Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 30, 2012.

Update #22

Orders Fulfilled - MAKE - WIRED - and Dr. Steam Reveals His Brass

Orders Fulfilled

Last week we received a nice note from our fulfillment house. ALL FLIPBOOKITS, MOTOS, 3-PACKS AND 5-PACKS HAVE SHIPPED! (except for a few supporters who didn't respond to the surveys).

A big thank you to our fulfillment center peeps: Thank you Dieter, Catharine, Mary, Josh, SteveH, Karen, Antoinette, and the rest of the FEX crew!

Just a quick note about our shipping.
FedEx International Mail does not provide tracking numbers. FedEx airfreight's the parcel to your local post office, then they delivery it to your door.
If you don't receive your FlipbooKit within 12 days of your emailed shipping notification, please contact us.
Thanks for your patience, and we hope you all enjoy your FlipBooKits.

Full Circle

A few months back, before FlipBooKit, this fellow from MAKE magazine named Matt Richardson met us at the San Mateo Maker Faire. He immediately took an interest in our mechanical flipbook art and there was enthusiastic talk of interviews, articles and kit ideas. That was June 2012.

Matt finished our interview in September, and with a little-twinkle in our eyes, we started imagining how to build a kit. "Why not launch a KickStarter campaign on the publish day of the MAKE article in October?"

We came up with a name, purchased the DNS, and sat with a few guys at CRASH Space talking about box materials. After a week it all came together and our eyes were twinkling away. Then a phone call from Matt saying, "the Article will publish in January, not October".
(our plans were dashed)

Plan B

We were just about to postpone the project when Mark decided to call the folks at the NY Maker Faire. "Have a look at this art... there was gonna be an article... and we had this plan... Can we get a last-minute booth?" First we received a tentative maybe... then a YES! We were ON! We had two weeks to finish prototyping, build a booth, and create a KickStarter campaign.

Whew! You know the rest.

Now we can announce that the MAKE magazine issue is out! Thanks for everything Matt!

Oh yeah, and FlipBooKit made it into WIRED MAGAZINE too!
Our twinkly eyes are now sparkling.

Dr. Steampunk?

Lastly, we'd like to introduce you to the esteemed Dr. Steampunk. Harkening the days of industry, ingenuity, and Victorian romance - we've been busy in the Doctor's laboratory testing materials. We wanted to get this perfect, so after collecting all of your votes and input (thank you!), we were able to decide on a direction for this very special production run:

A motorized FlipBooKit, special themed animation to load, beautiful etched brass hardware/components, and a old-time wooden handle. (Pictured are prototypes and the final brass etch art.)

The orders have been placed with our metal smiths. Now we wait for the parts, and will hopefully be showing you the finished kits soon.

New Items?

We promised you all ArtPaks, and we'll have three new additions next month! Waltz, Mechanical Heart and Leapfrog will be available as pre-printed cards.
And for all of you that missed your chance for a Dr. Steampunk, we have a new edition in the works: Steampunk Valentine - with it's own refashioned brass plates. We are offering a kit version and a fully-built gift package for Valentines Day romantics.

Take a peek and preview them in our FlipBooKit Online Store.

As always, thanks everyone for your patience and support,

your twinkly-eyed FlipBooKit-eers,

Mark, Wendy and Steve!

Comments

    1. Missing_small

      Creator Rebecca Vidal on February 22, 2013

      I did not receive my Flipbookit and can't seem to log a request to find out what the problem is

    2. Nyc-20.small

      Creator shinymind on January 30, 2013

      Hi Ying Zhu, Smart Duino Surveys did not go out yet. Hang tight, we will send them soon.

    3. Missing_small

      Creator Ying Zhu on January 30, 2013

      Hi. I have not received any survey or my three pack.

    4. Missing_small

      Creator Chris Sharkey on January 27, 2013

      Hi, it has been almost a week and I have had no one respond to my concern about not receiving a survey. I know that things must be crazy trying to fulfill orders but I would feel much more at ease if I could get a response.... Please let me know how to get a survey, as I never received one. I pledged $298 for the smart duino flipbookitts. If there is an easier way to communicate with you all, please let me know.

    5. Missing_small

      Creator Chris Sharkey on January 21, 2013

      Congrats to the team for all your success. I'm a smart-duino level backer and I don't remember receiving a survey or giving my mailing address. Will I be sent one or is there somewhere I can check to see if I got one? If you can point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks.

    6. Sergey.small

      Creator Sergey Chernyshev on January 21, 2013

      I backed motoflip and single flipbookit, not sure when it'll arrive, now or later.

    7. Missing_small

      Creator weregrrl on January 21, 2013

      Congratulations on your success! However, I'm also a Smart-duino level backer and definitely never received a survey. I was hoping to have the kit as a Valentine's Day gift for my husband... When will I be sent a survey, and when can I expect my kit? Thanks...

    8. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Sébastien Brothier on January 21, 2013

      Hi the team, always a pleasure to read about your adventures!
      Just a question for you, i absolutely don't remember about filling the survey or give any information for the shipping... how can i check ?

    9. Missing_small

      Creator Janet Self on January 21, 2013

      I am glad things have gone so well, however, I've still not received our Fab-Five! I've got projects with kids waiting! Can you please check on this and let me know? Thanks
      .

    10. Skj_avatar2_128x128.small

      Creator ATH on January 21, 2013

      I think it would be cool if you had Steampunk upgrade kits that people could buy to add to already-owned Flipbook kits, instead of having to buy a completely new Flipbook. Or maybe other sorts of customization kits.

    11. Missing_small

      Creator Kim Hayes on January 21, 2013

      I received my three pack! Thank you and best of luck.

      P.S. Haven't played with it yet but look forward too it and creating my own FlipBookKit story. :)

    12. Missing_small

      Creator Daniel Harrington on January 21, 2013

      I'm also a backer, at the Smart-duino level. I don't see either of the notices that you mentioned below to Jonathan. But, it does say "estimated delivery: feb 2013", so I assume that these are still in progress due to the additional electronics?

      If you can give an update on these when you get a moment, I'd appreciate it. Thanks very much! (If there's a survey that I missed & still need to fill out, can you point me in that direction?)

    13. Ogre.small.small

      Creator KevinR on January 21, 2013

      @Jonathan -- you might want to send a message directly (using the "Contact me" link on the right). But, if you filled out the survey you can find your response by looking on the right for your selected pledge level (in green) and then for a line like "Survey sent: 11/23/12 • Your response" at the bottom of that box, with "Your response" being a link. If you haven't responded, there should be a yellow notice at the top of every Kickstarter page saying something like "Shinymind needs information from you" with a button.

    14. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Jonathan Taylor on January 21, 2013

      errrr - I'm a backer but I haven't filled in any surveys. please help!

1,856
Backers
$137,567
pledged of $5,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    50 backers

    FRIEND REWARD Every dollar moves the project forward! All backers will get our sincere thanks and the option to have their name proudly displayed on our thank-you page at www.flipbookit.net.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    16 backers Limited (284 left of 300)

    ART SUPPORTER Here's a great way to help this project happen. We'll send you an assortment of our postcards as a personal token of thanks for your support of creative projects that help make people's lives better. Included in this price is US domestic shipping only. International shipping add $5

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $38 or more
    You selected

    300 backers All gone!

    NY MAKERFAIRE Early Bird Special (No. 1) We know who's really kicking off this venture! As a special thanks to you early supporters, we are offering our first production batch of flipbookits at a special reward rate and we are on schedule to DELIVER BEFORE XMAS! Included with the vintage-looking flipbookit shell, are 30 flipbookit flip panels, more than enough you-print print printer sheets, a pre-printed trotting horse animation, a single hub and pulley-crank, assembly tools and step-by-step instructions on-line tools. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $43 or more
    You selected

    775 backers

    THE FLIPBOOKIT! Not the earlybird special, but the same package. ***DELIVERED BEFORE XMAS!*** Included with the vintage-looking flipbookit shell, are 30 flipbookit flip panels, more than enough you-print printer sheets, a pre-printed trotting horse animation, a single hub, assembly tools and on-line step-by-step instructions and flipbookit creation tools. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $66 or more
    You selected

    200 backers All gone!

    MOTO-FLIP NY MAKERFAIRE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (No. 2) Ok you don't really have to attend the faire, you just gotta know about this special reward (and you do!) Some people just don't want to crank their flipbookits. Some people want to electrify. This gets you a standard flipbbokit PLUS a DC motor and linkage system along with the necessary components (switch, battery holder, wiring). Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $76 or more
    You selected

    115 backers

    MOTO-FLIP So you didn't make the early bird special - don't flip out. Some people just don't want to crank their flipbookits. Some people want to electrify. This gets you a standard flipbbokit PLUS a DC motor and linkage system along with the necessary components (switch, battery holder, wiring). Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $98 or more
    You selected

    100 backers All gone!

    DR. STEAMPUNK Ok, it's not steam powered, that's up to you. This is a limited production run of the mechanical flipbook kit. Looking like a vintage box-camera with old-style brass-colored hardware details (it's all about the details) Our original flip book art sells for up to $12000 in galleries - now you can build your own 24 frame animated contraption that kinda looks like it came from Captain Nemo's library or H.G. Well's drawing room. Included are 36 flipbookit flip panels, more than enough page-stock printer sheets, a single spindle-hub, assembly tools and step-by-step instructions on-line template tools. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $120 or more
    You selected

    174 backers

    TRIPLE FLIP! There were many requests for this, even after we added the 5-pack, so here it is: Get 3 FLIPBOOKITS mailed to one address. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $195 or more
    You selected

    39 backers

    FAB-FIVE FLIP SPECIAL Teachers, clubs, maker groups, and gift-givers, we got the message! Get 5 FLIPBOOKITS delivered to one address. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $298 or more
    You selected

    65 backers

    SMART-DUINO FLIPBOOKIT So you want your flipbookit to dance to and fro, like the art at mechanicalflipbook.com? This is for you hackers and tech-artists. THREE MOTO-Flipookits WITH Arduino-style controller, position sensors mounting hardware and online tools. We can't wait to see what you make! Postage for addresses in Canada adds $10 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $15

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    13 backers Limited (37 left of 50)

    Ready-Made-Art So you want a piece of art but don't want to pay the gallery commission? We can work with that. We will build you a flipbookit with our own art on it and send it to you signed, and ready to hang. This will be special, but it's art, so you gotta leave it to Mark and Wendy to design... Postage for addresses in Canada adds $30 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $45

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $3,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    PATRON - consult with artist and receive a fully built 3-box combo made with the art of your choice from Mark and Wendy. Postage for addresses in Canada adds $50 Everywhere else outside the US, please add $65

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (30 days)