Murky Waters.

Hello, and welcome to Cloud Riders Store, where I design, manufacture and sell accessories for Storz & Bickel Vaporisers (source manufacture). At the moment I’m working on few projects, the Mighty Grinder is the main one. It’s a Grinder that fits on the Mighty & Crafty vaporiser, using a similar filling aid device so you can grind right into it and savour every trichome. Also I’m in the middle of moving from Melbourne to the Netherlands and I’m almost finished designing and testing a Charging Stand for the Mighty.

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.”

— Napoleon Hill

I came across this quote few days ago, and I found it realy helpful and uplifting, as I’m attempting a major change in my life. Advices from my social circle are becoming more like noise, it’s very distracting.

At the moment I’m reading a book about startup’s fund raising, looking into ways to obtain a working visa in Europe, trying to find a rental and part time job in the Netherlands, my car is not sold yet while I’m counting down the days and wondering; Why?

Why do I have this urge for change? Why am I jumping into the unknown? will there be any smooth sailing? is it all worth it?

Every and Each book I read about being an Entrepreneur speaks of the uncertainty. About how hard and lonely the path is. Not knowing if the end result will be what you gambled on increases the challenge significantly. You don’t know if you will get what you are fighting for.

Maybe I’m just too old. Trying to start over at 44. But there are more working years ahead than behind. Or maybe I’m just a Nomad.

Doubt must be the main reason why people settle down into jobs and relationships they don’t fancy. If I leave this, what will I find out there? that’s one scary question.

My feelings now are like those you get before a major trip, multiplied few times, the butterflies in the stomach, the longing for that first night out in the wild where it’s you and the adventure.

Lucinda Sunrise Far North Queensland

That was from my last adventure, for more landscapes from Australia you can visit this link

On a different subject, I’ve 3d printed a grinder and shipped it to Barkley Plastics, they were having troubles printing it and asked me for help.

I have to say the grinder is not easy to print, I’ve totally missed up the first few prints until I figured out the best orientation and how to setup the parts in the printing space then things became more straight forward.

Nothing has been done in regard to the Indiegogo campaign, I think this will be the first thing on my agenda once I’ve arrived to Holland. Record a video showing how the grinder works and kick start the Campaign.

At the moment I’m completely focused on selling, packing, and trying to find a place to live in the Netherlands, look like I have a nag for choosing very expensive cities. Dubai, Melbourne and now Amsterdam, Although to be fair Sydney is more expensive than Melbourne, and I’m seriously considering Rotterdam.

In a previous post I’ve mentioned that I was working on a charging stand for the mighty, it’s almost done, I’m going to buy a Mighty+ when I arrive to Holland, that way I can make sure the stand will fit both vaporisers.

It’s a simple charging stand, I’m hoping producing it will be less of a challenge than the grinder and I will be able to bring it to market quickly, maybe before the grinder.

First Charging Stand

This was the first design, as you can see you have to unplug the charger to be able to remove the Mighty, and this one was tight. too tight.

Later charging stand

This is the latest one I’ve made, the base dosen’t look perfect, that’s a printing failure, but it’s not affecting the functionality, this one you can remove the mighty while charging and put it back. Very handy little gadget.

That was all for this week, I’m posting biweekly now as the news are rare and more about my journey than the products. Stay safe and have a good weekend, Peace ☮️

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