MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

the_guy_with_no_name

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Drumroll.....

Introducing "Thing" :D

One of the many "things" I've been working on, in secret for quite sometime.....

I'm getting ready to launch "Thing" which I can't reveal just yet but after some discussion in the MBI HF thread, a dedicated "Thing" thread makes sense to at the very least keep the HF thread somewhat more HF specific.

The purpose of this thread?

As I can't give away too many details (if any) at this time, I made mention that I'd be happy to make a few extra prototypes in batch one for those who'd like to get a "Thing" or two very early.

As I've received more interest than I planned for, this thread will serve as a place where:
You...(yes you!) can express interest in getting a "Thing"
and I (that's me) can grasp a better idea of how many initial "Things" I'll make
and together (that's us) we can work out the details of how to get one of the very first "Things" in your hands.

Wait... for anyone thinking I'm insane, ok I'll admit I was not planning on mentioning this yet.... it just kind of happened, so here is your limited chance to sign up (express interest, chat, ask questions) for a "Thing".

Now more about "Thing":

Thing, does actually have a product name.
It's a range of products I've been working on for about 4 years now and the oldest working prototype I have is about that old. I've made quite a few test batches (internals only) in that time and love using "Thing" myself.

I've been planning a crowdfunding (CF) campaign to introduce "Thing" to the world but thought it would make sense to do a private 1st "beta" batch of sorts and share some of the very first ones with a small number of MBI tribesfolk who I know will love this "Thing" as much as I do.

When the time comes to launch CF, I want to have a very firm delivery date.
So making a larger number in the first "beta" batch actually helps me iron out as many as possible manufacturing or assembly issues that may crop up, along with the benefits of engaging the worlds #1 feedback & testing team (that's you).

Thing details?

-Emits light
-Titanium *
-Yes

-price, yet to be determined but most likely Thing beta participation will be in the vicinity of $35~$50 depending on how many things &/or models will be available for beta.

*beta model 1 is Titanium.
*different "Thing" models will also make use of yet to be disclosed materials.

####### This part updated 2015-11-10 #######
Confirmed/Disclosable Specs

Thing-O *
Emitter: Yes
Other: Magnet, Battery, Lanyard Hole
Longest Dimension: 14.3mm
Thickest Part: ~7.0mm
Runtime: :twothumbs
Weight: <4gm
PCB component count: 10 ~ 20
PCB thickness: 0.4mm
Beta Version: Titanium
Titanium Parts: 2


Thing-E *
Emitter: Yes
Other: Battery, Lanyard Hole
Longest Dimension: pending
Thickest Part: ~6.5mm
Runtime: :thumbsup:
Weight: <3gm
PCB component count: 10 ~ 20
PCB thickness: 0.4mm
Beta Version: 3D Print
3D Print Parts: 2

* final specs may differ
####### This part updated 2015-11-10 #######

For now, I'm about to give the go ahead on machining for the first model 1 [Thing-O].

Thanks so much in advance for taking an interest.

Tgwnn

p.s. There may be a [Thing-E]

You can jump directly to my next update here

IF you just can't wait, you can jump to my first publicly posted photo containing an MBI thing

####### This part updated 2015-11-30 #######
Pre-order for "Thing-O" is now open <== at the MBI Website
Though the number is limited,
Shipping last week of December 2015.
####### This part updated 2015-11-30 #######
 
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Zandar

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

Yes, yes yes!!!!! It looks like I'm the first, please put me down for 200 "Things", thanks:whistle:
 

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Re: MBI: &amp;quot;Thing&amp;quot; - My newest, top secret &amp;quot;the product with no name&amp;quot;

In second!
Spending a lot of money on the new jeep, but I'm sure a thing would look good in there.

P.S. double Alex for the win
 
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Zandar

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Welcome aboard Alex from Alex. An excellent name, if I do say so myself!!!
 

Zandar

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Guy, What battery and charger will I need?
 

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

I guess I'll jump in and volunteer to be a Beta tester for this Thing.
 

Tixx

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

Ooo...a thing-e! LOL! I'm expressing interest!
 

Puppet

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

Well, I put myself "in" on the other thread, but I might as well do it here, too, for the sake of convenience.
 

KITROBASKIN

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

Desperately trying to not appear to be throwing money at MBI.

A trifle of a question:
Is it bigger than a match box?

Might as well hazard another:
What , pray tell , type battery will the first iteration use?

Now the breath-holding will ensue.
 

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

In for Thing!
 

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

I've done a bunch of beta testing (of various things) , and would like to participate, if possible.
 

recDNA

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

I guess I am no fun. I need specs etc to decide if interested.
 

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Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

[CHANT]
Titanium Thing ♡
Titanium Thing ♡
Titanium Thing ♡
[/CHANT]
:bow::bow::bow:
 
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