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FlipBooKit Personalized Mechanical Flipbook

Editor's Rating
4.9?
Discovered on 2017-06-06

Introducing the FlipBooKit Personalized Mechanical Flipbook. These Marvelous Mechanical Machines tell a story with every movement. All crafted by hand, the FlipBooKit collection features a variety of designs and artwork. These include the Flip-Hat, Oracle, the Maker, and more. The Flip-Hat has a motorized flipbook inside a hat design. It comes with blank cards to create your own animation. In addition, you can also opt for the Oracle which presents an answer to any question you have with a push of the button. It comes fully assembled with beautiful etched brass parts. The FlipBooKit collection also features the Maker. This DIY kit includes all the parts and pieces to create a pop-up box with printable sheets and blank cards. With this option, you can create your own story using your own images and designs. Whichever you choose, the FlipBooKit collection will impress you with every use.

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Overview & Specs
Designs :
Oracle, Flip-Hat
DIY Options :
Maker, DIY Oracle
Features :
Limited Editions, Original Artwork
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shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Hello Xin and Mark,
We’re so happy that the hats are finding their way onto their owners heads!

As for the brass plate on the front of the hat; all the hats have brass in three locations: the large pulley (normally the crank pulley), the small (motor) pulley, and the on/off switch-plate. The brass plate on the front was used for the prototype picture only, as it was a relic from an old steampunk special issue. Thanks for the nice note, and we're glad you like the Flip-Hat! Please share video or pics on your socials if you get a chance…we’re curious to see how these appear in the wild :) Warm regards,
Wendy and Mark
Mark Hurrell
Review from Kickstarter
Got my hat today is excellent however I noticed it doesn't have the brass plate on the front below the "animation window" in the front of the hat. Was just curious everything is is fantastic :):)
Xin Dong
Review from Kickstarter
Have the hats shipped?
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mark, Thanks for the note. We're sending the Flip-Hat surveys out shortly, along with posting the animations too. Coming soon!
Mark Hurrell
Review from Kickstarter
Any updates on the different animations for the hats?
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
@Carl Allenspach: Hi Carl, At FlipBooKit.com paste the code into the search box. That's the only way to find it.
Carl Allenspach
Review from Kickstarter
I tried to use the code to double the reward, but it said code not valid.
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mark, Thanks for the question...and YES! We're plotting out our production schedule, and will be posting animation choices soon. Thanks for having patience...we're resting up a bit after the final push last week. Excited to share the cool animations we have in store for you!
Mark Hurrell
Review from Kickstarter
Congrats also I was wondering will you have videos of each "animation" before we have to choose on the survey ? I ask because for the hat I pledged there were 20 options :) congrats again... Hats off to you ;)
Steven Landau
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Thank you for all the wonderful gifts. You guys are an amazing company! You should be very proud of yourselves!
Steven Landau
Review from Kickstarter
YAY!!!! We are FUNDED!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mark H. Thanks for noticing that. We did remove the leather hat reward - hopefully temporarily. The campaign was halfway funded and we realized that we could not offer it for just one or two pledges because of the high initial costs of creating these. Also, the photo doesn't really show the final version. The leather hat will be remarkable - a work of art. We hope to add it again in the final few days for those who expressed interest.
Mark Hurrell
Review from Kickstarter
How come you guys removed the leather hat option? Just curious though out of my price range :)
David Luk
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for confirm the battery where my concern is about anything with Li-ion battery (not the case here). Glad that I have options to reduce the overall shipping cost.
1. Pay a lot $50+ to ship to New Zealand
2. Pay $13 to ship to an US address and then forward to my home address. It will be cheaper and tracked :)
Still waiting for Flipbook team and hopefully they can bring the shipping cost down :)
Good work and looking forward!!!
hjfong
Review from Kickstarter
As a backer for your previous project, I'm very glad to see another campaign from you. I think the hats look great, though I'm opting for just the FlipBooKit Maker for now. I'm wondering if the $13 shipping fee is likely to come down by the time the campaign closes; this seems a little high. Also, am I allowed to add another Maker to my pledge by adding another $25-$30 to it? Thanks, and good luck with the campaign!
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Dry cells? Yes!
The Hat, Brass Oracle, and DIY Oracle all run off 2x AA batteries. We use alkaline AA'a because they last the longest. You could use any other type of AA, including rechargeables.
How long do alkalines last?
During the Makerfaire weekend the hats were running for all three days from about 10 AM to 7PM - that's about 27 hours. We did notice that they were beginning to slow down towards the end of the show. Your mileage may vary. :)
shinymind
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Nicholas, YES! We're on the road today, and I have my computer for the long drive...will definitely make a few animated gifs for posting. Thanks for suggesting - super kind advice.
Nicholas Armstrong-Crews
Review from Kickstarter
Best thing I've seen in years. Can you post an animated gif of the hat on your page, so I can see it and share it without needed to go through the whole video?
David Luk
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, for the motorized version, would it accept normal dry-cell battery or something else? Thanks