Obsidian: Fire Resistant Camera Case - For GoPro
The Obsidian case is built to withstand temperatures exceeding a house fire. The camera can be removed and the case reused.
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.
We expect costs for this product to be:
R and D: $10,000
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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