A Note to our Flipbookit Backers

by Wendy on October 29, 2012

Dear Kickstarters,

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.

So to our dear backers,


Mark, Wendy and Steve

Headless Horseman (the prequel)

by marky on October 22, 2012

So, I told Wendy to add some levity to that Jumping Bones animation.

Here’s what she came up with!





Sneak Peak of Flipbookit Animation

by marky on October 21, 2012

Here’s the first of many animations to be available for Flipbookit supporters.

“Jumping Bones” will be a downloadable flipbookit animation template.

Stay tuned for more!

Mechanical Flipbooks Hollywood exhibit

by Wendy on October 20, 2012

We showed a few of our mechanical flipbook series this month at the Motion Picture & Television Fund “REEL STORIES REAL LIVES” exhibit.

Latest revision of flipbookit prototype

by Wendy on October 06, 2012

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!

Flipbookit “Kid Tested”

by Wendy on October 05, 2012

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.

NYC Maker Faire

by Wendy on October 01, 2012

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!