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The Focus Microscope Camera

A project in Seattle, WA by Exo Labs

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Help us engage students and inspire the next generation of scientists. Our new Focus Microscope Camera connects iPads and microscopes.
Backers: 217
Average Pledge Per Backer: $168

Funded: $36,362 of $29,000
Dates: May 9th -> Jun 15th (38 days)
Project By: Exo Labs
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Latest News

Only 2 Hours Left!

June 15th - via:
This is the last reminder… that our Kickstarter campaign ends in 2 hours! Your last chance to up your pledge or spread the word ends at 8:00pm PDT.  We still have a chance to reach our $39,000 stretch goal. Super-resolution photos could soon be... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Reached! New Goal announced!

June 14th - via:
Woohoo! Thanks to you, the new time lapse feature is now being fast-tracked through development, and will be available much sooner than it would have been otherwise. Expect to see that in an upcoming version of the app. So exciting! And now we have a... (Read More)

Exo Labs Closes Series-A Financing Round

June 14th - via:
Exo Labs is on the verge of closing their Kickstarter crowdfunding effort on Saturday, June 15th. They have successfully reached their target funding goal of $29,000. The funds from Kickstarter will be used to create a co-development program, making 40 cameras available to schools and other education partners at no cost. In exchange the company will receive important input that will help guide their development and keep them working toward features that will be most valuable to teachers and students. (Read More)

We made it! (And a Stretch Goal!)

June 13th - via:
Thanks to you we have passed our Kickstarter goal, enabling us to launch the co-development program, putting 40 of our Focus Cameras into schools and in the hands of teachers and students.   At this point, 197 of you have pledged $29,127 to help us... (Read More)

Less than $2,000 to go!

June 12th - via:
Happy Wednesday!  We have a little over 3 days and less than $2,000 to go to put Focus Cameras into the hands of students.  Just a little push will get us past the finish line. Please share the Exo Labs Kickstarter with your family and friends...... (Read More)

When Kickstarter isn't just about money: one Seattle startup's strategy

June 12th - via:
Kickstarter isn't just about raising money for projects. For Seattle startup Exo Labs, a crowdfunding campaign is more about marketing. (Read More)

Final Week Deal: The Focus Camera Suite!

June 10th - via:
Now available only through Kickstarter, the Focus Camera Suite!  Pledge this last week and get the whole package. Here’s what you get at the new $650 reward level: Focus Camera Microscope Lens & Adapter Telescope Lens & Adapter Variable... (Read More)

Announcing the Exo Labs Telescope Lens!

June 6th - via:
Just in time for the last stretch of the Kickstarter, we are happy to announce the Exo Labs Telescope Lens reward level! Now you can connect your Focus Camera to your telescope and explore space on your iPad. How cool is that? At the second $575... (Read More)

Now Accepting Applications!

June 3rd - via:
Applications to join our co-development program are now open! We are looking for partners -- schools, teachers, classrooms, and students willing to put the Focus Camera to use and provide us with feedback on how we can make it an even better tool. Do... (Read More)

New Limited Edition Monster Print Reward Levels!

May 24th - via:
We are happy to announce two more reward levels! For $75: Get the limited-edition signed Exo Labs monster print from Stefan Bucher of the Daily Monster. We have dropped the pledge level over 60% to help get us through the middle of the campaign. This... (Read More)

Announcing the Variable Focus Lens!

May 22nd - via:
We've been working hard to get new camera setups out to you, and are happy to announce our Variable Focus Lens reward! Use your Focus Camera on its own (without the microscope) -- look at bugs, leaves, rocks, stamps, coins, or whatever you want to... (Read More)

Announcing Video Capture!

May 20th - via:
We are happy to announce VIDEO CAPTURE with the release of version 1.1 of our app in the App Store! This is another huge step forward for the Focus App. Now alog with the ability to take high-quality pictures with your Focus Microscope Camera you can... (Read More)

Announcing our newest backer reward!

May 15th - via:
Starting today we are offering our YOU PICK THE SCHOOL reward level for backers who pledge $2,500 to our campaign. Backers at this level get to choose where we send 5 of our Focus Microscope Cameras for our co-development program. Do you know the... (Read More)

43% Funded!

May 14th - via:
Wow! We're already almost halfway to our goal to raise $29,000. Thank you so much for being a part of this campaign- we all get so excited at the prospect of handing out 40 Focus Cameras to schools.   We are now accepting applications to join the... (Read More)

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