A clock both beautiful and functional
Download the free app at www.WorldViewClock.com
Why decorate your office with unmoving pictures and paintings that never change? World View Clocks decorate your workspace or home in a way never before possible, replacing those ordinary time zone clocks on your wall with something...extraordinary. Your coworkers will marvel at your impeccable taste.
As a backer and supporter, you will also get to help select the locations that are captured and transformed into World View Clocks.
The World View Clock - Sun setting in Pittsburgh, PA (time display enabled)
The World View Clock - Morning in Yosemite National Park (time display disabled)
The World View Clock - Afternoon in Hawaii (time display enabled)
Hello, I'm Todd Medema - a senior studying Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design at Carnegie Mellon University, co-founder of AutoRef.com, and an avid photographer.
My passion lies in combining art, technology, and business - it's easy to see why I fell in love with the time lapse technique, something both artistically beautiful and technically challenging. I've been working with them for three years now, building towards this idea of a "time lapse clock". With years of practice, I'm confident in my ability to make a truly amazing timepiece.
I've already captured footage from Hawaii and Yosemite, but I need your support to make these clocks a reality and capture more iconic locations like San Francisco, the Sydney Opera House, Stonehenge, and the Swiss Alps. Together, we can truly capture the vision of replacing ordinary world time zone clocks.
Become a backer, and you'll be able to share the vision - help decide what locations will be captured, learn how to make your own time lapses, even receive a World View Clock to decorate your office or give to a friend.
Every backer will receive updates about the project, including special behind-the-scene stories and videos (did I mention there was a bear in Yosemite?). Plus, I'll tell you when and where I'm shooting in case you want to tag along.
All backers also get to vote for the locations that will be captured (see stretch goals below).
Backers who choose to receive a clock can choose from the locations I've already shot (Hawaii and Yosemite), plus any that are unlocked through stretch goals.
The World View Clock (and the standalone Android app) will be available for purchase after this campaign at a higher price.
Goals & Stretch Goals
If we're able to raise $3,000, the clocks will become reality for the locations I've already shot in the US (Hawaii and Yosemite)!
Additional funding beyond that point will unlock new locations for clocks that you'll get to help choose. Note that international time zones will only become available if we reach the international location funding goal.
Here's my dream list if we are able to raise additional funds:
$3,000 - The World View Clock becomes a reality, and will come with a custom-built stand!
$6,000 - Additional location inside the United States (backers choose!)
$8,000 - Additional location inside the United States (backers choose!)
$10,000 - Final location inside the United States - all US time zones available!
$15,000 and up - Capture international locations! (backers choose!)
The more money we raise, the more time zones that can be captured! The ultimate goal is to capture every major time zone across the world and turn them into a true set of World Clocks.
A TinkerTank project
All rewards should arrive by Christmas!
For international backers, please add $10 to any reward that involves shipping. Additionally, due to possible customs delays in some countries, arrival times for international backers may vary.
Shipping dates for international time zone clocks will depend on the time line of capturing those locations.
Risks & Challenges
This is my first crowd-funded product. However, having previously started a company that raised $850,000 (AutoRef.com), I'm confident in my ability to execute at scale and craft the clocks on time and on budget, especially since the hardware supplier is lined up and the code is ready.
I do expect international shipping to be challenging, but I'm actively communicating with the team that did the Radian Kickstarter to anticipate these challenges.
The biggest issue I've faced in shooting time lapse is weather (and animals disturbing the camera). Thus, as I plan my shooting schedule, I'm making sure to have at least two opportunities to capture each location. This will have the added advantage of letting me capture these scenes from different angles.
With your support, I'll be able to capture these locations and transform them into something truly remarkable. After this, you'll never be able to look at time the same again.
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