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PaperLight™ | Turn Your Computer Into a Large Smart Board!

A high-quality touch enabled projection device that seamlessly interfaces with ANY computer. No software. No apps. Just Plug and Play!

PaperLight™ | Turn Your Computer Into a Large Smart Board!

A high-quality touch enabled projection device that seamlessly interfaces with ANY computer. No software. No apps. Just Plug and Play!

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9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 7 2016 4:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Turn digital projects into hands-on experiences with PaperLight, your portable smart board, by Rollout, Inc. 

PaperLight is a touch-enabled projection display that connects to your computer so you can: 

  • Free draw sketches 
  • Design images 
  • View, markup, and share Architectural, Engineering, Construction drawings in real-time 
  • And much, much more...

 

 

 

 As simple as 1.2.3.     

1. Unpack / Unfold Your PaperLight Device  
2. Plug it into your Computer  
3. Play  - Draw. Design. Discover!

PaperLight works like a peripheral desktop; anything that your computer can do, PaperLight can do it also.

PaperLight Works with Any Computer

Computer Agnostic
Computer Agnostic

PaperLight™ works with any computer because it runs as a peripheral display. If you do not have an HDMI cable or your computer does not come with an HDMI connection, that's okay, we'll send you an HMDI cable and an HDMI/VGA converter. No worries!

 

  The creators, builders, thinkers, and innovators of the world.

 

 

 

Portable

Your studio can travel with you. PaperLight is 20 lbs light and has a sturdy handle so you can go from the job site to the conference table in a snap.

Foldable

 

The PaperLight device tower can be folded in half so you can carry it around safely and effortlessly.

Turns into a wall projector

Talking to a group? Presenting your latest designs? Collaborating with a team? PaperLight’s projector rotates up so you can project your work onto the wall.

Eliminates Eye Strain

Don’t let tired eyes get in the way of innovation. Our tech eliminates the need to use screens, so there are no harsh light waves emitted that strain your eyes.  

With a beautiful, crisp projection display and matte smart board, PaperLight lets you avoid migraines, fatigue, and tired eyes, and yet provide you with an iPad-like user experience.

Big iPad User Experience

Pinch to zoom in-and-out just like an iPad. PaperLight tech is as intuitive and precise as the iPad's tech. PaperLight's display resembles the natural look and feel of paper . Plus, it is 8 x the size of a regular iPad. It's a win-win-win.

Amazing Crisp Quality

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With a native resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 16.7 Million colors, PaperLight's high-resolution display is absolute greatness. 

Use Your Fingertips

PaperLight works with any stylus so you can see your work. But why would you use a stylus pen when you can use your fingertips!

 

 

Unlike TVs, iPads, and oversized tablets, PaperLight is glass-free, shatter-proof, and water resistant. We designed PaperLight to be a tool to take on any project. Our tech is as durable as you are.

 

Maximum Functionality

Turn off the touch capability with a push of a button so your work isn’t affected when you set your stuff on top of the display. You can even use a dry erase marker on it; we know sh-tuff happens!

 

 

PaperLight works with any software & applications that you have on your computer. Your only limitation is your imagination. Simply, connect PaperLight to your computer and play. There is zero learning curve.

And Much More...

                       Light-Interference Free

                                Type Notes

                        Highly Accurate & Responsive

 

Founder, Matt Hinson, worked in the construction industry for seven and a half years. While working for three of the largest construction companies in the world, he saw scores of technical drawings being printed unnecessarily. All of these rolls of paper created a lot of waste, decreased productivity, and caused confusion among project team members. So, he thought "There has to be a better way!"

After a long day of work, he decided to jot down his ideas on how to solve this problem. He sketched several versions of PaperLight.

 

After a series of hand-drawn sketches, he decided to get fully professional computerized sketches done. He focused on simple, clean, quality and a modern look (Apple-inspired design standards).  

After getting feedback on our concepts from a number of designers, architects, engineers, and construction professionals, our designs went through several revisions and were fine-tuned through CAD drawings. We met with several potential manufacturers and analyzed how each piece would be manufactured at the highest quality standard.

 

The result was a unique -- never seen before -- patent pending device that can save thousands of trees every year by eliminating the need to print as much paper, increase productivity levels for millions of professionals, and help them finish their work faster so they spend more time with their loved ones.

Garage Built   

Our passion for the construction industry and making things inspired us to build mockup prototypes in a garage.

First PaperLight Mockup.  Hand Made by Matt Hinson, PaperLight's Founder, in his Garage
First PaperLight Mockup. Hand Made by Matt Hinson, PaperLight's Founder, in his Garage

 

Our desire to make this world a better place with an eco-friendly solution like PaperLight gave us the necessary strength to face all kinds of adversity and potential embarrassments. For example, in the picture below, you see Co-Founder, Alejandro Jacobo, showing off our garage built PaperLight prototype at a builders' trade show where some of the biggest construction firms in the world attended.

PaperLight Co-Founder, Alejandro Jacobo, at the Sunbelt Builders Expo
PaperLight Co-Founder, Alejandro Jacobo, at the Sunbelt Builders Expo

And we didn't stop there. We also met with business professionals; some who criticized our wooden "thing;" others, saw the possibilities and understood the potential like TDIndustries, Pogue Construction, DIKITA Enterprises which are some of the largest AEC firms in the U.S. These firms pre-ordered a PaperLight device after seeing our wooden mockup, though.

We showcased PaperLight at various trade shows and met with numerous professionals. We received great feedback and met many wonderful people throughout this journey. They loved PaperLight, and you will, too.

Understanding The Problem

42,000 trees are killed each year to print blueprints. Laid end to end, this is the distance from New York City to Washington DC!

(Pic Credit to Houston Neal)

1. Outdated drawings cost construction companies over $9,000,000,000 every year 

2. 90% of contractors still use paper plans 

3. 37,000,000 construction drawings are printed every year 

My name is Matt Hinson. After working in the construction industry for seven and a half years, I decided to create "PaperLight" because it solves one of the biggest pains in this industry - costly rework.

I've worked for three of the largest construction companies in the world. We printed scores of technical drawings unnecessarily. This created a lot of waste, decreased productivity, and caused confusion among project team members. 

So, if you have ever wondered "Why does it take SO long for construction projects to get done?!," I can tell you that one major reason is the inefficiencies created by communicating through paper drawings.

Imagine trying to keep up with thousands of drawings scattered throughout a job site, yeah...not fun at all and very inefficient. Thus, I decided to create PaperLight. 

And Say bye-bye to miscommunication, lost project updates, and the need to print countless rolls of paper drawings.

PaperLight by Rollout, Inc.
PaperLight by Rollout, Inc.

PaperLight is a 37” desktop or table-top interactive projection display device with touch screen functionality, which enables you to make markups and write on documents with a stylus pen. Or, simply, use your fingertips!

PaperLight by Rollout, Inc.
PaperLight by Rollout, Inc.

PaperLight will act as a peripheral display connected to your laptop or desktop computer. Thus, anything that you can do on your computer, it can be done on a PaperLight device, too!

PaperLight Front View
PaperLight Front View

What's more, PaperLight helps to eliminate the need to print countless paper drawings! My team and I have spoken with 76 Construction companies and counting. Here are some of them...

Some of these companies are waiting for us to produce PaperLight and account for 10 pre-orders already.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Would Your Support Help Us Do?     

  • It helps to get our business started and bring PaperLight out to the world.
  • Unlock the potential to offer fully customized colorful PaperLight devices  
  • Create economies of scale by covering tooling costs
  • Ramp up inventory on-hand

 

How Do We Plan to Make this Happen?  

  • Established connections and precise pricing quotes from suppliers (all ready to go - just need the funding) 
  • Due Diligence - We know our costs, the expected time to production, and delivery. 
  • Sketches and prototypes iterations have already been accounted for i.e. no need to "re-tool." 
  • Experienced engineering team!

 

Why a $151,000 Target?

"Underpromise, Overdeliver."

To ensure that we deliver, we have obtained manufacturer quotes for every PaperLight component. The above-mentioned costs are broken down broadly. Naturally, the injection mold tooling is the most expensive item, followed by fees, parts, and electronics.  

We've further broken down the above categories into individual components below. It is plausible that we'll be able to find more cost effective suppliers than those currently listed, however, these numbers provide a reasonable basis for determining a ceiling on our funding. 

We've also added risk mitigation factors to account for other variables. For example, Kickstarter failed payments, mold iteration risk, part failures, and other unforeseen costs. 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Do I have to download a software for PaperLight™ to work?

No. You may use ANY software that you currently use on your desktop or laptop device to view drawings. The PaperLight device is as simple as 1.2.3.

  • Unpack Your PaperLight Device 
  • Plug it into your Computer 
  • Play 

Yes, you could even watch a movie on your PaperLight device! 

2. Is the Touch Screen Glass? 

The PaperLight touch display is NOT made out of glass, it is made out of durable and resilient plastic. 

3. How much does it weigh? 

20 pounds (lbs.) or 9 Kilograms (Kg.) 

4. What’s the Warranty?

Your device comes with a one-year warranty. 

5. Is the PaperLight Telescope Adjustable? 

You may fold down the telescope for transportation purposes, however, it is not adjustable. The telescope “clicks in” when folded it down and when erected to the upright position. 

6. Is the Display Adjustable? 

Yes, the display can rotate up to a 180-degree angle. 

7. What Are PaperLight™’s Dimensions? 

PaperLight™ is 24” x 34” x 29” ( L x W x H). The PaperLight device is designed to fit in most cubicle desktops. 

8. What Is the Resolution? 

The Native resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 16.7 Million colors.


9. What Is the Maximum Projection Distance? 

Approximately 135” or 11 foot.

10. What Do I need to “Plug and Play” the PaperLight Device? 

It requires an HDMI connection to your computer. If you do Not have an HDMI connection already on your computer, NO WORRIES! We are shipping the PaperLight device with a plugin that can convert VGA to HDMI. We got your back.

 

Press & News

 
 
 

The whole point of this project is to help millions of professionals and leave this world a better place by significantly reducing the number of trees that get killed to print blueprints.

Think about how many other business professionals, and other industries we can help....

 

 

NOTE: Unexpected popularity backer demand might affect our delivery schedule. Once the project is successfully funded and the funding period has ended, we will follow up with you with a shipping information survey. 

Your personal information is protected and we will NOT share it with services or third parties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Step

Right now, we need your help raising the funds to begin our first round of manufacturing. The funds raised by this campaign will be used to purchase materials, pay for tooling costs, and begin manufacturing PaperLight™'s first line of product. Any additional funds will be used to pay for tooling costs and bring PaperLight to the world.

We Thank You in advance for your help! And look forward to getting PaperLight devices in the hands of industry professionals and our backers! Do you have a question? We would love to hear from you! Please, email us at info@rolloutAEC.com

Risks and challenges

The unexpected obstacles could be:

1. Suppliers might not complete tasks on time
2. Defective units
3. Unforeseen design changes needed

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    Say“ahhhhh” Rollout is all about taking the stress out of project management. But, in case stress does roll your way, grab our handy dandy custom made PaperLight stress ball.

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    Proudly show your support and enthusiasm with this awesome blueprint t-shirt designed by the founders of Rollout. The T-shirt features the actual blueprint designs of PaperLight.

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    Robyn Stringfellow, Business Development Manager of Mark Cuban Companies, Maggie Barton, SPURstartup Co-Founder, Jon Schick, SPURstartup Founder & CEO, Jeremy Vickers, Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas and Matt Hinson, Rollout, Inc. Founder, bring you that answer in a LIVE 60-minute webinar.

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    "Entrepreneurship Unleashed"

    We'll discuss how to start, build, grow your business through lessons learned from successful entrepreneurs and investors.

    Bonus: Connect with the PaperLight device creator, Matt Hinson, during a 30-min Q&Asession right after the webinar. This will be a great opportunity to ask him anything. Time for brainstorming, coaching, fun stories, you name it.

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    his blueprint was designed by the founders of Rollout. It features the actual blueprint designs of PaperLight USPTO Patent Application.

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    1. ARCH C 18" x 24"

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    2. ARCH D 24" x 36"

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save 17% (RETAIL $1,800)

    Be the first to own a PaperLight device with your name imprinted on it. Plus, a whopping 17% off the retail price ($1,800). There are only 10 PaperLight devices at this price point. It's our way of saying thanks for supporting us so early on!

    Plus...we invite you to play a role in the development of future PaperLight devices. We’ll provide you with a direct line to our engineering team so they can hear it from you, the real expert.

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    Thank you… and let’s talk! You make PaperLight possible! No PaperLight in the world can be enough to thank you, so we’ll give you the best: the first made custom PaperLight in a color of your choosing and serial number starting at 00001.

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