Pledge Rewards Delivered, SketchChair on tour!
It's been a very intense past few months but we're very happy to say that in addition to the Kickstarter series of miniatures, the custom miniatures, educator kits and full size chairs have all been delivered! SketchChair has also been on the move and making appearances at a flurry of festivals and exhibitions:
We were very proud to present SketchChair at the World Maker Faire in New York! Two days of non-stop excitement and great discussion. It was a big pleasure to meet some of our Kickstarter backers and we made plenty of new friends as well - the response to the project was truly overwhelming! A huge privilege and enormous amounts of fun - we can't wait to attend next year!
Whilst at Maker Faire NY, it was a pleasure to have the chance to share ideas and experiences with Bre Pettis, one of the founders of MakerBot.
Two weeks prior to New York, Tiago was able to stop by in Brighton for an impressive mini-maker faire - a treasure trove of exciting projects and creative minds, and a delight to attend. A big thanks to Andrew Sleigh for inviting us to this!
Back at the end of August we had the good fortune to be invited by Innovation Lab to exhibit at NEXT Aarhus, a conference and exhibition touching on everything exciting that technology and design are bringing in the near future. We got great feedback from the Danish public and conference attendees, and an interesting look into a very design-centric culture. Thanks to Innovation Lab for putting on a fantastic event!
Now that the custom miniatures are safely with their owners, we'd also like to present the poster, which provides a look at some of these designs:
All of these designs and more will be available to our collaborators in the design library, and will be openly available under creative commons licenses with the release of the public beta. It's been great fun building up this collection and we can wait to see these designs out in the wild!
Development is in full swing and we are now up to the 11th iteration of the alpha, featuring much more intelligent packing of cutting patterns, a welcome screen and library page for selecting designs, as well as much more stability and design capability overall. We are currently very focussed on the design library system and building the architecture for SketchChair's online component. We're hoping to bring all these elements together into a very stable and usable beta, which we're aiming to make publicly available, and open-source, by the end of the year!
Many thanks to all our supporters for helping bringing this open-source system to life!
Greg and Tiago,
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Receive a printed Postcard SketchChair that you can cut out and assemble, with a big ‘thank you’ from us! More on SketchChair.cc/postcard.
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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!
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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.
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We will design you your own unique original laser-cut miniature! Each chair will be presented on SketchChair.cc and accredited to your contribution!
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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.
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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
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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
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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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