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Blaze - Miniature, Powerful, Hackable Display with Touch

A project in Lancashire, UK by Kevin Webster

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Blaze is a miniature, high-res 1.6" 240x240 display with capacitive touch, a powerful 120MHz Cortex M4 micro with GPIO and storage.
Backers: 164
Average Pledge Per Backer: £71

Funded: £11,611 of £5,000
Dates: Jan 4th -> Feb 3rd (30 days)
Project By: Kevin Webster
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Latest News

Update #17

February 2nd - via:
Attention All Backers!!! I've been made aware of something this evening which I hadn't realised and may have caused confusion.  Blaze DOES NOT come with any battery. Apart from this, Blaze is exactly as described and the timescales and plan as per... (Read More)

Update #16

February 2nd - via:
Hey backers, potential future backers and backers of yesterday. This is it, we're into the final 24 hours of the Blaze campaign. What can I say, I'm blown away that the project is over 200% funded - this is all down to you guys so thank you for your... (Read More)

Update #15

January 31st - via:
Hey backers and future backers! ClarificationI've been made aware that my past couple of updates may not be entirely clear and need a bit of clarification. So, I'll try and put your minds at ease in case you are unclear about the state of Blaze IDE... (Read More)

Update #14

January 31st - via:
Hey backers! Blaze Box My apologies, one thing I forgot to post in the earlier update was an initial idea of an enclosure for Blaze. The following render shows such an enclosure, with its relative size to an Apple iWatch - so you can see how tiny it... (Read More)

Update #13

January 31st - via:
Hey backers!Wow, 200% funded! This is unbelievable, a massive thank you to those who have supported the campaign so far. This couldn't have gotten to this stage without your help. Who knows what the end total will be! Blaze IDE The following is a... (Read More)

Update #12

January 27th - via:
FInal Week As the above says, Blaze is into the final week and is current 167% funded. Amazing. Unbelievable. Fantastic. Thanks to all you backers for making this possible.  To re-iterate for those still who are unaware: for your pledge, you will... (Read More)

Update #11b

January 25th - via:
Hey all, Well, we were over the IoT line one minute and back under it the next! IoTFor extra clarification if needed, should we cross the £8,000 milestone then every Blaze board in your rewards will come with a mate - an IoT board comprising of... (Read More)

Update #11a

January 23rd - via:
Hey backers and potential future backers. Apologies for the lack of update recently however I've just returned from a business trip. Wow - nearly 150% funded - what a fantastic thing to return to. This is only a small update just letting you know why... (Read More)

Update #10

January 17th - via:
Hey backers, So very close to reaching the funding goal but things have slowed down a little over the past couple of days. As always, thank you for all your support and with a bit of a push, we can reach that 100% mark.  Please share, re-tweet and... (Read More)

Update #9

January 15th - via:
Hey backers and potential future backers! Not much of an update this evening rather a few pictures of the "prototype stack" with the IoT board in place and a battery beneath. I must admit, for all its prototype-ness, it does look quite cool!! Be... (Read More)

Update #8 - Part 2

January 14th - via:
So for part 2 of update #8... Blaze IDE - Visual ConfigurationThe following screenshot is from one of my very first builds of Blaze IDE. I appreciate that it looks primitive and not at all pleasant but it will. I promise!  Ok, so what are you... (Read More)

Update #8 - Part 1

January 14th - via:
Hey backers, This is part 1 of update #8 as I've recently been made aware of something that might not be entirely clear from the Kickstarter campaign page. IoT Stretch GoalMy wording on this probably leaves a lot to be desired as does my... (Read More)

Update #7

January 13th - via:
Hi all, Another day, another update and a good deal closer to the funding goal! Yippeeee! First and foremost, this can't happen without you guys. Thank you so much for your support so far and with just a little bit more of a push, we can get over the... (Read More)

Update #6

January 12th - via:
Hi backers and potential future backers! Well on the way to 80% funded now - wow and thank you! Thank you for your support, and your feedback.. This is only a short update, a more comprehensive one will come in a day or so. WebsiteThe Blaze website... (Read More)

Update #5

January 11th - via:
Wow, wow, wow!!! Still over 23 days remaining and well over 60% funded!!  A massive thank you to those of you who have supported the project so far. As always, please mention to friends, colleagues, family and anyone who may be interested in Blaze.... (Read More)

Update #4

January 10th - via:
Hey backers, New early bird:I've added a new "early bird" pledge which applies to a pair of Blaze boards. They are limited in quantity so snap them up quick! You'll get two, so share it with your friends or colleagues! Coming tonight:Blaze API... (Read More)

Update #3

January 8th - via:
Thanks for your continued support of Blaze. There is still a long way to go with this campaign in terms of both funding and time but I'm confident Blaze will reach the goal. As always, please share with friends and family, colleagues and associates.... (Read More)

Update #2

January 6th - via:
Exciting news, this week Blaze is featured on Looking forward to the support and feedback from this excellent community of Crowdfunding enthusiasts! More Tomorrow:Another update will come tomorrow, with news on API updates and... (Read More)

Update #1

January 5th - via:
Wow, what a great start to the campaign! Massive thank you to those who have pledged so far and hopefully the pledges will keep rolling in. There is still a long way to go with this campaign so over the coming days and weeks, I'm going to try and add... (Read More)

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