About this project
Elephant Steady is the world’s smallest stabilizer grip for iPhone which enables you taking movies without camera shake. By installing this grip, you will be able to take movies with high quality. By loading the small high performance motor and using the application to control it, we were able to get rid of the logic board. This enabled us to come up with the beautiful unprecedented design.
Your iPhone detects it’s inclination and fixes the camera shake immediately. With this elephant steady, you can take movies without shakes as if you were using a costly device.
Elephant Steady is very compact that it could fit into your pocket.
Once you set your iPhone and plug in the headphone jack, it's ready to be used!
Stabilizer using iPhone functions
By using the gyro sensor built in your iPhone, the app controls the grip’s motor. Appreciate with this simple structure, we could accomplish the goal of keeping it in a low price and high reliability operation.
World’s smallest motor stabilizer
With this new structure, we were able to make the size compact compared to the general motor stabilizers. As a result, elephant steady is both successful at portability and excellent functionality.
Elephant cam is available for free. You can control the motor and take your movie using this app. In addition, we are planning to add more functions in the future.
Above is the drawing of the Elephant Steady's working principle. The Elephant Steady is connected to iPhone using the headphone minijack. The iPhone App,Elephant Cam, controls the two motors using pulse code. You can contorl the ON/OFF by the power switch. The motor's power is supplied by the lithium-ion battery. The tilt control button uses the headphone's volume control signal and transmit to the iPhone App, Elephant Cam. With the iPhone's gyro sensor and tilt control button's signal, the Elephant Cam detects the suitable angle and controls the motor.
This is a prototype. The stabilization is being done properly. We are doing our best to make it better. We are now developing to make it possible.
iPhone models : iPhone4S , 5 , 5s, 5c , 6 , ipod touch 5th generation
- OS Version : iOS7 or later
- Recharge Time : 1 hours
- Height : 150 mm
- Width : 49.5 mm
- Depth : 50.5 mm
- Tilt Angle : 90°
- Roll Angle : 90°
- Material : Polycarbonate
- Estimated Price : $99(USD)
The retail price will be about $100, so with the Kickstarter rewards, you will save about 20% on your Elephant Steady.
You will also get the rewards befor it is sold officialy.
Backers from the US and Japan are free of shipping costs. We will use Amazon.com to ship within the US.
However, backers from country outside of the US and Japan need to pay extra $20 for shipping cost.
When the "like" on facebook and followers on Twitter both hits 10,000, we will add an original strap.
$100,000 - Add 5 colors
Once the pledge hits $100,000, five different colors will be available. Please choose five colors that you want to commercialize. The reward will be chosen from the most popular five colors and black color. You will be able to choose your most favorite color from the six colors above when you get your reward.
Vote for your favorite color on Facebook for the rewards.
$500,000 - Add an attachment part for GoPro mounts
We import photographic equipments.
We also introduce and sell cameras from overseas to Japanese camera-lovers.We want to introduce new ways of taking photos.
Adplus co,ltd. (JAPAN)
5-5 Hachiojimachi Chuo-ku Kumamoto-City Kumamoto 860-0831 Japan
Duties Contents: Planning, manufacturing and sales of photographic equipment
Risks and challenges
In carrying out our project, we will absolutely do our best to fulfill our promise to the supporters. However, when we are developing such new products, we are always attended with risks.
The most concerning factor we have is that how much we can make the motor move smoothly. We put efforts on making sophisticated programs to keep the servomotor’s moving smooth and the body size compact and light. Also to give high endurance, we test and improve the products repeatedly.
We promise to clear all the risks and challenges, and complete the “elephant-steady” as it is on the project now. Currently, we are collecting data using the prototype model and planning to release our first “elephant-steady” around February, 2015.
We will do our best to give out the awards to our supporters as soon as possible. In addition, if there happens to be some trouble and we are obliged to delay the shipping of the awards, we will definitely announce what is going on and how things will go.
We take pride in producing and selling iPhone accessories, and are looking forward to launching our innovative products to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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