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Scan objects and rooms in 3D, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile apps with 3D vision. For iPad, yet hackable.
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Occipital

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Delivery status, the Structure app, and a view from China

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Delivery Status Update

Since March nearly a third of our team has been working onsite in China to mitigate delays and improve processes. As a result, we don't expect any new delays, which means that the delivery date estimates from the last backer update remain the same.

Since the last backer update, we have also delivered all of the sensors in the Beta Final Batch (serial numbers 101-200), as well as the first of two sensors for each of the Dev Team Bundle backers.

Here’s an updated version of the estimated delivery status chart for your reference:

We thought you may also be interested in seeing a few images from behind the scenes at the factory in China – after all, we’ve been spending quite a bit of time over there, so we took the opportunity to start capturing a few images of the production line to share with you!

Two of Occipital's road warriors, Kai and Forrest, cross the bridge with suitcases full of test equipment and sample components.
Two of Occipital's road warriors, Kai and Forrest, cross the bridge with suitcases full of test equipment and sample components.
Forrest takes a scenic ride around the factory.
Forrest takes a scenic ride around the factory.
A view down the production line, where your Structure Sensor is built.
A view down the production line, where your Structure Sensor is built.
Each Structure Sensor goes through multiple tests while being built to ensure it works properly when it arrives.
Each Structure Sensor goes through multiple tests while being built to ensure it works properly when it arrives.
One of the many custom test rigs required to ensure each Structure Sensor performs perfectly.
One of the many custom test rigs required to ensure each Structure Sensor performs perfectly.
This station tests the calibration of the Structure Sensor's infrared optical elements.
This station tests the calibration of the Structure Sensor's infrared optical elements.
A tray of Structure Sensors, ready for packaging to be shipped to Beta backers!
A tray of Structure Sensors, ready for packaging to be shipped to Beta backers!
Forrest and Jason proudly display a collection of freshly built Structure Sensors.
Forrest and Jason proudly display a collection of freshly built Structure Sensors.
Individually boxed, and then put in our custom shipping packaging for the trip from China to the USA for a brief stop before they ship to you.
Individually boxed, and then put in our custom shipping packaging for the trip from China to the USA for a brief stop before they ship to you.

We hope you enjoyed this mini travelogue and inside view into what goes into making each Structure Sensor great! Our team members who have temporarily moved to China are working hard every day to make the Structure Sensor as good as it can possibly be. Thanks Kai, Forrest, Jason and Candemir for continuing to put in such an outstanding effort!

The Structure App Has Hit The App Store! 

The Structure app is the first official companion app for the Structure Sensor. It provides a number of handy tools and visualizations to help you check the status of your Structure Sensor, as well as to show you how it works at a fundamental level.

Requires Structure Sensor
Requires Structure Sensor

  The initial release of the Structure app features: 

  • Instant distance measurements
  • Real-time visualization of the Structure Sensor’s depth stream overlaid over the iPad’s color camera stream
  • Real-time visualization of the infrared camera stream from the Structure Sensor (also known as night vision!)
  • The ability to update your Structure Sensor's firmware.
  • The ability to check your Structure Sensor's battery level.
  • Uplink, which lets you stream depth data from the Structure Sensor in real-time wirelessly to your computer via WiFi. More on this in a future update!

While you can download Structure app from the App Store now, please remember that you won’t be able to fully use it until you have your Structure Sensor connected to a compatible iPad. 

Structure Sensor In The News

The Structure Sensor continues to capture the attention of the world’s press. This month, we’ve got three great stories to share from three different continents.

First, T3 Magazine in the UK chose the Structure Sensor as one of its 100 selections for this year’s hot 100 list. 


Up next, Korea’s SBS featured the Structure Sensor as part of a broadcast and interactive report on cutting-edge technologies of today that will impact our lives tomorrow. To find coverage of the Structure Sensor, click here, then click the 4th box from the left, and finally click the red button that appears to watch the segment (note: the segment is in Korean). 


Finally, back here in the United States, the Structure Sensor got the attention of none other than DIY guru Bob Vila, who chose it as one of 9 add-ons to transform your mobile device.

We’re Sponsoring Next Month’s QuickLeft Hackfest in Boulder, CO

Image courtesy of QuickLeft
Image courtesy of QuickLeft

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be the primary sponsor for next month’s QuickLeft HackFest that kicks off Boulder Startup Week. The theme of next month’s HackFest is “Battle of the Games”.

If you’ve got a great game idea and you’d like to join the competition, please sign up here: http://quickleft.com/blog/battle-of-the-games-there-will-be-hackfest

— The Occipital Team

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Comments

    1. Creator Eric Albert on May 6, 2014

      Well, it is now "Early May" and while I don't doubt the team is working hard, it would be nice to have an update if the batch for May really will be fulfilled before "late May!" ;-)

    2. Creator Dana Topley on April 23, 2014

      you should take pictures for the next update using some of the images the device can capture ;). seems like a good opportunity to see it in action (although not really designed for this application...).

      I'm very excited and waiting anxiously for my reward -
      keep up the hard work and effort to mitigate future issues!

    3. Creator Olivier on April 11, 2014

      Do you plan to extend the compatibility of the app to iOS 6 ?

    4. Creator Micah Rousey on April 10, 2014

      Thanks for the update.

      I still think "Early May to Late May" sounds funny. It's just "May".