I can't quite believe it has actually happened. Labrador is 100% funded and the pledges are still coming. To make a long story short, an article appeared on Make and the total amount raised went up by 20% in about 24 hours.
Labrador will be produced and hundreds of people around the world will get to experience the joy of engineering with proper tools. So excited!
Thank you so much to Cabe Atwell for writing that piece - and to everyone else who helped spread the word too. And, of course, thanks to everyone who backed Labrador (especially Maks and Scott!) - it’s because of your support that Labrador will exist. Finally, thanks to the hardworking folks at Crowd Supply. They went above and beyond to make sure the campaign was a success - truly.
Okay, so that’s exciting and all, what now?
Stretch goals, of course!
The first stretch goal (unlocked at $18,000) is a port of the software interface to Android. This will use USB OTG, so double-check that your device supports it! Note that due to the power limitations of OTG, the power supply feature cannot be supported on Android. Sorry about that. Stretch goal one will bet met at
The second goal (unlocked at $25,000) is a port to Raspberry Pi! Yes, it already runs Linux, but the challenge here will be getting fast, high resolution output with the Pi’s modest specs. This will require a rewrite of certain portions of the code.
Further stretch goals will be hardware-based and will be announced once the current targets have been reached. More specifics about the implementation of stretch goals 1 and 2, as well as precise dollar amounts, will come in an update on Monday.
Thank you all once again,