I just sent out the first round of beta files to all the project supporters! If you made a pledge, please check the inbox of the PayPal email address you used to make the pledge. If you want that email address changed for future emails, simply reply to the email and include the address you want me to use. If you did not receive it at all or the PayPal email address is not accessible to you for some reason, let me know at melebbles at gmail dot com and I’ll get you taken care of.
Okay, so the beta files contain a 42 page PDF for the white scheme, plus a folder containing JPEG and DXF files for machine cutting. That way, it doesn’t really matter which machine you’re using and it should be forward-compatible with whatever new machines come onto the market.
I’m going to be starting on the instructions tonight or tomorrow. I figured you guys would want the model PDF as soon as it came out of the oven instead of feeling all teased and stuff if I sat on it while I worked on the instructions, so I decided to just send out the model files and then post the instructions on the blog as I go along.
I also set up a beta thread in the Lounge here, which is where you ought to direct all beta feedback and commentary. You don’t have to register or anything like that, just post.
Oh, and just so no one misunderstands this: I’ve closed the funding phase for the model, since the beta has started and it’s easier to keep everyone updated if the list of people to send mail to is frozen–otherwise, I’d have to keep sending out the same email every time somebody new made a pledge, which gets kind of silly fast. (Once the beta phase for the base model is completed and everyone gives it their thumbs up, it’ll go on sale and anyone who missed out on it before can acquire it then.)
I expect to start filling the supporter requests as soon as we wrap up the beta phase, starting with the props.
Thanks again for supporting this project and helping me try out something new!