Thank you from the Viper Team--60 min to Kickstarter launch!
Thank you to all of our awesome kickstarter backers! Your response has been incredible. Because of your support, we have also gotten some incredible media attention: Everything from Huffington Post, and Mashable, to Gizmodo and CNet.
The quick update on the project is...It Works! We have tested the motion platform under manual control (motors rotate the cockpit fully on both axes), and now we're working on the software control. Only 31 days to Maker Faire....
If you are local to the San Francisco area, we'll be at the Exploratorium this Sat April 21st, from 10-2pm for the Young Makers event. Come take a peek.
We'll be in touch with all of our backers shortly about the kickstarter rewards. In the meantime, THANKS for helping to get this project off the ground. If you're so inclined, send the Viper link to a friend. We'd love to get to 400 backers!
You rock! So say we all!
seconds to go
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Take the Viper with you! We'll send you a phone ringtone of the Viper music we're using for the Maker Faire, and a screen saver of the Viper plane doing a test-flight 360. PLUS- your name goes on our Kickstarter Founder's wall on our site: The-Viper.orgEstimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Get your Viper pilot's credentials: We'll make you a personalized anodized aluminum 2012 Viper Team dog tag and give you DVD access to behind-the-scenes footage & photos from the team's build sessions. We'll also send the screen saver and ring tones. PLUS- your name goes on our Kickstarter Founder's wall on our site: The-Viper.orgEstimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
MAKE-it-yourself! Along with the Pilot's dog tag and behind-the-scenes DVD, we'll send you a Make-it-yourself guide to building your own Viper. Use the instructions to create either the full-sized version or the Lego model prototype. The guide will include schematics, parts lists, videos and how-to interviews with the crew on designing and building the software, the mechanical components, and the electrical systems. Please include $10 extra for international deliveries. PLUS-- your name goes on the Kickstarter Founder's wall on our site.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Fly your Viper colors! We'll send you an official Viper team t-shirt (signed by all team members, if you like). Wear it while perusing your MAKE-it-yourself guide and the behind-the-scenes footage. PLUS we'll inscribe your name on the inside wall of the flight simulator as a Kickstarter supporter! Of course, your name goes on the Viper Team Kickstarter Founder's wall on our site as well.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)
Experience the Viper Up Close! We'll provide a ticket to Visit Bay Area Maker Faire for a personal backstage tour of the Viper. We'll take a photo of you in the flight simulator, and send this to you along with the MAKE-it-yourself guide, the t-shirt and the other rewards. Of course, your name goes on the Viper Team Kickstarter Founder's wall with our extreme thanks!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)
Get a personalized experience at the Viper VIP Pilot's Lounge! You and a guest will join us for the Viper Team sponsor's reception at Maker Faire Bay Area. You'll enjoy delicious snacks, while getting a personalized backstage tour and special access to the flight simulator. We'll create a customized video of your Viper experience, and send it to you after the event, along with the other rewards. As a key sponsor, your name will appear on the team flight suits and will be inscribed inside the plane as a supporter. This experience includes two Maker Faire tickets, and recognition on the Kickstarter Founder's wall on our site. Thanks for your awesome support. You ROCK!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Share the VIP Viper experience with your friends! After the Maker Faire, we will create a special Viper experience at your location in the Bay Area. (50 mile radius of SF) We'll create a special photo opportunity and immersive experience for you and your friends. Wear the flight suits, helmets and gear, and we'll create a personalized video of the experience. Of course, we'll include your name on the team's flight suits for Maker Faire and on the inside of the plane. And we'll send you the previous rewards. Thanks for your AMAZING support!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)