Manufacturing Update (and Other Things)

December 14, 2017

Hello friends!

Final BackerKit Survey Reminder  

This Friday, December 15th at 11:59 PM PST, we will lock down ALL surveys. After this, you will only be able to change your shipping address (we'll lock that down too at a future date). If you pledged only for a mug, you won't be able to change anything after Friday because we are shipping your mug(s) next week.  Please finalize your surveys NOW!

Manufacturing Update

MELLA's production is in full swing!  All the components are being assembled and assuming no unexpected issues, production will be complete within the next week and a half. Yay!

So many circuit boards!
So many circuit boards!


So many MELLA faces (the displays)!
So many MELLA faces (the displays)!

As for KELVIN, we are still trying to perfect the humidity calibration so the estimated production and ship date is still up in the air.  We don't expect it to take much longer though, and we are still on track to deliver KELVINs in January along with early bird MELLA rewards.

Foreign Language Manuals

Good news for international backers!  We will be making electronic formats of both MELLA and KELVIN instruction manuals available for download on our website at for the following languages:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German

We'll also link to the manuals in a future project update.  These manuals will be available once we begin shipping MELLA and KELVIN to you.

I'll end this week's update with a thank you for your patience and support, and to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season (and safe travels to all during this busy time).

- Stephanie