The voind project is on the road again, this time heading for the IN Festival in Lisbon.
We went into considerable detail planning the layout of the small (9 m2) boot to offer an attractive presence on this competitive environment. Check below a small animation showing the main elements at the voind boot:
The robot crate, after being painted in bright orange, doubles down as part of the display platform. We also prepared a 2m high portable rollup display to help us stand out inside the huge exhibition hall:
Check below a small video (subtitles in Portuguese, music by Camel) previewing the voind attendance at IN Festival.
In case you happen to be around Lisbon during the event, we would like very much to meet you there. Just email us and we will send you free tickets!
The voind robot was present at an event which took place in the beautiful Lisbon City Hall on February 5 2015. This event marked the award of the European Entrepreneurial Region of the Year 2015 to the city of Lisbon and was a fantastic opportunity to witness the wide array of innovative projects which are emerging on this Atlantic startup city.
Check out the official event video below – in Portuguese.
And the much less polished video made by the voind staff:
The robot and the acrylic display box has been packaged inside a custom built MDF box which (fingers crossed) will hopefully protect it during the transportation.
Because we couldn’t get any satisfactory answers for our RFP for a suitable box we built it from scratch using 16mm and 10mm thick MDF reinforced with steel corners.
Its dimensions were carefully selected to accommodate the robot and the acrylic display box and a protective layer of bubble wrap padding. An added feature of the box is its ability to be used as a platform for displaying the robot.
The next time we’ll see it again will be in London. Visit us there and see at first hand the robot in action!
The voind robot was finally unveiled at the Lisbon Mini Maker Faire which took place from September 19 to 21, at the beautiful Pavilhão do Conhecimento, located in the Parque das Nações in Lisbon, which enjoys a prime riverside location to the northeast of the city in a modern, airy district packed with interesting stuff to see.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
With more than 9,000 visitors attending this event, it was the perfect opportunity to present the voind concept to a wider audience.
The overall reaction has been overwhelming. While most of the visitors who were presented with a short demo were not in any way related to the audio production industry, they immediately recognized the value of the service and sometimes pointed us to its application potential on other fields beside audio production . We also established a healthy number of contacts with people in the industry which will certainly help us to steer and develop the service.
A small 1:30 minute video with the overall vibe of the event: