Puzzlebox Orbit is an educational toy that combines a brain-controlled helicopter with open hardware, software, and teaching material Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 8, 2012.
Press Coverage, Hacking Guides, and a Live Demonstration
We're over the halfway mark and the first Puzzlebox Orbits begin shipping in two weeks!
Welcome to all of our newest backers and please keep sending us your questions and ideas.
These past days at Puzzlebox we have witnessed an overwhelming response to our campaign from all across the globe. Word is beginning to spread not only about flying spheres and mind control, but about hackable toys and Open ideals. We're highly appreciative of all of the positive feedback we've received from individuals and of course from the media as well. Here's half a dozen examples of coverage which has dug a little deeper into our story or particularly widened our exposure (in alphabetical order):
Following last week's guide on controlling the Puzzlebox Orbit via a programmable Arduino we have started several new chapters which both document our progress and will serve as lessons on individual skills and techniques for custom modifications. For example, the following video builds on the circuit from the previous chapter and covers using our Open Source Android software to read from an EEG headset to issue flight commands (YouTube annotations should be enabled):
As each guide is completed we will publish and share links in future updates.
Finally, for those of you local to San Francisco, you can catch us presenting live at SF New Tech on December 5th. We will be discussing Puzzlebox the company, our experience holding this Kickstarter, and of course demonstrating the Puzzlebox Orbit. Event details available here: