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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2014, 06:17:26 PM »
The compressor is ready. All 3 CNC machines are connected to the compressor and we just need 1 day to get them ready for the production.
On the photo below you can see the air compressor system: compressor (left), air receiver tank (center), dryer (right).








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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2014, 05:38:15 PM »
Production is started!

CNC machines are fully ready.
We started production of bodies for the MicroSticks and started working on the prototype of the MiniAtty.
On the photos you can see a half-ready body of a MicroStick and the camera of the MiniAtty.


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2014, 05:41:05 PM »
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2014, 05:48:18 PM »
Currently we work on the MIcroSticks and on the prototype of the MiniAtty. Chels says that he likes how it goes and believes that it would be a great atomizer.

Now we have a confirmation from Scott Bonner (igetcha) that he will review the MiniAtty. He is overloaded so we'll have a review from him only in 3-4 weeks.

Before that we'll get review of the MiniAtty and some detailed description from Purgen. He lives in Israel, rather close to the factory, so he will be the first one who will get the prototype.

Currently we are looking for well known reviewers who can make a review in about 2 weeks.





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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2014, 06:07:37 PM »
The store support will be limited from 21/06 (Saturday) till 08/07 (Tuesday) due to vacation time. Anyway we'll try to answer all questions within 72 hours during that time.
The production is ongoning and it will not be impacted anyhow. We'll keep posting photos, etc.
With our current knowledge the shipping will be started in the beginning of July.
We'll send orders partially if only a part of an order will be available. So if you have a Hamoriko and a MicroStick in your order and a MicroStick becomes available earlier, we'll ship the MicroStick first and the Hamoriko later on as soon as it's available.





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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
I love the CNC machine: banks of buttons, a big honkin' dial, a steampunk keyboard, and when all else fails: the hammer.
Hey Todd, how's it goin'?

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2014, 05:27:48 PM »
With our current knowledge the production of the current run will be mostly finished in beginning of July. Then we'll need several days to pack the orders.
Shipping of orders placed in April and May will be performed 10-15 of July.
 
The store support is limited from 21/06 (Saturday) till 08/07 (Tuesday) due to vacation time. Anyway we'll try to answer all questions within 72 hours during that time.

The production is ongoing and it will not be impacted anyhow. We'll keep posting photos, etc.
The MicroSticks will be sent for anodising soon.








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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2014, 05:37:01 PM »
Can I place an order? Or is it too late?

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #58 on: July 09, 2014, 04:27:13 PM »
The store is fully functional again and we get back to the normal speed of answering. Now again we try to answer all requests in 1 day.

We have some news from the production.
1. The bodies of the MicroSticks is nearly ready. Tomorrow they will pass the last operation before the anodising: cutting the windows in the atty hole. Then they will be sent for anodising. We expect them to be ready before 15/07. While they will be on anodising we'll complete the Hamorikos.

2. A new sandblasting machine arrived, so we will have full control over quality of the Hamorikos finish. Also it is used to prepare the MicroSticks for anodising. Currently we're working on the buttons for Hamorikos. Photos will be available a bit later.

3. The prototype of the MiniAtty is nearly ready, but we put all our efforts on the MicroSticks now. Anyway we promise to ship the orders as soon as they are ready at least partially. The remaining part of orders will be shipped later at our expense. If the EMS shipping was selected, then the remaining part will be shipped also with EMS.

4. The current run of the MicroSticks is nearly sold out. We have only 10 items left for sale. The sales of the next run will be started when we ship all existing orders and all orders for the retailers.

We have more delays and we apologize for that. Starting a new factory is a tricky thing. We didn't expect 1 month delay due to electricity issues. Now when the power is on, we faced new problems, which can be rather easily solved, but anyway they take time. For example, the air compressor heated the building to +55, which is obviously too high for anyone. We had to re-arrange the installation of the hardware, so now it's ok, but it took another week.

With our current knowledge, the shipping will be performed 20-25 of July.

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2014, 10:36:16 AM »
The MicroSticks bodies are ready and sent for anodising.
On the photos you can see the bodies before and after they were satined. After anodising they will get black. We got many questions if the MicroStick can stay not anodised? But anodising is used as an insulator, so you'll need it.
Hamoriko buttons and connectors are ready. The production of the tubes is in progress.
We plan to start shipping in about a week: 27-30 of July.






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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2014, 04:32:31 PM »
Today we shipped all EMS orders with MicroSticks.
Now we pack the last 20 MicroSticks of the first batch of anodised MicroSticks.

The next batch of MicroSticks will come from anodising on Sunday, so we'll continue shipping of the MicroSticks on Monday next week.

Hamorikos are in production. Connectors and buttons are ready. Tubes have passed the first operation. On the photo you can see the quality of satin. This time it's even and spotless. In 1 week Hamorikos will be ready for engraving. In 2 weeks we'll ship them.

MiniAtty: the prototype is delayed because we are focused on MicroSticks and Hamorikos. The prototype should be ready in 1 week.

In this run the connector in MicroSticks has cuts for air flow. This is important for the cartomizers, because often the tank can go down and close the air flow.





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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2014, 07:33:30 PM »
The shipping is ongoing.

Shipping plan for the MicroSticks:
 - The latest shipped order is #2063
 - Orders #2064-#2350 will be shipped on week 33 (August, 11-17)
 - Orders #2351-#2900 will be shipped on week 34 (August, 18-24)
 - All EMS orders are shipped with priority as soon as MicroSticks are available.

Extenders are ready and will be shipped on the next week.

Hamorikos are nearly ready. They miss only satin finish. On this week we were working on satin, but we don't like the quality, so we'll start shipping as soon as this problem is solved. Most likely they will be shipped on the coming week.

The prototype of the MiniAtty is ready. The shape of the drip-tip will be slightly changed, but in general it's ready. We'll send it for the review on the coming week.









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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2014, 08:46:27 PM »

The prototype of the MiniAtty is ready. We'll send it for the review on the coming week.


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2014, 03:41:44 AM »
Just got the e mail that my micro stick is en route! Yay! I'll probably pick up a mini protank to use on it untill the mini atty arrives. Thanks to Chels for keeping us informed on whats going on, sorry you had some setbacks but it's good to see things are on track. For anyone who hasn't seen a micro stick up close and personal, they are a solid performing device, great form factor, and well worth the wait.

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2014, 05:10:01 PM »
We just discovered that the anodising company wasn't working on our order. This is really frustrating, because it looks like they lied to us for at least a week.

Now we took back all the remaining MicroSticks and sent it to another company. They swear that our order (all MicroSticks) will be ready in the beginning of the next week. The new company called us already several times asking different things, so we believe that these guys indeed are working on our order. Also they are going to make satin for all Hamorikos already on this week.

The latest shipped order with MicroSticks is #2063. We plan to ship all MicroSticks on the next week.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2014, 09:32:34 PM »
That sucks, hopefully the new company does better.

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2014, 06:25:58 PM »
The prototype of the MiniAtty was reviewed by Purgen:
MiniAtty - Mini ECIG

He made a short video describing the MiniAtty and several photos. Now we're going to send the MiniAtty to Scott Bonner (igetcha69) for a more advanced review.
Chels and Purgen discussed the MiniAtty and agreed that the following changes will be made to the MiniAtty prototype before the production is started:
- The length of the atty will be increased by 3 mm to increase the capacity from 2 ml to 3 ml
- Standard nuts will be replaced with custom nuts to save space on the deck
- Pins will be thicker to fully block the liquid if the cap is turned
- The air flow hole will be slightly increased (Purgen did it himself before recording the video)
- You might see small scratches on the body. There will be no scratches in production.

Also Chels performed some basic leaking tests. The MiniAtty spent 6 hours up side down and 6 hours horizontally. It wasn't leaking.






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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #67 on: August 19, 2014, 05:37:04 PM »
The new anodising company is defintely much faster than the old one.
We got Hamorikos from them and satin looks perfect! They are well packed, so we expect that the surface will be spotless. Anyway we'll check them before the shipping. Now they are on engraving. They should be ready in about 2 days. On Sunday we are going to ship them all.

The MicroSticks are coming from anodising in batches. They are deep black, so it's good. They promised to finish anodising of all MicroSticks on this week. We already sent the received MicroSticks for engraving.







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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2014, 05:07:35 PM »
Today we got new photos from production. Engraving of Hamorikos is finished. Engraving of MicroSticks is almost finished.
On Sunday or Monday we will ship more or less all orders with Hamorikos and MicroSticks.











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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2014, 04:20:17 PM »
We have several discounted MicroSticks on sale:
http://mini-ecig.com/2S_MicroStick
Most likely we'll have more, so you can subscribe for it if all are sold out.

Scott Bonner (igetcha 69) reviewed the MiniAtty several days ago:

He reviewed a prototype and had several comments, which will be applied in the final version of the MiniAtty:
- the air draw is a bit too hard (we'll make it easier)
- the finish of the atty is darker close to the bottom (it will be even)
- the wick holes are not aligned with posts (we moved them for better access)

Now we are producing the revised version of the MiniAtty.
The current run of the MiniAtties is already sold out.
You can subscribe for stock updates for the MiniAtty here:
http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2014, 05:20:26 PM »
MicroSticks are on sale!

The new run of the MicroSticks is better:
 - the lock on the button is reversed, which means that the whole button will not unscrew while you unlock the button
 - an o-ring will be included with each MicroStick for the screw in the button. If you need to adjust the screw in the button for a shorter battery, you can use it to fix the screw.
 
The new run of the MicroSticks was started some time ago. We decided that we'll start taking orders only when they will be almost ready.
Now we got the first big batch of the MicroSticks from the anodising. Engraving and assembling will take about a week.
Already now you can place an order for MicroSticks, extenders and cases here:
MicroStick (shipping within 14 business days) - Mini ECIG
MicroStick 18500 extender (shipping within 14 business days) - Mini ECIG
Leather case for MicroStick (shipping from Russia) - Mini ECIG

A new reversed button can be ordered here:
Spare parts: button for MicroStick - Mini ECIG

MiniAtties are almost finished. All parts are ready. We only need to complete the engraving and assemble them.
We solved all the problems. Now there are Philips screws and there is enough space for the mesh 2.3 mm in diameter.
The top caps were sent for engraving and we'll get them back in several days. On the next week we'll ship them!

The next run of the MiniAtties will be available by the end of November.
MiniAtty (shipping within 25 business days) - Mini ECIG
 
The shipping time for the MiniAtty is 25 days, while for the MicroStick it's only 14 days.
So if you include a MiniAtty in the order, then we'll ship the whole order as soon as it's available and the MiniAtty later on with standard shipping.
We can ship an order in 2 parts, but you will need to pay for the shipping only once.

If you already have an order, you can update it here:
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2014, 04:07:31 PM »
The MicroSticks are IN STOCK!
MicroStick (IN STOCK: shipping within 5 business days) - Mini ECIG

We already started shipping of the current run. New orders will be shipped weekly.
All problems with the finish are solved. The MicroSticks are deep black with flawless finish.

The MiniAtties are also ready.
Finally, the first run is mostly shipped. The next run will not take that long. We plan to start shipping of the next run already in the beginning of December.
Here you can order it with shipping in 3 weeks:
MiniAtty (shipping within 25 business days) - Mini ECIG

The MiniAtty can be used with wick or mesh.
Purgen prepared a detailed video with assembling/disassembling of the MiniAtty:

   
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2014, 11:51:06 AM »
We received samples of the colored MicroSticks! :)
Now you can order red, gold and blue MicroSticks and extenders for them with shipping in 21 days:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_R
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_G
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_B

Black MicroSticks are in stock:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2014, 05:09:26 PM »
Purgen prepared several video instructions about the usage of the MiniAtty.

MiniAtty: Mesh 200 Kanthal A1 0.25 1.2 om
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUvv2qCmuQ

MiniAtty: Kanthal A1 0.28mm,Cotton,1,2 om
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHzP37aUTY

MiniAtty: Silica Wick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB5Q44oVF0Q

In one of reviews the insulator got melted. After that review we realized that this can happen with some types of setup, so in the new run of the MiniAtties we'll use another material for the insulators. We'll ship the new insulators to all owners of the MiniAtties of the first run on request.

We shipped several dozens of MiniAtties of the first run a couple of weeks ago. If you have some experience with it, please share your thoughts.
Questions and comments are very welcome.

Shipping of the next run of the MiniAtties will be started in 1-2 weeks:
http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2014, 06:34:22 AM »
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