Moved In and Headin’ Out

What a cah-razy week we’ve had. We’re officially all moved in at our new location. There are still mounds of boxes to unpack and things to organize and some renovations to finish, but, all things considered, it went pretty well. If you happen to know where my USB extension cable went, though, I’d love to know.

But yes, business has resumed to normal operations and things are going along smoothly. We’re filling and shipping orders and returning all the correspondence that has piled up over the last week. Enjoy it while you can, though, because it will probably only last for the next week or so. We’re gearing up to head out to the San Francisco Maker Faire. (Quick! Load up everything we own into moving vans! Quick! Unpack everything we own from the moving van and put it in the new office! Quick! Pack up a completely different van with a good portion of what we own to take down to California! Etc, etc) While we’re still trying to determine specifics, it’s fairly safe to assume that we will be closed for a few days while attending Maker Faire. We’ll be sure to post the relevant information as the time draws near.

Solarbotics Laser Engraver IIISo what else is going on around these parts? We’re this close to releasing our latest kit – the BeetleBot. Once we get the last parts in and the documentation tuned up, this solderless kit will be made available for purchase. We’re also about to have our latest catalogue printed, but that might be more exciting for us (particularly me, being the graphics dood) than anyone else. In the community, Ted pointed us towards his PICAXE site, which is absolutely crammed with loads of good and helpful PICAXE stuff – we recommend giving it a look. Dave also just posted a bunch more vintage BEAM pics to our Flickr stream, which you can see here. Oh, and did we mention that our laser caught fire? And that it happened while running some last-minute jobs during the office move? Yeah, that was fun.