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

It is a lovely day for a new update, and we hope it finds you in good health and high spirits.

In good old fashion, firstly, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your continued support and faith in Jollylook. Your backing means the world to us.

Now, let's get straight into the latest developments for the Jollylook Auto project:

Electronics: We are actively testing the electronics and working on optimising the firmware.

There were inaccuracies in the movement of the control levers in the plastic housing for the electronics. So we had to find the cause and correct the mold twice. 

But now, to our delight, we have received the final samples and everything works perfectly. 

Also, we finally got the samples of the batteries that were delaid, because the postal service had previously returned them to the manufacturer.

These batteries work well and full charge can do up to 50 flashes.

Samples of the Batteries

Camera Body Production: Since we have done some miner changes to the plastic and metal, we will start cutting the bodies as soon as we confirm the final version. Cutting all the 3000 bodies of the Kickstarter batch will take about one month.

We are so pleased with the way the camera looks, so here is a photo of a recent sample of the Jollylook Auto Square with the new rail system.

Sample of the Jollylook Auto Square with the New Rail System

SQUARE developer: As we mentioned before, the launch of the project - The Jollylook Square Format Instant Pinhole Camera Kit - gave us the opportunity to speed up the production of the SQUARE format development unit. 

We have ordered the molds for it from China and expected to receive the platsic parts from them in the beginning of July. Now, all the molds are ready and we have already received 10 pre-production samples of the SQUARE developer plastic parts, they are all very good quality and fit perfectly.

SQUARE format development units

The SQUARE Fresnel lens for the viewfinder has already arrived in Slovakia this week.

The SQUARE Fresnel lens

Also, in the last shipment from China, a parcel of metal handles with gears went missing. We found out about this when only half of the order arrived. After a long search and investigation, the lost box was found and the rest of the order finally arrived in Slovakia last week.

We are expecting:

The rollers for the Jollylook Mini film development units are ready and on their way to Slovakia, and for the Jollylook SQUARE film development units we have ordered the first small test batch.

We expect to receive them by 10th August and will show you some photos and results in the next update.

The rollers for the film development units on their way to Slovakia

We have already ordered all the necessary metal parts: hooks, springs and other parts are ordered and paid for the whole batch.

Metals Parts from China

The mold for the SQUARE bellows production was made for us by our partners in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The first test batch of SQUARE and Mini Bellows have already been sent to Slovakia, we expect to receive these samples next week and of course, we will show you some photos and results in the next update.

Estimated Timeline:

We anticipate having the first Jollylook Auto cameras ready for shipment by November. 

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,

The Jollylook team.

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