What are Blocklets?
Blocklets are a system of interlocking pieces that can be used to make anything, from sculpture to furniture to Arduino-based robots. Made of laser-cut wood and acrylic, they snap together with a satisfying 'click' and feel great in your hand.
We are passionate about making things. We created Blocklets first and foremost for ourselves. We started with the idea of creating a modular system for making beautiful sculpture. We believe we have succeeded. This is why we invented Blocklets -- not to bring them to the market, or to do a Kickstarter project. We're here on Kickstarter because the people we've shared them with couldn't get enough of them.
We love Blocklets and we think once you get your hands on them you'll love them too. Right now Blocklets are sculptural building blocks. With your support we can turn Blocklets into a multifaceted tool, useful for quickly producing everything from art to furniture to whatever you can imagine.
Below is our mascot: Blocky meet the world, world meet Blocky. Blocky has a "Creeper" face from the block-based game Minecraft. We have had many Minecraft fans tell us how cool Blocklets are and how they remind them of Minecraft. So Minecrafters, this one's for you.
So what will the money be used for?
We'll use our funds to set up a production facility to make Blocklets. More importantly we’ll build the infrastructure to support a vibrant community to allow the Blocklets system to blossom.
The design files for Blocklets will be released under a Creative Commons license so that anyone can make Blocklets and share their creations with the community. We’ll host contests to encourage designers, artists and makers to make beautiful things and design new Blocklets pieces to expand the system. And we'll set up an online store to sell Blocklets to the public.
We need a high power laser cutter. We’ve done our R&D using the laser cutter at TechShopRDU. The folks at Techshop have been very accommodating, but we need our own facility to grow. Purchase of a laser cutter accounts for the majority of our goal. We also need to set aside some money for materials and shipping so we can fulfill orders, for rent so we can house the laser cutter, and for web development and hosting to support the community.
Why Support Blocklets?
All backers will get immense satisfaction for helping out a cool project. If you like our project but don’t want a physical reward, please pledge at the $1+ level and tell your friends! Every supporter counts!
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Thank you for your support!
Gabe and Mark
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