Hi all -
It's been a really tough but fun year for us. We learned so much from our first Kickstarter project - what worked, and what didn’t.
We knew after we built your first Romos that we needed a more experienced team to fix issues you helped identify like the EU volume presets, problematic shipping to Germany, better iPhone UX/UI design, etc.
We came away from that project dedicated to building you an even better robot, and we've found a bunch of fellow geeks who love Romo - and believe in his potential - as much as we do.
Our team has multiplied like Gremlins in a swimming pool. We're at 18 people and we're growing up fast. We’ve *finally got the resources to build the robots we’ve dreamed about since we were kids.
Over the past year, as we’ve continued building and shipping the original Romo, we encountered problems we just couldn’t fix given the existing hardware limitations. So, we also started working on a totally new design.
In the Romo 3, we’ve used your feedback to build a bigger, faster, better bot. That's why we're writing today, to introduce you to our newest Romo.
We're super proud of this robot, and we hope you will be too! Check him out here:
It’s crazy that one year later we’re just finishing up with the old robot and, at the same time, launching a completely new one.
We want you to know we’re not abandoning our original robot, or you - our original backers. We’ll continue to support the Git repo for Romo 1 and Romo 2, and provide tech support plus replacement parts. In addition, we'll launch an SDK for the new Romo later this year.
We know some of you might have problems with your original robots that haven't been resolved. If that's the case, PLEASE reach out to us. We want to fix things.
If anything has gone wrong with your original "old school" Romo, just email email@example.com or call her on her cell (301.904.5136) and we'll make sure your robot is repaired, your pledge is refunded, OR we'll ship you a new one.
Again, we can't thank each of you enough for your enthusiasm, your patience, the love you showed Romo, and all the ideas you contributed for things that will make future versions even better.
We've seen a ton of photos on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram showing how much fun you're having with your Romos.
Your support helped build not only our first robot, but this company. None of this would have been possible without you. We all wake up and head to work living our dream every day - building awesome robots - because each of you pledged.
Thanks aren't enough -
Phu, Keller, Peter, and the Romotive Nerds (+ Romo)