Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 3, 2012.

Update #14

New Zen Pattern Creation Software

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We are still working hard to finish up fulfilling your remaining rewards. This might be taking a long time, but we are nearing the home stretch, just a few more to go now!

Last weekend we got a brand new version of the pattern generator software completed. You can load picture files taken with your camera, or downloaded from the internet, or sketched in a program like Photoshop, and it will generate pattern files that you can copy to the SD card that comes with your ZenDesktop or ZenCoffeeTable. The downloads for each can be found on the following page, please make sure that you get the correct version for the type of device you own:

http://www.zen-table.com/downloads/

The positive feedback that we have been getting from those of you who have received your long awaited stuff has been amazing, and it really helps us to keep going as we finally begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

Best regards, and thanks again for your continued support and patience,

Simon and Melissa Hallam


Update #13

Just a quickie!

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Hey all!

I just wanted to send a quick update out to let you all know that we shipped 2 more Zen Desktops in the last 2 weeks, and we have two more going out today.

We just ordered some more supplies so that we can keep pumping these tables out to you guys so be on the lookout for an email confirming your address for delivery of your tables.

Thanks again for your support,

Simon and Melissa Hallam


Update #12

Long Overdue Update

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Hey All!

We are still working hard to fulfill your pledges. After several months of development, we now have a completely new software package to convert picture files into things that ZenTable can sculpt, it is in the final stages of being tested and packaged, and will be ready within the next few days. 

 In February our brand new 3D printer arrived, which is capable of printing at a much higher resolution than the older parts we had made. Since then we have re-designed many of the parts used in the ZenDesktop and in the Coffee Table, both are running more smoothly and quietly as a result, which means we can deliver a higher quality product to you. The desktops are also significantly easier to assemble and callibrate, which will help us get them out to you sooner. We continued to ship out a trickle of the Desktops which use the older mechanism to those of you who were tired of the wait, but starting next week we will only be shipping units out with the new mechanism, and believe we will be able to get them out at a much faster rate. 

 Earlier this month we shipped our new showcase coffee table up to a trade show in San Francisco, it was for a company who thought it would fit perfectly with their branding, and appears to have been a big hit at the show! We worked very closely with one of their top engineers to help develop a package which connected the coffee table to the internet, and allowed visitors to sculpt patterns into the sand in realtime by swiping a finger over the screen of an iPad. In time we hope to make this package available as an option for everyone with a ZenTable. 

 To everyone who pledged towards pictures and videos, we have not forgotten you. Until recently we did not have a working table of our own to take pics and videos, every one that we had constructed was shipped out as soon as it was ready, and the original prototype coffee table has long since had its internals pulled out and used. Now that there is a coffee table we can keep around, and it has been returned from the trade show in San Francisco, we can begin to get those pictures and videos taken, and sent out to you. 

 Take care, and thank you for sticking with us, your stuff is coming soon!

Simon and Melissa Hallam


Update #11

Two More Zen Desktop's Have Shipped!

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Hey guys, I just wanted to send a quick update to let you know that we have got onto a little roll with Zen Tables.  We shipped out two more Zen Desktop's and are shipping out our first full sized Zen Coffee Table in the next day or so! We built our own crate for the coffee table so that we could be sure it would keep the table secure in shipping and we are super excited about finally shipping it. 

We have two more Desktop's in testing and three more waiting to go into the testing area.  We hope to ship out several, if not all of those, by the Christmas holiday.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Update #10

Three more Zen Desktops in testing!

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Just thought I would let everyone know we've got three more Zen Desktops in our newly designated QA/testing area!  We're hoping to get these ones shipped soon, but while they're in testing we'll be working on getting a Zen Coffee Table shipped out.

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