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*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
After what seems like an eternity of fiddling with the design for the casings I'm almost there. I'm just waiting for some screws and buttons to arrive to double-check dimensions before I send off to the manufacturers and get the first prototype balls made!

Here's a couple of shots of the design as it stands:


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(Click the images to enlarge them)

So it finally feels like I'm really getting somewhere - woohoo! biggrin

Cake or Death?


LazyAngelLazyAngelGOLD Member
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Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
bounce

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

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yoniyoniGOLD Member
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3,099 posts
Location: Bideford and Bath, United Kingdom


Posted:
Wow!
very exciting

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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pineapple petepineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
exciting indeed bounce

hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
the first pic looks a bit like a nuclear reactor or something!

make me feel my money is being put too good use smile

splinterificsplinterificGOLD Member
enthusiast
248 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
watched this unfold last night! YAY!!

DarkFyreDarkFyreBRONZE Member
HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
1,965 posts
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: Geeza


the first pic looks a bit like a nuclear reactor or something!



I have to agree

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil


Mr ChutneyMr ChutneySILVER Member
Tosser
1,712 posts
Location: Bristol,UK


Posted:
Can't say I've ever seen a nuclear reactor up close, but I thought they were square actually.

Anyway..

W00t!

GothFrogetteGothFrogetteBRONZE Member
grumpy poorly froggy
3,999 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
yeay from me too......

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows


MokaMokaGOLD Member
is a medium/large scary man
420 posts
Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Milky Way...


Posted:
Can't believe I didn't discover this sooner!!!
YAY for soon(ish...)
*Starts pondering moneymaking scheme to pay for new toys*

Contact juggling was invented by dung beetles.


BAS231187BAS231187GOLD Member
Member
20 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
the amount of light these things give off it wouldnt suprise me if it was a nuclear reactor in there.

agreed on the time to start saving/making money.

I refuse to tip toe threw live only to arrive safely at death


jo_rhymesjo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
thats the second time someone's mentioned nuclear reactors... excl

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
Well they're a little off.. there's no nuclear reactors - just a couple of AA batteries and some cunning electronics wink

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firestartedGOLD Member
member
28 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
Hey dude,

How are you getting along? How'd your snowboarding go?

I'm just curious as to how long the Hyper's are gonna be? What's happened since the casings were 99%?

*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
Snowboarding was awesome biggrin

I've heard back from the plastics manufacturers but we're not quite ready for the prototype yet. That's still holding me back, but it's progressing. 'tis hard work fitting it all in with a day job which is currently asking me to do overtime frown

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*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
Right then, I got some time to work on the toys at the weekend and the design is once again in the hands of the manufacturers. I think I've got everything this time so with a bit of luck they'll be giving a green light on getting the prototypes built.

Watch this space smile

Cake or Death?


MotleyMotleyGOLD Member
addict
434 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
Good work Jon. I just thought I'd state for the record that I'm not in the least bit excited.

ubbloco bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 ubbrollsmile bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 ubbloco

... oh well worth a try, someone might be convinced biggrin

dan3amBRONZE Member
stranger
2 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
this is the type of thing robots would pleasure themselves to

Mr MajestikMr MajestikSILVER Member
coming to a country near you
4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
its a very small deathstar, with a much more stable reactor core! grin

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley


johndhaivejohndhaiveGOLD Member
Kebab Embalmer
316 posts
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Philippines


Posted:
It looks more like those orbs when Obi Wan trained Luke with the lightsaber to use the force while blind folded.

Tam tam tam cheketitamtam, ketumpantam, ketumpan kete kete kete, tam tam tam ketumpanketey!


V_RegalGOLD Member
Lost in the Lights
101 posts
Location: BC, Canada


Posted:
Lucky you get to work overtime. One of my jobs hasn't scheduled me to work in 3 weeks. =\

Also, they look like they hurt.

Note to self: Don't buy one unless I'm sure I won't kill them into oblivion.

Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.


AmmuSILVER Member
stranger
10 posts
Location: Netherlands


Posted:
Wow really cool! they remind me of these little fellows

but then without the rubber cover
like this

philisweatlyphilisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
are we still waiting for these to be released??

haha


*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
*Embarrassed*

...um yes, still waiting. We realised the balls were going to cost too much to get going so we've re-thought the housing and come up with a cheaper alternative to get us off the ground (it's also a more compact design as it happens!).

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philisweatlyphilisweatlySILVER Member
life's a garden, dig it
115 posts
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.


Posted:
you guys are KILLIN me! Haha. Well I think everyone will be happier to wait for a better product then to rush an expensive one out just so we can get our hands on them. Are you guys filled up on signing up to get the first pairs or can I still do that?

p.s. I watch the hyperlight take two video at least twice a day!

haha


*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
We're going as fast as we can I swear ...every so often I catch sight of some of the dates on various forum posts and dates in videos and it makes me cringe frown

The plan is to make as many toys as there are people to buy them so feel free to sign up. We currently have about 250 registrations on the list. I shouldn't think all of them will necessarily buy a pair though, so the queue is probably a fair bit shorter than that smile

Cake or Death?


Mother_Natures_SonMother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
I think most people, along with myself are waiting quite patiently, so don't feel too bad, its not conducive to maximum efficiency! tongue2

I believe I'm on that list and its really 50/50 as to whether or not I will buy them, it really does depend on my circumstances at the time.

hug


*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
old hand
1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
Good to know - thanks MNS smile

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DaedraDaedraSILVER Member
The Dae Walker
75 posts
Location: UK, Kent, Canterbury


Posted:
Bit late, but yeah, I've been signed up to that list for... long time now grin and I'll definitely be getting some! But after seeing demo pics & vids, I know that at the end of the road I'm getting something bloody special. So am waiting patiently (^_^)

Once my father gave me a kiwi... I thought it was a rodent and I stroked it until all the fur fell out - White Ninja


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