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Modular Paper Organ, DIY kit. Build your own, fully functional organ, all elements made from paper!
Modular Paper Organ, DIY kit. Build your own, fully functional organ, all elements made from paper!
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World's First Modular Paper Organ

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PAPERorgan is the world's first modular organ completely made from paper. A kit with which anyone can build their own organ!

On the UNFOLDED Festival Gmund:

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I just returned from the UNFOLDED Festival at the paper mill Gmund in Bavaria, Germany. I showed my PAPERorgan to around 1000 visitors for two intense days. If that's not a successful test of endurance and stability, I don't know what else I could do :-)

I don't know how many times I filled the balloon, how many hundreds of fingers played on the organ... But she's in perfect shape and still playing!

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After two years of engineering, countless prototypes and optimizing each and every element for most convenient assembly, finally it's here - Your own modular organ.

No matter if you want to show your children, pupils or students how a tone is made, or the mechanics of a simple organ.

Modular Design
Add modules to extend the tone range!

 Experience the fascination of building a working musical instrument out of paper!


How to make a working pipe:

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Simply connect the balloon to the nozzle and start playing! One balloon enables you to play up to 45 seconds!

Even unboxing is fun! You will receive a beautiful little box with all elements (and many tools) to build your own modular paper organ! All pieces are neatly stored in separate compartments.

Box content

  Here's a short unboxing video:

 Music by Son of a Bach (Thank you so much!)

For the Minimalists. You'll receive all pieces to build one 5-notes or 7-notes PAPERorgan, including assembly instructions. It will be shipped without glue, tools and balloon.

Bare-Bone Flat-packed folder

REWARDS:

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 I've built many prototypes of every element, until it was 

a) reliable and working

b) easy to build

c) made from as few as possible parts

Here are some of the many prototypes I've built in the past 2 years :-)

 As seen on:

This Is Colossal

 Article on This Is Colossal Sept. 4th 2019 

Article in Südkurier

 Article (in Gemran) in Südkurier Oct 15th 2019 

Wochenblatt Singen Oct. 8th 2019

 Article (German) im Wochenblatt Singen 

heise.de Make Magazine

 Article on Make: heise online on Nov. 8th 2019 

Podcast Interview on Steempeak

 Podcast and Article on Steempeak, Oct. 10th 2019 

 Article on Geeky Gadgets Nov. 7th 2019 

Risks and challenges

I run a papercraft business since 2010 (Paperwolf), so I am experienced in producing paper products.
Because I own the Machine that I used to make the prototypes, I know exactly how long it takes to cut one set. I am able to do fine-tuning and optimization myself.
For serial production I've already run successful tests with the laser cutting manufacturer. The cutting technique is similar. Just laser instead of blades. And much faster. So there should be no delay in manufacturing process. The only thing that could really delay things is if too many people decide to back the project. If there are significant delays: the first to back the project will also be the first to get their projects shipped.

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Long-lasting design

My PAPERorgan is designed modular. So you can add modules later and easily replace elements! For example, if a key is broken, you can replace it. You can cut away a whole module to replace it. Therefor I offer the modules separately.

Reusability and recyclability

I avoid plastic wherever I can. Packaging (box and inlays) is made from cardboard.

Sustainable materials

Instructions and the organ is made from paper. All my paper comes from a German paper mill, is FSC certified and is being produced with renewable energy.

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    Pledge €4 or more About US$ 5

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    You love this project and you would like to support the project with a small tip? Thank you so much! Your name will be added on our official website as supporter.

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    Pledge €30 or more About US$ 34

    BARE-BONE 5-Notes Organ Element

    Add one organ element (5-Notes) to your pledge. Includes all elements to build mechanics, claviature, sound board and pipes, incl. Assembly Instructions, but no tools, no glue, no balloon. Flat-packed in a simple envelope.
    Perfect for minimalists with their own equipment or adding some additional notes to your organ set.

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    Pledge €39 or more About US$ 44

    BARE-BONE 7-Notes Organ Element

    Add one organ element (7-notes) to your pledge. Includes all elements to build mechanics, claviature, sound board and pipes, incl. Assembly Instructions, but no tools, no glue, no balloon. Flat-packed in a simple envelope.
    Perfect for minimalists with their own equipment or adding some additional notes to your organ set.

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    Pledge €90 or more About US$ 100

    Early-Bird Organ 2 Modules

    Early-Bird price for two Organ Modules (7 notes and 5 notes).
    Includes all paper elements for making the Claviature (keys), the Sound Board, Pipes and Mechanics. And tools like glue, brush and a big balloon. Let's get started!

    Includes:
    • One Organ Element (7 notes)
    • One Organ Element (5 notes)
    • Tools & Instructions
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    Pledge €125 or more About US$ 139

    Early-Bird Organ 3 Modules

    Early-Bird price for three Organ Modules (one 7 notes and two 5 notes modules).
    Includes all paper elements for making the Claviature (keys), the Sound Board, Pipes and Mechanics. And tools like glue, brush and a big balloon. Let's get started!

    Includes:
    • One Organ Element (7 notes)
    • One Organ Element (5 notes)
    • Tools & Instructions
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    Pledge €158 or more About US$ 175

    Paper Organ 3 Modules

    Kickstarter price for three Organ Modules (one 7 notes and two 5 notes modules).
    Includes all paper elements for making the Claviature (keys), the Sound Board, Pipes and Mechanics. And tools like glue, brush and a big balloon. Let's get started!

    Includes:
    • One Organ Element (7 notes)
    • One Organ Element (5 notes)
    • Tools & Instructions
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    Pledge €1,800 or more About US$ 1,994

    Finished & Tuned 3-Module Organ

    You'll receive an assembled and tuned PAPERorgan. Built by myself, carefully packed and shipped. Including 2 balloons and an electric balloon pump! Play music right away!
    Hand-signed by the Artist

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    Pledge €60 or more About US$ 67

    Early-Bird Organ 1 Module

    Early-Bird price for one Organ Module (7 notes).
    Includes all paper elements for making the Claviature (keys), the Sound Board, Pipes and Mechanics. And tools like glue, brush and a big balloon. Let's get started!

    Includes:
    • One Organ Element (7 notes)
    • Tools & Instructions
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    Pledge €97 or more About US$ 108

    Super-Early-Bird Organ 3 Modules

    Special price for three Organ Modules (one 7 notes and two 5 notes modules).
    Includes all paper elements for making the Claviature (keys), the Sound Board, Pipes and Mechanics. And tools like glue, brush and a big balloon. Let's get started!

    Includes:
    • One Organ Element (7 notes)
    • One Organ Element (5 notes)
    • Tools & Instructions
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