Here's more looking back ... this time to the Space Elevator Games.
LaserMotive is back from Utah, and recovering. They had some problems that sound more operational than involving their design or implementation of the climber. That's part of what makes a challenge like this so nail-biting.
Here are some posts by the Space Elevator Blog:
Kansas City Space Pirates tuning their mirrors - with a video
KC Space Pirates Wrap It Up - retrospective look at the games by the KC Space Pirates. This one also looks ahead at what we might see in the next Games ... but of course there will be surprises ...
Marc Boucher Appears on the Space Show - head of the Space Elevator Reference
Speaking of the Space Elevator Reference, there's a recent post there looking back at the Games, too:
Update on LaserMotive Efforts at the Spaceward Games - covers some of the operational difficulties that LaserMotive encountered