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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 3 2014 9:47 PM UTC +00:00
$1,895
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 3 2014 9:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Obsidian Case was developed because we could not find a way to get our equipment to survive in extreme heat temperatures long enough to get the images and video we needed.

As we developed the case we found that extreme sport athletes, artists, firefighters and other rescue workers were excited about the possibility to show others what they were doing, while using a camera that they already owned in a case that made it all possible.

So...we tested the camera to the extreme.  Taking the temperature to 2250 degrees.  That's hotter than lava.  The camera and video survived the test.

But in doing so, we exhausted our prototypes and our budget and need your help to push the case to it's limits...and find out how the market intents to use such a case.

Obsidian T-Shirt
Obsidian T-Shirt

We expect costs for this product to be:

Materials: $33,900

R and D: $10,000

Tax: $5,000

Shipping: $5,000

When we first started developing this case, we had one shot in mind.  Now with your help, we can see images and video produced in ways that we had never imagined.  See fire fighters in the line of duty, help with training, function on robots.  We don't know what will come from the Obsidian, but we look forward to finding out.

Risks and challenges

Please be aware, this is a case built to withstand fire and extreme temperatures. It is not a toy. The housing is made of glass and can be broken. Please be aware of your surroundings and environment while using this case. Act appropriately and be safe.

We've found the case to deal with extreme temperatures much better than our bodies. Our intent is to provide a case that can provide sustained video recording, without damage to the camera, in a reusable case...in temperatures up to and exceeding 1,000 degrees for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Our extreme stress tests have exceeded 2250 degrees for a limited time, but without further testing it cannot be established how long it can safely sustain the heat.

If we can meet our goal, we can keep pushing the limits of this case. We can develop the case for other camera models, and we can see things in the heat that we have not had the chance to view before.

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    SPARKLER: You're a part of the team and you have our gratitude.

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    NERO: "NERO Let it Burn". Stickers to show your support wherever you go.

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    BOMBARDIER BEETLE: Oven mitt with Obsidian logo. Welcome to the fire.

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    ENTER THE DRAGON: Where there's smoke, there is fire...and you're ready for the best seat in the house.
    You get the new Obsidian case and our eternal gratitude.

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    THE PHOENIX SPECIAL: The second mouse gets the cheese. You receive the Obsidian case and our eternal gratitude.

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    PROMETHEUS: Show me the Magma!
    You shoot in volcanoes...cool.
    You get the Obsidian case and the oven mitt.

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    HEPHAESTUS: 5 Obsidian cases. All cases must go to the same location. Whether you work as a fire fighter, action photographer, glass blower, or just like the idea of being prepared. You'll be ready for action with cases to share.

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