Hello to All the Beautiful People of our Big Jollylook Community!

Thank you for backing Jollylook Auto!

We hope you all are well, staying safe, and staying healthy.

This year has been full of challenges and difficulties, but we have much to be thankful for.  We want to thank you for the kind words of support you wrote in the comments of the previous update.

You inspire us to keep going no matter what. 

Sharing our latest results with you:

We have started developing an updated instruction manual on how to use our Jollylook Auto camera. It will explain in detail how to get a great photo so that even a seven-year-old can do it!

How to take the first photo

The metal focal distance rail is now ready. We were lucky to find an alternative contractor in Ukraine. The laser-cut sample below is what we received from them, we love it and the first batch is already ordered. 

Finally, the final plastic samples were delivered from China, we tested them and they fit perfectly. So we have already paid for and ordered the molds.

Samples of plastic parts

During this month, we tested different wood coating options and chose the one that gives the best-protecting result. This oil wax makes the wooden parts more durable, resistant to moisture, and prevents cracking on the surface. It leaves behind a hard coating and keeps the wood safe from scratches, dents, etc.

At the same time, the camera remains tactically pleasant and makes you feel like you're touching the original wood.

Coating wooden parts with oil wax

During this period we also assembled 3,000 Jollylook Instax Mini Development units.

 In the previous update, we shared with you the assembled Jollylook Instax Square Development unit. And now we are happy to show you the assembled and tested prototypes of the Jollylook Auto Square.

Jollylook Auto Square Cameras

And we're also very excited to share with you the first results, the photos taken with Jollylook Auto Square:  

Test photos taken with Jollylook Auto Square

At this point, we have placed an order for the components and parts we need. If all goes according to plan, we should get all the parts from China by the beginning of February. But, there is a possibility of a delay due to the Chinese New Year.  While waiting for the components to arrive, we will be cutting and assembling the Jollylook Auto camera bodies, so that when the components from China arrive, we can quickly finish the assembly.

Our estimated plan:

January:  cutting and assembling camera bodies.

February: all parts arrive and the first small batch assembly begins.

March: the first small batch is ready and shipment begins.

April:  expansion of production and shipment of the second batch.

May: final batch ready and all rewards shipped.

Please note that this is the estimated plan, not the exact plan. There is a chance of a delay, and we will let you know in advance if it changes.

Thank you for your continued support. Without you, this project would not have been possible, and it will be a success because of you.

Happy New Year and Happy Holidays, and stay safe.


Until next year,

The Jollylook team.

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