Day 4: It's over 9000!
Our best day yet! Thanks to all our backers for believing in Playsurface.
Just a few things to report:
1. We are working on a concise and accurate FAQ to add to the project page that will, well, answer frequently asked questions such as details about the projector we use, details about shipping costs, details about software that will come with it, details about OS support...details, details, details. We recognize that these details are important if you are planning a big purchase like Playsurface, so don't hesitate to send us a message or email to let us know all the details you need to know to make getting one the right choice for you!
2. We are considering adding an additional reward especially aimed at would-be supporters who live outside the US, and therefore would have to incur larger shipping costs. This "Out of Town Special" will include everything we can put in that can ship overseas cheaply, like the blob board, the screws, plans, part numbers for things you will need, etc. Let us know if this seems like an important addition to you.
3. Thanks to all of the News, Geek, and Gizmo sites that have run articles on our kickstarter including Fellow Geek, Geeky Gadgets, Gadzetomania (Polish!), BostInno, Union Square Main Streets, and others. The only way to make our goal and make Playsurface a reality is to get people looking at our project page; so to every person who tells a friend, or retweets, or posts a link, or whatever you do, thank you very much.
As we close in on the 25% mark, I can reflect that, wherever it goes from here, it will always be "over 9000" to me...
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Playsurface was made possible by you! Anyone backing at this level or above will have their name immortalized in a comment list in the Blob Board firmware!Estimated delivery:
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A letter of thanks, a novel “My Other Computer is a Touch Table” magnet, and our pledge that half of this money will be spent on getting prototype hardware out in an educational environment!Estimated delivery:
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Playsurface Plans – You will get early access to all of the mechanical and electronic plans to make the Playsurface on your own! Plus, downloads of software beta releases!Estimated delivery:
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Blob Board PCB – The PCB (circuit board) and bill of materials to build your own closed-loop camera, touch processing, and location-output electronics. The Blob Board includes video output for debugging/hacking. Plus all of the above goodies. Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Blob Board Kit – The PCB and all electronic components required to solder your own the state-of-the-art closed loop touch processing board. Plus, all of the above (without duplication). Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Finished Blob Board - Populated and ready-to-go camera and processor board. Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Out of Town Special - Avoid high shipping costs and get all the hard to ship items. This kit includes the Blob Board, First Surface Mirror, IR LEDs, and all mounting and fastner hardware. You will need to source your own wood, and top surface. Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Track Table – The entire touch table ready to connect to your computer, but without a projector. Furniture quality with blazingly fast touch tracking for any control application. Plus, all of the above (without duplication). Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Peripheral Touch Table – USB touch table that turns your computer into a touch table. Integrated blob board, projector, and surface. Plus, all of the above (without duplication). Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Multi-Touch Computer – Fully integrated system with a dedicated Windows computer with internet and DVD. Integrated blob board, projector, and surface. Plus, all of the above (without duplication). Just turn it on and start touching! Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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Multi-Touch Game Machine – Extreme, high-speed integrated system with a dedicated Windows computer with internet and DVD. Stereo sound and gaming peripherals, integrated blob board, projector, and surface. Plus, all of the above (without duplication). Shipping not included.Estimated delivery:
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