The SAM Macro Adjustment System began with an iPhone, an Olloclip lens and a series of tripods. After many frustrating failures trying to focus on minute subjects, endless attempts to adapt existing products and an evolving series of prototypes, SAM is finally ready for production.
A year or so into this process, most of the SAM design work was done and headed to the prototype stage. Then, life intervened in the form of a Wisconsin winter. Walking down the driveway to bring in the trash bins, I hit some black ice, fell down and hit my head.
A few days later, I was having headaches and completely lost the ability to focus close up. (Ironic, don’t you think?)
Turns out, I had a concussion that sidelined things for about 6 months, requiring Dr. visits, tests, and physical therapy in the form of some pretty interesting eye exercises.
Now, thanks to the medical rock stars at UW, all is well and SAM is back on track. Time to Focus Up!