Hello to All the Beautiful People of our Big Jollylook Community!
First, we express our deepest gratitude for your continued support and faith in Jollylook. Your backing means the world to us.
We apologize for the long pause before posting an update. We want you to know that our team is working hard, and we're not giving up. Moving to a new country has made things a bit tough, but we are doing our best to get back on track.
Now, let's talk about what's been happening with the Jollylook Auto project:
Launching the Jollylook Pinhole SQUARE Instant Film Camera DIY Kit campaign helped us speed up our progress on the SQUARE Film Development units.
When we got the first batch of SQUARE Development Units, we noticed some minor issues with the roller seats and the way the photos were developing. Our main task at the moment is to fix these issues in the mold with the manufacturer.
We are changing the dimensions and optimizing the design, and we expect to receive new samples from China in about a month.
We have also received and tested the rollers for the SQUARE Development Units. They work great, so we have already ordered the whole batch and expect to receive them in December.
Here is a closer look to how the SQUARE development units get assembled:
In our previous update, we mentioned awaiting the bellows for the SQUARE format from our partners in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Well, the good news is that we've received the first 500 units! We've already tested them and started assembling them. They look fantastic and fit perfectly.
We have now ordered 3000 more and they should be ready within a month too.
We have received all the necessary metal parts: hooks, springs, and golden screws.
We are reaching the final stage. All that remains is to finalize firmware, which our engineers are now actively working on. Once everything is finalized, we will immediately place the order for the electronics and then be able to start final assembly and shipping. Manufacturing the final electronic part will take about one and a half to two months to complete.
Here are some results of the latest tests with Jollylook Auto SQUARE.
These are double and triple exposures taken in manual mode:
We continue working and solving challenges and obstacles and can't wait to ship the Jollylook Auto cameras to you, our beautiful backers.
To speed things up and be able to move faster, we are planning to launch a campaign for a simple product that we can manufacture easily. At the same time, we are waiting for the electronics. Next month, we plan to launch a campaign for Jollylook EYE -THE Digital to Analog Instant Photo Printer.
Launching the new campaign will allow us to speed up the manufacturing, as we plan to use a portion of the funds raised for the Jollylook Auto project. We already have all the necessary equipment and parts to manufacture the Jollylook EYE printer.
We can't thank you enough for your support and patience throughout this project, and we are not asking you for any additional support, all we are asking for is a little more patience on our journey together. Rest assured that our goal is to bring this project to fruition as soon as possible.
Jollylook Auto Estimated Timeline:
We anticipate having the first Jollylook Auto cameras ready for shipment by February.
We are showing the process of assembly and production as it is. Step by step, persistently towards the goal, and never stopping.
Your tremendous support during these challenging times has been the lifeblood of this project, and we can't thank you enough.
We remain optimistic about the future of Jollylook and continue to do our best to succeed, no matter what.
We're eagerly looking forward to delivering your unique cameras!
Without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.
Peace to all.
Until next time,