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Pixelvar is APP controlled handheld LED POV display. Wave it to see your image in mid air! For players and party.
Pixelvar is APP controlled handheld LED POV display. Wave it to see your image in mid air! For players and party.
Pixelvar is APP controlled handheld LED POV display. Wave it to see your image in mid air! For players and party.
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What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

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

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

 

Pixelvar
Pixelvar

 

 

Play with Pixelvar
Play with Pixelvar

 

Mario
Mario

Pixelvar is based on human visual systems “Persistence of Vision” (or P.O.V.). By waving Pixelvar, you can shake out the fan-shaped surface displaying texts or images. 

Pixelvar is a handheld wand with which you can display light-generated paintings. 

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How to do it? Just press the button on Pixelvar, then upload pictures chosen from your phone through our app. The next thing you have to do is just waving!

Pikachu of Pokémon
Pikachu of Pokémon

As the name implies, Pixelvar is the variation of pixels.

 What makes the Pixelvar special?

Features
Features

 How many colors Pixelvar supports? 16.77 million

Pixelvar iOS/Android app over Bluetooth

Setting up Pixelvar is simple: you just open the app, choose whatever it is that you want to display, and wave the wand. 

 Take your long exposure photography to the next level.

 

 

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your cameras' long exposure function?

Pixelvar takes that concept to a pretty ridiculous extreme!

 

 

 

 

 

Fill Light
Fill Light

 

 

Many people haven’t noticed that the bottom of Pixelvar uses serrated buckle structure, and magnet is contained in the buckle. Two Pixelvars can be combined together firmly by the buckle structure to become a super long double-end Pixelvar. Try shaking the double-end Pixelvar. Is it cooler?

The human eye has the ability to “remember” what it sees for a split second after seeing it, which is called Persistence of Vision. This is especially evident with high contrast images, like a bright sparkler flame against a dark night sky. When images like these are viewed in quick succession, your eyes will merge what they saw over a short period of time, similar to a camera with a long open shutter. 

 

 

Size comparison
Size comparison

 

 

  • 24-bit full color display
  • 32/64 RGB LED pixels (5x5mm square)
  • 6mm LED pixel pitch (190/380mm active display length)

 

 

Ana, Designer, She love Minecraft Games. Jack Troy helped me on programming. Fatie is my cat, I like him. My name is Fupeng Chi, 10 years experienced electronic engineer. It took us four months of research and five prototypes to get where we are today, and we are not finished yet. We have come to you, Kickstarter!! Your funds will cover the costs of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing Pixelvar on a wide scale.

 

 

Every moment of your life can be as fun and as magical as you make it. The team behind Pixelvar believes that wholeheartedly, and we created Pixelvar in part as a way to lift people’s spirits. 

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Fatie, the designer, had experienced a loss. He was deeply attracted by Sophie since he saw Sophie. 

Missing somebody is weird to be honest. You feel depressed when you are awake and asleep, disturbed when eat and walk, abstracted when work and study. The world is completely downhearted.

After Fatie’s hard work, four months research and five prototypes later, he made it happen.
 Open the app, choose what you wanna display, wave it and see. Shine of light, can make you the focus of attention at any party. You can use Pixelvar to show yourself perfectly, Pixelvar brings its users happiness.

Back up Pixelvar, make Fatie’s love stories continue.

Fatie is hunting
Fatie is hunting
 

Risks and challenges

The Pixelvar project will require managing several manufacturers and be overseeing assembly of what these factories produce a final product.

Maybe this will cause a small delay in fulfillment, But we will work hard to reduce risks.

Until we are proud to say that we delivered a quality reward to all of our Kickstarter backers.

To mitigate some of these potential risks, we choose two factories so that we are able to react quickly should any problems arise during production of Pixelvar.

Of course, we promise to keep you updated every step of the way!

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  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge HK$ 149 or more About $19

    Early bird

    HK $149 ≈ USD $19

    Congratulations! You will get one 32 LED Pixelvar!

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

    Includes:
    • 32 LED Pixelvar (short one)
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    Pledge HK$ 220 or more About $28

    32 LED Pixelvar (Short)

    HK $220 ≈ USD $29

    Congratulations! You will get one 32 LED Pixelvar! Pixelvar will arrive at your doorstep, shiny and new and ready to rock, as soon as it's ready. This will be ahead of any retail launch and for a lower price as well!

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

    Includes:
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    Pledge HK$ 299 or more About $39

    64 LED Pixelvar (Long)

    HK $299 ≈ USD $39

    Congratulations! You will get one 64 LED Pixelvar! Pixelvar will arrive at your doorstep, shiny and new and ready to rock, as soon as it's ready. This will be ahead of any retail launch and for a lower price as well!

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

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    Pledge HK$ 480 or more About $62

    Double Pixelvar (Short or Long)

    HK $480 ≈ USD $64

    Congratulations! You will get two Pixelvar! You can choose from two short, two long and one short one long when sending the survey.

    2X Short
    2X Long
    1X Short and 1X Long

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

    Includes:
    • 32 LED Pixelvar (short one)
    • 64 LED Pixelvar (long one)
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    Pledge HK$ 900 or more About $116

    Team Version

    HK $900 ≈ USD $119

    Congratulations! You will get four Pixelvar! You can choose how many short or long ones by you when sending the survey.

    4X Short
    4X Long
    or other

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

    Includes:
    • 32 LED Pixelvar (short one)
    • 64 LED Pixelvar (long one)
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    Pledge HK$ 2,200 or more About $284

    Matrix Version

    HK $220 ≈ USD $290

    Congratulations! You will get nine Pixelvar! You can choose how many short or long ones by you when sending the survey.

    Add HK$ 240 for each one more.

    Shipping address will be confirmed by backer survey prior to delivery.

    Includes:
    • 32 LED Pixelvar (short one)
    • 64 LED Pixelvar (long one)
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Funding period

- (60 days)