Frequently Asked Questions
A nanoform is a sapphire disk in which your most important data are embedded at 1/30,000th of their original size and preserved for all time. Light, water, acid, age, scratches or fire will not deteriorate the information.Last updated:
The nanoform guarantees you access to your vital documents for thousands of years.
In a world where “new” is obsolete the minute you say it, you no longer depend on updates or software compatibility.
No data loss from scratches, water, light exposure or fire either.
The stunning Fahrenheit2451 nanoform preserves what's important to you: your family or wedding photos, your child’s birth certificate, your love letters, your family tree or the history of your community… Keep them on a support that reflects their true value: a stylish sapphire disk.Last updated:
Unlike hard drives or keys which must be replaced, you pay for your Fahrenheit 2451 once. And only once. Your disks are yours forever.
Actual prices are related to raw materials and the technology that allows your data to stay unaltered for thousands of years. Do you think the nanoform is pricy? Imagine what a cloud or any other storage solution would cost over centuries!Last updated:
Your personal nanoform comes in a see-through, shock-resistant case. Treat it as an heirloom and keep it in a safe. Or, display it anywhere in your home, hang it on the wall, set it on a shelf or in front of a window.
Be creative: wear your disk around your neck or as earrings! Someone close to you is getting married this year? Consider gifting a nanoform to engrave the wedding pictures.Last updated:
You can use the nanoform to store up to 10,000 letter pages at 150 dpi or 2,700 650x850 pictures. That is 8 times the four books of Lord of the Rings written by Leon Tolstoï or a full rich lifetime photo album.
Note that the nanoform capacity can depend on the resolution and type of document you choose to imprint. As the nanoform is an entirely customisable storage media, we'd be happy to confirm you the exact capacity of your personal nanoform, depending on the number and the resolution of your files.Last updated:
Yes! Your data are memorized in analog format (for perennity reasons), but it is possible to digitize them again.
This requires a professional scanner with a 25,600 dpi precision, available in most of labs and printing press.
The quality of your pictures and documents will approximatively be the same as the original.Last updated:
The Fahrenheit 2451 process shrinks your vital documents to 1/30,000th of their original area. Next, it arranges them according to your preferences and engraves them onto two thin sapphire wafers using high-precision photolithography technology.
The operation takes place in a clean room, in the CEA-Leti laboratory in Grenoble, so that nothing alters your data, not even a speck of dust. The wafers are then fused together at the molecular level – no glue is used in the process – and the final object is unalterable.
The nano-images on the final disk are viewable anywhere, anytime. This high-tech object only requires simple magnifying devices for reading. For convenience, we also offer an online viewing platform where you can search a specific photo or text, display it on any screen or send it to a friend.Last updated:
The beauty of the nanoform – and what makes it untouched by software updates – is that it's readable with a magnifying glass.
If you want to view or share your data online, we offer a viewing platform.Last updated:
We are happy to bring the nanoform in these countries :
New ZelandLast updated:
Several sizes are available : 1", 2" or 4".
For the 1’’ medallion, you can arrange your files anyway you want.
For the 2’’ and 4’’ nanoforms, we arrange the documents on your nanoform for you.
If you want us to respect an order in the documents, index your documents titles.
001 - James Birthday
002 - Cindy Wedding
You can order as many nanoforms as you wish. Take advantage of the early bird period for really great prices. Think Nanoforms when you buy a gift for your family and friends!Last updated:
Once you ordered your nanoform on Kickstarter, you receive a link to your Joomeo account. You will get this link when this service is available.
Then, upload the files (text and picture) you want to put on your nanoform.Last updated:
Yes ! You have to decompose your picture in three different black and white pictures ; each one is made up of one of the primary color pixels (red, green, blue).
This is really easy to achieve with an image processing software (The Gimp for example) : simply insert the three pictures in your nanofom.
You will get a color picture in your nanoform !Last updated:
Once you invested for Fahrenheit 2451 project on our Kickstarter page, you receive a Joomeo link to prepare your message. This link will be sent as soon as possible.
Then, upload the document/s (text and/or picture) you want to share on La Nanoform.Last updated:
Nanoforms are made to last several centuries. How is this possible? They have been expressly conceived resist light, time, fire, water, acid, rodents, cold and heat- we mean LAVA heat. Imagine just for a second that your home is burned down. Spine-tingling, isn't it? All your best memories would disappear... Not anymore once you'll have your personal nanoform!
Finally, you will find peace of mind as your most important documents will remain unaltered whether your pet is playing with them, you misplace them and expose them to heat or cold, or their support simply gets scratched.
We base these affirmations on facts: besides all the numerous tests we made (check our video, we did grind, set fire to, and submerged our nanoform), our large nanoforms have been buried on the ocean floor (Greenpeace, 2013), and will soon be sent to the moon (Carnegie Mellon Moon Ark project, June 2015).
However, please note that the nanoform has its nemesis (at least for the moment): a hammer.Last updated:
All Fahrenheit2451 nanoforms are made in a prestigious high tech place: a French Silicon Valley laboratory, located in Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps. At CEA-Leti laboratory, in facts.
The entire manufacturing process takes place in a sterile environment (clean room) so that nothing interferes with your data, not even a speck of dust.
Your very personal nanoform will be shipped to you in a shock -resisting case.Last updated:
You can order a nanoform from the 16th June 2015, to keep your best memories safe.
If you don't want to buy a nanoform, submit a photo or a text on the 8” public nanoform. Support starts at $15.
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Please send a link to this page to your friends and family members, like our Facebook page or our Twitter account. Mention us, spread the word!Last updated:
All messages, text or document must must respect our rules.
The content of the Fahrenheit 2451 "La Nanoform" is moderated, in order to ensure a long term and universal acceptance of the Nanoform and its public display.
ADULT CONTENT: Any message (text or image) depicting or suggesting nudity or sexual activity.
HATE SPEECH: Any message (text or image) promoting or condoning violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation / gender identity, or whose primary purpose is to incite hatred on the basis of these core characteristics.
LIBEL / HARASSMENT: Any message (text or image) attacking a private or public person.
PROFANITY: Any message (text or image) containing gratuitous profanity.
VIOLENCE: Any message (text or image) depicting gratuitous violence.
ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES: Any message (text or image) promoting activities illegal in most countries.
FALSE IMPERSONATION: Any message (text or image) originating from someone falsely pretending to be another person or to represent a group.
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: Any one posting texts or images must have full rights to the material displayed on the Nanoform.
RELEASE OF CONSENT: Any one posting a picture on the Nanoform must obtain a release from every person recognizable on the image.
LINKS TO WEB SITES: Any message (text or image) containing a link to a website is not allowed on the NanoformLast updated:
Our project is conceptually linked to Ray Bradbury’s book: Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is allegedly the temperature at which paper auto-ingnites. The classic novel's story presents an imaginary American society where books are outlawed and firemen are destroying any trace of culture and humanity that books represent.
Passionate about offering you an alternative storage solution, able to last thousands of years, we conceived this nanoform to safe-keep all your precious data – even at 2451° Fahrenheit, LAVA's temperature.Last updated:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Will answer you soon!Last updated:
Your very personal nanoform will be shipped to you in a shock-resisting case.
We don't provide the base for the Nanoform as there is so many beautiful ideas to display it. On our website you can see beautiful bases made in wood or stone.Last updated:
Sure a nanoform could be used as a classic slide (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversal_film). However, you have to consider to have a good lens, put at the adequate distance of your nanoform to project the image correctly. If you choose a 1" medallion, you should ask for a medallion without the backside layer of lacquer.Last updated:
It can be added later on by a jeweller near you. Our piece was crafted by a local jeweller with 24ct gold.Last updated:
You can order as many nanoforms as you wish. Kickstarter don’t provide the choice to select several nanoforms but give us the right amount and precise the number of nanoforms you want in your “information” or send us an email at email@example.com
However, you can get only one early bird.
Think Nanoforms when you buy a gift for your family and friends!Last updated:
For the 1’’ medallion you just have to transfer us one high resolution image which maximum resolution is 12 000 x 12 000 pixels. It can be a collage of several smaller images made of The Gimp for example. It will contain as much pictures as you want.
We have an example here : http://www.fahrenheit2451.com/files/SapphireMedallionLayout.pdfLast updated:
The limit capacity depends on the size you chose for your nanoform. It’s up to 50 000 x 50 000 pixels for the 2” nanoform and 100 000 x 100 000 pixels for the 4” nanoform.
Note that bigger are your pictures, fewer you will put on your nanoform.Last updated:
Any picture / text format can be printed on the Nanoform. Even a handwritten letter can be saved if you scan it transfer it to us.
The manufacturing process consists in shrinking the picture by 30 000th of its original area. But keeping it in analog form (we are not digitizing documents so they can be read centuries from now when the decoding algorithms have been lost)Last updated:
It can shatter but it's much more resistant than glass or crystal.Last updated:
We are engraving the documents form between two slices of sapphire. Once the documents are on your Nanoform they cannot be changed. They will stay intact through centuries.Last updated:
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