I had mentioned in the forum that some backers were probably not going to be aware that a forum existed that gave information about the battery issue. I had suggested that CPI actually emailed backers instead (make sense after all) but well, a moderator essentially told us to stop complaining. I have since made my complaints to CPI about that.
In case you haven’t caught up with the developments:
The batteries were removed because the way they were packaged contravened shipping regulations (not so much CPI’s fault, but the shipping agent they outsourced in China - said shipping agent has arguably falsely declared the goods, as you will see on your parcel.)
CPI will be sending replacement batteries in the forthcoming weeks, stay tuned to the forum for that.
There is a topic in this forum that will be a resource to you for sourcing batteries in the meantime. Or until the CPI battery arrives, the GameShell may be powered off a micro USB lead.
as for the missing ClockworkPi GameShell… whew. thats unfortunate, sorry to hear that. It will probably have gone missing when they opened your package to remove the batteries. Whats missing exactly? One entire ClockworkPi components kit? I hope thats resolved for you soonest.
Hope that answers some of your questions. Be mindful of your phrasing here, there have been numerous occasions in which a forum moderator has threatened action for , well, complaining. Remain positive and upbeat (!)
PS. Between you and I, I didn’t use the goggles, but they will come in handy for future DIY projects, I’m sure.