A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The Adaptalux Stabiliser is designed to balance the Adaptalux Lighting Studio when it is not directly mounted to a camera. Designed to look great in any environment, the Adaptalux Stabiliser is the perfect product for balancing your Adaptalux studio.
If you do not own an Adaptalux Lighting Studio, you can find out more by clicking on the image below.
If you order a stabiliser through this Kickstarter campaign, we will send you a 3% store voucher that can be used to purchase an Adaptalux pack through our online store. That's a whopping 20% off normal retail price in total thanks to our January sale!
The Adaptalux Stabiliser has been designed to be simple, yet effective. Designed using physics to ensure the centre of gravity is always directly under the pod, the stabiliser ensures your lighting set-up will never take a fall when it is used independently to a camera. To use with your studio, simply attach the stabiliser to the bottom of your Pod by rotating the locking wheel.
Additive manufacturing (3D printing), has been developing rapidly in recent years. As a result, 3D printed parts have been becoming more accurate and stronger, meaning they are now becoming an effective option for low volume production runs. We think additive manufacturing is the perfect fit for the Stabiliser. It will allow us to produce the Stabiliser as demand requires, meaning we do not need to raise loads of money for tooling if we used a traditional manufacturing method. This ultimately means we can get the Stabiliser to you much faster at a much lower retail price.
We will be making the Adaptalux Stabiliser In-House, right here in the UK. This rules out relying on Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, giving us total control on quality, cost and time.
Been able to choose has always been at the heart of Adaptalux products. Thanks to additive manufacturing, we can offer some great colours for the Stabiliser at no extra cost.
Alternatively, we are also offering the stabiliser in Carbon black. Carbon black utilises a 3D printing material that uses carbon fibre reinforcement. This will give the stabiliser extra strength and even more durability.
We are also offering a 3D printed metallic plastic version of the stabiliser using an SLA 3D printing technique. This technique allows for much higher quality parts and allows us to 3D print the stabiliser using Nylon fused with Aluminium particles for extra strength. The finish of this material is showed below.
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Risks and challenges
As with any project, there are always risks. However, we have the skills and knowledge to make the risk minimal with this project.
We ran a successful Kickstarter back in May 2015 where we raised over £107,000. Since then we have used that money to bring the Adaptalux Lighting Studio to life, shipping worldwide to over 650 happy customers.
The Adaptalux Stabiliser is going to be completely built in-house, meaning we do not need to rely on Chinese manufacturers or any other suppliers. We know we can 3D print this product in great quality and we can ship within our estimated time frame.