Last week we heard that production of one the silicone parts for Hackaball is taking longer than expected and we will miss our delivery date. To make time... Read more
Hackaball Update - Shipping Date
Hello Hackaball backers!
Last week we had our production samples back from the factory. After a lot of vigorous testing we have decided to delay shipping Hackaball until the beginning... Read more
Hackaball Update - Delivery Date and Production Samples
Hello beloved backers,
This week we found out that due to the severe economic slowdown in China, our plastics factory has fewer orders than normal. That's caused them... Read more
Hackaball Update - Pre-orders and Plastics
It's a new year and the team are back from a well-deserved break and the craziness of CES. We're now gearing up to test manufacturing samples and our new... Read more
Hackaball Delivery Update
By now we hoped that we could share progress on the manufacturing of Hackaball and give you firm shipping dates.
Unfortunately, work on the electronics is taking longer... Read more
Our Second Jacket Colour Is...
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for the colour of our second jacket. Over 800 of you voted, and the polls were extremely close between Cosmos... Read more
Game playing, ball bouncing and the future of education.
It’s been a busy few weeks and we’re now deep into app production and in the early stages of manufacturing Hackaball’s circuit board, packaging and firmware.
The prototype of... Read more
We’re in production! Full speed ahead!
You may have been wondering what all that radio silence has been about! Once the kickstarter dust settled, we got busy working on delivering our goal. We launched straight into... Read more
Teaching children with Hackaball
Last week we were in Liverpool attending STEAM Co’s #SCOL1. Using Hackaball we taught hundreds of inquisitive children about programming, game design and wireless technology.
All the students were really... Read more
Mission Kickstarter! Accomplished!
Yes! Air punch! We're making Hackaball!
Because of you we've accomplished #MissionKickstarter! Tonight we'll celebrate but tomorrow we'll be hard at work again making it happen and bringing Hackaball to life! ... Read more
Thank you Kickstarter! Last 48 hours!
A special message from Rachel...
Our Kickstarter campaign is ending soon so please help us with the final push. Android support is well within reach by sharing you can make Hackaball... Read more
Calling all teachers! Hackaball for education!
The next generation will need to understand more than how to code: they’ll need to have a sense of how technology works and how to use technology creatively to solve... Read more
Oh my space dogs! We’ve doubled our goal and reached $200,000!
$200,000! We did it!
By backing and continuing to share Hackaball you’re part of our team making it better for everyone. You’ve unlocked some fantastic stretch goals. Hackaball is... Read more
Hackaball made into a dreamcatcher!
We’ve reached 2000 backers (thank you!) and as promised here’s the dreamcatcher we made using Hackaball!
We took the inner core out of Hackaball and stitched it into a dreamcatcher... Read more
YES! We’ve unlocked another stretch goal!
We’ve reached our stretch goal of $190,000! Hackaball will now be available on OS X plus iPad and iPhone. This works great for larger groups, gathering around a larger screen... Read more
Android App Stretch Goal
Firstly, thanks so much for your ongoing support! We’re thrilled to have reached our first stretch goal to support iPhone as well as iPad and to be so close to... Read more
First level unlocked and new stretch goals! Jackets, iPhone and MacBook!
We’re excited to announce that we have unlocked our first stretch goal! You got it! All Hackaballs will be coming with two coloured jackets!
We've achieved this through your ongoing... Read more
Goal reached! You and 1,533 others made it happen!
Together we’ve made it happen!Last night we were overjoyed to have reached our goal of $100,000! Today we have eclipsed our goal and raised over $150,000 (and it’s still... Read more
Today we have a mission if you choose to accept it!
We can feel it! It’s so close! Just a little over $4000 more and we reach our destination.
Here’s some exciting news! Because we want to give back (and are... Read more
How Hackaball was made to be tough, and why we didn’t put a smiley face on it
in collaboration with Map, our industrial design partner, we developed Hackaball to be robust, tactile and have its own character. Jon and Julie explain the steps we took to ensure... Read more
How we made the hardware magic inside Hackaball accessible to kids
With Kudu, our technical design partner, we iterated through many PCB (printed circuit board) prototypes to make the electronics inside Hackaball exciting for kids, creating an experience which connects the... Read more
Engaging ways to teach children code at the London South Bank University
tEchDU and Hackaball delivered a workshop to teachers in training at the London South Bank University. We were invited by Clare Copeland, senior lecturer in Education and a Course Director... Read more
Creating Hackaball’s personality and fart sounds
Our talented sound designer Karl Sadler tells the story of how we crafted ‘The Voice’ for Hackaball. Karl goes into why we were influenced by old arcade machines and recorded... Read more
Design Project of the Day!
Thank you Kickstarter for making us Design Project of the Day! We were delighted to be made a Staff Pick on launch day and now this. You guys are the... Read more
Cracking $75,000! Egg-cellent!
A big THANK YOU! You’ve supported Hackaball and we’ve made it to $75,000! We’re just a chicken’s throw from reaching our $100,000 goal!
We’re super happy every time someone backs... Read more
We've reached $50,000!
WOW! We're on $50,000! Thanks so much for your help getting us halfway there! The team are even more determined to meet our goal!
To everyone that has already backed us... Read more
New York Launch Party
We had a launch party in New York. There were Hackaballs on heads, a donation station (thank you!) and of course lots of Hackaball selfies!
Thanks so much for everybody... Read more
London Launch Party
Last night we celebrated getting to Kickstarter with a launch party! There were photos showing our story and all our prototypes laid out to show the evolution of Hackaball. And... Read more
$15,000 in 24 hours! Thank you Kickstarter!
Yesterday, in our spacesuits we began #MissionKickstarter and excitingly pushed the big 'Kickstarter green' button to launch Hackaball on Kickstarter!
We're overjoyed to have raised over $15,000 in less than 24 hours.... Read more