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Add photoreal images, abstract designs, and animation to your long exposure photos and timelapse.
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Posted by Bitbanger Labs (Creator)

Hey everyone!

To our US Backers: Happy (belated) Independence Day! To our British backers: as far as we’re concerned, it’s all water under the bridge. To everyone else: we hope you had a great weekend. Here’s what we’ve been up to since we last checked in:

1. Current estimates have our first shipment landing in the harbor on July 26th, and our second shipment on July 31st or August 1st. A couple days of logistical nonsense later we should be able to begin shipping out. It will take us about that same window of time (or perhaps a bit longer) to process and ship out the first container so we should be relatively seamless with continuing to ship as new stuff comes in.

2. We’ve been out shooting. And writing. And photographing. The tutorials section on our site is “live” but still empty, as we work towards creating the content intended to fill it. We’ll start with the basics of light painting (many of you will be able to skip this) and move on to getting images ready for pixelstick, the basics of shooting with pixelstick, and then more advanced techniques. We’re aiming to have much or all of this content complete prior to shipping, so that everyone has something to work from when their pixelstick arrives.

3. The aforementioned firmware walkthrough video is below. It gives a general overview of how to select an image from your SD card, apply your various settings, and display it on pixelstick. There’s more information on this in the user manual that’ll be packed in your carry bag, and much of it should be intuitive to anyone who has used a standard up/down/left/right/select interface in the past.

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4. We’re also in the middle of creating themed image packs that you can download from our website and load directly on to your SD card. Of course, the most compelling stuff is going to come from your own creations, but it’s always nice to have a good starting point. We’ve got quite a few sets of images from fine art and food (remember our delicious cheeseburger image?) to movies and video games, plus packs with some of the standard ribbons and gradients that we’ve used over the past year. We’re compiling them now and they’ll populate a separate section on our site as soon as they’re ready.

5. Regarding Add-ons, the logistics of adding a lens set or remote trigger to your kickstarter reward should be relatively simple. There will be a separate update about this a little down the road where we’ll explain what you’ll have to do to make sure your add-ons arrive in the same package as your pixelstick with no delay or extra shipping charges incurred. The most important thing will be to remember to use the same email address to check out as you use with kickstarter.

6. Lots of people have been asking about updating their shipping address (Thanks Ryan and Nicole for the reminder!) No need to update it at all, because we actually don't have any shipping information for any of you yet - we will collect this via Kickstarter's backer survey feature that will go out before we begin shipping.  

That's all for now. We'll check in with more news on content, walkthroughs for add-on ordering, and anything else that comes up, as it comes up.


Steve & Duncan

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      Sean Lyons on

      Quick question: Is it possible to fire pixelstick when it is not fully assembled? Or would it be possible in a future firmware revision? I ask because I can think of scenarios where it may be beneficial to have only half the length, when space it tight...

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      Hsuan Yu Wu on

      Can't wait to receive that XD!!

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      Jason A. John on

      Nevermind. Just saw that tidbit above. Thanks guys.

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      Jason A. John on

      My address has changed since I initially backed pixelstick? Is there anyway I can send you my new address so my order Info can be updated?

    5. Jason McEachern on

      So stoked to work with this! +1 for summer fun!

    6. Lori

      Whatever happened to the postcard rewards? Back in March you said they would be coming soon. Do you have an estimated date, yet? Thanks.

    7. Nicole Young on

      Thanks for the update about shipping!

    8. Lukas Frei on

      howdy. great progress. looking forward... :) one feature possibility for the firmware: while firing, it could be interesting to see the run tim, time left and a percentile progress bar. this would be helpful if you have like long text banners you are wrapping around trees in a park to know 'where you are' and 'how much more walking i have to do until the image is done'. or generally to be able to gauge progress and precision... :)

    9. David Williams on

      This is going to be a summer highlight! I can't wait to get painting! Keep up the good work.

    10. Bitbanger Labs 3-time creator on

      Nicole & Ryan - thanks for the reminder! We added something about shipping to the update.

    11. LuMp on

      +1 for updating shipping address although I can't remember that I ever gave you a shipping address in the first place.

    12. chris burton on

      Hurry Hurry Hurry! :)

      Can't wait to seen the magic behind the scenes in the tutorials too while the stick is winging it's way to me...

    13. Nicole Young on

      Another request for updating the shipping address. I have moved out-of-state since I originally backed this! :)

    14. Ryan Vreeland on

      We will be able to update our shipping address as the date gets closer or?