Did you know that we have already finished our first test events with darts players from Hamburg? Two weeks ago, we visited Embassy Sports in Münster and spent the weekend at the Darts and Billard café Café Kö in Hamburg and even had the chance to be a part of their Sunday tournament. This was a great opportunity for us to talk to experienced darts players and see different techniques and tactics. We got great feedback and are already working on some improvements now, for example, a bull-off function and better detection of close or even touching darts. Most importantly, we learned a lot from this weekend: Do darts players say “bullseye” and “double bull” or do they say “single bull” and “bull”? What is a “bed and breakfast” and how often do Robin Hoods happen? A lot of knowledge gaps like these were filled – thank you for that!
However, we are not done yet! We still have a long way to go until we have developed a product that you are just as excited about as we are. To reach that point, we need your help. Please feel free to give us feedback and ask questions any time! We would be very happy to see you in our newsletter subscriptions so that we can invite you to our next test events and keep you up to date on our progress. We hope that we can give you the opportunity to test some new functions soon!
From today on, you’ll get regular updates on our project here. As you might already have guessed, we are developing a novel automatic steel darts system. WeDart is our initiative to create an improved steel darts experience together with you. The system will provide detailed statistics, personalized training, auto-scoring and exciting online games with friends and friends-to-be. We have just finished our first round of testing with our first prototype, in which we focused on correct automatic scoring and the first set of statistics. We got lots of feedback – luckily mainly positive – so we have a lot to work on now. In the last weeks, Florian and Lennart improved calibration, added a light ring to the prototype and created a totally new user interface for you, but we want more! You are the experts, so we need your feedback: What functions do you need? What statistics are important for you? What training routines do you like to do? Where do you play darts? Why the hell do you do this sport? Don’t hesitate to tell us all that and ask us questions, either on facebook and instagram or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re looking forward to getting to know you better soon!
If I say we, I mean Lennart, Florian and Alisa. We are three darts enthusiasts based in Hamburg, who made their hobby their job. We are working on this project in cooperation with the HAW Hamburg as participants of the Exist programme, which makes it possible for us to work on our dream full-time. We don’t play darts nearly as much as we’d like and have never played in a competitive way, so basically, we’re total beginners, but we’re here to learn. So please, if you stumble across anything you find weird or that is simply incorrect, tell us! We might just not know better. 😉
That’s it for now. Hopefully, you now know who you are dealing with here and what we are trying to do. If now, don’t hesitate to send us a message! If you want more frequent updates, please follow us on instagram and facebook and join our newsletter to get the latest news and help us create a truly unique darts experience!
Lots of love from Hamburg and good darts!
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