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Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
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T-shirts, injection molds, and parts! Alright!

Posted by Brigham Arce (Creator)
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Hello Backers,

It's been a busy month, and we have a lot of good things to show you. First of all for all of you who have ordered t-shirts they were shipped at the end of last month and should be arriving shortly. Thanks again for your support!

I also wanted to give you an update on production. The various parts of the teleprompter have been pouring into our office (a.k.a. the laundry room in our house. Much to my wife's relief we will be moving into our actual office this week!)

Small stack of our top notch teleprompter glass
Small stack of our top notch teleprompter glass
Custom metal mounts and adapters
Custom metal mounts and adapters

Last week I went to test all the plastic injection molds for the Parrot Teleprompter. It's very common to have issues on the first tests, and this was no exception. With that said, things went very smooth and we are very happy with the results so far. All that's left is adding slight adjustments and textures to the parts. At the end of the day we were able to produce each of the parts, and assemble a working teleprompter! The pictures below tell the story:

One of the molds that we tested
One of the molds that we tested
The mold mounted in the plastic injection machine
The mold mounted in the plastic injection machine
Part coming out of the mold
Part coming out of the mold
Test Parts
Test Parts
More test parts with progressive improvement
More test parts with progressive improvement
First semi-assembled teleprompter hot of the press
First semi-assembled teleprompter hot of the press
First molded teleprompter assembled (Still needs finishing textures and fine tuning, but it works great!)
First molded teleprompter assembled (Still needs finishing textures and fine tuning, but it works great!)

Now that we have tested the molds we are going to start working on the first production run and assembly. Thanks for being patient and hanging in there!

Best wishes,

Brigham Arce

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    1. Leon Smits
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      Things are shaping up! Yeah!

    2. Mike Morrison on

      looks great. well done.
      many projects get focused on "build" and not communications. please take 1 photo a day and share. as this will help in 2 ways.
      1) show you your progress
      2) keep us involved!

      good luck

    3. Helpful Tangent on

      Looks great and thanks for the informative updates. Super nice to see how things are progressing!

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      Desley Cowley on

      Thanks Brigham, It's great to get these updates. I didn't hear back from my email about the lens size though.

    5. Derek Jacoby on

      wow, looks great so far!