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HoneyComb: The Most Fun Electronic Block (Canceled)

A set of playful electronic blocks, designed for makers of all ages and skill levels to quickly design and prototype amazing creations.

HoneyComb: The Most Fun Electronic Block (Canceled)

A set of playful electronic blocks, designed for makers of all ages and skill levels to quickly design and prototype amazing creations.

$21,231
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
75
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 25 2017
Last updated January 25, 2017

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About

 

 

HoneyComb connects the world around you. HoneyComb is a set of playful new electronic blocks, designed for makers of all ages and skill levels. With so many different types of blocks and endless combinations, specifically provided functional modules, you can quickly design, program, and prototype your own creations.   

We spent the last 12 months creating the next generation of electronic blocks , try integrate as cool technology as mind control , speech control,  gesture recognition control to HoneyComb.  No electronic experience, no coding, and no screens required, jut connect and play your creative.  At beginning we launched our first 3 kits:  

  • Music Kit - Change anything into an instrument. 
  • Camera Kit - Create your own camera for multi-usage. 
  • IoT Kit - Drag the blocks to learn programming

 

 

Make your own music symphony of whatever you can find Camera Kit HoneyCombs have 3 Colors and 3 Functions: Input, Logic, and Output bricks. Snap them together to create any invention you want. It's that simple. 

We offer 3 starter kits: Music, Camera, and IoT. Each module is not self-limiting. All parts are interchangeable with every kit and every idea

 

Music Kit  - Make your own music symphony of whatever you can find

 

Camera Kit   - Find new ways to trigger the camera, you can even connect it to your smartphone 

Camera Kit
Camera Kit

 

IoT Kit  - No coding or programming experience is required. Just drag and drop

Blockly programming
Blockly programming

 

 

Lego compatible
Lego compatible

 

Worldwide Projects Sharing, App coming soon.
Worldwide Projects Sharing, App coming soon.

 

Magnetic Snap & Back Magnet
Magnetic Snap & Back Magnet

 

Hexagon Design
Hexagon Design

 

Magnetic&Basic
Magnetic&Basic

    

Change anything into an instrument. Turn a pumpkin into a drum or bananas into a piano. The world is your symphony.

Music Kit Unbox
Music Kit Unbox

 

# Feature #

  • Anything can be a trigger
  • Proximity sensing, max height 5cm
  • External speaker supported 
  • 16 types musical instruments 
  • Physics encoder for instruments switch
  • MP3 play support, open music to customization
  • Speaker included, power 2W
  • Conductive object: copper sheet, alligator clips, coil, vegetable, fruit, bread, jelly and the human body.

# How to make an instrument? #

You can practically turn any conductive object into a musical instrument. So you or your children can go and explore and discover everything as a musical.

# How can I find conductive materials? #

# What musical instruments are supported? #

16 types instruments and limitless DIY recording

# DIY Recording #

MP3 mode touch and trigger, with your self-composed songs, film clips, the sound of rain or space station radio...

 

# Proximity Sensing #

With proximity sensing, you can build air drums that don't require any physical touch

 

# Fruit Piano #

Make a piano? A drum? A viola? Just go find some food, fruit or vegetables...

 

Happy Body Drum
Happy Body Drum

 

 

 

 

Create your own camera for multi-usage. Over 20+ tripwire sensors for you to set your camera. Trigger your shots with lights, sound, timers and more.
 
Camera Kit Unbox
Camera Kit Unbox

  

 # Feature #

  • 360° panoramic VR view
  • 2.4G wifi, App preview and read photos/videos
  • 120° wide angle fisheyes lens
  • 960x960 high pixel for both photo and video
  • Various shot triggers:Touch, Timer, sound, vibration, light, accelerator, infrared
  • iOS and Android support 
  • Lower than 300mW
  • SD card 128G Ma
 

   

  

 # How do I make a camera? #

Just connect the blocks, and change the tripwire sensor to whatever you want. The photos will be saved to SD card and read by your smartphone with 2.4G wifi.

  

   

   

# 960x960 pixels and VR support #

VR mode support 360 ° surround, do not need to move the camera

 

# Fisheye design #

5M 180 ° panoramic camera, 1/3 CCD, F2.0

 

# Multiview support #

  

 

 

Drag the blocks to learn programming. Let your kids re-engineer your smart home, build a robot car and an auto-water system. No electronic experience, no solder, no coding, and no screens required.

IoT Kit Unbox
IoT Kit Unbox

 

# Feature #

  • 3-in-3 out, concurrently 6 modules max
  • HTML5 Blocky programming, just drop blocks
  • 2.4G Wifi with OTA, remote wireless download code
  • Cross-platform, compatible PC, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac...Any device can connect to the internet.
  • Compatible with Arduino, XML, and JS
   
Auto-Watering System
Auto-Watering System

# What can I do with IoT kit? #

IoT's powerful base on the Queen block of HoneyComb, including 2.4G wifi and support wireless control.

# App Control #

Smartphone's easily control and read data by wifi iOS & Android

# Cloud Server #

Support Over-the-Air Technology, you can read block date or send commands worldwide

# HTML5 Programming #

Just open the web page, and drop blocks on your page with no application or coding.  You can open the page to control your HoneyComb bricks on Windows, Mac, iPad , ubuntu and any device can connect to internet. 

HoneyComb HTML5 Demo Page: http://139.129.232.164/honeycomb/

 Live Review by Professor Arthur Reinhardt and Kele Anyanwu at CES 2017

 


The possibilities are endless. Each module is not self-limiting. All parts are interchangeable.

Works Together
Works Together

 

                                       

Honeycomb began when we found out a great deal of people were always stuck on a starter kit, limiting their ideas to just a few pieces. So we thought, why should there be a limit? We loved the idea that any piece is buildable upon the next. With research and testing, we invented the hexagon Honeycomb. Honeycomb aims to help you make inventions that let your imagination grow into a hive of your own creations.

 

                               

 Honeycomb hides all the technical details and allows people to focus on logical thinking and creativity. With its infinite attachments and smooth compatibility, we encourage people to make full use of everyday objects and connect them to create new and exciting things.

 

 

                                           

 

                                                Camera Kit

                                                    IoT Kit

 

                                   

HoneyComb package box is made from laser cut and eco-friendly recycled material, with high density and a wood touch.

 

Co-Founder - Reiner Von Weber

Reiner is a professional UAV Flight Tester, Builder, and Pilot who helped found the SF Drone School , Aerial Sports League, and X-1 Drone Racing. With over 30 years of building R/C cars, planes and multirotors, his building skills derived from learning the basics of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. With an Audio Engineering degree and years of experience with electronics, Reiner is a true Elec Freak!

Co-Founder - Robi,Zhouping Wang

 ElecFreaks in 2011 dedicated to open hardware development, launched a portable 3D printer in 2014 and ELF VRDrone in 2015 on Indiegogo. Started HoneyComb as the project manager in charge of the whole project since early 2016.

Cheif Mechanical Designer - Kent Zhang

15 years of experience as a professional manager specialized in fine production and high efficient supply chain management, project and quality management. His expertise of working in supply chain industry enables him to accurately control the cost, yield, quality and efficiency, ensuring the smooth production of HoneyComb kits.

                                                

                                   

 

 

 

                                    

 

                                        

    

                                        

 

 

 

Honeycomb first came into our mind when we found out a great deal of people who were always stuck on the starter kit and their passion waned as time went by. So we thought that was it possible to come up with a product that's not self-limited, but scalable and interdisciplinary. We did our research and test, and it turned out the hexagon is the best option.  

 

So its name and shape were all set and we made the first set of prototypes, including LED, Buzzer, Relay and Servo blocks. But that's just not enough. To help people make amazing works, we had to incorporate state-of-the-art blocks, so we tried cool sensors like MIDI, camera, IoT, mind control, leap motion, VR traveling, voice and gesture recognition. To lower the threshold of learning, all blocks were made interchangeable and nicely sealed. It's us that should worry about technical details, and you worry about creativity. We wanted people to only focus on creativity rather than lost in details.  

To introduce Honeycomb to the world, we decided to launch our first 3 kits.  

Why we need your support  

We're right now developing Honeycomb App trying to build a community where Honeycomb users can share their works and get inspirations from each other, and we're continuously adding new Honeycomb block members and cool ideas into the Honeycomb system.  

The road to the mission will be steep, however, if we don't have your support. When Honeycomb grows to its maturity, you'll get to connect with endless Honeycomb users alike and you will benefit a lot from and be inspired by others' works. Don't let your ideas slip. Make every idea count!  

We make it happen and you make it sooner!  

                                 

     

 

Works vertically
Works vertically

 

Catch me if you can
Catch me if you can

 

                
Proximity Sensing
Proximity Sensing

 

Music variations
Music variations

 

                                                                                                  
 

                                 

We believe everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. HoneyComb is for Artists, Kids, Educators, Engineers, Designers, Inventors, Makers...

 

 

                                                          

1. How to connect?

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have force on open hardware 6 years and designed one 300+ types board. Now we have crowdfunded HoneyComb before and feel we have reduced our risks ahead of time by:
1) Determine the components provider ahead of time
2) We've already placed advanced orders to our suppliers
3) Creating and finalizing the prototype phase
4) Constant communication with our logistics partner and factory

With that said, like with any project, there is a risk in bringing a new product into the world. It is possible that our reliance on supplier and manufacturing vendors could result in unforeseen delays.

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    Only first 50 pieces for early birds.
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    You'll get a standard HoneyComb IoT kit as an early bird, including a power block, a PIR block, a Humiture block, a Queen block, a buzzer block, a servo driver block, a relay block, a servo, a power cable, a battery, 2-color alligator clips, a package box and a User Guide.

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    Standard Camera kit

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    You'll get 100 sets of HoneyComb Music Kit. The shipping cost varies from time to time. You can contact us for real-time shipment cost.

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