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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 20 2014 5:14 PM UTC +00:00
$1,713
pledged of $108,127pledged of $108,127 goal
39
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 20 2014 5:14 PM UTC +00:00

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 This video features our iOS version, but if we successfully reach our goal we will also develop an Android version.

Amiloom’s Case houses a physical object that inspires people to meet face-to-face and to introduce their friends to each other.

Amiloom is a unique object handed from one person to the next, forming a group of only relevant people from a chain of preexisting relationships. The integrity of the community is lacking in digital goods where sellers encourage users to virally give away infinite copies to anyone anywhere. With Amiloom, everyone has common friends and are within passing distance of each other, and therefore, close enough to meet face-to-face.

Amiloom’s PCB makes each Amiloom unique, ensuring that every Amiloom group maintains integrity as a group of real people introduced through friends meeting up face-to-face. Amiloom’s PCB has a low energy Bluetooth 4.0 module and unique MAC address, ensuring that Amiloom only connects you to the right people, deliberately chosen by a common friend and close enough to hand an object to, maximizing your chances of not only meeting this person, but meeting them again and again, forming a meaningful relationship.

Amiloom’s Sync Button connects your face-to-face meeting to a cloud-based communication tool with the touch of a button. Amiloom empowers face-to-face meetings with technology that allows a conversation to extend and a group to grow.

Amiloom starts with real face-to-face meetings and then leverages technology to make communicating and meeting up more convenient. There are many apps that connect you with others and then encourage you to meet them, but you never know who you are really going to meet. Amiloom's goal is to facilitate meaningful relationships and communities.

Amiloom’s LED Light notifies you when Amiloom is connecting via Bluetooth to your phone, when Amiloom has successfully connected, when the battery needs to be charged, when the battery is charging, and when charging is complete.

Amiloom’s 400 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery charge lasts for weeks, powering opportunity after opportunity for you and everyone in your group to meet the people most likely to become a part of your lives.

Amiloom Micro-USB Battery Charging Port allows anyone to charge your Amiloom and keep your group growing.

Amiloom is just the right size to hold comfortably in your hand. You can put it into your pocket, or your bag. You will not lose it, and it will not take up all of your space.


Amiloom started with a design concept. We set out on the mission to create a tool that would re-connect us face-to-face. 

After refining the concept design, Gino and Rabeck teamed up with Paul to create the detailed hardware design, including our circuit diagram.

 Simultaneously, Aok created a mechanical diagram based on our design concept. We used 3D printing to test the mechanical design.

When the 3D printed version worked with our prototype printed circuit boards, we created soft tooling CNC prototypes. 

Finally we created a completely functioning prototype complete with laser carving in the button through which shines the LED light.

November 21-December 15: Hardware optimization in which we prepare hardware and circuit design for mass production, optimizing for stability, mass production reliability, and cost.

November 24-February 10: Mechanical Engineering drawing adjustment in parallel with hardware design optimizations, three iterations of tooling, and case sample injections. We have to make sure that everything is just right before running mass production.

February 8-March 15: Certification. We will send a full set device to the certification laboratory so that Amiloom can be legally distributed across the world.

December 15-March 3: Component sourcing. Some suppliers need 14 weeks to deliver the components.

March 13-April 10: Pilot Run. We will first run a small production to make sure that we solve all production problems before jumping into mass production, including process optimization, yield rate, and quality reliability.

At this point we can start to deliver rewards to our Founders' Circle Backers!!

April 20- May 15: Mass production.

May 15- May 20: Assembly, testing, and packaging. We will get everything prepared for shipment.

May 20- May 30: Shipping and Reward Delivery!

This is just the very beginning. Your experience using Amiloom, your feedback, your new ideas, and the relationships you build are what will truly form this project.

Thank you so much for your support! None of this will be possible without you. Pledge for Amiloom and see who becomes a part of your life.

Risks and challenges

We have a team of veterans from global companies like HTC and D-Link. We are confident in our ability to manage our project and to bring our design specs to life. We have already communicated with manufacturing partners and have completed working prototypes.

The largest risk is with delivery time. Materials, tooling, and debugging can all create delivery delays, as well as certification.

We are experienced and prepared in each step of the delivery process, and no matter what, are committed to bringing this dream to life and are beyond excited to see everything that you all as our first Amiloom founders can do with this exciting new technology.

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    Pioneering Face-to-Face: You are the first to back Amiloom, you get the best value for your conviction and decisiveness. Get 1 Amiloom device. Found an Amiloom and create ripples of opportunities, one after the next, for you, your friends, and your friends’ friends to meet the people most likely to become a part of your life.

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    Re-Connecters: Thank you for engaging with Amiloom early and getting the project off of the ground. Get 1 Amiloom device. Found an Amiloom and create ripples of opportunities, one after the next, for you, your friends, and your friends’ friends to meet the people most likely to become a part of your life.

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    Get 1 Amiloom device. Found an Amiloom and create ripples of opportunities, one after the next, for you, your friends, and your friends’ friends to meet the people most likely to become a part of your life.

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    2 Amiloom Devices. Found an Amiloom and create ripples of opportunities, one after the next, for you, your friends, and your friends’ friends to meet the people most likely to become a part of your life. Either create 2 Amiloom groups, or allocate both Amilooms to the same group. Either way, you will have 2x as many opportunities to meet people through shared friends, with similar tastes, and who are within passing distance of you.

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    Founder's Circle. You are Re-Connecting Face-to-Face. Your grandchildren will thank you, not via Facebook post, but to your face. Receive 3 Amiloom devices and take part in the app testing, feedback, design modification, and debugging processes. Truly become part of the creative process and the technical solution for starting to erode the barriers that we have put up between us and the people around us.

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Funding period

- (30 days)