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$20,887
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 15 2019 5:02 PM UTC +00:00
$20,887
pledged of $300,000pledged of $300,000 goal
230
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 15 2019 5:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Named after the author of the world's first recorded receipt, the Alulu Camera is a fun instant film camera that uses thermal paper or receipts as film paper, making film photography environmental, affordable, carefree, and open to your creativity. 

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The Alulu Receipt Camera...

1. Instantly prints the photos you take on receipt paper and does not require any ink!

The Alulu Camera prints your photos instantly onto your choice of a new blank roll of thermal (receipt) paper OR your old receipts. It'll cost you next to nothing!

2. REUSES all those receipts building up in your wallet and in the landfills! 

All those receipts you receive from retail, restaurants, etc. are NOT recyclable. Now, you can reuse receipts as film in the Alulu Camera! Your receipt + your photo on top = the perfect memorabilia. 

 3. Is the perfect little gadget to express your creativity!

Without the pressure to perfect each expensive photograph using traditional film cameras, you are free to create and experiment like never before. 

Rewind the thermal paper after your first print to create a double exposure. 

Annotate your photos with as much facial hair as you can imagine. 

Pull on the photo to create divides. 

The possibilities are endless.

4. Is the perfect "receipt" of your memories!

Remember that trip to the coffee shop with an old friend or that wild concert by printing a photo on your receipt -- create a receipt of your experience. 

Stick the photos in your scrapbook or bullet journal, create collages, share them with friends, display in your wallet, hang a scroll in your room, make a scarf, it’s up to you!

5. Is an environmentally conscious way to create photos without animal products

Traditional film is not vegan and contains traces of animal product(s). For our vegans and/or consumption-aware friends, the thermal paper used by the Alulu Camera does not contain animal products! The Alulu Camera does not even require any ink to create your photos!


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Features

Creates a lo-fi stippled photograph

A unique algorithm is used to create an optimized grey-scale image created by thousands of little dots. The Alulu Camera does not use ink. Instead, the dots are created as the paper reacts with the heating of the printer head. The result is a lo-fi stippled instant film photograph.

Manual lighting settings to create the best photo in any environment

The Alulu Camera has four lighting settings to take the best photo in any environment: sunny, cloudy, indoor, and flash. The flash option illuminates your surroundings when taking photos in a dark environment.

A self timer for group photos

Get everybody in the photo! A self timer option gives you 10 seconds after you press the button to position and capture a great photograph of everybody -- photographer included!

An acrylic frame viewfinder to help you frame your subject!

The acrylic frame viewfinder swings out from the back to help you frame your photographic subject and scenes.

Recharge with a micro USB cable!

The Alulu Receipt Camera is easy to recharge by the micro USB port on the side of the camera.


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Rewards

$1 or more - Your name on our Thank You page at alulucamera.com!

$9 or more -  An 8" x 10" Art Print for download created with Alulu Camera's Image Processing Technology to print yourself


$19 or more - An 8" x 10" Art Print Created with Alulu Camera's Image Processing Technology

+ FREE Shipping in the U.S.

$44 or more - A Graphic Canvas Tote Bag with Alulu Camera's Image Processing Technology

+ FREE Shipping in the U.S.


$54 or more - The Above 8" x 10" Art Print for Download AND Graphic Tote Bag Created with Alulu Camera's Image Processing Technology

+ FREE Shipping in the U.S.


$79 or more - Early Bird Receipt Camera Deal! The FIRST 100 people will receive an Alulu Camera at this discounted price. The full intended price is $99. Limited to one camera per person. A second (or more) camera can be purchased at the Kickstarter Special Deal of $89.

+ FREE Shipping in the U.S.


$89 or more - Kickstarter Special Alulu Camera Deal! The full intended price is $99. 

+ FREE Shipping in the U.S.


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Project Timeline

May 2019: Initial Idea Formation and prototyping

June 2019: Development and prototyping continues

July 2019: Kickstarter launch!

August 2019 -  Jan 2020: Modify camera design for mass manufacturing

Feb 2020: Finalize camera design for mass manufacturing and begin manufacturing samples

June 2020: Begin manufacturing first batch

December 2020: Launch Alulu Camera


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Next Steps

We started work on this project in May and have moved very quickly since. The camera you see in the photos above and in the images are actual working prototypes we have developed since then. The $300,000 we raise from this kickstarter will go directly to starting mass manufacturing for the Alulu Camera. Our device is complex, requiring many custom manufacturing lines which is why we need to raise such a large amount. We expect to start shipping cameras in December 2020!


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The Team

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Risks and challenges

We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we meet with these events, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you, our backers, and work to resolve all issues in a timely manner.

We have made a backup plan B AND plan C in the unlikely case we reach a circumstance that prevents us from manufacturing the Alulu Receipt Camera.

Plan B: In the case that we are unable to meet our goal of manufacturing our first batch of cameras, those that were promised a camera will be entered in a raffle for a handmade and assembled receipt camera made by our team members ourselves. The cameras seen in the photos and in the video are handmade and hand-assembled by our team.

Plan C: If handmade cameras are no longer possible, those promised a camera will receive a clearly written DIY set of instructions to build their own simplified version of the Receipt Camera! The instructions will become open source.

Thank you for supporting the creation of Alulu Receipt Camera. We are eternally grateful for you!

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    Get a 8"x 10" art print and graphic tote bag both created with Alulu Camera's image processing technology! And your name added to our thank you page on our website. Thank you for your pledge!!

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    Alulu Camera

    Get the Alulu Camera as soon as the first batch is freshly manufactured! The full intended price for the Alulu Camera is $99. And of course your name will be added to our thank you page on our website. Thank you so much for your pledge!!

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    The first 100 people pledging $79 or more will receive an Alulu Camera! The intended full price is $99. Your name will most definitely be added to our thank you page on our website. Thank you for your pledge!!

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