First, check out our Kickstarter sketch video version 2. It has a lot more awesome inside. The sound leveling and video size are a bit off, but let us know what you think about the content. Is there anything missing? Do you want to make a seat yet? Are you going to support these students in their pioneering seat building exercises?
Second, at the end of the video you will notice that we are launching after October 14th. We have many good reasons for this delay, but the important part is that there is more time so that we can get more teachers, students, and classes to sign on and participate. See the Call To Action if you and/or your class want to make seats. We are now accepting participants until Thursday, October 18, 2012.
The reason for this change is simple; my friend Rick called me out for slacking and playing the Kickstarter too safe. Originally, the goal was to just get Catalysts to Sean’s class of 115 students. Easy, but Rick said we needed more students to participate. Way more. That night another friend, Alaric, and I sent over 400 emails to schools in 6 different countries. We’re doing everything imaginable to get more classes in on making seats. That was last Friday. Now that I think about it, that time line (about 4 or 5 days) is sort of ridiculous for letting educators decide if they can participate. So we’ve extended that timeline.
Also, with this new goal of getting a million classes participating in the project, there is a good chance that teachers and students will stop by our WikiSeat booth at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Fingers crossed. (We’re looking at you bay area educators.)
So if you like this whole seat building thing, help us out! Please send this to any teachers you know. Let them know that participating is free. They just need to let us know that they’re in.