International Units Ship but Blob Board Still Delayed
Though hard economic times have slowed the Playsurface progress, be assured that we are still working on it. All international units have been invoiced and all payed deliveries have been... Read more
Telephone Numbers Required from Backers!
Hello all Playsurface Backers,
We are continuing to invoice and sent Kickstarter units out to our backers. It is a gradual process as we lovingly build the table completely, test... Read more
Playsurfaces Are Shipping!
There is an update at Playsurface.org that you should look at if you are a backer waiting for a reward to arrive.
We are sending invoices for shipping costs via PayPal... Read more
Packaging and Shipping Has Begun
There is a new update on Playsurface.org that shows units stacking up at TA and the first flat packing tests to ship out the Track Table units, and then the rest.... Read more
CES and Final Build
We took the Playsurface to CES!
Kickstarter deliveries going out very soon!
Update with images, videos, and text at playsurface.org - check it out!
New on Playsurface.org: Full Production of Kickstarter Units Underway!
Hello Playsurface backers! There is a new update regarding the fabrication of the Kickstarter rewards units live at playsurface.org. Here is a summary (but go to the main site to... Read more
New on Playsurface.org: Three Prototypes and Progress Towards Delivery
We are pleased to report that we have nearly completed three mechanical prototypes of the Playsurface and we show photos of the units in production! See the entire update at... Read more
There is a new update posted on playsurface.org!
We have built up a complete prototype Playsurface, the 1st of 4 we envision producing before we start on the deliverable Kickstarter... Read more
Carpentry Update at Playsurface.ORG!
Greetings Playsurface friends. Head over to www.playsurface.org to see some images of our work finalizing the carpentry and design of the Playsurface chassis.
We are refining the joinery approach; investigating adding... Read more
Signal Processing Update at Playsurface.ORG
New at Playsurface.org:
After a brief 4th of July vacation, we are back at it working on the blob board, the embedded camera and processor electronics that are at the... Read more
New Update at Playsurface.org
Sorry for the long communications dropout. We have been working on the new touch detection software intended for the Blob Board!
There is a new update here: http://playsurface.org/ complete with a screen... Read more
Well, one sure way to tell that the kickstarter is over is that we can no longer edit the project main page to add new movies and announcements. Well, maybe... Read more
Last Update of the Funding Period!
Thanks you all very much!
To end the funding period I put together this image to describe the roller coaster that has been this KS project. My initial goal was... Read more
It was inevitable: the large-format multi-touch drinking game!
Thanks to all of our backers! Just 17 hours to go, and then on to the development phase!
We have had such a great response from the roll playing game (RPG, as in Dungeons and Dragons and others) community, that we made another movie showing the... Read more
We Broke $40k!
Thank you to all of our backers, and especially Alexander Weiss, for pushing us over the required $40k mark tonight!
We are still right at the line, and there have... Read more
3 Days Left! Music Editing Demonstration!
We have had some interest regarding using the Playsurface for musical instruments and music editing. Here is a quick video showing Linux Multimedia Studio running on Playsurface. Makes me wonder... Read more
Only 5 Days Left!
So close and we have come so far! The RPG movie is getting good buzz, but we really need another magazing article to get the Twittersphere humming again.
Will we... Read more
Playsurface for Roll Playing Games
Check out our new movie showing Playsurface running MapTool (http://www.rptools.net/index.php?page=tools) to enhance collaborative roll playing games. As a D&D player in my youth, I think my head would have exploded... Read more
Optical Tracking Video Up!
We have a new video that responds to questions about optical tracking of fiducials! It is here and on the main kickstarter page (at the bottom http://kck.st/JPgTG9) and on YouTube... Read more
Final Quarter and NSF Funding!
Just a quick note to say thanks to all our backers and everyone who continues to spread the word. We are in the home stretch now, with less than $10k... Read more
Playsurface Playtest at Engadget HQ
While in NYC, Len and Chris took our prototype unit (without the Blob Board) to Engadget and they wrote this short article:
It gives a nice look inside the... Read more
Disrupt is Done Engadget Tomorrow!
After an action-packed day of talking to people at TechCrunch Disrupt the giant exhibition bay is now empty.
The environment had tons of sunlight, which is not ideal for touch... Read more
TechCrunch Disrupt Winding Down
Len and Chris have spent the day talking to the Geek Elite about Playsurface - lots of enthusiasm! (more TCD images: http://twitpic.com/photos/Playsurface)
Playsurface at TechCrunch Disrupt
On the "Hardware Floor" of "Startup Alley" amazing this "Unidentified Participant"
Playsurface Team Gets Navy Contract to Build Touch Software
The Playsurface team at Templeman Automation is thrilled to have received a Phase I SBIR contract from the Navy (specifically NAVSEA who owns the boats) to create specialized software for... Read more
Day 16: New Video and Heading to TechCrunch Disrupt
Check out the new video of Playsurface running Microsoft Touch Pack apps! It is at the bottom of the project page or here: http://youtu.be/4f8iIU2RNO4. Touch Pack is a set of apps... Read more
Day 13: 50 backers and Closing on 50% Funded
Thanks to all our backers. As I said we are working on more movies and getting ready for TechCrunch.
We have gotten some good suggestions for more short videos, so... Read more
Day 12: Backers and Movies
Thanks to our new backers for making this our biggest day yet in moving towards our goal. In addition to our FAQ, we now also have up two movies showing... Read more
Day 11: Gizmag and Other Good Press
We are approaching the half-way mark of the kickstarter drive. Thanks to all of our backers. We have the FAQ up, and more questions are coming in that are FAQ-worthy... Read more
Day 9: Approaching 1/3 of our Time
We have modified the awards a bit to respond to suggestions of our backers (especially those abroad) and we have a comprehensive FAQ up on the main page!
We are... Read more
Day 8: FAQ in Progress
The much promised FAQ should be up tomorrow. Many questions will be answered!
Day 7, One Week Done
We are so close to 25% funded in the first week! It seems like we have come a long way getting the word out this week, it will be interesting... Read more
Wow, backers really slow down on the weekends. Sooo close to the 25% mark!
One cool thing to report is that Playsurface got onto the Make Magazine blog. This is... Read more
Day 5: Friday!
Our first work-week on the kickstarter done! Just a short update, mostly for completeness.
It has been a great first week and we are well along in reaching our goal.... Read more
Day 4: It's over 9000!
Our best day yet! Thanks to all our backers for believing in Playsurface.
Just a few things to report:
1. We are working on a concise and accurate FAQ to... Read more
Day 3 and Still We Climb!
At the mid-morning mark, today was looking problematic with regards to backing, then a front page story on engadget.com (http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/09/playsurface-multitouch-table-surface/) got some buzz going. Thanks to the folks at engadget for... Read more
Day 2 and Going Strong!
Day 2 and we are still on track to make our goal! We seem to have a lot of interest from the RPG people who would use the table to... Read more
First Day (about) Done!
Thanks to our ten backers who came through on our first day! We are dedicated to keeping up the pace and making this a successful project. Please let us know... Read more