Thanks to the support of all our backers, we raised just under $76,000 and pre-sold our first production run of 1000 robots in a few short days! We’ve been furiously working behind the scenes on development and moving towards large(ish) scale manufacturing. Watch this space to see how we progress over the next few months. If you want to take a look at the final results of the campaign, check it out here.
One of the main things we've been working on lately is refining our Beta Dash prototype. The robots you saw in the campaign video couldn't steer on their own, instead they turned in response to natural variations in the surface they were running on. We're proud to say that we now have a steering robot, with double the power of our previous robots! This guy really moves, check it out:
Some of the other things we'll be working on over the next few months include:
Sourcing parts in bulk - batteries, motors, gears, all these have to be selected, tested, and ordered from overseas suppliers.
Testing of the electronics and functionality - making sure all the sensors, bluetooth, and motor drivers work well and reliably
Working on packaging and shipping - and much, much more!