Now that the funding for Flipbookit is over, we wanted to make sure you know how grateful we are to you. For all flipbookit backers that pledged for any flipbookit variation, we’ve included an extra spindle in every flipbookit reward unit.
That means if you got a 3-pack, you’ll get three extra spindle assemblies.
Each spindle assembly is a $15 value!
You will be able to store an extra animation on each spindle for special occasions.
This photo is the latest revision of prototype, and it also happens to be one of the prototypes that was demoed at the NY Makerfaire last week. This one was the cleanest, but they all survived the show (kid testing and all). We tidied it up and brought it over to Patrick Posta, our ace photographer and friend.
At this point, this flipbookit is the nearest to what we expect the production units will look like. The boxes are NOT made of metal (even though the shiny spray-painted prototype on the home page looks like it). They are made with a rigid cardboard called e-flute that is laminated with a book-binders cover (just like an old camera or hard-copy book). This may not be the final exterior finish, but it’s close — and we do like it!
In case you’re wondering about the durability of these delicate looking flipbookits, after a weekend of heavy duty kid testing, ALL the prototypes stood their ground. (see the video from our Quality Control Lab at the Maker Faire) This is a small sampling of literally hundreds of little hands.
WOW! What a wonderful experience. Many thanks to everyone who showed up to share and play with the new flipbookits. And special thanks to those of you who are showing support from afar on the kickstarter. http://flipbookit.net/
And of course, huge gratitude to Shawna, Naim and Matt for all the help. We really could not have done this without you!