Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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D went forward with his offer of having a friend of his make the theremin for me. His friend is an electronic technology teacher at MSAC and he is having his class construct two theremins as their big class project; one is for me and the other will remain in the ooh-aah-look-at-our-electronic-technology-department display case. I found out tonight that the students are excited about this project and some of them are even making their own theremins.

My theremin should be ready by end-November, but I’ll be out of the country by then so I won’t get to enjoy it for some time. 7 years ago

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D emailed back and said he couldn’t help me make the theramin – that it goes beyond his electronic technician capabilities. He did, though, email another friend of his and offer to pay him to make it for me. He asked if this is what I want for Christmas. Very sweet, D – thank you!

True, I’d like to have a theramin of my own, but part of the appeal was making it and another part of the appeal was making alongside D. So being as I’m focused on getting rid of stuff so I can gear up to move far away I declined on D’s offer and told him it’s something I’d like to look into in the future. Alas! 7 years ago

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I found some specs on how to make this instrument. I’m not electronically inclined (though I so wish I was!) but D knows a lot about this stuff. So the next step is to email him and ask if this is within the range of his time and capability. 7 years ago


a long story with this one, which maybe I’ll tell when I get the time. 7 years ago

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