Thanks first of all to the people that subscribe and read regularly. As you can see in the subscription bar, I don’t have a ton of email subscribers. However, if you add in Twitter (95), RSS and Google Reader feed subscriptions (around 80), Youtube (42), Facebook (20), and those that just check back a lot, there are around 250 of you. I’m humbled that all of you decided to read about the various projects that I put up here!
The companies that have given me free or discounted stuff to try out are obviously a big part of this blog. Zen Toolworks is one of my oldest supporters, and has provided the equipment used for nearly every post in my “CNC” section. They also sent me a Starbucks gift basket for Christmas this year and last, so that was really cool – Thanks Xin!
One sponsor that I’m sad to see go is “Buckyballs.” After sending me two sets of magnetic balls to try out, they were essentially shut down by claims of being unsafe for children. Although no one, including Buckyballs, would argue this, there were warnings all over the boxes to keep them away from kids and pets. Sorry guys, enjoyed the little magnets while they lasted!
pyMCU has also been an important sponsor, and I look forward to doing more projects with their board. Servocity and Monsterguts have provided some support as well, so thanks to them! I should also say thanks to Amazon and Google, as they pretty much pay for this blog. If you’ve got something to buy, just click on any of my Amazon links, (like that one, for instance) and you’ll be able to support this blog while enjoying their excellent service.
Finally, thanks also to the three sites that have reciprocal links with me, fivegallonideas, doityourselfgadgets, and Olly’s Workshop Blog. They are all intersting and worth checking out. Hackaday.com is a little different as I write for them, but they feature my hacks quite a bit, so thanks to them!
Also, a quick shout-out to the Greenville Makers, and Maker Faire NC 2012 where you may have seen some of my projects on display! Thanks for the help setting up there – Amber, and for a place to crash – TK II, and Sara!
So thanks again for reading, subscribing, and sponsoring! It’s been a great 2012, and I wish you and yours a happy New Year! If there is anything you’d like to see in the next year, be sure to let me know in the comments.