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

    Drumroll.....

    Introducing "Thing"

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

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    Default 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
    Last edited by climberkid; 10-21-2015 at 11:43 AM.

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

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    Guy, What battery and charger will I need?

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    Default 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.

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    I'm in!

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

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

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

    Count me in as a beta tester too

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

    As already stated in the HF thread, You know I'm in!
    -Th8tredude

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    In for Thing!

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    I'm in for a thing
    I'm Ryan.

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

    Holy F-Light, launch the Torpedoes, I'm in...

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

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

    I'd like to buy/test this thing too.

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

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

    [CHANT]
    Titanium Thing ♡
    Titanium Thing ♡
    Titanium Thing ♡
    [/CHANT]

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    I'm in as well for one thing!

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    Count me in.

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    I'm still in! Thanks Guy!
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    Default Re: MBI: "Thing" - My newest, top secret "the product with no name"

    Still in Guy, for Ti Thing ... or TecaMax™ SRP if that's one of the materials being tested. Thanks

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    I'd like to be another beta-Thing-tester
    We are all flotsam and jetsam being carried by a relentless tide towards our ultimate fate!

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    Definitely in for the Thing-E as well.

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    I am still in for a thing or 2! I was #4 in the other thread.

    it took almost 2 ½ hours to post!! What was going on with CPF yesterday?
    Last edited by SA Condor; 10-22-2015 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Added how long it took to post

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

    I'm thinking Bling in having a Fling with a Thing - Just don't Cling onto the Sling.
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    In for a thing too.

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    If it's waterproof one could say 'I'm thinging in the rain'.

    I'm in

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    I'm in too Guy.

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