Like to video yourself, but you keep moving out of frame? Wanna post your activities on the net, but don’t have someone to video you. Wanna record your practice sports session while moving, but can’t? Don’t you wish your camera or IPhone would follow you around without someone being on the wrong side of the Camera?
A couple of guys from Silicon Valley may have your solution. And they’re available for consultation this week-end in Las Vegas.
Today in Sin-City, over 130 countries are converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center to take over. The CES International Trade-Show is starting.
And for all you gadget-hungry guys and gals, it’s gonna be a preview of next Christmas.
Products, prototypes, gadgets, what-nots, do-dads, thingies, inventions and gismos brought by around 2,500 exhibitors and approximately 8,000 attendees will show their latest and greatest devices in and outside the Center for your perusal.
Two such entrepreneurial designer/inventors will be amongst them. They are Brian Lamb and Vlad Tetelbaum and together, they are SATARII.
These two bright designers have developed an idea into possibly the next smart phone gotta-have-it accessory. The Satarii Star is not a camera, it’s a base or a cradle if you will, which is automatically driven to follow any given moving target.
The concept product has two parts: A ‘Base’ and a ‘Marker’. The base is optically driven with ‘Global Sensors’ and tracks the marker in rapid response time. So, with a complete click of the switch, you can place your smart phone in the base and video your every move—fast or slow—without the need of someone else behind the camera.
And the idea of ‘Crowd Funding’ is how they propose to finance the development of the units so as to bring them to market. Here’s a breakdown of how they see the funding dollars spent.
- Materials and tooling for the integrated system
- Materials for 4x intermediate prototypes materials
- Materials for test setups and some small scale manufacturing tools
- T-shirts and other perks for supporters
Costs for these materials depend on total order amounts. They’ve configured the campaign so that if they reach their goal, 100% of the funds go into these items.
At the moment, the Satarii Star is a prototype and its presence can be seen on IndieGoGo. IndieGoGo is a website like Kickstarter where people with ideas looking for the opportunity to get funding can post and develop a funding plan. You should note, IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea – creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial – the tools to effectively build a campaign and raise money. I would note that it offers contributors a chance to participate in something that is normally not accessible (i.e., the development of a cool new product) and by contributing, the ability to select some of the best ideas.
Brian and Vlad are offering perks to help fund the prototype on IndieGoGo. These perks range from Emerging Star ($5 minimum). You get your name listed on our web page as a supporter to Supernova ($750 minimum). You get listed as a supporter, t-shirt, pre-order one of their integrated tracking systems (limited edition colors), become a design adviser, and you get one of only the early “works-like” prototypes of their integrated tracking system.
This Friday the 7th, you’ll see them and the prototype at the CES Tradeshow in Las Vegas. They won’t have a booth, but you can contact them in advance through their email email@example.com or twitter@satariistar.
One last bit of information: Brian and Vlad told me Satari means ‘Intuitive Coach’. They just added an extra I because it made it more playful and fun. It’s a catchy name for what I think will be a catchy product once finished. Check them out.