Update 9: Delivering on the Promise of Openness
Hello and thank you to all 1,671 of our backers! You’ve helped us raise over $195,000 to bring the Light to life. Still a long way to go, but we have high hopes - and a few tricks left up our sleeve.
In today’s update, we’d like to share what we’ve been up to: sharing. Moore’sCloud is more than just a project to launch a product; we're an organization dedicated to sharing all of our intellectual property as freely and as widely as possible. When we launched our Kickstarter campaign, we promised to share all of our hardware, software and industrial designs.
Today we deliver on that promise.
Over the weekend, hardware engineer Kean Maizels prettied up our schematics and layout drawings for our current-generation PCBs, and posted them to our dev blog.
All of these designs are open hardware. That mean they can be used by you in any way you choose, for any project that comes to mind. Take our work and adapt it, build upon it, or modify it as suits your needs best. The Light is a platform for many possible devices - so have a play with what we’ve shared - and let us know what you do with it!
Early on we released the source code for several our Breton Slivka’s outstanding animations. Visit GitHub to grab his code if you’d like to learn how to use his WuVoxel animation platform to create beautiful and detailed procedural animations.
If you’re of a mind to DIY, we’ve already given you all the tools you need, both hardware and software, to create your own Light. We appreciate your backing, and we want you to know that you can always do it yourself, if you have the desire. That's how we roll at Moore'sCloud.
Finally, we’re seeking your input to name our three new battery-powered prototypes. We’ve taken a lot of input and winnowed it down to a top three. Pop over to the blog and vote for your favorite!
That’s it for now. Until later this week - when we’ll be back with more demo videos - we invite you to keep up with daily developments on our blog.
The Moore’sCloud Team
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