A beautifully-crafted table encapsulates electronics and robotics, allowing images to be magically sculpted in a layer of sand. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 3, 2012.
Long Overdue Update
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