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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

 

 

 


Remember the first time you peered into a kaleidoscope? The combination of science and art was so fascinating you probably wanted to crack it open and find out what this magic is made of. But then it wouldn’t work anymore, would it?

The childlike curiosity of a kaleidoscope is what inspired the creation of a DIY version of it: one that you can assemble and modify yourself.

The process is so simple it fits inside an envelope, making it easy to share this experience with a friend by sending it through post – like a postcard!

 

Paperscope works as a unique postcard: inside the envelope you’ll find a DIY kaleidoscope that can be used to create patterns out of anything you like.

Here is what happens when you receive a Paperscope from a friend. Paperscope comes in a beautifully designed envelope – it has plenty of space to write a friendly message.

This envelope contains 8 construction pieces and some colored beads for creating the optical magic.

Along with the pieces there’s a simple step by step instruction.

Making the Paperscope is just as fun as playing with the end result.

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Enjoy this rare opportunity to create something with your hands and learn how a kaleidoscope actually works. The assembling process should take up to 5 minutes – but take your time!


And voila! Take a look inside – see? You made this happen. Good job! As you’re admiring the different patterns, make sure to share the results with your friends.

Bring your phone's camera near to the Paperscope's eye and snap a picture. We won’t mind if you add #paperscope to it when shared!

Don’t limit your creativity to the colored beads.

Look around – anything that fits inside the little tray in the Paperscope can become a mesmerizing pattern: seeds, candy, even broken up pieces of matchsticks. 

Experiment and share your results!

 

Paperscope is meant to be a way to share emotions: whatever knicknack you put inside creates a personal message and how it’s received is the most amazing thing. 

To see if people would appreciate the message of Paperscope we went and tested it out on the streets of Vilnius – take a look at how it turned out.

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Video music: Feel It In Your Bones by Christina Courtin.
Main video music: Cute by Bensound.

Paperscope would have remained just a prototype if I haven’t met the amazing people of RioLindo – a team of design and manufacturing professionals that believed in my idea and were inspired to make it happen.

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After spending months at perfecting the construction we are confident Paperscope is finally ready to travel the world.

And the journey of Paperscope starts with you. With your help Paperscope will reach the most distant corners of the world and communicate the most colorful emotions and in return you will receive great rewards.

 

For a pledge of €12 you’ll receive two original colour Paperscopes – one for you and one for your friend. Thanks! Note that there are no additional shipping fees for any of our rewards.

A €24 pledge will get you set of all 5 colourful Paperscopes.

By backing this idea with €42 you will receive a set of 10 colourful Paperscopes - 2 units of each colour.

Help us reach our dream, help us make Paperscope a commodity and in return get to enjoy it yourself!

Note: all the Paperscopes will come unassembled (in envelopes) as postcards. We recommend to check the current currency exchange rates for USD, GBP and others here: http://www.xe.com.

Paperscope is proud to be eco-friendly and made from recyclable materials.

It is the perfect learning tool. In this technologically saturated culture making something with your own hands instead of a screen is a rare pleasure. 

Give Paperscope to a kid and watch their wonder. Bring some Paperscopes to a birthday party and create a meaningful activity. And whatever you do, remember – this beauty should be shared!

Share an emotion while travelling. 

Capture the uniqueness of the place by putting some local details inside the Paperscope and sending it to your loved ones back home.

 

We set our goal to €20000 (~5k Paperscopes). That would help us to kick of the production and make Papercope travel around the Globe.

 

 A Paperscope the perfect gift – so we will make sure you receive yours just in time for winter holidays. Our tight yet realistic preliminary timeline:

 

Basically, we are 3 guys and each of us is responsible for 3 main things of our project:
- Žilvinas Stankevičius is the one and only designer of Paperscope.
- Audrius Šekštelis runs the production, including packing and shipping.
- Justinas Jakštonis is responsible for communication of our campaign.

A special thanks to everyone who helped and still helps us a lot during this campaign: Eimantas, Algirdas, Karolina, Juozas, Evelina, Karolis, Juta, Pablo and many more.

Share the beautiful patterns with the world. Add #paperscope as you post it on social media and let us know what you’ve put inside.

We really want to see how creative it can get!

 

Follow Paperscope online to get all the updates and also meet the community:    

- FACEBOOK > www.facebook.com/mypaperscope
- INSTAGRAM > www.instagram.com/paperscope
- TWITTER > www.twitter.com/mypaperscope
- PINTEREST > www.pinterest.com/paperscope

- Download Paperscope PRESS KIT

 Thank you for support!

 

Risks and challenges

Taking into account our preparation and willingness to bring Paperscope to life we do not see any potential risks to start and perform the production, packing and shipping. The only challenge we may face could be following the tight timeline if the project gets enormously successful. But even in that case we are more that ready to bring more people to our team and make sure rewards reach backers before holidays.

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    Pledge €12 or more About $13

    2 ORIGINAL PAPERSCOPES

    Thanks! Your 2 lovely original colour paperscopes are on the way. One for you, one for a friend :)

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    5 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

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    Pledge €42 or more About $45

    10 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

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    Pledge €100 or more About $108

    25 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

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    Pledge €190 or more About $205

    50 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

    Woohoo! 10 sets of all 5 colourful Paperscopes are on the way - 10 units of each colour. Thank you so much :)

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    Pledge €360 or more About $389

    100 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

    Wow! 100 colourful Paperscopes - 20 units of each colour. From the bottom of our hearts - thank you :)

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    Pledge €680 or more About $734

    200 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

    Double wow! 200 colourful Paperscopes - 40 units of each colour. Thank you so much :)

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    Pledge €1,600 or more About $1,728

    500 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

    Great! 500 colourful Paperscopes are on the way - 100 units of each colour. Thanks for support! :)

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    Pledge €3,000 or more About $3,240

    1000 COLOURFUL PAPERSCOPES

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