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Vela One - the world's first high speed LED flash

A project in Bristol, UK by Vela Labs

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Capture bullets in flight with the first safe, affordable high-speed flash.
Backers: 100
Average Pledge Per Backer: £458

Funded: £45,800 of £25,000
Dates: Nov 25th -> Dec 18th (24 days)
Project By: Vela Labs
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Latest News

Final day!

December 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Three days to go! Stretch goal: unlocked.

December 15th - via:
The photo above is an apple meeting a .22 bullet. It's also proof at last that the Vela One will stop a real bullet. We had fun on Thursday at the rifle range and have a thirst for more. We've unlocked the £40,000 stretch goal! This means we'll be... (Read More)

Ending next week! Our first stretch goal.

December 10th - via:
Seen us around? Not long to go! The last two weeks have slow by here at Vela Labs. Have you spotted us in the press? We're delighted with the coverage that we've been getting and we're now around £10,000 over our target. If you haven't backed us... (Read More)

Smashed it! Time to break out the big guns.

December 3rd - via:
Last night we smashed through our target like a ball bearing through lasagne. At the time of writing we're up to £28,000 with just over two weeks remaining. As soon as a project hits its goal, the thoughts turn to stretch goals. I am currently... (Read More)

Data, calibration and eggs,

December 1st - via:
Hello all. We're nicely on our way to the goal right now, and I wanted to do a techy update to answer a few questions. This update is in response to easily the most frequently asked question. Specifically, the brightness the flash. I've spent some... (Read More)

One day in: half way there!

November 26th - via:
What a great first day! This is just a quick first update to say thanks to all of our backers. We're now halfway to the goal after just one day.  I've been working flat out answering everyone's questions today. I'm going to roll a few of them into... (Read More)

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