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EEW Newsletter – December 2023

Electric Eel Wheel Newsletter by Dreaming Robots

Limited EEW Cone Winders For Sale Now

I have about 200 extra EEW Cone Winders left after shipping all the pre-orders.  Hurry to my store quickly and you might be able to grab one.  If they are out of stock that means these are sold out and you’ll have to wait until the next batch arrives in January.  While I know it will be frustrating for those who miss these, I think it’s better to ship these before Christmas instead of waiting until I have enough for everyone.  When I get more in January and that will be enough for everyone who wants one then.

Drum Carder Prototype

Please watch this video showing my first prototype of an electric drum carder

Then fill out this survey to give me feedback that will help me make the next prototype better.

EEW Cone Winder Kickstarter Summary

As many of you know I use Kickstarter as a platform to let people pre-order my products at a discount for a limited time.  This helps me get the money to manufacture the first batch of my products and helps me better gauge interest so I know how many to order.  I generally order about twice as many as I pre-sell on Kickstarter, but this exact amount varies some because I want to fill out a shipping container (think semi truck load if you aren’t familiar with shipping container sizes).  Below are a bunch of some gaylords of outgoing EEW Cone Winders to Kickstarter backers.

For the EEW Cone Winder I sold so many with Kickstarter I needed to order two shipping containers.  The first one arrived and I’m sending most of them to my Kickstarter backers.  I had to ship around 1500 packages.  Even though I hired some help from Seven Hills (a local organization for individuals with developmental differences), it still keeps me very busy for a few weeks getting everything ready and then responding to people’s questions/issues so this is where most of my time this month went.

The next container of EEW Cone Winders is on its way and I’m expecting it to arrive in January.  If you want to track it you can use this site and enter the container number: msmu5407720.  If you look there, it’s estimating a delivery in the middle of December to Boston, but in my experience most containers have a few small delays.  Also I need to have it clear customs and then get trucked to my warehouse.  That is why I say January is when I’m really likely to start shipping these from my store.

This container also has the EEW Lazy Kate on it if you are waiting for those.

Product Updates

Below are estimates and the dates may change.

  • EEW Cone Winder – January 2024
  • EEW Lazy Kate – January 2024
  • EEW 6.1 – May 2024

I don’t accept pre-orders in my store, but when I get a batch of products there should be enough for everyone who wants them.

– Maurice Ribble
(Inventor of the Electric Eel Wheel)
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