fees, because the main shipment to some countries for sure will not be accepted to be below the tax free value.
 

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Re: uRuler
« Reply #299 on: November 08, 2013, 11:11:06 pm »
I think next time Dave should choose a person per country and ship them the rulers, envelopes and the cards along with the country recipients, and then farm it out to a distributed network. The remote packer pays the postage for the area and posts them, and this can be regarded as a contribution to the forum to keep Sagan with a roof over his head.

That is not as easy as it sounds. There are 58 counties!
Even if I did the major countries I'd have to liaise with (and trust) a few dozen people to send these things out.
 


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