Pledge Rewards, Designs, and Program Updates Abound.
It’s been an exciting few weeks for the SketchChair project, and it's been very satisfying to finally see the pledge rewards come together, which will be heading your way very soon!
Pledge Rewards Shipping Soon
After many laser-cutting tests and material samples, the SketchChair miniatures have been cut and are currently making their way back to the studio to be packaged, addressed and posted. The human sized chairs are also in production in Virginia, USA and Wellington, NZ. Material has been sourced, designs refined and we're now just waiting on some testers for quality control before all your chairs are put through the machining process. All the pledge rewards will be making their way out to you within the next two to three weeks, and you'll all receive notice by email once your reward has been sent out.
It's been particularly exciting to work on the Custom Miniatures, and we're looking forward to revealing these on the SketchChair supporters page once they have been delivered to their owners.
A sneak peak at a few of the custom miniature designs.
We have started work on the SketchChair Design Library system, which we hope to launch with our collaborators in the next few weeks. Alongside the existing designs from the campaign, collaborators will also be able to upload and share their own creations and modifications.
Development work on the SketchChair app has been heating up and we’re excited to have posted version 0.8.1.10 with many new updates. These include a new “offset path” tool, which provides a much easier way of working with path-driven shapes, as well as new possibilities for slice styles and better stability and usability overall.
The offset path tool provides a easier way for interacting with shapes.
SketchChairs at Maker Faire Detroit
With another big thanks to the ShopBot crew, there were some Rocking Stools and Antler Chairs on show at MakerFaire Detroit this past weekend! It sounds like a lot of people got to check these out, and we are very much looking forward to attending Maker Faire in person in the near future...
NEXT 2011 at Aarhus Festival
To those of you who are in the Europe part of the world, or more specifically, Denmark, SketchChair will be making an appearance at the NEXT 2011 Conference/Exhibition in Aarhus, August 27 to 31. We'll be there with physical and digital SketchChairs to play with, and you may even be able to make your own robocraft paper chairs.
Thanks again everybody!
Tiago and Greg,
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Pledge $8 or moreYou selected
Receive a printed Postcard SketchChair that you can cut out and assemble, with a big ‘thank you’ from us! More on SketchChair.cc/postcard.
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
Become a collaborator! If you would love to already start using the prototype software, this will give you access to downloads of the work in progress and updates, as well as our development blog where we will post and discuss features of the program and look for suggestions. You will be credited on SketchChair.cc, and will keep a special ‘collaborator’ status in the online SketchChair community!
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Choose one from our series of collectable laser-cut SketchChair Miniatures. Each chair will be numbered and your contribution recognised on SketchChair.cc! Visit SketchChair.cc/minis for more images and details on these miniatures.
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
We will design you your own unique original laser-cut miniature! Each chair will be presented on SketchChair.cc and accredited to your contribution!
Pledge $160 or moreYou selected
Receive our Educators Kit! We would love to see SketchChair used in classrooms, so we will send you the complete series of SketchChair Miniatures as well as a promotional poster. Once the program is released, we will also provide support to help you use it as an educational tool.
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
We will send you an Antler Chair, our flagship SketchChair design! See more details on this chair and other designs at SketchChair.cc. Includes shipping within the USA or UK. Shipping elsewhere is additional, so please have a look at our estimates listed on SketchChair.cc/shipping
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
We will send you the Rocking Stool! See more details on this design at SketchChair.cc. Includes shipping within the USA, UK, New Zealand, or Australia. Shipping elsewhere is additional, so please have a look at our estimates listed on SketchChair.cc/shipping
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
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We will collaborate with you to design you a custom personalised SketchChair! These will be recognised as important steps in the development of the software, and you will get a one-of-a-kind original. This will include miniatures and development sketches, and coffee with us if you live nearby!
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