SteadyLaser: Anti-shake Pointer
SteadyLaser: Anti-shake Pointer
Laser pointer with anti-shake technology. Be the FIRST. Point like a BOSS!
Laser pointer with anti-shake technology. Be the FIRST. Point like a BOSS! Read more
About this project
Cameras, expensive long range binoculars, and even cell phones all have anti-shake stabilization technology, so why shouldn't your laser pointer?
Laser pointer shake is an unavoidable problem for all presenters because the human hand naturally shakes. Our patented invention solves this problem by stabilizing the beam from unwanted hand tremors to allow smooth, stable, and precise laser pointing and tracing - helping you give a better presentation. Be the first to use a SteadyLaser pointer by supporting our Kickstarter project!
The SteadyLaser features a novel two axis inertial stabilization mechanism that filters out pan and tilt hand tremor disturbances (typically >2Hz) imparted to the line of sight of the housing. The mechanism includes a precision balanced two axis gimbal supported by miniature jewel bearings that is stabilized by a tuned magnetic spring and damper system. This allows the laser to move independently from the body of the pointer - so it remains steady even as the housing jitters. SteadyLaser eliminates laser jitter concerns and allows you to point and trace precisely and confidently.
After years of building prototypes and improving our designs, our challenge now is to find enough customers so that we can order all the parts in sufficient volume to get a good price. This is where the KICKSTARTER community comes in. Please help us spread the word. Our best chance - and maybe our only chance - for success is if people like you who follow KICKSTARTER projects, tell people who might be interested about our project.
We believe this is a universal problem and that there are thousands of people whose presentations could be better with SteadyLaser: business people giving presentations to their colleagues, sales people selling their wares, teachers and college professors, lawyers and expert witness pointing to evidence in court, engineers presenting designs, and doctors pointing out anatomy during medical conferences. There are thousands of conference rooms around the world and each one should have a SteadyLaser.
So if you know someone who gives presentations, or who has a conference room, then please tell them about our SteadyLaser KICKSTARTER project. You might be helping them and you'll definitely be helping us. - And our promotional video is funny!
The SteadyLaser features both an anti-shake laser and a conventional laser, with separate buttons so you can use either one. This makes it an ideal conference room pointer.
The SteadyLaser is perfect for anyone who gives presentations using a laser pointer - from seasoned professionals to people who only present occasionally. Have you tried laser pointing in the past and had a bad experience? Maybe it's time for you to try again.
- Sales presentations to potential customers
- Business and financial meetings
- Doctors pointing out anatomy in slides
- Expert witnesses pointing to evidence in court
- Teachers and college professors
- Engineers and architects presenting designs
The SteadyLaser includes the following:
- One anti-shake Class 2 635nm Red <1mW laser
- One conventional Class 2 635nm Red <1mW laser
- Two separate laser power buttons
- Requires two AAA batteries
We have produced numerous SteadyLaser prototypes over many years on this project. Our latest version shown in the videos is the culmination of our effort. If we are funded, we will iterate the design one final time and produce a batch of 1000 SteadyLasers. We have more than 45 years of combined experience designing, developing, and shipping electromechanical products. We anticipate shipping these near the end of 2015.
The SteadyLaser comprises precisely assembled machined, formed, and injection molded components. Funds will be used for expenses associated with moderate volume custom fabrication and assembly of electromechanical parts, injection molding tooling, machine tool and circuit board setup fees, and laser safety certification. We have budgeted for unexpected costs, but we do not anticipate any profit from this first run. Our goal for this KICKSTARTER is to pay for tooling and minimum order quantities to bring this novel product to market.
Risks and challenges
Timely completion of the project is subject to challenges associated with production and pending successful laser safety certification. The current embodiment of SteadyLaser has been tuned to reject higher frequency hand motion. Therefore, the user may experience a pointing lag for very quick motions during laser tracing.The SteadyLaser includes small optical and mechanical components and should be handled carefully.
"SteadyLaser" and the round symbol with a shaking hand are trademarks of SteadyLaser Corporation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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