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This toy brings animated gifs of your photos to life. You can make a movie with just 2 photos using this beautiful & entertaining toy.
This toy brings animated gifs of your photos to life. You can make a movie with just 2 photos using this beautiful & entertaining toy.
75 backers pledged $5,550 to help bring this project to life.

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New Toy Theatre Project


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New Drawing Machine Project

Sorry for any duplication of posts but I wanted to alert backers that we've just launched a new toy project on kickstarter. Called the GatorGraph its an harmonic drawing machine using recycled 1 liter bottles as weights. Setup is quick and easy. 

The GatorGraph is built using fine quality materials so it will last for years. It can be also be extended for the DIY crowd.

Please take a look at the project at:

Almost ready

Here's a photo of just a few of the Animators waiting for their boxes. At this point I have 10 boxes assembled. (Maybe I'll get to 20 by the end of the day!)

I still have the card holder frames to construct and the instructions to write but I'm getting closer all the time.

Thanks again to all of you.

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Kinotopic iPhone app

Radu, the excellent developer of Kinotopic, has just told me that he'll be incorporating a special feature for the Two Foto Animator! His Kinotopic app is already available for the iPhone. You can use it to create cinemagraphs (check the link to see them) and very cool animated gifs. Hopefully soon you'll be able to use Kinotopic as an easy way to make Two Foto Animator pictures on your iPhone.

In the meantime I'm still learning about what works as Animator cards. Here's a movie that I thought would never work but it does. Love does find a way!

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User Gallery

We're entering the home stretch on our Two Foto Animator project and I want to thank everyone for helping us reach our goal to make this happen. I've added a link to a user gallery on the Animator software home page. My hope is that you all will come up with great movies that you'll want to share. If you email me your pictures from the Animator software, I'll post them on the gallery page so everyone can download and print them.

The user gallery is on Flickr so it is easy to see and download the pictures. Click on the 'User Gallery' link on the Animator home page. Once you find a file you'd like, just click on the 'Actions' menu which is located above the photo to the right of 'Favorite'. Select 'View All Sizes' and then hit 'Download Image'. (I'm attaching a picture so you can see where the 'Action' menu is hiding out.)

I've already started laser cutting and assembling the Animators. There's still a ton of work to do including designing the user guide, but it's all coming together. I'm sure everyone's rewards will ship on schedule or maybe even a bit sooner. 

Thank you all again and again!


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