The 2′x4′ Kikori is out!
The MDO parts are available now for just $400, but hurry; I’m only offering five at that reward level. After that, they’ll go up to $500.
The reason they aren’t cheaper is because only nine pieces actually change between the 4′ version and the 2′ version. However, this also means that the 2′x4′ Kikori gantry has the ability to upgrade itself by making only nine new pieces!
I’m also offering the mechanical and full kits at reduced reward levels: for the first three backers the mechanical kit is only $2000, and the full kit just $2500!
In other news, since the Artisan’s Asylum is going to be moving to a new location, it’ll be closed during the month of August. This means that even if I got the Kikori set up there for July, I’d have to turn right back around and tear it down again, and then have no place to work for an entire month. As you can imagine, I was not happy about this prospect, so I got to work finding some place to work.
I remembered that Joseph Schlesinger, one of the guys who helped me build the the blackFoot at the Asylum, had just moved MakeIt Labs (a “Makerspace/Hackerspace/Open-Access Workshop”) into a new space up in Nashua, so I shot him an email asking if I could set up the Kikori there. Sure enough, a few emails later and he’d talked his board into letting me set up shop there for a couple months! This means I’ll be able to get rewards out for the Kickstarter project much sooner.
I’ve also been hard at work finishing up another reward: the launcher!
While it’s designed to launch tennis balls, it’ll launch pretty much anything under 4″ in diameter: water balloons, snow balls, confetti… It’s designed to be adjustable, so you can alter its strength without swapping out the elastic.
I can imagine all sorts of uses for this, from playing fetch with your dog to ambushing your friends with blasts of glitter. However, I know I’ve just barely scratched the surface. What would you use something like this for?