Twiink - Twist + Blink | A Billion Shapes Smart LED Puzzle
Twiink - Twist + Blink | A Billion Shapes Smart LED Puzzle
Twiink is a smart puzzle that can transform into billions of shapes and millions of color settings, yet it's interactive!
Twiink is a smart puzzle that can transform into billions of shapes and millions of color settings, yet it's interactive! Read more
About this project
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Most puzzles are designed just to be a brain teaser. With today’s technology, a puzzle can do way more than you expected!
Twiink is a new generation of puzzle that is fun, challenging, yet customizable to fit the needs in our life. It is divided into 3 different levels, starting with BEGINNERS LEVEL with 6 blocks, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL with 12 blocks and the EXPERT LEVEL, with 24 blocks. The more blocks you have, the more shapes your Twiink can possibly transform into and the bigger it gets. Twiink can be as big as a sculpture for your house and as compact as your flashlight. And theoretically, with 24 blocks you can have 7X10^13 different shapes.
What makes the Twiink unique is that each of the individual triangular blocks contained a set of Color LED inside. With this one of a kind design you are not only challenged to solve the shape, you are also challenged to solve the color and pattern of the puzzle.
Our patent pending modular rotating block design allows you to twist, attach and detach each block of the Twiink intuitively to resemble thousands of different shapes that you can or cannot imagine.
Twiink is customizable inside and out. Despite the fact, that it can twist into different shapes, Twiink is also app-enabled. This means you are able to customize the color, the flashing speed, the moving pattern of the individual LEDs in the Twiink all with your smart phone.
EVER-CHANGING DECORATION– transform Twiink to the shape and color that best matches your settings at anytime. It can be an ever-changing centerpiece of your living room, bookshelf and your office desk. It can even be the disco ball at any house parties or even beach parties and endless locations and occasions…
ENTERTAINING AND CHALLENGING– it’s a great brain teaser for your friends and family. It brings out the inner creativity of a person’s mind.
PORTABLE – with a built-in battery you can bring Twiink to anywhere you can. Users will not be tied to a power source, so it can be your nightlight for those night walks to the kitchen or bathroom. It is also suitable for the beach, on a boat, in a plane and of course, in your car.
MOUNT ON METAL SURFACES - There are four magnets at all the blocks of the Twiink. Therefore, you can easily mount Twiink on to any metal surface.
PRACTICAL - Twiink is a multi-purpose puzzle, besides being a puzzle, a decoration or a lamp, Twiink also has many practical usages. Your can transform Twiink into a phone stand, an iPad stand, your magazine stand and more... Let your imagination run wild!
PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR LOVE ONES
The idea of the Twiink was inspired by the city of Hong Kong. Twiink glows with the energetic dynamism of its inspiration. It is injected with the city’s unique DNA, the building blocks of its life force. We want to build a product like Twiink to capture the night scene and buildings of a beautiful city and bring it into people’s home and allow everyone to be the architect and designer of their own light show every night. With Twiink you can CUSTOMIZE your favorite night scene to an even more personal level.
We want Twiink to be for EVERYONE and ALL occasions.
We have developed the first Twiink App that is designed to be absolutely user-friendly with no complicated instructions, letting you express your creativity without frustration.
The Twiink App comes with pre-programmed modes, so with a press of a button you can have all kinds of fun with the Twiink.
In addition to the pre-programmed modes, the Twiink app also allows users to control every LED in the puzzle - every face of every block. Mix colors and patterns to create endlessly stunning combinations.
Twink connects with the Twink app in your phone via Bluetooth Smart. You can program it to respond to incoming calls, SMSes, chats, and other communications. If you tell it to, using the app, Twiink will even respond to motion and music.
So we’re not stopping here. We have decided to open up Twiink’s API. Anyone will be able to create and share their own customized programs and fun games, making Twiink infinitely versatile and entertaining.
As you can see, Twiink is more than your traditional puzzle.
Our goal is to bring traditional puzzles to a whole new level.
We want to let everyone share in something that is fun, creative and functional. In at least a small way, we want everyone to experience the brilliant colors and infectious energy that the city like Hong Kong offers.
Please help us bring Twiink into reality and please help share the words out!
One of the essential factors that contributes to the success of a project is the people that are involved in the project. In making the Twiink a reality we need experts in hardware, software, electrical and of course project management. And our team has it all!
Risks and challenges
In every project, risks and challenges are almost inevitable. So the best solution is to anticipate them and develop a risk management plan in order to minimize or over come the road blocks that will be coming in our way.
Our goal is to make Twiink the most fun, portable and decorative product for everybody. We had been working around the clock on the R&D and we have a very capable team. We have years of experiences in electronic product design and manufacturing.
A big risk factor for every creative project is that, no one has done it before. This is a novel design product, even-though it may look similar to a regular puzzle product, the mechanism is very much different. The electronic components add another layer of difficulty to the project.
Our solution to minimize the risk is to use as much standardized parts as possible. With standardized parts the Twiink be more reliable with a sturdy built, more cost effective and with a better production lead time.
We are also working with a factory that is certified by Disney to make sure that they have the manufacturing capability and a strict quality control procedure for the Twiink.
However, there are still variables may cause ad-hoc issues which will lead to possible delays, but we will work closely with the manufacture to try to solve every problem quickly, in order to make the production more efficient and deliver to the product to you on time. And most importantly we will make the manufacturing more transparent to the backers so you will get updates through out the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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