So it's been some time since an update. Why's that? I've been deeply engaged in shifting manufacturing strategies so assembly will happen state-side and I can personally manage quality control. This means that EVERY single product that leaves our doors will be TESTED & working!
This is an actual picture of the product and packaging fresh off the assembly line. In fact the first! I will of course post a video over the next couple of days of it in action. But I was so excited to share the news. I had to put something out asap. Ironically I could not wait.
The 1st MiniBot standing all alone, ready for his siblings to join Thanksgiving 2019
Due to the new manufacturing technique we're deploying in this product line. We're using some ultra fancy 3d printing technology that makes amazing ultra high resolution parts that are production ready. Not only is it very cost and quality effective.
What's even more exciting is that having made this investment, I'll be able to speed up the release of the UltraBot, and another secret family member in the line of Ridiculous Robots that will hopefully be announced over the next couple of months.
The current goal is to have the UltraBot ready for shipping by Thanksgiving 2019. And if all goes well Minibot and UltraBot's Secret sibling might join that date.
With the new production technique, that is disturbingly similar to watching the T1000 spring to life from Terminator 2, comes the opportunity to embrace the ultra velvety matte finish look. Which after much deliberation I think I prefer to the original gloss concept rendering.
Right now I expect the first orders to ship out mid to late April. I know waiting is always super painful. But I believe in making sure things are extensively tested, and done right the first time around. As opposed to sending out products and hope nothing goes wrong.
Again thank you so much to everyone who's placed a pre-order. I am so excited to get these into your hands, and get your feed back. I will of course post an update once shipping has started. Have a great day, and keep on being ridiculous!