I can't possibly reply to everyone personally, but thank you! It means a great deal.
Here are a sample of the heartwarming messages:
I'm in for the long haul! Get the charity set up ASAP; I want to throw money at this project. Babbage had the patience and perseverance... so do we. Just keep going! The pledge holds! Building one of these things isn't like slapping a few parts together. We knew it would be a long process. We're here for the long haul. I'll happily increase my donation in the hope you can still reach the original goal. Many people say "Why?" I say "Why not?" Go for it! Still very supportive. Send details of where to deposit pledge at any time. I'm still in for $100. I'd love to see this done and one day come to see it in person! This is a great project and I'll be supporting you all the way. I REALLY really appreciate the work, and will promote it. I'm still in. Too cool of a project to give up on. Let me know what I can do and keep up the good work. Put me down for a £50 pledge. Good luck, I hope (and am sure) you can pull it off. I sure want to see that machine :D, so keep on! I'll never give up on this project.If you sent me a personal message with a question I will try to answer in the next week.