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This project was successfully funded on April 24, 2014.

Fotobit is a simple, expandable modular frame system to display your photos and Instagram prints.

About this project

CoolHunting - "The idea is simple: put a picture in the frame, add a small clip and link your memories together to form a personal narrative."

WIRED - "Printed photos...have been enjoying a renaissance. (Fotobit) is the chance to reinvent them."

TECHCRUNCH - "A clever modular framing system."

Cult of Mac - "It's clever, quick and neat."

Photocritic - "...nifty interlocking, extendable frame system"

** Attn: Fotobit will now ship outside of USA (See FAQ below for details)

 Fotobit is the first of its kind modular photo framing system that allows you to easily install multiple frames simply by mounting a base frame to then create custom configurations. Using an durable clip system, Fotobit frames link easily together in limitless possibilities and combinations, allowing you to design your own patterns and share your beautiful photos with friends and family.

Since the first photo in 1826 to the billionth taken today, photography is an essential part of our lives. Sharing memories and telling stories is what makes us human. From film to digital cameras to phones, we capture more moments today than ever, but we don’t share them like we used to    

Easily cut traditional 4x6 prints to 4x4
Easily cut traditional 4x6 prints to 4x4

The art of framing these precious memories and sharing them on our walls is becoming lost with every new generation and we at Fotobit want to bring this invaluable tradition back into your homes and hearts. Bring life back into your home with a living photo wall from Fotobit.

Be creative, add life to your home or office
Be creative, add life to your home or office
Easy to arrange and rearrange
Easy to arrange and rearrange
Group your images by event or themes
Group your images by event or themes
Make your favorite bitmap art
Make your favorite bitmap art

Fotobit Basics: What do you get?

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Fotobit Basics: How does it work?

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Features

  • The “Fotobit” frame system is the first and most expandable framing system for creating large collections of photo mosaics
  • Perfectly sized 4”x4” frame for standard Instagram prints
  • Easily add, remove and change photos or frames in seconds
  • Frames easily snap into each other for unlimited expandability
  • Special guides and included bubble level for easy installation

Specs

  • Size: 4.25” x 4.25” - Perfect for your favorite solo Instagram or photo prints
  • Materials: ABS plastic
  • Each frame Includes: (1) base frame - back, (1) photo pressure plate, (1) matte, (1) clear acrylic window, (1) face frame - front
  • Each 3-pack kit includes: (6) nails, (6) frame clips, (1) bubble level, (3) optional white matting, (3) optional double stick foam Pads,  
  • Finish: matte eggshell texture

Who We Are

My name is Alan Yeung, co-founder of Fotobit. Instagram is an amazing and convenient tool for taking great photos with my phone and it allows me to capture countless memories of my kids and family. Yet as easy as it is to take photos, it becomes just as easy to forget them. I just don’t find myself cherishing digital photos as I do prints. I don’t take the time to look at them and enjoy them as I would a real photo. We may have thousands of digital photos buried in our devices, but when something is printed and framed, it becomes interwoven into everyday life.

I wanted to share the memories I was capturing on my walls, but I wanted a system that could change and grow over time alongside my kids. This is the idea that became Fotobit. Fotobit is a modular photo frame system that gives me the flexibility to display and change photos easily while also expanding to accommodate my family’s growing memories over time.

From Concept to Creation

Fotobit was conceptualized, designed and developed with the award winning product design team at CRISP^YHKG in Orange County, California, which includes Art Center College of Design alumni and consumer electronics industry veterans. After nearly 12 months and half a dozen rounds of prototyping, we landed at our final design, which we’ve put through its paces to ensure lasting quality. Fotobit frames have been tested for durability and each clip can withstand a weight load of over 30 pounds.

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Funding: Why We Need Your Help

We are committed to the success of Fotobit and have already invested in a majority of the startup costs of Fotobit. As of today, we have already put in countless man hours to design, prototype and test Fotobit, and thousands of dollars towards molds and sample runs. We have reached the stage where we can make Fotobit a retail product for everyone to enjoy. With your help in reaching our $16,000 goal, we will be able to meet the minimum order quantity for our first production run and deliver the first round of Fotobit frames. We will also have stretch goals that include a white version of Fotobit if surpass our original goal and make it to $25,000.

Shipping and Delivery Time:

Fotobit will be shipped free of charge to backers in the US with tracking. To ensure timely delivery, once our goal has been met, we will begin ordering material and start the initial production run. 

When We Get the Green Light

If we meet our initial goal of $16,000, we are aiming to ship final retail products as early as late May/early June 2014. After the successful close of our campaign and transfer of funds, we estimate it will take 2 working days to ramp up into production. The estimated timeline for producing Fotobit is 2 weeks, and we’ll need another 2 weeks to conduct our quality inspections. Add in some time for packing (1 week) and shipping (1-2 weeks for US backers), and that puts Fotobit in your hands somewhere between late May or early June. If for some reason we run into any snags, you’ll be the first to know.

Fotobit Development Process
Fotobit Development Process

Risks and challenges

There are very minimal risks and challenges since Fotobit has undergone extensive prototyping and testing, and we have proven manufacturability with an initial pilot run. We are confident in our design and ability to deliver, but need support in order to start mass production for Fotobit. Our funding goal with Kickstarter will go towards meeting a minimum production quantity. Our estimated goal delivery is May 2014 and we’ll be posting updates to keep all backers informed of our progress.

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FAQ

  • We didn't launch with shipping to Canada or internationally to avoid the high cost of shipping outside of the United States. However, due to overwhelming requests. We decided to let our Canadian Neighbors decide if they would like it anyways. This is how it will works. For Canadian shipping address, we ask that you Pledge your reward amount + ($10 USD) to help cover the cost of shipping to Canada. We'd prefer you didn't have to but we cannot absorb that cost.

    So for all our Canadian friend, family and fans. We hope this will help to support our vision of creatively building memories on your walls.

    Thank you for all your interest and message letting us know what you want.

    Help to keep spreading the news. http://www.fotobit.me/ksshare/

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  • Yes!!! Just added in the final week of our project due to countless requests.

    You can find INTL versions of all the Super Early Bird Rewards, X-Large, Expression, Artist and Gallery Packs in both black and white.

    Additional shipping costs are noted specifically for the INTL Rewards.

    Great big thanks for all our backers around the world and continued thanks for spreading the word. http://www.fotobit.me/ksshare/

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  • Black by far is the most popular color for frames, which is why we are starting with black. However, we want to produce white ASAP. Initially, $50k was our stretch goal but we've negotiated with the manufacture to start production if we can meet $25k. This is very doable. We just need all your help to spread the word and we can get there. Use our share page will help make it easier. Thank you.

    http://www.fotobit.me/ksshare/

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD LARGE KIT: 9-PACK FOTOBIT FRAMES (4” x 4”) - Black (includes product + US shipping).

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    NEW!!! WHITE X-LARGE KIT: 12-PACK FOTOBIT FRAMES (4” x 4”) (includes product + US shipping).

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    EXPRESSION 30-PACK FOTOBIT FRAMES (4” x 4”) - Black (includes product + US shipping).

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    ARTIST 60-PACK FOTOBIT FRAMES (4” x 4”) - Black (includes product + US shipping).

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Funding period

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