I want to thank everyone for the support through the entire funding process. A little backstory about the project.
I decided to put this project on Kickstarter for a couple reasons. First, I needed funding. Second (and more importantly), I wanted to test the market. My primary objective in my projects in career is to positively impact the lives of as many as possible by changing the status quo in music, medicine -- anything really.
But I hesitated in this project because its very nature was also ultimately its downfall. By requiring a computer, iPhone, and wiimote to play an instrument, the project was theoretically innovative but realistically not cost-effective. There was simply too much hardware. Ergo, the Invisible Instrument did not see complete success on Kickstarter's platform; however, it has lead to other accomplishments.
The Invisible Instrument won an MTV O Music Award last week and for that I thank you all, the supporters. My greatest apologies to those who wholeheartedly tried to aid the success of this project, but don't worry, this isn't the last of Invisible Instruments.
Rather, I want to simplify. My hopes are that I can remove the computer component of the design, so that the instrument becomes truly portable. If you still want to donate to the project, a Korean crowdsourcing platform FUNDU has picked up the project (http://www.fundu.co.kr/pro_detail.php?idx=80). The funding will close on June 30th.
From here, I will continue work on the Invisible Instrument in the background, but I am concurrently working on a couple web applications that I hope will revolutionize the patient online experience (for those who don't know, I am a medical student). Stay tuned!
Again, I want to thank you all for your support and as always feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P.S. If any Android developers would like to help me work on an Android Invisible Instruments app, PLEASE contact me. Thanks!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 5, 2011.
Apr 3, 2011 - May 5, 2011
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The amazingly warm feeling of contributing to an awesome project. Also, your name will be listed on InvisibleInstruments.com as a contributor.
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Buy popular demand! Receive an album (via digital download) of songs recorded and performed on the Invisible Instrument (See "Just the Way You Are" to your left)
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Basic - You will receive the iPhone/iPod touch application and the software, bundled with the four most popular instruments - Drum Set, Guitar, Violin and Keys.
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Deluxe - You will receive the iPhone/iPod touch application and the software, bundled with ALL the instruments that are currently or will be designed (10+ instruments)
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Receive the Deluxe Software Package PLUS an exclusive album of works performed on the Invisible Instrument (see "Just the Way You Are" to your left)
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Receive the Deluxe Software Package, CD, and a Wiimote Plus (US only)
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Receive the Deluxe Software Package, CD, Wiimote Plus AND a personal tutorial DVD on how to use the Invisible Instrument to perform a song of your choice.
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Receive the Deluxe Software Package, CD, Wiimote Plus AND I will design an instrument of your choice.