Some updates for ya!

Hey guys! So, I’ve been working on a few things.

First, is trying to mail out the rewards I have to Jason. I have everything I need except a place to drop off the package. I’ll be returning home for the weekend next week, so that’s the latest it’ll get sent out. Hopefully people will respond to my emails and tell me what I need to know, so I can get it done sooner!

 

The second thing, involves all of you. Well… Five of you.

I’ve been looking around for a chat method we could use, and I think I found it! Discord has a really cool program that we’re going to try out, and we want a few of you guys / gals to come make sure I’ve set it all up properly! The best thing about it is that you don’t need to download anything if you don’t want to! All you need is a Discord account and a server to join! This is a link to our server. It’s good for five uses, so the first five people who click on it, get in!

Don’t worry! If you don’t get in now, we’ll probably be opening it up to everyone in the next two or three weeks. We’re doing things this way, because while Discord has some really nifty features that we want to be able to use, it’s not built for what we’re using it for. If things don’t work too well, chances are we’ll be switching to HipChat or something similar!

 

If there are any questions or concerns, please shoot me an email at alabaster@matchfire.net!

Some new items in the store!

Hey guys, Daniel here!

I guess I’m officially a part of the team here at Matchfire. It’s super awesome that I have this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to the projects we’re planning.

Some of them are really cool!

 

Anyway, this is an update about the store, specifically the new item I had Jason put up a few hours ago. I’d been meaning to make my own carabiner design for a while now, and I finally did it! The basic one you guys can get has “MATCHFIRE” embossed into the side, in any color of plastic I stock. Furthermore, if you want your own wording on it, I can do that too! It’s currently $3.00 for the Matchfire carabiner, and $8.00 for a custom design, with any additional carabiners using that design being $3.00 each. If you have a question about keychain customization, shoot me an email to the address below, I’ll try and get back to you within a few hours!

I’m planning to make more stuff like this, and if you guys have any suggestions on what I can change, what I should make, want to yell at me, or just want to chat, I can now be reached at alabaster@matchfire.net!

 

Links: Matchfire Accessories Store Page

My oh my. Web presence!

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen!

I’ve been working with Daniel (Who has made the cases for the DigiBadge) today to set up a bunch of social media stuff for Matchfire Electronics.

Wait, what’s Matchfire Electronics? I’m glad you asked! It’s the name we’ve chosen to put out all of the gadgets and gizmos and whatnot we’ll be making. The DigiBadge brought us together, so that could be considered our “Launch Product.” But we’ve got a few things in store for the future (Version 2 of the DigiBadge, along with a few other things that are little more than ideas at this point).

Going forward, everything – Kickstarters, products, Patreon, etc – will be listed under the Matchfire Electronics name. Currently, we have done some framework setup for our Twitter (@MatchfireTech) and our Facebook Page. There’s a few things we’re working on (A YouTube channel and a Patreon account, and a few other things), but those aren’t set up and ready to go yet. Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know when!

Until then, have fun!

It’s been a while…

I should really update this thing more often. That’s something to add to my list.

The Kickstarter was a great success. $1185 pledged to meet the $750 goal – 158%! Fantastic! I’m still in the process of sending out backer rewards but that doesn’t mean I’ve not been looking ahead to other things.

First up: The store! http://shop.matchfire.net is now live. It currently only offers the “Light” version and the “Hacker” version, at fairly limited quantities. You may note that the “Standard” version is being discontinued as soon as it runs out of stock, so if you want one, now’s the time to get it! Additionally, you can get a case printed for you for your new badge as well! I still have yet to assemble the stock of badges so if you order in the next few days it may be delayed.

Second: Version Two of the DigiBadge. I was working within a fairly limited timeframe and budget with the DigiBadge, and didn’t have the chance to find a few things that I would have liked. With the succes of the DigiBadge Version One, I’ve had the chance to evaluate what I’ve liked and what I haven’t liked about the board, and address those issues. Currently, it’s just mostly concepts and a few experimental designs in PCBWeb (An excellent program if you want to explore designing PCBs), but I hope to be able to get the Version Two boards prototyped eventually. If you have any suggestions for things to add to or change on the board, I’d love to hear them – Send me an e-mail at admin@matchfire.net.

I’m also working on some other things – Commissions for custom made stuff being one, and a Patreon being another. I’m not going to go into much detail about those because I don’t have a lot of detail about them.

Until next time!

-Andon