500 Tindie Orders, 1200 Kits Sold!

When I started selling kits on Tindie, I made 50 Yet Another Programming Shield Kits, and hoped to sell half of them to break even.  The one thing I realized quickly was that I would need more than one kit offering if I hoped to make any money.

Three and a half years later, I've filled 500 orders consisting of more than 1200 kits of eleven different types.  This doesn't count kits I've sold for workshops and conferences, which would be at least another 500.  I'm making just enough money to keep developing new kits and buying PCBs from OSH Park without putting them on a credit card my wife can see.

I've been amazed at how many overseas sales I've had since the shipping costs seem prohibitive. I've sold to every continent except Antarctica (contact me and I'll make you a deal):

I've also sold something to every US state except Montana, North and South Dakota, Alaska, and Maine (contact me and I'll make you a deal).

I've got some great kits in the works, including an awesome low-cost robot and a Raspberry Pi Camera setup.  I can't wait to see where the next 500 kits go!

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