Hey Phil/Limor, I just posted up my first kickstarter project (I’m a high-school student). It’s open-source, Arduino based, and awesome! I just wanted to let you guys know that you helped me get interested in electronics in the first place. After raising $455 in under 1.5 hours, I think I’ve picked a pretty good hobby.
Here’s the link: http://kck.st/xdnUhp
Thanks so much for everything you guys! By the way — I taught a short term class at my school (which is about 4 weeks long) on the Arduino (we bought all of our kits, sensors, and LCDs from you guys) and it went GREAT!!!! Here’s a project one of my friends made during the second week (having never programmed before): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtwqUQUAPx8. You guys rock! -mjusticz
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