Jollylook Auto - The Modern Vintage Instant Film Camera!

Created by Jollylook

Combining a classic design with environmentally friendly materials, a manual development mechanism, automatic shutter, and a flash.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

JOLLYLOOK AUTO PRE-PRODUCTION PROGRESS AND MASK IDEA!
about 2 months ago – Wed, May 20, 2020 at 11:48:53 PM

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

We hope you and your families are all well during these difficult times.

The coronavirus quarantine in Ukraine will be extended approximately until the end of June, and while our team continues to work from home, the good news is that restrictions will ease on May 22 and our team will be able to get back to the office starting next week.

Straight to the news:

All the funds that were refunded via Paypal were successfully charged via Stripe and that situation is solved.

During the quarantine, while the Chinese manufacturers were closed and as we didn't know what would happen next in this world we all live in, we searched for and successfully found alternative local contractors for the manufacturing of the molds and printed circuit boards. 

The local prices are quite high, but at least we now have the option to manufacture everything except the shutter and flash locally.

Although shipping the flash samples from China took forever, we finally received the samples of the flash tubes and reflectors from the Chinese manufacturer, after testing the provided options we chose the flash tube that will work perfectly for Jollylook Auto:

Jollylook Auto flash tube and reflector

We also have good news about the development mechanism, we created additional parts and tested a solution to upgrade it, now it will not break when spinning it backwards as it used to in the old version:

The Jollylook Auto assembly instructions (for our assembling team) are fully ready and written on 37 pages, we can't share it, but here is a glance at one of the images in it:

Image from Jollylook Auto assembly instructions (for assembling team)

This is where we are in the Jollylook Auto pre-production preparation at this moment. 

We will keep you updated and share more info and photos on the progress in the future updates.

An idea we would like to share with you:

Suddenly we all found ourselves in physical isolation - there were restrictions, feelings of insecurity, and anxiety. 

We worry about our health and our loved ones, and we are looking for ways to make our daily travels safer. Constantly being and working at home under quarantine, Oleg wondered what he could do about that.

He decided to try to create a more reliable protection device that would be compact and durable, and here is where this search led: He made a prototype of a protective mask with additional air sterilization.

The idea of creating an individual protective mask with air sterilization with short wave UV radiation is based on the known fact of the sterilizing effect of UV radiation - according to scientific research energy absorbed by the viruses and bacteria destroys their RNA, DNA, and thus inactivates them. 

Confirmed methods of air sterilization by UV radiation are long known and practically used. traditionally for these purposes, people use large and powerful irradiation devices - mercury arc and gas discharge lamps, the task of such irradiation is the treatment of large volumes of air.  

New and affordable high power shortwave LEDs are now widely available, they were designed specifically for use in water and air sterilization processes.

Due to the high power concentrated in small size and volume, it is calculated that a power density sufficient enough for efficient air sterilization can be achieved in the compact size of an irradiator chamber.

Oleg took the initial data for calculation of irradiation parameters - specific power and exposure time from reference books and scientific articles.

In the design of the mask, he has included replaceable anti-aerosol filters (Npower bank95) with confirmed efficiency which will be filtering the air from aerosol particles which can be carriers of bacteria and viruses, the irradiation of air for sterilization by UV radiation will be an additional level of protection and the mask will keep high efficiency even when the UV is switched-off.

Although it is not possible to conduct detailed studies at this time, there is every reason to expect a higher level of protection than with conventional protective masks.

During the two months of isolation quarantine, Oleg developed a model, a circuit board and a prototype:

UV mask prototype
UV chamber and N95 filter case

A mask with N95 anti-spray filter and sterilization of inhaled air by two sources of UV radiation with a wavelength of 265 - 280 nm and a power of 2 W, which are designed specifically for use in processes of sterilization of water and air, the mask also has an exhalation valve on the other side that will get rid of excess wet air.

 The total weight of the mask is 75 gr, and it can be powered by any external source (power bank) with a USB connector. The mask provides enhanced protection - sterilization and air filtration for several hours. 

A prototype with a driver board with automatic switching on when inhaling was developed, components were selected and suitable production facilities located in Ukraine were found. 

Now that the idea has been thought through, the first prototype has been manufactured and prepared for testing, your opinion is important to us.

Please share your thought with us in this small survey

Thanks once again for your continuing support, without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

Please stay healthy and be safe.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team,

AUTO MINI AND SQUARE COMPARISON AND PAYPAL REFUNDS!
3 months ago – Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 03:15:25 AM

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

We hope you and your family are all well during these difficult times.

Our team continues to work from home. The coronavirus quarantine was extended until April 24th in Ukraine, and there is a possibility it will be extended even more, but we hope for the best.

Paypal Refunds:

Many of you who used Paypal for paying on Backerkit have been asking why they got a refund yesterday.

Here is the 2 weeks long story short:

On March 28th, for no reason what so ever Paypal placed a hold on all the funds in our account and sent us the following message:

We were shocked! This literally tells us that we will never get the funds that our backers added for add-ons and extras because we obviously will never reach $1,000,000. 

Within the next 10 days, we sent tons of emails and messages to Paypal and always got standard responses like:

Then they don't come back to us and when we asked why? ...they came back with:

We couldn't get any other answer from Paypal and had no choice but to ask them to refund all the payments and shut down the account. They still gave us many standard "wait for 180 days" answers, but eventually agreed to refund yesterday. Unfortunately, they still kept a part of the funds, because their terms are:

This was a very frustrating experience for us and we wasted a lot of time trying to solve this problem and in the end, still lost a part of the funds.

This is why all the funds that were paid with Paypal on Backerkit where refunded yesterday.

We understand that this is not the best experience for our backers too, but we tried to solve the situation and couldn't do anything about this issue, but refund.

Important: If you used Paypal to pay on Backerkit, then your funds were refunded yesterday and we have to ask you to log in to Backerkit and update your payment information.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://jollylook-auto.backerkit.com.

 Jollylook Auto Mini and Square comparison:

Many backers have been asking about the difference between Jollylook Auto Mini and Square.

The main difference is the size and format of the film the cameras work with.

The Jollylook Auto Mini:

Size: 150X110X65 mm or 5.9/4.3/2.55 Inch (when folded)

Weight: 400 grams  

Uses Fujifilm “Instax mini” instant film cassettes that produce a credit card size photo and this film comes in color or B/W(monochrome). 

Jollylook Auto Mini

The Jollylook Auto Square:

Size: 150X130X65 mm or 5.9/5.1/2.55 Inch (when folded)

Weight: 450 grams  

Uses Fujifilm “Instax Square” instant film cassettes that produce a square format photo, this film is currently only available in color. 

Jollylook Auto Square

Both cameras will come in 2 color options:

Brown and Green - - - Black and Red

We would also like to once again remind you that Kickstarter has released a new feature called “Now and Next”, it is a lightweight product update format aimed at making it easier for creators to share their project’s current status with backers. We are using this amazing new feature to update you at the beginning and end of each milestone or provide you with short important information. Open the main project page and you will find it.

Thanks once again for your continuing support, without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

Please stay healthy and be safe.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team,

BACKERKIT SURVEYS ARE COMING AND CORONAVIRUS!
4 months ago – Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 01:31:28 AM

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

We hope you and your family are well during this challenging time, staying safe, and staying healthy.

Beyond health and safety, the COVID-19 outbreak has also significantly impacted businesses worldwide. In Ukraine, quarantine was introduced until April 3 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and there is a possibility it will be extended. Our team is now working from home and hoping to soon be able to work from the office again.

The good news is that from March 23 to 25 we will send out all the surveys, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to understand how many Jollylook Auto Mini and Square to manufacture and in what colors.

Jollylook Auto Square and Jollylook Auto Mini

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. 

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts, we will also be adding more add-ons when they are ready and you will be able to add them. We will not lock the orders at least for the next 3 months.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://jollylook-auto.backerkit.com.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://jollylook-auto.backerkit.com/faq.

New Kickstarter feature:

Kickstarter has released a new feature called “Now and Next”, it is a lightweight product update format aimed at making it easier for creators to share their project’s current status with backers. We will be using this amazing new feature to update you at the beginning and end of each milestone. Open the main project page and you will find it:

Thanks once again for your continuing support, without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team,

WHATS NEXT? AND INDIEGOGO INDEMAND!
5 months ago – Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:06:04 PM

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

WOW.

The campaign has officially come to a close!

The last 21 days have been truly incredible.

Jollylook Auto is 1117% funded!

We would like to once again say THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH for your support to Jollylook Auto!

For those who missed the campaign:

In the last 12 hours, we have received messages and emails from people who missed the Jollylook Auto campaign but still wanted to support Jollylook. We have good news - Jollylook Auto is now available to pre-order on our InDemand page on Indiegogo. 

A few things need to happen before we can kick off production and fulfillment.

Here's a quick rundown:

First, Kickstarter needs to transfer over the funds so we have the money to make the rewards. There’s a 14-day window for Kickstarter to review, collect and process the pledges.

Important! If you received a notification of a payment error, don't forget to fix your Payment. You have 7 days to ensure you receive your reward by updating your credit card information. After that your pledge will be considered dropped.

While we wait for Kickstarter to deliver funds we will be preparing a survey in the pledge manager (BackerKit) to get the information needed to finalize your rewards.

In the survey, you will be able to choose whether you wish to receive the Jollylook Auto Mini or upgrade to the Jollylook Auto Square, as well as choose the color, choose add-ons and tell us where we need to ship your rewards. We’ll send out the BackerKit survey to collect this information in mid-March.

Of course, we’ll give you a heads-up before we send the survey so that you can watch for it, and provide an update where we will share with you the current status and progress of manufacturing Jollylook Auto.

We learned many lessons during our first Kickstarter campaign, and one of the most important of these was the need for regular communication with our backers. We plan to provide regular updates that share our progress towards completing the development and production of the Jollylook Auto.

In the next month, we will fully focus on preparing for the mass production of Jollylook Auto Mini and Square.

Thanks once again for your continuing support, without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team,

CELEBRATING 750% FUNDED AND STRETCH GOALS!
5 months ago – Thu, Feb 06, 2020 at 08:17:03 PM

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

Thank you all so much. We've come very far in so little time!

We’ve seen many backers sharing the campaign online, through blogs and social media. Thank you for every share and word and message!

Jollylook Auto is now 750% funded because of your support, and we are pleased to announce that we have raised $150,000 and unlocked All stretch goals!

Jollylook neck strap ($50,000) - unlocked!
Jollylook cloth case ($100,000) - unlocked!!
Jollylook Auto Square ($150,000) - unlocked!!!

We are super excited about reaching the goal for Jollylook Square!

The Jollylook Auto Square Instant Film Camera

The Jollylook Auto Square works with Fujifilm Instax Square film, 

Shortly after the end of this campaign, you will receive a link to the pledge manager, where you will be able to choose to receive the Jollylook Auto Mini or upgrade to the Jollylook Auto Square, you will also be able to choose the color of your camera and provide your shipping details.

We are now fully focused on preparing for the mass production of Jollylook Auto Mini and Square.

Thanks once again for your continuing support, without you, this project would not be possible, and because of you, it will succeed.

THANK YOU!

Until next time,

The Jollylook team.

Jollylook Auto Square Instant Film Camera!