Post-BronyCon Update

Greetings, everyone!

BronyCon 2017 is over. It was great to see so many of you there, and while I wasn’t able to sell any V3s, I was able to sell the hell out of the Arduineigh boards that MintShard came up with. I was also able to give out quite a number of business cards, so hopefully that will translate into some interest.

So, what’s next?

First and foremost, the name change. And domain change. And a bunch of other changes. The new website isn’t ready to go yet, but over the next few days I’ll be setting everything up over there. As part of that, there’s a number of backend changes that’ll go on as things get accomplished. Both the Facebook page and the Twitter page have changed their @ usernames to @PhoenixbornTech, although their display names are still Matchfire Electronics. The names will change later, once the official paperwork has been filed and we have a new logo. Additionally, e-mails have started to be migrated. The old Matchfire e-mails will redirect to the appropriate Phoenixborn e-mails, but you may start receiving e-mails from the new domain.

Importantly, the Shop is being completely re-built. The new one will launch in a few days, and will completely replace the old one. I’m re-vamping a few things, and getting rid of some of the old products that don’t need to exist any more. Of note, the V2 will not be available on the new site, so if you want one now is the time to get one.

What will be available on the re-vamped store? At present, the lineup consists of these items: The V2/Mini case and Pre-Orders for the following items: DigiBadge Mini, DigiBadge Standard, Photoreactive Pendant, and the Arduineigh.

Many people asked about the Arduineigh at BronyCon, especially after I sold out of them. I can happily say that MintShard and I are working on bringing them to the web store as well.

As for Weekly Updates: Those will begin again this week. I have a prototype board for the Mini coming tomorrow, and I have all of the components to assemble it right away. I’ll let you know how that goes.

As always, you can catch us on Discord, Twitter, or Facebook. And, even though I’m going to have to re-work it in a few days for the new website, I now have WordPress posting to those three channels automatically, too!

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!

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!