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MJ v1.0 The first jacket that allows the user to create music through motion and touch sensors with a mobile app.
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MACHINA

151 backers pledged $77,002 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Gerd Flaig on May 1

      Have any of you been able to get the jacket to do something? So far, mine does nothing except for blinking red. I'd be especially interested in reports about hooking it up to Ableton Live on a Mac.

      Also, if it doesn't work for you, I'd be interested in that as well. So far, I see only flashy Twitter and Instagram posts, but nothing substantial regarding the promised Open Source / Open Hardware aspects, current firmware, or effective support.

      What am I missing?

    2. Creator Gerd Flaig on March 31

      Also got a jacket in the meantime, however couldn't connect to it yet, no Wifi visible.

      Is there some place where testers are discussing their experiences and results? Since I couldn't find any, I created one on Google Groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/midi-jacket-users

      I did some early experiments: When connected to a computer, the KER module shows up as Arduino Leonardo, however there doesn't seem to be any diagnostic output on the USB serial. It's also unclear which of the sketches posted to https://github.com/wearablehack/MachinaMidiJacketKER is the one that should be used for the jacket, so I created a bug on github to clarify it.

    3. Creator Olli Paakkolanvaara on March 15

      Good to hear that there has been progress. I'm waiting patiently for my jacket, but it would be really nice to have an estimation of delivery now after there has been some shipped jackets.

    4. Creator Daniel Brownell on March 4

      After being concerned, and getting in touch, I've received one of the first of the midi jackets, so I retract my previous doubts. I am now in comms over how to use the jacket, as there are no instructions yet. But the jacket build quality looks good, so far.

    5. Creator simon petermann on November 13, 2014

      In July you promised, to inform backers more often than in the past. Now its already more than 4 Month ago, that you made an update. On twitter it seems that you're making progress. But what about updates for your backers? you missed the delivery date by almost a year now...

    6. Creator Daniel Brownell on October 24, 2014

      I apologize if incorrect. I was scammed by the NUIA kickstarter, and did not receive any replies to my kickstarter messages, or emails to the defunct betatester@machina.cc address, so was becoming wary. But I have received an email reply, so my confidence is restored for now.

    7. Creator Daniel Brownell on October 24, 2014

      It seems like their email address is no longer valid, and it's been almost a year since an update. I think we've been scammed.

    8. Creator Olli Paakkolanvaara on July 18, 2014

      Hey!

      I just got a parcel from you. Inside it was a poster with T-Rex and Obama. Is that all there should've been inside as the other end of the parcel was missing the lid?

      Cheers,
      Olli

    9. Creator Gerd Flaig on June 15, 2014

      Can you share any update on estimated shipping date, interface specs or the Android app?

      The last update was half a year ago.

    10. Creator Andreas Dieckermann on February 6, 2014

      Hello!

      The last time you told me that the manual will be ready by November 2013!
      Till today I have nothing received.

      When do you send the digital DIY manual for the midi jacket, the source code for the app, and a detailed cost breakdown of all of your products?!

    11. Creator Jill Simons smith on February 18, 2013

      This is such an exciting and interesting creation.I am looking forward to learning more about it as well as purely experiencing it . I have not seen anythng like it .congratulations on your imagination .

    12. Creator Peter J Weinstein on February 15, 2013

      As of now I've pledged at the $285 level for an early bird jacket.
      If you add another backer spot for the $1000 level (with runway exposure), I'll upgrade my pledge to that. Let me know!

    13. Creator MACHINA on January 18, 2013

      Yes, the midi jackets are the same color of the video black electric mamba

    14. Creator Mauro Rodriguez III on January 18, 2013

      Woot I'm in for a midi jacket. Hope it comes in the same color as the one from the video. :D