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A handy tool for making beautiful time lapses, suitable for every phone
A handy tool for making beautiful time lapses, suitable for every phone
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We've passed the threshold of 200% ! That's amazing ! In these days I've worked hard improving Hobie, making it even better, expanding the way you can experience it. I've designed and prototyped some new features. How I found these solutions ? Following your suggestions, ideas, comments and feedbacks! So thanks HobieBackers, you have helped me doing a good job.. Now I'm going to show them to you, introducing Hobie+

With Hobie+ you'll get the chance to screw it on your tripod, that means you'll be able to film time lapses like a PRO ! Still only with your phone. 

The upgrade it's gonna be free for the following backers: 

- Hobie COMBO backers

- Hobie XL PACK backers

- Hobie MEGA PACK backers

Hobie is handy tool for making beautiful time lapses, suitable for every phone.

Now you have a chance to create awesome time-lapses. What you have to do is choose your favorite perspective, insert your smartphone inside and start filming. You can also choose if you want keep a fixed or moving point of view, because Hobie allows you to record moving videos from a 360 degree point of view. Its small dimensions make it easy to bring it with you every day, without the need for bulky tripods

It is made using a kitchen timer at the base, this is to avoid adding another complex product to the market. The choice to use the timer was to give a new life to it. This was the first constraint in the developing of this project as the whole project revolves around it. I chose this specific timer because it is the most resistant, it's shape is the simplest, and it is the most common to find in case of replacement. And I like it. In addition, the timer itself has a mechanical engine inside, which means you dont need to recharge any battery every time. Thats what I really love about them

Hobie is suitable for all smartphones, independent of which OS it has inside or which model it is. You can use one brand or another one, or choose from old phones to the newest one as long as it is no more than 8 cm wide.

Hobie gives you a wide choice of settings despite its small dimensions. You can always bring it with you because every day is a good day for making a time lapse.

Hobie is available in White, Ice, Blue & Black.

The nut ring is designed to give you total freedom in terms of choosing the point of view. Indeed there are 36 different way to fix the central stick.

 The timer itself has no battery but he has a "mechanical rechargeable engine" which means you will never need to recharge it electrically; it only needs your hands.

The design constraint was: how can I affix a phone to a kitchen timer ? And after that, what is the simplest way to do it ? Did I miss something essential? Did I take away all of what is not essential ? To answer to all of this question I will show you my path to find the final solution.

My first model was composed of 11 parts and 3 different materials plus the kitchen timer. It was laser cutt on a 8 mm plywood, and the edge didn't gave it a right "professional aspect". It seemed more like a DIY product

The next step was to answer the question that I wrote before, and to find a totally different way to resolve the same problem. I thought: "Why hold the phone in this way? Can I find a simpler way to do that?" and this approach gave me the idea to change perspective and make it easier, in terms of the number of pieces and materials. In this way I got the same result using fewer pieces, made from just one material, and a better way to fix it on the timer.

The process of choosing the timer was significant, because this one is the most suitable. The latest Hobie receives its superior durability and finish from being made of machined polycarbonate (the same material used in riot shields).

With Hobie you can also create an infinite number of sketches, videos, time lapse & stop motions or even record your work in progress.

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Hi everyone ! I'm Mattia, Overlab's founder & designer of Hobie. 

I've been developing projects since I was a child; now it's time to jump on Kickstarter. Hobie will be just my first step; I've got many ideas and I really would like share them here with you. 

 Now I need your hand to give life to my dream, which is to build my own design company, starting with Hobie.

                                                                
   

Risks and challenges

Developing and delivering a product is a complicated process that can't be 100% risk free. All production runs can encounter unexpected issues and delays. However, we have well-established relationships with reliable manufacturers, we are positive that we can keep under control potential logistic threats. As soon as we reach our goal, we will personally assemble, test and ship each Hobie. If you believe in us and you choose to back Hobie, you will be updated frequently and you will always be up to speed with the progress and development of the project. We will do whatever it takes to fulfill our promises and run everything as smooth and streamlined as possible!

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    RESPECT for support and believe in Overlab ! We will write your name in the main wall of Overlab in huge letters. ASAP ! (and of course we'll do a time lapse while we do that)

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    Hobie EARLY BIRD (A)

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    Hobie NORMAL PRICE (B)

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    Hobie+ (EARLY BIRD)

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    Hobie+ NORMAL PRICE

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    Hobie SPECIAL EDITION (C)
    + fisheye

    Get your own Hobie ! Be one of the first to experience Hobie with a special effect.

    (the fish eye clip lens is suitable for every phone)

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    Hobie+ SPECIAL EDITION

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    Hobie COMBO EDITION (E)
    + fisheye + t shirt

    Get your own Hobie ! Be one of the first to experience Hobie with an amazing COMBO pack

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    Hobie XL PACK
    x5

    Get 5 Hobie with a special discount !

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    Hobie MEGA PACK
    x10

    Get 10 Hobie with a special discount !

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