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Holiday Shipping and Kickstarter Update


Alright all you procrastinators - Christmas is next week, which means you might be doing some last minute holiday shopping. If you’re like me and wait until the very last minute, you’ll need to know the info on when you can place your order and still get it in time to give to your Cousin Eddie (that rascal!). Here’s the gist:

  • UPS Next Day Air packages picked up on Dec. 20th will arrive Friday, Dec. 21
  • UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up on Dec. 20th will arrive on Monday, Dec. 24
  • UPS Next Day Air packages picked up on Dec. 21st will arrive Monday, Dec. 24

For FedEx, orders will arrive in time for Christmas if they are picked-up by the following dates:

  • FedEx 2-Day - picked-up by Dec. 20
  • FedEx Priority Overnight - picked-up by Dec. 21
  • FedEx Standard Overnight - picked-up by Dec. 21
  • FedEx Express Saver - picked-up by Dec. 19

Please note that all these estimates are “picked-up” by the date listed. So if you select UPS Next Day Air, but don’t place your order until 10 p.m. on the 21st, it most likely won’t get there in time. Plan accordingly! Now on to the Kickstarter update…

We are currently sitting just below $55,000 - yesterday was a great day! We continue to see amazing generosity from so many members of the SparkFun community. Thank you so much to all those who have donated thus far - it is truly appreciated. Check out this week’s update video:

Again, thank you to all those who have donated and continue to spread the word. Please join us in bringing electronics education to kids across the country - donate to the SparkFun National Tour Kickstarter today!


Comments 16 comments

  • No offense to anybody, but I don’t get it. Why not form a 501C3 or raise all your prices by $1? I wrote a note back when you started the education push that as a high school AP physics teacher, the money really isn’t there to make a business that sells anything but paper clips and bits of wire - especially expendables, and with parts pilfering, your kits are definitely expendables. Not ready to say “told you so”, but getting close. Maybe you will be able to join the looter class and get federal grants. You are more than half way there now trying to use OPM. I like and use Sparkfun products and would hate to see you fail by getting in the quicksand of government involvement. Good luck but I’m not going to help you go over the edge.

  • You know Clark, I’m gonna get you something really nice

  • but… but…

    WHERE’S THE BEARD?

    LOL I will donate money to get that beard to grow back! :P

    • If you donate, we will hold Dave down and superglue a fake beard to his face*

      *That is not actually, in any way, true.

      • I have prosthetic adhesive and at least 4 Chuck Norris beards in my garage. So…it’s a LITTLE true.

        • At least potentially true.

          • I guess it’s time to be talking about the size of the donation in question. If Dave won’t wear the beard, I will. Or we can put a few extras on Rob. Whatever. Something can be arranged.

      • Would you consider using a lesser glue?

    • It was too quick of a change!! I wanted something gradual!!! wait–what does Robert look like now? did he shave too?

  • “Alright all you procrastinators” Yay for procrastination!

  • Your state map does not appear to account for people changing their pledge after registering their state. I had increased mine a few days ago and didn’t see an update for my state. It really isn’t important, just a heads up to another source of the gap between the state map and the total.


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