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$47,506 pledged of $57,000 goal

Photoshop DEMO part 1

Hi Kickstarters,

We have added the first of 3 parts of a Adobe Photoshop DEMO of the gStick using Photoshop.

You can see it on the home page of the gStick project.

Or here:

Thank you!



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    1. Gordon Alan Stewart 2-time creator on July 20, 2013

      Hey everyone, thanks!

      Yesterday was my birthday (took the day off) now I'm playing catch up.
      @Peter I am moving my wrist in small motions, like small brush strokes, not moving my arm. And yes, we expect more precision with factory tooling : )
      @Jared, thanks! This has an optical lens that reads the movement of the ball, and yes, it's Gen1. We are working on something like you have mentioned.
      @Lee, we are working on easy tip removal.
      @Peter, I appreciate your humor, having a good laugh here : )
      @Joseph, we are going to contact Kickstarter again, because we do not understand how the stretch goal thing works. Seems like we need to reach our first goal first. Thanks!

    2. Joseph N
      on July 20, 2013

      They've already said that cleaning it (at this point) can only be done by a professional, and that later models will hopefully incorporate Bluetooth, easier cleaning, etc. If only they had funds to bring in true stretch goals, they could probably incorporate that into the first batch.

    3. peter brainard on July 19, 2013

      That's a big thing, Lee. Especially since I have two cats. "What the hell do cats have to do with it?" you ask. Well, I shall tell you. The fur is everywhere and it's definitely in the realm of possibility that fur could end up in the track ball. I'm open to shaving my cats, but would rather have another alternative. How does one keep this clean? For the record, I don't plan to let my cats use my gstick. They break everything they touch and they have horrendous handwriting.

    4. Lee Brumbaugh
      on July 19, 2013

      Peter made me think about his a little bit.. I use a thumb track ball that tends to slow down and I have to pop the ball out to clean its rollers. I'd assume the same thing would happen with the gStick, so the question then is how difficult is it to do that?

    5. Jared on July 19, 2013

      I'm thinking gStick v2 could be an optical version instead of a ball mouse. Then, to help it glide on the desk, it could have a few tiny "non-functioning" bearings... Instead of a giant ball.

      Optical offers quite a bit better resolution than ball mice, simply by default.

    6. peter brainard on July 19, 2013

      Nice video and commentary. The most important bit of info there was that the factory tooled versions of this may have better precision. Nevertheless, it looks pretty awesome. I noticed that you have to pick the roller up and put it down frequently. Is that because the ball slips on the surface you're writing on without rolling at times? I'm assuming machined versions would lessen that, right?