I'm receiving a lot of emails from folks woudl are intereded in getting these boards for their own use.
We hadn't really thought about this before, but based on the interest we are seeing we are now planing to make these available for purchase.
Duane has sent the first files over to the board shop -- just three of each board in the first run – he always does this just to make sure that everything is 100% good before going into production. He says we should have these back in 1.5 weeks or so. Once we have them back and check them out, we'll go for a full production run.
When I say "full" – I'm not sure how many yet – that depends on the price breaks – we're not trying to make any money out of this – we'll do them at cost. Our ideal goal is to be able to produce both boards for $5 (and that includes shipping etc.) ... but this may simply not be possible – we'll have to look at the numbers – Duane is talking to board shops as we speak. I will be doing a follow-up blog about this in a couple of weeks telling folks how much the boards will cost and how to get them – in the meantime, do you want me to add you to the list of folks who have expressed an interest so I can email you when we know more? If so, email me at my personal email address of max@CliveMaxfield.com
@Max - "So that explains your whimsical hair style" That's nothing. Once I had to get a replacement Driver's licence in a hurry, so went into a 1 hour photo place. The guy should have said "Mr Ashton, I think you should comb your hair first" but he didn't. So I got this crazy nerdy looking photo on my licence. Used to have fun with it at car hire places.... "Mr Ashton, can I see your drivers licence please?" "Yes, but only if you don't laugh at my photo." "Of course I won't!" I'd hand over the licence and the girl would usually dissolve into uncontrollable giggles. Or try to suppress them, which was even funnier.
These days licence and passport photos have to be taken without glasses on. Which is almost as bad, in my case.....
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