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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 23 2014 10:17 AM UTC +00:00
$4,939
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 23 2014 10:17 AM UTC +00:00

About

I remember buying my daughter, the beautiful girl shown in the Little Occhio Kickstarter video, a microscope when she was in first grade.  I paid $800 for the microscope hoping to ignite my daughter's sense of discovery.  It turned out, we only used the microscope a few times because it was too complicated, too bulky, and too big of a hassle to carry around.  It now collects dust in our basement.  That is why we created Little Occhio.  Little Occhio is named after Galileo’s first microscope: the “Occhiolino” or “little eye”.  It is a portable, wireless camera, and microscope morphed in one small device, making it your discovery camera and companion everywhere. 

With Little Occhio, you will find yourself discovering a new dimension full of miracles of nature. With its 5 Mega Pixel lens and its high magnification, you will find many applications for this micro cam. Whether it is used as tool for learning, or used as tool for entertainment, you will find yourself using Little Occhio all the time.

Your personal micro-cam

Little Occhio is your tiny, portable companion with built-in wireless that is extremely easy to use and can be operated by kids, young adults or adults of any age to take breathtaking images. You will never look at anything the same way again; you’ll want to see it through the eyes of Little Occhio.

Record and save images and videos to later view or share with your friends and family.

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You are no longer limited to what you can fit under your old instrument. Instead, with Little Occhio, it is all about what you choose to discover at your home, your backyard, or even on yourself. 

 Features:

Little Occhio is both educational and fun for kids, young adults and adults of all ages. If you're looking for a simple interface, Little Occhio has you covered. Most of the times you only need to switch it on, and off you go. It comes with multi-level built-in LED lights so the fun does not have to stop when it gets dark.  With Little Occhio's built-in lights, you can continue your adventures at night.

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Little Occhio is small enough to throw in your day-bag: pull it out to inspect a newly-discovered rock at the park, take a closer look at the bugs who want to share your picnic, or use it to take beautiful photos of your children’s finds.

If you would rather observe from a distance, you can view and record images and videos remotely from the comfort of your house. In either case, there won't a boring moment with this Little one. 

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The ants were disturbed and are moving at an incredible speed during this video streaming by Little Occhio.  

Transform ordinary into beautiful, beautiful into treasure works of art, and share your discoveries and fun with your friends.

See Little Occhio's photos and videos on my Google Photo gallery (video taken from a PC monitor).

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Little Occhio innovative design with focus on safety, reliability, and ease of use 

Little Occhio was created based on a microscope idea already in the market.  We have teamed up with a trusted company to design and create an innovative product with the right combination of user interfaces, features, and designs to be more than a microscope. Our efforts have been focused on safety, reliability, ease of use, and ergonomics while leveraging existing technologies.  

Planned schedule:

September: 

  • Gain lots of support and make a bunch of new Kickstarter friends 
  • Complete the packaging and user guide 
  • Update iOS and Android Apps
  • Complete supplier agreement and start hard-tool plastic tooling 

October

  • Order circuit boards and components
  • Complete manufacturing test and qualification processes
  • Build circuit board assemblies

November

  • Receive tooled plastic parts and components
  • Receive cables, parts and circuit board assemblies
  • Test sub-assemblies before final product assembly
  • Receive the packaging and user guide

December

  • Test and complete final assembly of product 
  • Begin order fulfilment to include a Thank You note with every Little Occhio

Risks and challenges

No project is without schedule risks. Even a simple chore can often take longer than planned. In the case of Little Occhio, our only risk is the completion of plastic tooling in 8 weeks by our supplier. This plastic tooling can take up to an additional 4 weeks depending on the supplier's work load. In other words, the plastic tooling is the long tent in the pole and is the gating item to complete the project on schedule.

The circuit boards are very stable and require only minor tweaking. Little Occhio's Apps also require some improvements but are not considered a schedule risk. The Apps will continually be improved and free updates will be provided.

We have teamed up with a supplier that is specialized in optics and has an excellent reputation in delivering quality products. Our team will address issues and resolve them to our best ability to meet the committed schedule. After all, this is our first Kickstarter project and we want to make a good impression.

Any pledge amount will bring us closer to making Little Occhio a success. Little Occhio is a product that can help people learn, discover, and share their experiences.

We simply thank you for your pledge and sharing this with your friends. Through Little Occhio, we want to be your friends for life.

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    Honorary user account tagged as Founder, our sincere thanks for your support

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    MANY THANKS, For ALL backers, I'll print all your names on a single 8.5 X 11 sheet. Your challenge will be to find your name as it will be printed very small, a task well suited for the Little Occhio.

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    You win previous rewards PLUS Little Occhio's optional power bank ideal to use as an external battery power with your smart phones.

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    You will receive Little Occhio's custom-made messenger bag made from recycled cotton PLUS Little Occhio's optional power bank to use as an external battery power with your smart phones.

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    EARLY BIRD, Be among the first to get your very own Little Occhio coming off the production line (comes with FREE apps for iphone or Android). You will be saving $40 off of the retail price.

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    REGULAR BIRD, Receive your very own Little Occhio coming off the production (save $25 off of the retail price).

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    You will receive your very own Little Occhio, our messenger bag made from recycled cotton PLUS Little Occhio's external power bank.

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    Double the fun and SAVE $20, get two Little Occhios. Perfect for those who want to keep one and give one as a gift.

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    Group Package SAVE $60, five Little Occhios PLUS five Power Banks and five 100% recycled messenger bags. Perfect for all your loved ones or those who would love to have Little Occhio.

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