Thank you – we are 50% funded!
Thanks to all 550+ of You, BatteryBot has just crossed the halfway point!
A huge heartfelt THANKS goes out to you for being the first backers to share our vision to make portable power fun through character! We couldn't have achieved this milestone without the support of each and every one of You.
One of the biggest challenges (and pleasures!) of making character-based electronics is determining which characters to license and produce. The possibilities are limitless and that is why we believe so strongly in our business model. But the sheer number of choices is overwhelming which complicates things and is often the cause of many heated discussions in the office!
Fortunately, one of the primary benefits of running a Kickstarter campaign is the ability to tap into the wisdom of the crowd to help us make the hard decisions. We’re here on KS not only to raise the funds necessary to produce BatteryBot, but to invite you into the decision making process of selecting which characters to license and bring to market.
That said we are happy to share with you some of the concept art we’ve worked up and are reviewing internally as potential candidates to be officially licensed and manufactured in BatteryBot form. I cannot stress enough that the concept art below is not yet licensed, may never be licensed, nor produced. These are just some of the characters we are experimenting with on the BatteryBot platform to evaluate their potential before any commitments are made.
Some of these characters have been designed based on the feedback we’ve received from You in the comments section of the campaign. Others are characters we just thought would be a great addition to the line.
And, it’s important to also note that absent from this update are characters that we have already worked with in MIMOBOT form, such as Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Adventure Time, etc. Once again, we may or may not produce styles from these properties, and as soon as we can share more about any of them in BatteryBot form, we will post a new update!
For now, for your viewing pleasure, enjoy the visual eye-candy of these mock-ups and let us know in the comments which you like (and would support if produced), which you don’t like, and of course suggest more for us to review and hopefully mock up!
Thank you and enjoy!
~Evan and the Teamoco at Mimoco