We're getting close to wrapping up the development of our hardware, so we've decided to build a pilot run of 50 robots. This should elucidate problems in manufacturing before we commit to a large 1000+ production run. Just months ago, we'd be happy to build a robot a day. Now, we're able to build quite quickly and easily. I think the bots like having friends.
We've also started sourcing pieces in higher volume, including batteries, and gears.
Pretty soon we'll be buying a bunch of pizza for a marathon robot building session. Should be lots of fun!