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The Hedgehog Gaming Mouse and Controller!

Created by Branden Duncan

Perform any action while hardly lifting a finger. Master 23 customizable buttons and new slide control.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Getting ready for an engineering build with the new microcontroller!
25 days ago – Fri, Jan 06, 2023 at 09:46:07 PM

Hello and Happy New Year to those of us on the Gregorian calendar!

We are spooling up for an engineering build with the new microcontroller.   We are just finalizing some circuit board work and work on tweaking the plastics.  We are anticipating this build to be in our engineers hands for testing by early February.

Parts order status:

  • Some new switches:  The thumb buttons and pinky buttons now have a switch choice.   These have short lead times so we'll order them in quantity after the pre manufacturing run starts testing.
  • New, taller, rotary encoder:  Same status as the new switches.
  • LEDs:  Same status as the switches and rotary encoder.
  • The microcontroller is now 7 weeks into the 22 week lead time.
  • The mouse sensor, in quantity, should arrive by the end of this month.

Here is a taste of what the circuit board looks like with the new micro on it in the engineering software:

After this engineering build, expect these steps in future updates:

  • Engineering/software/firmware testing on the engineering build.  
  • Pre safety certification testing.
  • Corrections to circuit boards and plastics (after testing)
  • Another engineering build (if necessary)
  • A larger pre-production build of 50-100 pieces
  • More testing and safety certifications on production quality parts
  • Full production build

 We are taking these steps to make sure to deliver a quality, awesome product. Thank you so much for your patience and support through this process!

-Branden

Most Parts ordered + Microcontroller change (upgrade)
2 months ago – Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:42:08 PM

Hello Backers!  We wanted to give you a short update on how this project is progressing.  

90% of the parts are on hand or on order including all of the parts that are going to take a significant amount of time to come in (long lead-time parts) are on order.  There are only a few parts that we are actively negotiating pricing on but they are short lead-time parts.

Along with these parts ordered, we made a decision to change and upgrade the microcontroller in this design.   The previous micro was good but the lead-time was listed at 52 weeks.   This new micro is better than the old one and we were able to get our hands on 950 of them immediately.  We have placed the other half on order with a 22 week lead time.   The disadvantage of changing the controller is that there is a good amount of firmware and electrical work we need to do over but the advantage is that this may give us a good opportunity to attempt to beat the previously stated October 2023 delivery date by a couple of months (give or take).   We'll keep you up to date on this progress.  There is a lot that needs to happen from now until delivery but we are doing everything we can to ensure these units deliver on time (or better!!!).

Thank you again for all of your support,

-The Hedgehog Team

BackerKit surveys are coming!
3 months ago – Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 12:29:19 AM

Hello,

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.   A reminder to update information will be sent out closer to the ship date in case of any address updates or changes.  This is also when shipping will be collected.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://the-hedgehog.backerkit.com

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://the-hedgehog.backerkit.com/faq.

-Branden, Founder, Hedgehog Gaming, Inc.

We made it!!! We have successfully funded this project and then some!
3 months ago – Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 04:20:19 AM

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Incredible Start! Thank you! We hit our goal in under 40 minutes! This is amazing!
4 months ago – Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:48:42 PM

Thank you so much for coming in to show your support for our project.   We are so honored to be given the opportunity to make an impact in the way you game!   As I type this, we've gone past the 500% funded mark -  you've absolutely outdone yourselves folks!

As some of you have seen, I sent 10 slide-control prototypes out to various influencers interested in this project and they started arriving at their doorsteps on Monday.   Check them out and show them some support :)


MrTasselhof (YouTube -Fall Guys): MrTasslhof has several different games he was playing around with posted to his channel.

Anickah3 (Twitch -Fortnite): Anickah3 and/or her boyfriend EightBitsaByte will be streaming on Twitch using the Slide-Controller.  Last night they streaming from 8pm CST until about 2am CST.

Silent Storm (Facebook Streaming) - A fellow dad + veteran that has been kicking some serious butt in Warzone.

https://www.facebook.com/SiIentStorm/