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qFlame Kit

A project in Charlotte, NC by David Christianson

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Build this simple electronic candle kit. Simulates a flame without the worry, 3 LED's for an animated flame, timed modes, auto off.
Backers: 80
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $2,292 of $2,000
Dates: Mar 26th -> Apr 25th (30 days)
Project By: David Christianson
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Latest News

qFlame Day #29, Funding Has Been Acheived

April 24th - via:
Hi Backers and Everyone else, qFlame made is goal early this morning.  Whoo-Hooo! Friday it'll be time to get serious and get the kit builds underway.  I've got a bunch of accounting and ordering to do to make sure this project is a success for... (Read More)

qFlame Day #28

April 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone, 46 hours to go as I write this!  Wow, this is coming down to the wire! I've had some questions about soldering a SMT kit.  First let me assure you that your successful completion of the kit is my ultimate goal.   The IC on this... (Read More)

qFlame Day #27

April 22nd - via:
Hi Everyone, We are definitely in the home stretch, it's looking pretty good for funding.   I've been working on the kit-card design.  I've decided that all of the components on one kit-card is not the way to go.  The thru-hole components, ... (Read More)

qFlame Day #22

April 17th - via:
Hi Everyone, I've updated both the project photo and project video so that everyone can see what multiple qFlames  look like together.  It's pretty impressive. Thanks for your support, David Christianson  (Read More)

qFlame Day #21

April 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

qFlame Day #19

April 14th - via:
Hi Everyone, Feedback from the Beta test is that the new animation is much improved.  I think is more realistic than ever.  I'll get together a short video and post it in a day or so. You might notice that I've changed the offers around a little to... (Read More)

qFlame Day #16 The Day After.....

April 11th - via:
Hi Everyone, Well the KickStarter policy notice and elimination of two of the project offerings was a tough blow to funding but qFlame is still sitting pretty good.  Thanks to all who re-pledged and worked with me on this, I apologize for the... (Read More)

qFlame Day #15 - Kickstarter Policy Notice

April 9th - via:
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qFlame Day 14

April 8th - via:
Hi Everyone!  Today qFlame passed 50% Funding! I've had several inquires about a no solder kit.  So to satisfy those requests, I did a little experimenting and discovered that IC socket pins accept LED leads. I've modified my Qty 1 offering to... (Read More)

qFlame Day #11

April 6th - via:
qFlame is still a strong contender for Successful Funding! I've been making some excellent progress in the firmware.  It now has better programmable times.  The geometric progression of times is the same, but now at turn on, 1 blink is 30 minutes,... (Read More)

qFlame Day #5

March 31st - via:
Thanks Everyone! The project support has been overwhelming!  I've begun the work on designing the kit supporting materials and the shipping enclosure. "kitcard" is a concept I'm working on that simplifies construction.  It will have all the... (Read More)

qFlame Day 1

March 27th - via:
Hi Everyone, Thanks to all the backers so far, looks like we are off to a good start.  I've been getting really great feedback.  Sorry about this being a kit, but that's the way it's going to have to stay. I've had requests for a higher count... (Read More)

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