So apparently soldering copper to aluminum is a bitch but copper to copper isn't. Will hopefully be getting the full copper prototype soldered next week. Alu/Alu, Cu/Alu is off the table for the time being due to the limitations of the people I've been able to find with the capabilities to put a prototype of this together.
I'm buying parts for a new PC, one piece at a time. The Black Ridge should become available April 4th and I intend to buy it..... unless there is a better alternative. I'm based in the US so shipping the Black Ridge will be extra.
Plus, I'd rather support a small business like yours.
As much as my heart wants to see pictures, my brain reminds me that the same concerns about IP and patenting are probably still in effect. If memory serves, you were waiting to do testing prior to filing for patent and copyright stuff, right @Kmpkt? In the <modified> words of the song, "If <seeing pictures and performance numbers> is wrong, I don't wanna be right." Regardless, congratulations on a big milestone that's been a long time in the making, and best of luck moving forward!