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FlipBooKit is the hand-cranked movie machine that allows anyone to make animated art. Help fund “CRAFT” and lower costs for everyone.
FlipBooKit is the hand-cranked movie machine that allows anyone to make animated art. Help fund “CRAFT” and lower costs for everyone.
780 backers pledged $57,200 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for visiting our 2014 KickStarter campaign.

Even though the campaign has ended, you can still visit FlipBooKit's homepage, where there's a place to purchase FlipBooKits, a "Maker Tool" and many downloadable animations that can go into your very own FlipBooKit!

The Back-Story:

After touring their mechanical flipbook art at galleries, expos and maker-faires, Artists Wendy Marvel and Mark Rosen were encouraged to create a kit version. They recruited their friend and ace-inventor Steve Goldstein, and together designed an old-tyme analog animation kit for everyone that included simple online tools
FlipBooKit first launched on Kickstarter in late 2012 and has since delivered over 5000 old-tyme hand-cranked, flip-display kits. They continue to provide a free online "make-your-own" flip-animation tool, and most recently have been hosting FlipBooKit art shows with animated submissions from all over the world. Currently Wendy and Mark are preparing new creations for a 2015 exhibition of their mechanical flip book art.

Reducing Costs and Building Local Partnerships

The original version of FlipBooKit was a bit costly to produce and that fancy black boxed version is still available at the FlipBooKit.com online store - but new designs and cost-saving ideas have been a near obsession for us.

The newly designed FlipBooKit components are now completely manufactured in the USA and we are proud of that fact. Most of our vendors are within a 100 mile radius. We hope to continue to be good local citizens (and good world citizens) as we strive to achieve the highest value / high quality product for a reasonable low price.

After doubling our pledge goal and breaking the $12k milestone, we now have the ability to offer another reward. We've heard lots of requests and this one combines many of those. We call it the MOTO Plus...and it's a dream team combo of Motor Kit, Starter KIt and Blank Card KIt.

Your pledges will help fund:

1. New manufacturing
2. Lower Cost Products
3. Community Outreach for shows, schools and young creatives

Community

This funding campaign is also about encouraging art and education. Since our launch, MANY teachers, art schools, high schools, summer camps, and maker-spaces have approached us for a lower-cost version for young artists and budding makers. Have a look at our facebook page to see the wild creations that people have made with their FlipBooKits.

FlipBooKits in the community
FlipBooKits in the community

Giving Back

Please help us promote animation & arts in schools! For every $4000 raised, we are donating a craft-style 12-Pack to a worthy community charity or Middle/High School. If we can reach our original Kickstarter funding levels with the CRAFT campaign, that would send more than 30 FlipBooKit project packages back into the community!

Please, vote with project support. Your pledges will lower manufacturing costs and help us give back in so many ways. Only people who pledge can add their suggested institutions to the official list. 12-pack FlipBooKit donations will be chosen at random (from a hat) and delivered in 2015. (granted only to legitimate non-profit organizations)

Your pledge will open young minds and spread FlipBooKit fun to a whole new generation!

Award winning original design
Award winning original design

Risks and challenges

Well, there are always risks. There is a chance that one of our vendors will fumble their part of our project and cause a delay, but we have been doing this for over two years and we believe that we know the ropes.

The most ambitious part of this project is all the rewards that are promised before Christmas 2014. Back in 2012, we didn't deliver 100% of the kits in time for Santa. But we were just getting started. So, if, for some reason we are faced with an overwhelming quantity of pledges or a unforeseen bottleneck, we will limit the reward quantities. But don't let that discourage you ;) We are very confident about our delivery promises for this campaign.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    * * EARLY BIRD * * CRAFT STARTER KIT –
    Now featuring a cube box made with e-flute "craft". Comes with a pre-printed Galloping Horse animation card set. NOTE: Blank Card Kit is NOT included. Delivers before Christmas in the continental US.

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    Pledge $24 or more About $24

    CRAFT STARTER KIT –
    Features a sturdy e-flute "craft" colored cube box (same inner mechanism of all FlipBooKits). Comes with a pre-printed Galloping Horse animation card set. NOTE: Blank Card Kit is NOT included. This reward is slated to deliver before Christmas 2014 in the continental US.

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    EARLYBIRD*****GIFTER-PLUS***** INCLUDES TWO CRAFT STARTER KITS and ONE BLANK CARD KIT
    Individually boxed with pre-printed horse cards. Use the Blank Card Kit to make your own animation! Delivers before Christmas 2014 in the continental US.

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    Pledge $48 or more About $48

    *****GIFTER-PLUS***** INCLUDES TWO CRAFT STARTER KITS and ONE BLANK CARD KIT
    Feeling generous? Buy one for yourself and have one left over to share! Features a sturdy e-flute "craft" colored cube box (same inner mechanism of all FlipBooKits). Use the Blank Card Kit to create your own animation. Delivers before Christmas in the continental US.

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    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    TRIPLE FLIP — THREE CRAFT STARTER KITS and THREE BLANK CARD KITS
    Full of holiday cheer? Give 2 as gifts and still have one left for your own handiwork. Three blank card kits means everyone can make their own movies. Upload a video or use 24 pics. Features a sturdy e-flute "craft" colored cube box (with same inner mechanism of all FlipBooKits). This reward is slated to deliver before Christmas in the continental US.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    ****MOTO Plus!****
    You asked for it, and here it is! The dream team! **********
    2 FlipBooKit CRAFTS (one with Leap Frog Animation, the other with Galloping Horse)
    1 Motor Upgrade Kit to motorize your favorite box.
    1 Blank Card Kit - for when you are ready to customize!
    Motor upgrade kit includes: Gear Motor, Battery Case, Toggle Switch, Pulley, Belt, Mounting Screws and Wire nuts.
    The only tools needed are a screwdriver and a wire-stripper. This reward is slated to deliver before Christmas in the continental US.

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    Pledge $165 or more About $165

    STEAMPUNK — CAPTAIN NEMO
    Back by popular demand! A new edition of the most requested and asked about kits. Ornamented with custom etched-brass plates with filigreed detail, and all designed by the xraydream team. This kit will come with your choice of 3 specially suited pre-printed animations and will be built (by you) over an original FlipBooKit fancy black leatherette chassis. These kits are expensive to make, but a true labor of love. (200 of our original "Dr. Steampunk” kits sold out days after our initial KickStarter campaign). Grab them while they last and feed the unfathomable depths of your steam-punk appetite for clever mechanical contrivances. Note: Optional blank card kit and motor kit is not included.

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    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    CRAFT PARTY PACK —
    Bulk packaged for a FlipBooKit party, class project or special event. Includes: 12 CRAFT-BOX/SPINDLE KITS and 13 BLANK CARD SETS and 60 Label Sheets NOTE: These are the materials for creating a dozen Craft FlipBooKits plus a little extra. No pre-printed cards / No individual gift boxes / no extra waste to burden the environment.
    (SAVINGS - We have a similar offering on our online store with fancy leatherette outer box at a MUCH higher cost).

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Funding period

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