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

Update #2

More videos, and last minute hope for funding successfully.

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With just under a day to go, things are getting down the the wire, will Zen Table get funded or not?  My fingers are crossed :)

I know that many of the images and videos I have shown the table sculpting aren't exactly Zen like, they are mostly the result of ideas I have had for places that might be interested in purchasing a few of them, like hotels, and others are the result of special requests from people.  Here are a few more along the same lines:

This video speeds up to get through the action quickly, but it is one of my favorites:

This one takes a while to draw, but it is cool to see the lion take shape:

Several people have asked how the table prepares itself ready to sculpt a new shape.  This video shows it going through one of a few sweeping techniques used.  The sand does not build up around the edges of the table as some have wondered, the more times these patterns are run, the more level the sand becomes.  I sped up the action part way into the video, in reality it takes about 10 minutes to perform a full clear:

I'm not saying Zen Table is self-aware or anything, but it does now how to sculpt its own name...

Thanks to everyone for your interest, and for all the kind and uplifting emails I have received.  You have really helped keep alive my dream of building Zen Table for a living.

Simon.

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    A personalized video showing the full-sized Zen Table prototype sculpt your name and a thank you message. You will get a copy in the mail on DVD, your own dedicated page on our website, where you can play your video via computer/tablet/smartphone, and a link so that you can download your video in MP4 format. Plus a labeled vial of the sand sculpting material, and the personalized thank you pop-up card and your name on our website thank you page.

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    A fully assembled and tested desktop version Zen Table. Comes complete with an SD card containing many relaxing patterns and images which the table will sculpt into the included sculpting sand, and software which converts bitmap images into sculpting programs. Shipping is extra, and will be calculated based upon your desired shipping location.

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    A full-sized beautifully crafted Zen Coffee Table, continuously sculpting relaxing images and patterns. Constructed from organically grown FSC certified renewable bamboo that you select, and finished in your choice from a selection of stains and varnishes to match your existing furniture. Shipping is extra, and will be calculated based upon your desired shipping location.

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    A full-sized beautifully crafted Zen Coffee Table with built in 3G modem, 2 years of network connectivity and regularly auto-updating relaxing patterns and images, plus 4 custom images per year created at your request and pushed directly to your table. Access to the iPhone/Android app currently in development, which allows you to control the table and play a compendium of classic games. Constructed from organically grown FSC certified renewable bamboo that you select, and finished in your choice from a selection of stains and varnishes to match your existing furniture. Shipping is extra, and will be calculated based upon your desired shipping location.

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