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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 16: Play with our Christmas Lights!

Posted by Moore’sCloud (Creator)

Howdy, Merry Christmas and a big thank you to the more than 400 of you who have already pre-ordered your Lights at store.moorescloud.com - we really appreciate your support.

Although we said we'd be going on holidays, we wanted to share "One more thing..."

Christmas Lights!

We have five of our six prototype Lights arranged beneath a small Christmas tree in Sydney - where it's currently 30 degrees Celsius (that's 86F).  You can watch them live on Ustream, at this URL:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hueythelight

The two Lights on top - Rose and Violet - can be controlled by you!

Rose is controlled by Cheerlights, which is an Internet-wide system that allows people anywhere in the world to set the color of Christmas lights all over the world via Twitter. Simply send a tweet with the hashtag #Cheerlights in it, and include one of the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, violet, magenta, white or warmwhite. It takes a few minutes, but Rose (top left) will change to the Cheerlights color.

Violet is controlled by some software we've been work on over the last few days. Any tweet with the #MooresCloud hashtag in it is received by Violet and scanned for colors (legal colors are the same as above, plus pink and black). Violet will also respond to RGB hash colors in the format #RRGGBB. Please note that the Light uses 7 bit color, so #010101 is the same as #818181. Do not follow color values with commas.

Changes to Violet (top right) should be visible within a few seconds. If you send multiple colors within a tweet, Violet will sequentially animate through the colors at half second intervals.

Have fun!

Happy Holidays from The MooresCloud Team!

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    1. Scott S. on

      @Greg Well, the Moore'sCloud Team is certainly in a forgiving mood since they need the business, but personally, if I were in the same position I would have to say good riddance. They have apologized for their actions (which by the way, was completely unnecessary considering they are a company in business for the sole purpose of making money). The only difference between what they did and what 80% of every other business on the planet does, is they actually cut the BS and took the honest, direct approach. I, for one, appreciate that. They did not hide the fact that they were money grubbing. Granted, I chose to ignore it cause of how much I already had on the line, but at least they did not sugar coat it. If you take offense to direct marketing such as that, then I suggest you turn off your computer for good - since every website on the internet now is riddled with advertisements in some way, shape or form - I suggest you turn off your TV and leave it off - because really what are commercials other than direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns? - oh, and you may want to stop reading newspapers (advertisements in there as well), quit answering your phone (it could be a telemarketer, you know), stop going outside (all them billboards for Pete's sake!!). Well, heck, you may just want to join a commune or a monastery. That would probably be about the only way to avoid direct-to-consumer marketing.

    2. Moore’sCloud Creator on

      @Greg - Thanks for your comments and your honesty. We hope we can win back your support - and your trust - in the future. Until then, happy holidays.

    3. Greg Rudisel on

      My guess you will be lucky to get 1/3 of your 1,949 original contributors to make a purchase now. You will loose 1/3 to the price increase and another 1/3 to the way you ran your KickStarter project. Remember the ones you wanted to purchase two additional units or push two units on their friends and family. I will be in the second third. Not only disliking being push to provide additional support to your project, you discounted my comments about how that made me feel. Then in a later update you accepted most of what I had commented about.

      The part that disappoints me the most is that I would really like to purchase one of your lights but I just can't in good conscience support your company. I do wish you luck and hope you have learned from this experience.

    4. Rom on

      cool, will try it out! :)