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Interactive virtual content in the physical world: play mini-golf, visit Mars, or paint in 3D. Then create and share your own content.
Interactive virtual content in the physical world: play mini-golf, visit Mars, or paint in 3D. Then create and share your own content.
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1,854 backers pledged $84,356 to help bring this project to life.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by Zappar (Creator)
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Firstly, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

*To our backers from outside of the US, happy Thursday!

We set aside a little time today to create something fun.

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*This video was filmed with a wide angle lens attached and we still need to implement camera 'undistortion' to fully align real and virtual... the edge of the table looks a bit odd!

Now I don't know if any of you have looked at the page recently, but we're currently sitting at 90% funded!

This is amazing. In as little as 9 days you've pledged more than $27,000 towards the future of affordable mixed reality. Thank you all for believing in ZapBox.

A second thank you goes out to everyone that set aside some time yesterday to tune in for our live stream. There were some excellent questions coming from the community and it was wonderful to hear from so many of you who are as excited about ZapBox as we are.

For those that missed the stream you can watch it here.

Finally, we met with some lovely journalists today and were pleased to let them try a live demo of ZapBox. A very nice fellow named Andy Boxall has already updated his article on Digital Trends which says some very nice things. You can check it out here.

We'll be in touch again soon :-)

Team Zappar

Day 5 Update and Kickstarter Live

Posted by Zappar (Creator)
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Hey there ZapBoxers, great news!

Thanks to all of you we’re now more than two thirds of the way towards our funding goal! Huzzah!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record (an incredibly affirming and positive record, that is) we’d like to thank all of you again for the support and excitement that we’ve received over the past five days. You’re all wonderful and we just thought you should know.

So, what next? Firstly here’s a few things that we know:

  • You’re all very excited to get ZapBox in your hands and play around with it.
  • Some of you have questions.
  • Kickstarter Live exists.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting a Kickstarter Live Stream on Wednesday 23rd November at 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm EST / 9:30am PST. We’ve noticed backers are predominantly based in the US or UK so tried to find a time that worked for the majority of you, but apologies if you’re in a part of the world that makes that time awkward. We still love you too!

The format will be an Ask Me Anything and we encourage all of you who have any questions at all to join in and put us on the spot. All comments and questions are welcome - we relish the opportunity to answer any questions you have, try and convince any skeptics out there, and to hear your feedback on what we’ve done so far and how we could improve the campaign.

If any of you aren’t able to join for the stream but do have questions then please put your questions in the comments section and we’ll look to address them on Wednesday. You’ll then be able to watch the recorded stream on Kickstarter for two days after it finishes, and we’ll probably post it up somewhere after that in case you miss it! Even if you are planning to join us live, please feel free to post questions early so we can get a head-start on preparing the best possible responses :-)

That’s all for now. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s obviously working a treat.

Team Zappar

First day complete!

Posted by Zappar (Creator)
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It’s official. ZapBox is a thing. We have a real-life Kickstarter page and everything! It’s all terribly exciting.

Yesterday we shared with you the image of us clicking the launch button. Clicking that button was great and all but we found ourselves imagining just how much more fun it could have been with ZapBox...

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More balloons = more FUN! (obvs)

Purely made as a little bit of fun, this is a great example of what can be accomplished with ZapBox if you have an idea, some know-how, and a couple of hours to spare :-)

As we’ve said on the page and also in the first update, it’s all of you - the backers - who are what’s going to make ZapBox awesome. The way we see things, we’re simply the messengers making all of you lovely people aware of what ZapBox can do and we aim to explore the possibilities together.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you’ve seen so far so please do take to the comments section with any questions or insights you’d like to share. We intend for ZapBox to continually improve and your comments will help us do just that.

Another thing to share is that we’ve noticed there’s a few of you that want to back for multiple ZapBoxes (ZapBoxii?) but also want to get access to the beta through the Developer Bundle. This is a great point and we’ve added a new section at the top of the FAQs for those of you that wish to do just that.

Thanks again so much to all of you for your early show of support and for believing in ZapBox along with us. We’d love it if you could share this enthusiasm for ZapBox with others and make them aware of the super cool plans we have for the near future. Who knows, maybe they’ll join us for the ride too!

The community that we’re building right here on Kickstarter is the first step towards making ZapBox a reality, and that reality is getting closer and closer every hour. All thanks to you. 

:-)

Team Zappar

Wowzers! Thank you so much for your early support!

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The moment of launch. Simon refused to click until we'd assembled a cheering crowd.
The moment of launch. Simon refused to click until we'd assembled a cheering crowd.

Thanks so much to all of you - you really are the reason that we’re creating ZapBox. We’ve been working on ZapBox for the last year, and are so excited to finally bring it to all of you. We think Mixed Reality is awesome, and wanted to find a way to bring amazing experiences to you at an affordable price - we hope you like it!

What a fantastic start! We really want to hear your thoughts on ZapBox so please keep in touch. Kickstarter is an amazing community and we are so happy to be part of it. We would love it if those of you who’ve backed would help us spread the joy of ZapBox those who’ve yet to hear. Let’s build this community together!

For those of you who’ve already championed the cause of ZapBox, we salute you. Really, thanks so much! We would never have had such a tremendous start without you.

Welcome to the campaign, ZapBoxers. We couldn’t be happier to be sharing this journey with you.

Team Zappar