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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 22 2016
$8,909
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
129
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 22 2016

About

Chalisa Prarasri, CEO of Opter, has a B.S. in Neuroscience from UCLA. Previously she was Editor-in-Chief of UCLA's evidence-based health magazine, Total Wellness. She has worked with the W. M. Keck Center for Neurophysics and the Novitch Laboratory.

Cutter Coryell has a B.S. in Physics with Honors from Caltech. He has worked with LIGO, Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes, and UCLA's Center for Cognition, Vision, and Learning.

Mike Coryell and Mark Wiprud have built leading edge electronics systems together for 30 years. They developed the digital signal-processing core of one of the first WiFi chips, made the heart of one of the first cable modems, and helped bring Internet to users in remote locations worldwide. They have provided key technologies to companies ranging from first-stage startups to aerospace giants like Boeing and Northrop-Grumman. Their technologies enable the success of critical missions that are run by some of the world's most demanding users. Mike is a Systems Engineer and has a B.A. in Physics from UCSD. Mark is a Hardware/Firmware Engineer and has a B.S. and an M.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

David Fowler is Chief Design Officer and Chief Operation Officer of Innovate Product Design, which received a Business Innovation Award from the UK Government Trade & Investment in 2014. With 20 years’ experience in the product design and development industry, David has become a market shaper in multiple market places. Having worked in a wide range of industries, from Scuba diving to high-end jewelry to sustainable energy startups plus everything in between, David’s experience is helping Innovate’s customer base at many levels.

Oliver Draper, Product Designer at Innovate, graduated from Loughborough University with a B.A. with Honors and a diploma in professional studies in Industrial Design in 2013. Oliver has a passion for problem solving and simplistic functional design. He uses his thought process to communicate his core values and style through a variety of the creative disciplines.

Deanna Devlin has a B.A. in Visual Arts from Occidental College. She has worked as a graphic designer in creative agencies and as a freelance designer for a variety of clients across the US.

Graham King is owner and videographer at Final Frame Studios, a creative video production agency based in the San Francisco Bay Area .

The hardware of the Opter Sleep is completely finalized, but its firmware and our app are constantly improving. As of our Kickstarter launch, all of the following features are currently implemented in at least basic form. We will continue to refine and perfect these features through to our ship date.

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These are features coming to every Opter Sleep that we have not implemented yet.

Co-Founder Mike Coryell uses a microscope to assemble our tiny prototype.
Co-Founder Mike Coryell uses a microscope to assemble our tiny prototype.
The Opter Sleep prototype circuit board and body.
The Opter Sleep prototype circuit board and body.
Measuring power usage of the Opter Sleep prototype.
Measuring power usage of the Opter Sleep prototype.
3D-printing an Opter Sleep alpha unit with a Form 1 printer, another Kickstarted project.
3D-printing an Opter Sleep alpha unit with a Form 1 printer, another Kickstarted project.
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A 3D-printed alpha unit with some covers.
A 3D-printed alpha unit with some covers.
An alpha-unit cover showing 3D-printer support structures.
An alpha-unit cover showing 3D-printer support structures.
Curing a print with UV and heat.
Curing a print with UV and heat.
Touching up alpha units.
Touching up alpha units.
        

Legal

The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

Risks and challenges

The hardest part for Kickstarter hardware projects is often manufacturing. It's a difficult process, and many people on Kickstarter are doing it for the first time. This leads to many novice errors and unforeseen delays.

As a part of the Kickstarter community ourselves, we're no stranger to these delays. That's why we made sure to bring on experts with established, reliable, time-tested manufacturing networks. Our experts will do all the sourcing and manufacturing for us, so we can focus on making Opter Sleep as awesome as possible.

Of course, unforeseen circumstances can always happen, but rest assured that we will do everything in our power to minimize the risk.

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    ~ Personalized Thank You from a Robot ~

    It means so much to us that you would support bringing the Opter ecosystem to life. The least we can do is give you a brief survey and then feed your answers into a robot that spits out mad-libs-style thank you emails. What's the worst that could happen?

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    ~ Personalized Thank You from a Human ~

    Like the Personalized Thank You from a Robot backers, you will receive a nice personalized thank you email from an Opter robot who has read your answers to a survey. Unlike them, you will also receive a nice personalized thank you email from an Opter human (a real one!) who may or may not be in thrall to the robot.

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    ~ Sleep Kit ~

    Optimize your sleep! In return for your gracious support, you will receive an Opter-brand, high-quality sleep mask and ear plugs. The mask is contoured, super soft, and covers the bridge of your nose so light doesn't seep in from the bottom.

    You can also get a Sleep Kit shipped with your order by adding $10 to any higher tier that doesn't include a Sleep Kit already.

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    ~ Trailblazer Tier ~

    Be part of the first group in the world to receive an Opter Sleep, the first product of the Opter ecosystem, at the trailblazer backer price of $49. Regular Kickstarter price is $75, and price at retail launch will be approximately $89.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

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    ~ Pioneer Tier ~

    Receive an Opter Sleep, the first product of the Opter ecosystem, at the pioneer price of $59. Regular Kickstarter price is $75, and price at retail launch will be approximately $89.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    Add $10 to your pledge to receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Early Bird Tier ~

    Receive an Opter Sleep, the first product of the Opter ecosystem, at the early bird backer price of $69. Regular Kickstarter price is $75, and price at retail launch will be approximately $89.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    Add $10 to your pledge to receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Opter Sleep ~

    Receive an Opter Sleep, the first product of the Opter ecosystem, at the Kickstarter backer price of $75. Price at retail launch will be approximately $89.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    Add $10 to your pledge to receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Couple Reward ~

    Receive two Opter Sleeps, one for you and one for your partner. Improve your sleep habits together! A value of approximately $178 at retail.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    For each $10 you add to your pledge, receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, up to a total of two kits, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Family Reward ~

    Receive a family of four Opter Sleeps for your family! Work on building healthier sleep habits together. A value of approximately $356 at retail.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    For each $10 you add to your pledge, receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, up to a total of four kits, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Design Your Own ~

    Design and receive a personalized Opter Sleep. You will be part of the first group in the world to own a Sleep.

    Inlay choices:
    • wood (from 40 choices)
    • carbon fiber
    • stainless steel
    • copper
    • bronze
    • silicon
    • clear glass with visible interior circuit board
    • art glass or frosted glass
    • gemstone (agate)
    • art paper (from 10 choices)
    • any color paint
    • laminated photograph of your choice

    Body color choices:
    • white
    • charcoal
    • black

    For the inlays that support it, choose any design or message to be engraved in the inlay.

    You will receive a backer survey with photographs of all the options.

    Includes a Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep.

    Includes free shipping anywhere in the world! Customs, duties, and VATs not included.

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    ~ Team Reward ~

    Receive 10 Opter Sleeps for your team! Help your teammates become better-rested and more alert. A value of approximately $890 at retail.

    The Opter Sleep has a laser-engraved walnut inlay and a white body. For a customizable option, see the Design Your Own reward tier.

    For each $10 you add to your pledge, receive a matching Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep, up to a total of 10 kits, for no additional shipping.

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    ~ Gold Tier ~

    Design and receive a personalized Opter Sleep with a gold-plated inlay. You will be part of the first group in the world to own a Sleep. Optional custom inlay engraving included.

    Body color choices:
    • white
    • charcoal
    • black

    Includes a Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep.

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    ~ Craft Your Own ~

    As a VIP backer, you are invited to visit our office in Silicon Valley where you will work one-on-one with our master of hardware to craft your own Opter Sleep from scratch. Get hands-on experience with every step of the assembly process. You will be part of the first group in the world to own a Sleep.

    Inlay choices:
    • gold-plated
    • wood (from 40 choices)
    • carbon fiber
    • stainless steel
    • copper
    • bronze
    • silicon
    • clear glass with visible interior circuit board
    • art glass or frosted glass
    • gemstone (agate)
    • art paper (from 10 choices)
    • any color paint
    • laminated photograph of your choice

    Body color choices:
    • white
    • charcoal
    • black

    For the inlays that support it, choose any design or message to be engraved in the inlay.

    You will receive a backer survey with photographs of all the options.

    Note: travel expenses not included.

    Includes a Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep.

    If you cannot make it to our offices, we will ship your Sleep to you free of charge, anywhere in the world. Customs, duties, and VATs not included.

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    ~ Grandee Tier ~

    As a VIP backer of the highest rank, you are invited to visit our office in Silicon Valley where we will host a dinner in your honor. Dine with the founders of Opter as we discuss our vision, our technologies, our company, and anything else you would like.

    In addition, you will work one-on-one with our master of hardware to craft your own Opter Sleep from scratch. Get hands-on experience with every step of the assembly process. You will be part of the first group in the world to own a Sleep.

    Inlay choices:
    • gold-plated
    • wood (from 40 choices)
    • carbon fiber
    • stainless steel
    • copper
    • bronze
    • silicon
    • clear glass with visible interior circuit board
    • art glass or frosted glass
    • gemstone (agate)
    • art paper (from 10 choices)
    • any color paint
    • laminated photograph of your choice

    Body color choices:
    • white
    • charcoal
    • black

    For the inlays that support it, choose any design or message to be engraved in the inlay.

    You will receive a backer survey with photographs of all the options.

    Note: travel expenses not included.

    Includes a Sleep Kit to optimize your sleep.

    If you cannot make it to our offices, we will ship your Sleep to you free of charge, anywhere in the world. Customs, duties, and VATs not included.

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Funding period

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