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Join us to revolutionize outdoor gaming by funding this safe, immersive and high tech Calimacil Foam LED Saber.
Join us to revolutionize outdoor gaming by funding this safe, immersive and high tech Calimacil Foam LED Saber.
Join us to revolutionize outdoor gaming by funding this safe, immersive and high tech Calimacil Foam LED Saber.
264 backers pledged CA$ 144,102 to help bring this project to life.

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The Calimacil Foam LED Saber

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Disclaimer: Trademark Lightsaber(™) versus Calimacil Foam LED Saber

We understand the concern of some backers with the potential trademark issues with the term "Lightsaber(™)". Calimacil is not associated with Lucasfilm LTD, Disney or any LFL ltd. film or franchise.

Our Project

Simulated sword fighting is the core of our soul at Calimacil. In the last decade, we have created the most advanced foam gear in the world for live action role play (LARP). 

From that experience, we decided to push the limits of design by creating a new type of sword: the LED Saber.

The challenge was to build a saber made of foam for safe play. To integrate light, we had to enhance the foam formula we normally use to build our products. Moreover, we had to develop a new technology into the handle to enable both light and sound. Thus our journey began, and we successfully achieved the creation of a fully immersive foam LED Saber!

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This LED Saber is made of our special foam and is completely safe for dueling. We integrated advanced technology to enable the possibility to change light effects, sounds, and more.

Safety First

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Using our unique foam recipe and our knowledge in electronics, we created a perfectly safe saber. Now you can duel with your friends without harm done.

Durability

The main feature of all of our products: a practically indestructible foam. You can hit, slash or smash anything and it will never fail you.

Realistic Design

We've been working hard these past ten years to perfect the casting process of very realistic molds using fine materials and professional paint. We guarantee the effect is completely stunning. But even more, the lighting technology we use creates an effect that immerses you. You will have the feeling of holding the light!

Customization

The LED Saber can communicate with a smartphone through Bluetooth. With that communication enabled, you will be able to customize the light effects of the blade. Multiple choices of colors are available: red, blue, green, orange and more. Even more, you can create various visual plasma effects on the blade. 

Immersive Sound Effects

The Master version of our LED Saber completes the immersion with a precise movement detection, which is used to adjust the sound effects. We built algorithms that can detect and discern between hits and swings, and even lock in position. This means if you swing the LED Saber, it will never create the "hit" sound until you really hit a physical object. Even more, if you stay still on a physical object, the sound effect will blaze like an electroshock. 

Motion Board

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We have developed our own Calimacil motion board to allow motion detection and to create all the light patterns and sound effects. The Calimacil motion board can be updated and open to new features, like games, training modules and more, to enhance your future experience. This is not just a LED Saber, this will be a fully intelligent recreational device.

What do you get by pledging? 

Here is the list of options and rewards you will get. Most rewards are composed of a complete LED Saber, made with one of our three handles and two blades.

Extras

The basic version of the LED Saber includes an external battery charger. With the advanced and master LED Saber, you will be able to charge the LED Saber directly with USB. Finally the Master handle has an integrated belt clip for easy transportation.

Blades

We offer two types of blade designs; Vibro and Plasma. Both blades can be made with the mono-color blue or red, or can be built with an advanced RGB multi-color and patterns-ready blade. Please note that you need the advanced or master handle for RGB. There is also a possibility to pledge for a blue or red painted blade, without any electronic or light.

The Vibro blade is generating 14 watts of power with a high tech katana look. The plasma blade is the classic LED Saber design with a round shape. The plasma blade is generating three times the power of the Vibro; over 35 watts of light power. The average length is 70 cm(27 inches) for the blade and 100 cm (39 inches) total. 

Foam only Blue

Foam only Blue
Foam only Blue

Foam only Red

Foam only Red
Foam only Red

Basic Vibro Blue

Basic Vibro Blue
Basic Vibro Blue

Basic Vibro Red

Basic Vibro Red
Basic Vibro Red

Basic Plasma Blue

Basic Plasma Blue
Basic Plasma Blue

Basic Plasma Red

Basic Plasma Red
Basic Plasma Red

Advanced Vibro RGB

Advanced Vibro RGB
Advanced Vibro RGB

Advanced Plasma RGB

Advanced Plasma RGB
Advanced Plasma RGB

Handles

This handle is an exclusive handle design for Kickstarter. You can choose between three types of handle (Basic, Advanced & Master). Here are their different features:

This Basic handle is built with simple electronics. A simple on/off switch lights up mono-colored blades. The battery charger is external.

This Advanced handle is built with more complex electronics. Both mono-colored and RGB blades can be used. In addition, a Bluetooth connection makes it possible to use the new Calimacil Mobile app to control colors, patterns and intensity of the blade.  

This Master handle is the most complete handle built with our new Calimacil motion board. This handle has all the features of the basic and advanced handles. In addition, the motion detection algorithms can read in real time the movements of the LED Saber and create hits, swings and lockup sounds from the handle speaker. Finally, the master handle has an updatable firmware, which makes it possible to activate games, training modes and more in the future.

Table of Features

 Stretch Goals

Thanks to you, we are 100% funded. But the adventure doesn’t stop here! We have put up stretch goals, that will upgrade our LED Sabers in many different ways.
Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

UNLOCKED: 100 000$: Color Wheel

This stretch goal uprades our mobile app to include a color wheel. This means you can customize your blade color from 8 colors to... whichever you like! Your advanced or Master Saber will look just the way you like.

Colow Wheel
Colow Wheel

 UNLOCKED: 110 000$: 3 New Color Patterns

This goal will add to our collection of patterns you can use with your saber. A breaking animation, low-power flickering, anything is possible with these three new patterns available on your Advanced or Master Saber via our mobile app.

New Patterns
New Patterns

 UNLOCKED: 120 000$: Sound Configuration

We equipped our Master Sabers with an advanced motion recognition algorithm which enables multiple sounds to be played and which reacts with your movements. But what if you want to change those sounds? Lower pitch? Sound of glass breaking when you hit? Choose whatever sound you wish and customize your saber! You can customize the sounds for:
  • Opening the saber
  • Closing the saber
  • Humming sound (idle noise)
  • Hitting something: object or another saber
  • Lock-on sound: the saber will make a different noise if you hit an object and stay there
  • Swinging sound: our motion algorithm applied to the speed of your movement
Sound Customization
Sound Customization

UNLOCKED: 130 000$: MS-Windows PC Configuration

What if you don’t own a smartphone, or don’t wish to have it in your pockets in your saber duels? Now you can plug in your LED Saber and change everything through a windows app, even updating the firmware of your LED Saber. Change your configuration, save it and go outside for a quick duel!
PC Configuration
PC Configuration

 150 000$: Dueling Game Mode

This stretch goal changes everything. It will create a bond between two sabers, and through the mobile app, enable your Advanced or Master Sabers to count hits, hit points, blocks, misses, swings, etc. Each strike on your opponent takes off one health level on 10. The first opponent to strike his opponent 10 time wins. This game does not need the mobile app to work. A health bar will be displayed directly on the blade.
Dueling Game Mode
Dueling Game Mode

 175 000$: Game Feedback

All your games’ results and saber usage are tracked. This information is saved and statistics are built to show your activity with your LED Saber. The information will be displayed on the mobile app. This is perfect to keep score and to create friendly competition and measure yourself. Your LED Saber becomes a biofeedback sword fighter!
Game Feedback
Game Feedback

 200 000$: Training Mode

Our motion detection algorithm can help recreate and modify sounds while you move, but with this stretch goal, it will also enable the training and teaching mode. With this one, you will be able to reproduce some choreographies while the Calimacil motion board analyses your movement and gives it a score. All your activity will be tracked and counted and the results presented as a summary of your activity with your LED Saber. Try all the movements, train with them, and master the art of LED Saber fighting!
Training Mode
Training Mode

 250 000$: Multiplayer X6 Mode

This is the ultimate battle experience. This stretch goal makes group duels possible. This means you can get together with your friends, and make a battle royal, and see who is last standing. The more, the merrier! Up to 6 LED Sabers can be synced in 2 team for a full fight. Each opponent is detected by proximity. After a set period of time, points and duel results are counted and the winning team is declared.
Multiplayer X6 Mode
Multiplayer X6 Mode

 350 000$: Multiplayer Rankings Mode

Like chess players, this allows you to rank yourself with a scoring algorithm. If you duel with someone and win, your scoring is updated. The mode duels you do against higher ranked players, the better is the rewards. With this stretch goal, each duel between willing partners will be used to create friendly duel competitions, where people will be able to compete to be the best LED Saber user. Compare your rank and fight for the top!
Multiplayer Rankings Mode
Multiplayer Rankings Mode

Risks and challenges

The challenge we are facing is to get a certain quantity of LED Saber to produce to be able to place a large order for some parts. We also set our shipping dates to allow for any unforeseen production delays, so you should get your rewards on time or even ahead of schedule.

When you invest in our Kickstarter campaign, you’re investing in a company with 10 years of experience. But more than that, with this campaign, you're helping to create a revolution in simulated combat and interactive simulated sword fighting.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    HIGH FIVE
    Help us take LED Saber playing to the next level!

    You'll receive a sincere thank you from the Calimacil team, and we'll keep you up to date on all of our progress developing the Calimacil Foam LED Saber.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $57

    LED Saber HANDLE
    You'll receive a hollow handle of our Calimacil Foam LED Saber. It's great for cosplay and props.

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    Pledge CA$ 130 or more About $99

    FOAM ONLY LED Saber - BLUE
    This is a painted blue Plasma blade with a painted handle. This LED Saber has no light nor electronic parts.

    This is a unique Kickstarter saving of approximately 25%, as the product will be sold at 169$ afterwards.

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About $172

    BASIC VIBRO BLUE
    This is the basic handle. If you just want to light up your blade, this pledge is for you.

    1. Power: 14 watts
    2. Color: Blue
    3. Blade : Vibro
    4. Handle: Basic
    5. External Battery charger

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About $172

    BASIC VIBRO RED
    This is the basic handle. If you just want to light up your blade, this pledge is for you.

    1. Power: 14 watts
    2. Color: Red
    3. Blade : Vibro
    4. Handle: Basic
    5. External Battery charger

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    Pledge CA$ 275 or more About $210

    BASIC PLASMA BLUE
    This is the basic handle. If you just want to light up your blade, this pledge is for you.

    1. Power: 35 watts
    2. Color: Blue
    3. Handle: Basic
    4. Blade: Plasma
    5. External Battery charger

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    Pledge CA$ 275 or more About $210

    BASIC PLASMA RED
    This is the basic handle. If you just want to light up your blade, this pledge is for you.

    1. Power: 35 watts
    2. Color: Red
    3. Handle: Basic
    4. Blade: Plasma
    5. External Battery charger

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    Pledge CA$ 375 or more About $287

    ADVANCED VIBRO RGB
    If you want multiple colors, light effects and an updatable LED Saber for gaming and training, this pledge is for you.
    1. Power: 14 watts
    2. Color: RGB
    3. Handle: Advanced
    4. Blade: Vibro
    5. Embedded USB battery charger
    6. Mobile App (iOS/Android)
    7. Multiple colors & blade effects
    8. Upgradable module to Gaming & Training

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    Pledge CA$ 425 or more About $325

    ADVANCED PLASMA RGB
    If you want multiple colors, light effects and an updatable LED Saber for gaming and training, this pledge is for you.
    1. Power: 35 watts
    2. Color: RGB
    3. Handle: Advanced
    4. Blade: Plasma
    5. Embedded USB battery charger
    6. Mobile App (iOS/Android)
    7. Multiple colors & blade effects
    8. Upgradable module to Gaming & Training

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    Pledge CA$ 450 or more About $344

    MASTER VIBRO RGB & SOUNDS
    This is the full LED Saber experience: with multiple colors, light effects, sounds, gaming and training modes.

    1. Power: 14 watts
    2. Color: RGB
    3. Handle: Master
    4. Blade: Vibro
    5. Embedded USB battery charger
    6. Belt clip
    7. Mobile App (iOS/Android)
    8. Multiple colors & blade effects
    9. Upgradable module to Gaming & Training
    10. Motion Detection Sound Effects

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $383

    MASTER PLASMA RGB & SOUNDS
    This is the full LED Saber experience: with multiple colors, light effects, sounds, gaming and training modes.

    1. Power: 35 watts
    2. Color: RGB
    3. Handle: Master
    4. Blade: Plasma
    5. Embedded USB battery charger
    6. Belt clip
    7. Mobile App (iOS/Android)
    8. Multiple colors & blade effects
    9. Upgradable module to Gaming & Training
    10. Motion Detection Sound Effects

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    Pledge CA$ 700 or more About $536

    ADVANCED VIBRO DUEL KIT
    2 X Advanced Vibro RGB

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    Pledge CA$ 850 or more About $650

    MASTER VIBRO DUEL KIT
    2 X Master Vibro RGB & Sounds

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    Pledge CA$ 900 or more About $689

    MASTER PLASMA VIBRO DUEL KIT
    1 X Master Plasma RGB & Sounds
    1 X Master Vibro RGB & Sounds

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    Pledge CA$ 950 or more About $727

    MASTER PLASMA DUEL KIT
    2 X Master Plasma RGB & Sounds

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    Pledge CA$ 1,600 or more About $1,224

    BUNDLE (8) BASIC VIBRO BLUE AND RED
    4 X Basic Vibro Blue
    4 X Basic Vibro Red

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,530

    BUNDLE (8) BASIC Plasma BLUE AND RED
    4 X Basic Plasma Blue
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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About $1,913

    BE A DESIGNER

    Be part of the team and propose your unique handle design and we will build it for you. That means you can propose a 3D design, image, drawing or anything you dream about and we will make it live.

    The design will need to follow the limitations and basic parameters of our saber handle configuration, but our team will work with you to create your unique masterpiece.

    You will get your unique saber; Master handle and RGB blade.

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    Pledge CA$ 3,800 or more About $2,908

    BUNDLE (8) MASTER Plasma RGB & Sounds
    8 X Master Plasma RGB & Sounds

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Funding period

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