Our thanks to Travis Nichols at Gumroad for spending some time with us to get to know the Luminth.
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We are very happy to announce that the Luminth has shipped. Domestic backers should receive a package within the next week. International backers should receive a package within the next four weeks.
Each shipment contains a card with instructions for downloading your free copy of Luminth Orbiter. Do not lose this card. Be sure to check out the Quick Start guide included in the download to get up and running as fast as possible. If you have any questions, shoot us an email.
We thank everyone for your support of the project and hope the Luminth makes you smile.
Check out the action photos from today’s shipping activities, including the impressive post office receipt!
Luminth Production Nearing Completion
Just a quick note to update everyone on the status of the Luminth project. We have around half of the Luminth peripherals built, and Luminth Orbiter is approaching gold status.
We have sent out the Kickstarter surveys, and are looking forward to delivering the Luminth and Luminth Orbiter very soon.
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Luminth PCBs Arrive, Enclosures in Production
We have two exciting pieces of news to share from the Luminth project.
The PCBs have arrived. We are currently uploading the firmware to the boards and testing them out with Luminth Orbiter.
We have received the final production prototypes for the Luminth enclosures, and have placed the bulk order for the acrylic parts. Our good friends at Griffen Hollow Studio produced the NTH Music Synthesizer enclosures, and will be manufacturing the enclosures for the Luminth as well.
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Luminth Album, Summer NAMM
The Luminth Album was distributed to Kickstarter backers today. It is now available for purchase at Gumroad.
We’ll be attending Summer NAMM on July 11-12 in Nashville. If you happen to be attending and would like to meet, please let us know!
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Luminth Teaser Video
NTH Enclosure Discount for September
Our friend Alex Traxler from Griffen Hollow Studio cut the NTH enclosures for our production run, and has offered his services to NTH users looking for custom acrylic or wooden cuts. For the month of September, he is offering the following discounted prices:
- Acrylic enclosure – $75
- Wood enclosure – $125
Alex is a fine craftsman and made us the white oak enclosure seen below. You can contact him here.
Limited Supply of NTHs Available for Purchase
We have a very limited supply of NTH Music Synthesizers available for purchase after filling the orders made during the Kickstarter campaign.
Each shipment will include:
- 1 NTH Music Synthesizer
1 T-Shirt(t-shirts are now sold out)
- 1 Accessory Pack including battery, decal, quick-start guide
Purchase your NTH at the link below:
Final Push to Shipping
We thought you might be interested in seeing some images from our final testing, assembly, and packaging procedures. Please check out the photo spread below for a glimpse of the final production process.
NOTE #1: We still have not received international shipping funds from some backers. We cannot ship your reward to you without these funds. Please PayPal your payment to avoid shipping delays.
NOTE #2: We still have not received backer survey responses, including shipping addresses and phone numbers, from some people. We cannot ship your reward if we do not have this information. Please respond to your backer survey as soon as possible to avoid shipping delays.
Thanks again to everyone for your patience and for your support of the NTH!
Manufacturing update, enclosures complete, and more …
Good news: the rocker switches shipped on May 16. Our PCB assembler received the complete parts kit for NTH production on May 22. This means that we should receive the assembled PCBs in the last week of June. We are ecstatic to advance to this stage of production.
In other project news:
– We have chosen the Creative Commons Attribution license for the NTH design source. This is a very permissive license that allows anyone to build an NTH or derivative design either for personal use or for profit.
– The final batch of acrylic panels has been completed by Griffen Hollow Studio. Alex at Griffen Hollow provided us with the special oak-panel NTH enclosure shown below. If anyone is looking for a unique enclosure to personalize their NTH, Alex provides an excellent service, and is well-versed with the design.
– After extensive consideration, we have decided to create a Google Group to serve as a discussion community for NTH users. It is not the sexiest option, but it provides a good mixture of universality and (we hope) low maintenance requirements.
– The silkscreens for the NTH t-shirts have been tested and are ready to go. We are using black American Apparel tees. We’ll be offering a choice of sizes XS-XL when the backer surveys are sent.
– Backer surveys will be issued sometime in the next two weeks. We need your prompt response to deliver your rewards.
– Important note to backers residing outside the USA: If your pledge did not include the extra shipping costs for your pledge level, we will not be able to ship your reward until we have received the addtional funds. Please take a moment to review your reward description. If you still need to send the additional funds, please PayPal them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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