Marksmith BAM Fine Production Update
about 1 month ago
– Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 12:47:50 AM
When the funds from Kickstarter arrived, I was able to initiate the manufacturing stage of the Marksmith BAM. The first step in making several thousand titanium markers is making production samples. The production samples are more refined versions of the prototypes that represent the consistent quality we should expect from future production. To achieve this, production quality fixtures are being made, dedicated cutting tools selected and setup, custom cutting tools are made for special internal features, and the finishing process is refined. The production samples will be just a few pieces to validate the process, dimensions, and finish. If those are perfect, then we can move onto the next production step. If there are changes that need to be made, then we will have to repeat the production samples process.
The next production step after the samples is a small run of 100 pcs. All of these markers will be closely inspected to ensure that the quality is consistently excellent. Then we move onto production batches of 500 and will continue to closely monitor the final product quality. These smaller batches will also speed up the delivery schedule since we won't have to wait until all 3000+ Marksmith markers are made before starting to ship.
When Will Surveys Be Sent Out?
While many campaigns send out their surveys soon after the campaign ends to generate excitement that their product will be received soon, I prefer to wait to send the survey until production is complete and we have a solid shipping timeframe. Why? This gives us the most up to date shipping addresses (I know that shipping addresses can be changed prior to shipping, but from my experience not everyone does...), and gives us the most time to make any relevant changes to the survey that are necessary. I'm also simultaneously working on the Marksmith Ultra-Fine, and as many backers have requested, make it available as an add on in the survey.
Daniel and Team Engineerable
Thank you for making MARKSMITH an awesome reality!
2 months ago
– Thu, May 07, 2020 at 03:02:29 AM
Every time I launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new design, I'm always very nervous... Will anyone like what I've made? I believe that you have all screamed out a resounding THIS IS AWESOME! Thank you! There will be more updates coming soon with other info like the results of the ink refill tests, schedule, surveys, instructional videos, and what's next.
Resolving Errored or Failed Pledges
I have backed hundreds of campaigns, and sometimes my payment also fails. Most of the time it's due to the credit card bank flagging the transaction as fraud for some random reason. I have to call them and verify the charges and request that they allow charges from Kickstarter before retrying the payment. There can be other reasons too. I made a quick video to explain how to fix your payment if you are having issues. There are only 2 days left to fix any payment issue before Kickstarter cancels your pledge.
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Thank you again,
Daniel and Team Engineerable
You smashed it today! Thank you for an incredible first 24 hours.
4 months ago
– Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 01:42:01 AM
I'm pretty sure this has been the best first day of any of one of my 15 campaigns so far! Thank you for backing and more than doubling the goal.
I'm constantly updating the main page with new info and images. I will also be adding info requested by backers in the comments.
Kickbooster is up and running. I know that some of you use that for sharing, so feel free to start using it.
Daniel Bauen + Team Engineerable