We have seen enough great progress on software from our team and hardware from our new contract manufacturer that we are now confident about setting a shipping date for our Kickstarter machines. If all goes according to plan, we will be shipping in four weeks. I know that still feels like a long way off, but we have purposefully not stated any dates for shipping until now, because we wanted you to feel confident in the date that we set.
Exactly one week ago our Kickstarter ended. In the end we reached 600% of our initial goal, $311,657 in funding, and the opportunity to perfect and deliver over 200 machines. We are also super happy to report that our estimate of the number of machines purchased by women is 10%. That number might seem low, except that the amount of women who are machinists, operating engineers, or computer control programmers/operators in the US is ~4.5%. * One of our goals is to bring CNC to everyone of all ages, genders, and experience levels, and it looks like we are moving in that direction.