Iris July2018 Updates
Iris updates for the July 2018 sale
The updates have been moved from the main iris page to reduce clutter and will be here for reference purposes.
Update 3 (13th September 2018)
All AU orders have been booked in for delivery. International parcels need to be booked in at the same time and packed into a bigger box that will go to my shipping provider.
I don't think I can finish packing all orders before the weekend (flying to melbourne meetup) so instead, all orders will be sent on Monday.
Please allow a full month from Monday 17th September for delivery. The shipping provider has stated that delivery times are in the 10-20 days, plus up to 1 week for my parcels to reach the company.
All orders will have a double sided instruction diagram printout on thick 160gsm paper, folded and placed in a thick plastic zip lock bag.
You'll also get 2 sticker sheets and one small gift such as a 1u or 1x2 switch tester with kailh 'cap cracker' box switch and clear keycap.
I haven't had my batches of kailh boxes crack any caps yet, but I would advise against putting artisans or expensive caps on them.
Oh and I also have some cheap TRRS cables. 4 black and 3 white in stock.
Update 3.5 (7th September 2018)
Mini update. All cases have been cut and packed. I'm just waiting for standoffs for a few people.
Shipping boxes and farm fresh bubble wrap have arrived. These boxes are just the right size for up to 2 cases with a decent amount of space for bubble wrap.
All other orders will begin delivery next week.
Thank you for your patience.
Update 3 (22nd August 2018)
Heyo, quick update on progress. I apologise about having to push back the delivery date.
If you need to update your delivery details, please get in contact.
1. Had a problem organising acrylic and had to go with a new supplier. The order has been placed and is being cut to size (to fit the laser bed).
2. Sticky residue was being left on some parts from the masking tape I used, especially after 1-2 weeks time.
I bought two different masking tapes to test. These can last at least 60 days without leaving residue, probably much longer since it isn't left in the sun.
All taped parts will have a pull tab for easy removal.
This means I have to remove all the tape from each already-packed order, then apply the new tape and pack it back up.
3. Buying better boxes. The ones I previously used for iris cases may not hold up to international post and some of the larger orders will not fit.
The new boxes are white on the outside and thicker, with more space for padding or extra items.
Edit: word from the supplier:
Your order has arrived from the fabricator, this morning. We will deliver on Monday, 27/8/18.
Update 2.5 (3rd August 2018)
- The sale is closed and all invoices have been sent out.
- 2/3 of all orders are complete.
- The last 1/3 is waiting on additional acrylic to arrive, this has an unknown ETA but should be here in about a week.
10th August 2018 - still waiting for acrylic.
Update 2 (31st July 2018)
I have for you what mech enthusiasts crave: delays. Only a small delay. I need to order in some more acrylic sheets and hardware.
Really didn't anticipate on getting the amount of interest I did (20+ sold) but very happy to see this amount of interest.
Status of requested additions to some orders:
- Redox case addition: will be in contact about this.
- Lets split addition: waiting for acrylic.
- Custom planck diffuser layer: will be in contact about this.
- Switch testers: ready.
Work left to do aside from ordering stuff in:
- Design and print build diagram/instructions.
- Print out order summary for each buyer (which doubles as a checklist for packing).
- Sticker sheet if time allows (I print stickers as well).
There will be one final update before packing and posting out everyone's case/kits.
Update 1 (18th July 2018)
Hey people. The form went up 1 week ago and I have begun production while also confirming order details with each buyer.
Invoices are being prepared and will be sent out shortly.
Production is half done. Some parts of my google form were not very clear so please have a look at the update imgur album. If you are unsure about anything, please ask.
On track to delivery all cases by the end of July.
I also didn't put pictures in to show how tenting works. Some of you may not understand so these photos should help. Note that the units below are prototypes.
So the longer the standoff, the higher the angle. The tenting leg itself is made up of 3 parts - the standoff, thumbscrew foot and rubber pad (comes applied to the thumbscrew).
If you have selected more than one set of standoffs to try different angles, then it is as simple as changing the standoff.
All buyers have now been contacted. All international orders will be delivered at the same time, estimated to be around the end of the month (31st July 2018).