Some shaky schedule information
I have had a few people nudge me for an update with regard to the schedule, so despite not having a perfect grasp of the information, I thought I would... Read more
Just a few more words on packaging (and bringing pixl-latr to market)
I just wanted to address all the thoughts I am getting about packaging. Funnily enough, this subject seems to have caused more conversation than anything else so far, so thought... Read more
pixl-latr at The Photography Show
I have spent the afternoon getting my little corner of the Paterson Photo stand set up ready for The Photography Show which kicks off at the NEC tomorrow.
I will... Read more
Packaging problems - more delays, more frustration!
After waiting 5 weeks and lots of chasing for a final quote, the packaging company I wanted to work with have just ended the conversation with me by saying:
"After... Read more
Something and nothing - all the little background stuff & expected (hoped) delivery date update
I’m conscious that I haven’t posted an update for a little while, so thought I would fill you in on some of the background stuff that’s going on and give... Read more
Packaging design mockups (warning, this is not an exciting update...)
I must be honest, this is not the most interesting of updates. But, in the spirit of keeping you guys in the loop, I thought I would show you some... Read more
New year, off to a good start...
Back from my Christmas holidays yesterday... The first job was final conversations with Clive who, on spec from Paterson, had a few tweaks to make to the cad files. There... Read more
Big news - Manufacturer appointed!
I’m very pleased (and quite relieved) to announce that I have just instructed a local company to manufacture pixl-latr - you might have heard of them too!
Paterson Photographic -... Read more
Frustrations, and a final prototype/design for manufacture
The frustrating stuff
I'll start with the frustrating news - I have, at last, had a quote back from the manufacturer I most wanted to work with and it's come back... Read more
Slow responses from potential manufacturers = Delays
It's been a tricky one this. I have been a little reluctant to contact manufacturers with hypotheticals, so haven't wanted to contact them without finalised designs. It's this that has... Read more
The road to prototype no.2
A small delay to proceedings whilst me and (mostly) Clive have been working through the idea of front-loading gates. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why this will work better... Read more
pixl-latr 3D Printed Prototype Demo
In preparation for a meeting with a potential manufacturing partner tomorrow, I have in my possession a real life 3d printed prototype of the latest design... which is about as exciting as... Read more
A shiny render, and a fancy new prototype
First things first, I don't have the prototype in my hands, Clive has it in Cornwall. As such, the photos I have of it are a little dull... He's a... Read more
Prototype Coming, Negative Lab Pro Announced, a Sunny 16 Appearance
This week has mostly been focused on ironing out design ideas for the first new prototype. Clive is sending the file to the printers today so I should have a... Read more
A design teaser, and a couple of other notes
Just a little update to show you a couple of design screen grabs. There are a few hints at the design, but I would also caveat this by telling you... Read more
Successful meeting with Clive
Today has been a good day. Myself and Clive got together again to pore over design progress. The most exciting bit is that we've got to the stage that not... Read more
Intrepid Enlarger - Possible light source for pixl-latr
I hope you guys don't mind the promotion of another Kickstarter campaign, but this one looks really cool!
Intrepid 4x5 Enlarger - print & scan 35mm, 120 & 4x5 film ... Read more
As promised, I now have an updated schedule. I actually have a Gantt chart from Clive, but it's far too detailed for the sake of updating you guys. We are also... Read more
We are on the the road to injection moulding...
As I have mentioned a couple of times now, there were a couple of flaws in the design that I discovered and was made aware of throughout the Kickstarter campaign.... Read more
Mini-update - good news!
Just a quick update this week, as the last one seemed to be appreciated. Just had an email from Clive:
"Just to let you know I have some quotes for... Read more
Not watching my waffly videos? Here's a precis to bring you up to speed
I had a few of queries off the back of the last video update that has made me appreciate that my waffly videos perhaps need to be supplemented with easier... Read more
The website is live, preorders can now be placed!
This update is mostly aimed at those of you who've been in touch asking about placing a preorder. You can now do so here: http://pixl-latr.com/
I also waffle on a... Read more
...And then came Clive
I spent a couple of hours talking to Clive today. Clive used to be the Creative Director of Samsung Europe where in his words he "designed stuff like TVs, Microwaves... Read more
Down to earth with a bump
I'm sorry to have to be talking about delays - but they really are because I want to deliver you all the best product I can...
Back next week... Read more
Post holiday update...
A little post-holiday update - I will be back again in a fortnight
pixl-latr video update no.7 - 23rd July
A few thoughts for the week, mostly about the forthcoming website and the wait for the funds to arrive...
Well, I don't really know what to say! Thanks to you all! Now the fun really begins!
I shall be back with my next video update early next week...
Cheers... Read more
Ellis says "Take a step back"...
... A little video update post-conversation with Ellis the consultant:
New gate designs and more...
A little video talking about some of the changes to the gates and other designs, as well as some of my other plans:
Here are the renders:
Plans, plans, plans
Another mad week - approaching 500%, and getting closer to my (not a) stretch goal of £60,000
Thanks for all the support with that!!
A little update just... Read more
1 for you, 1 for a friend
Just a quick update - there is now a £62 option for 2x pixl-latr
Small saving if you want to buy two
This is something a few people... Read more
My (Not A) Stretch Goal - help me take this to the next level!
Let me first say, stretch goals are not something I have or will consider - not in the way they are usually added to campaigns at least!
I want to... Read more
Video update no.3 - some more thoughts on feet and the gates platform
Just a quick video update - a bit of a brain dump really... but wanted to share some thoughts and reflections on the gates idea, the feet and the... Read more
An Open Source Gates Platform - thoughts...?
I've been thinking about the idea of an open source gates platform.
I've had a lot of suggestions for different gates - a couple of which have compounded... Read more
Those FAQ's I have been promising are live...
You can find them here:
Please feel free to prod me if I have forgotten anything... as you can probably imagine my brain is in a bit of a spin... Read more
A little video update - basically another thank you! :)
I'm going to do a few little video updates as we get through the campaign - hopefully, as I get my head around what's happened, I'll become a little... Read more
24 hour update....
I'm blown away!
The campaign is approaching 250% funded at 24hrs - that works out as averaging £1000 an hour! This far outstretches my expectations!
Someone said to me on... Read more
100 Backers already...
Wow... that escalated quickly!
Thanks to everyone for the quick support!
.... 103 now