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The Pi-Bot is a uniquely designed (and affordable!) complete robot kit for anyone interested in building and programming robots!
The Pi-Bot is a uniquely designed (and affordable!) complete robot kit for anyone interested in building and programming robots!
1,107 backers pledged $113,175 to help bring this project to life.

"Talking Technical" - Getting kids into STEM early.

Posted by Melissa Jawaharlal (Creator)

To our Awesome Pi-Bot Supporters,

We'd like to share a personal update about our work. Your support on our Pi-Bot Kickstarter campaign meant SO much to us and has made a huge impact on our world already. We respect your privacy and will keep the following short and sweet :)

We just launched another Kickstarter and would love for you to check it out and support. Learning begins with the ABCs and so should technology literacy. Technology education and awareness of our modern world doesn't begin in high school or later - it starts early. When kids are learning to read.

With this in mind, Lavanya and I created The Technical Alphabet - an ABC book that revitalizes the way we begin our lives as it introduces children to technology in a fun, educational way! Can you believe that something like this doesn't already exist!? The enormous interest from younger students during our Pi-Bot campaign brought the need for a book like this to our attention.

We would love and greatly appreciate your support on this endeavor! As you know, the first couple days (particularly TODAY) of a Kickstarter campaign relies on your support. For social media - use the hashtag #talkingtechnical and #thetechnicalalphabet!

THANK YOU for all your help and support – we appreciate it!!! While this new campaign is ongoing, we are continuing our work with STEM Center USA and with our Pi-Bot program. Please message us if you have any questions or suggestions at anytime.

Let's reinvent the way our kids learn to read and get our kid's talking technical early. We humbly ask that you pledge if you can, support by sharing our message, and keep talking us up on social media and be a part of exciting the next generation of STEM leaders!

Much love,

Lavanya and Melissa 

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    1. Melissa Jawaharlal 3-time creator on

      Hi @Alexander - thank you so much for your support on our Pi-Bot campaign! Yes, our complete Pi-Bot manual is online. We also have rolled out video tutorials accompany. The only thing we are still working on is our final stretch goal to work with some additional electronic components. The Pi-Bot manual downloads are available here ( and the video tutorials are available here ( Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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      Alexander Svetlev on

      Before starting your next project, can you finish the manual for the Pi-Bot? Thanks.