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Moore’sCloudBy Moore’sCloud
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Moore’sCloudBy Moore’sCloud
First created
$275,478
pledged of $700,000pledged of $700,000 goal
1,949
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 21 2012 9:25 AM UTC +00:00

Update 11: Candles, Rewards and Hacker News

Posted by Moore’sCloud (Creator)

Hello and a great big thank you to all of our nearly 1,800 backers. In this week you’ve helped us across the threshold to over $220,000 - 32% of the way to our goal! Yes, yes, we’ve still quite some distance to travel, but Kickstarter campaigns tend to close big, and the number and dollar amount of contributions over the last few days has ticked upward noticeably. We believe we can make the goal - and we’re asking for your help to make it happen.

Before you do anything else, click on this link, which will take you to a post on our blog, asking you to vote up a posting on Hacker News. Hacker News is a site where geeks share links to the interesting things they’ve found online. If they like something they find on the site, they vote it up so that others can find it. Many thousands of people read Hacker News every day - it’s great exposure -- if you can get onto the front page.

To get onto the front page, we need your help. If you have a Hacker News account, please go to the site and vote up our post. The more votes we get, the more likely we are to get onto the front page, get noticed by lots of geeks, and get backers. This is a simple and quick way that you can contribute to our success, so please, do it now.

We’ve also updated our Kickstarter page, adding a lot of the videos we’ve been creating lately, and touting our development partnership with Atlassian, who last month wrote a plug in for their Bamboo continuous build & integration system, demonstrating that the Light by Moore’sCloud is no one-trick pony, but has broad applications both at home and in the office.

We’ve also added six new reward levels designed to satisfy every geek, hacker and Maker out in Kickstarter-land:

LIGHT BOTH WAYS $249
One mains-powered and one battery-powered LIGHT, a t-shirt, and we’ll even throw in a keychain just to express our appreciation. Plus our eternal gratitude.

LIGHT DINNER $350
One mains-powered and one battery-powered LIGHT, a t-shirt, a keychain, and dinner at a local pub in Sydney, where you’ll be able to meet the Moore’sCloud team and hear them praise your generosity in person! (Transportation to Sydney not included.)

LIGHT PROGRAMMING $499
One battery-powered LIGHT plus a half-day tutorial & workshop on the software supporting the Light, taught by inventor Mark Pesce, hardware designer Kean Maizels, and platform software engineer Breton Slivka. (Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Sydney for the class - you can beam in via Google+ Hangouts.)

LIGHT HACKING $799
One battery-powered LIGHT plus a half-day tutorial & workshop on the software supporting the Light, taught by inventor Mark Pesce, hardware designer Kean Maizels, and platform software engineer Breton Slivka, plus another half-day tutorial and workshop, led by Kean Maizels, on the hardware design of the Light. Learn from our hardware engineer how to hack the Light for your own needs! (Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Sydney for the classes - you can beam in via Google+ Hangouts.)

NAKED LIGHT $899
One ‘naked’ (without translucent plastic shell) battery-powered LIGHT - five months before anyone else! It may not be pretty, but it is open, hackable, and available months earlier than the Light. Hand-assembled by our wizard of hardware, Kean Maizels. Get your hands on our Light before it goes into mass production! (We’ll throw in a t-shirt and keychain, too.)

If you’re wondering what a NAKED LIGHT will look like, here’s a photo of our latest prototype:

LIGHT CONSULTING $999
One battery-powered LIGHT plus four hours of private consulting on all things Light with inventor Mark Pesce, hardware engineer Kean Maizels, or platform software engineer Breton Slivka. (Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Sydney for the consulting - we can work via Skype or telephone or any other method you’d like.)

Finally, yesterday we released a one-minute video which compares the Light by Moore’sCloud with a wax candle. What we learned might surprise you.

In the next few days we’ll be releasing a video that demonstrates each of our 13 Light applications - perfect when someone asks you, ‘But what’s it good for?’ These are just the beginning of what will eventually be thousands of applications written for the Light. As always, all the source code for all these applications is already available on our developer website.

That’s all for now. Another update soon. For now, keep up to date on our blog - and please, GO VOTE US UP ON HACKER NEWS!

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    1. Moore’sCloud Creator on

      @pclabtech - Have a look at the Candle video posted above. It demonstrates each of the 52 lights being individually addressed for color / brightness. The API on http://dev.moorescloud.com/ shows you how to do this.

      And yes, with the accelerometer on board, all sorts of fun apps like the one you suggest become possible. :)

    2. pclabtech on

      Question: (I know you hate my questions) Can each of the 52 lights be individually addressed for color / brightness. I was thinking of applications that could utilize that for animation purposes.

      Here's one for you, an interactive App for your phone that plays mastermind with your cube. A Dark cube = no right colors, one - four sides lit mean you have the right color, but if the color is in the wrong place, the color of the cube side will be red, otherwise green. If you get an all green cube, you won.

      I don't know if there is a way to do "Simon" where each side blinks and you have to mimic the pattern using your phone. Just some thoughts to stir up the imagination process.

    3. Moore’sCloud Creator on

      Folks, our campaign to get onto HN's front page succeeded - briefly! Then we got killed as spam. Not because we were spam, but because we were I think a bit too enthusiastic. ;)

      Now we need some more help - please upvote us on Reddit!

      http://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/14szf4/australian_developed_kickstarter_project/

      Thanks!

    4. Wabice on

      Just tried to find the listing. I gave up after going past page 10 and searched it and found when I went into the comments that it was marked as [dead]. That's not a good sign, is it?

    5. Mike A
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      As of 11:13 am EST Moore's Cloud is on page 9 @ #253.