Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2016 -- dTOOR, "Designing The Opposite Of Rectangle", has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for garnering widespread support and financial backing to develop a class which aims to teach supporters of the campaign to build their own Cyrcle phone.
The Cyrcle phone is circular in design, has a small touchscreen, and is 2G. While it will most likely not replace your smartphone or flip phone, the project creators feel it is a fun phone to build, use, and show around to friends that fit nicely into your pocket and hand, or hang lightly on your clothes. It is proposed in the Kickstarter campaign that attendees of the class will build the simple tester version of the Cyrcle phone prototype. They will learn how to put together a phone in the shape of a circle, and walk out with a working Cyrcle phone prototype. dTOOR states that the phone is based on SEEED Studio's RePhone Kit, which can make calls and accept texts, and has both open source hardware and open source software.
"By backing us, [people] will be supporting dTOOR to take the first step in our company's mission to build non-rectangular devices in order to inspire the current mobile phone industry. Not only are we releasing a product, but we are offering this class along with it to encourage other people like you to build their own non-rectangular phones. Said project co-creator Linda Inagawa. We like to think out of the box (or rather, the rectangle), and want to connect with those of you who do, too."
Supporters can take this class at a variety of makerspaces throughout the United States. Makerspaces are creative spaces where people gather to learn and make things. They often have 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, tools, and more.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. 'Backers' who support a project on Kickstarter get an inside look at the creative process, and help that project come to life. 'Backers' of the Cyrcle phone Kickstarter campaign who pledge at least $100 will receive a ticket to dTOOR's Cyrcle class at Metrix Create:Space makerspace in Seattle, WA on Saturday, October 1. Additional rewards are available at other pledge levels.
The Kickstarter campaign is officially open until September 30, 2016. For more information about the Kickstarter campaign, visit: http://kck.st/2bfTiQO