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Plobot is a robot companion that teaches programming logic through storytelling and play - with cards instead of screens.
Plobot is a robot companion that teaches programming logic through storytelling and play - with cards instead of screens.
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    1. Wiebke Walbaum
      about 7 hours ago

      I want moving arms! x[

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      MJ Klein on December 10

      Please fix the arm servo issue. The original representation of the Plobot featured movable arms. I always assumed that the arm movements were programmable too. Programmable or not, we want moving arms.

    3. Plobot Team Creator on December 8

      Hello, we have posted an update. In November we have shipped about a dozen units to the backers in closer proximity to our production facility near Shanghai, but to ship to other regions we had to work on a more robust packaging and resolve the arm issue by physically locking the Plobot arms in place instead of the servo-motors. This has pushed back the shipping time to the rest of the world to January... Yes challenges keep cropping up but we’re so close and I’m determined to follow through. To make up for it we will be including one of our supposed stretch goals in every box at every reward tier starting from the Base set. We wrote more details (and order of shipping) in the update.

    4. Ryo Matsuo on December 8

      Please rest assured us.
      For example, I want to see a movie in which the product actually operates.
      Or, I would like to see photos created in large quantities.

      Always showed is a single item, it is also a static image.
      I can not be relieved with this.

      Please show me a movie that works in large quantities.
      This will be done soon, is not it?

    5. Wiebke Walbaum
      on December 8

      What does that mean that the arm will be locked into the body instead of servo motors? No more arm movement?
      I would have taken another delay for proper working arms :(

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      Mitchell Nurse on December 6

      "will begin shipping units to backers in mid November." That was from your update in OCTOBER. It is now December. This project is approaching the 1 year mark of being delayed. Will we be getting it before Christmas? Maybe next Christmas? MORE UPDATES.

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      Eduardo Martos on December 6

      Dear Plobot team,

      When will you send my early bird kit? It was supposed to be sent around March 2017 and I don't have any clue about how much time I need to wait for my kit.

      A bit more feedback about precise details will be appreaciated.

      Kind regards,
      Eduardo Martos.

    8. Novalore on December 3

      Any news on shipping?
      It would be great to have our plobots in time for christmas.

      Do you think this is possible?

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      Tim Schneuwly on November 29

      Dear Plobot team. Can we expect the plobot for christmas? Im located in switzerland so please count in the long shipping distance and that the shipping company has a lot of work with christmas time. It would be super when a can give it this year to my children. Best regards

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      Amy Long on November 21

      It’s almost thanksgiving and I haven’t received any kind of shipping notification. I have tried to be very patient. I understand that production can get delayed. But I feel like this is getting a little ridiculous.
      Please provide an update with a realistic date of when this will actually ship.
      I bought this for my niece and I would really like to be able to give it to her for Christmas.

    11. Martin Eichelmann
      on November 19

      Does the shipping start already this week? In which order will they be shipped?

    12. Plobot Team Creator on November 1

      Hola Andrea, Dong, and Mario, October was quite packed for us with the manufacturing pre-runs, but we were finally able to hurdle through the full production run, and will begin shipping units to backers in mid November. More details on the update we posted :) Thanks so much!

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      Andrea Sorbara on October 31

      Hello guys. Any news?
      I think you should keep us updated with more than one update per month since you're pretty late on the initial schedule.
      Also the facebook and twitter profiles seem to be abandoned.

      Hope to hear something from you very soon!

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      Dong on October 19

      I am hoping that this project will not become pearshaped, waited almost a year now and there are so many alike products on the market now too

    15. Mario van der Niet on October 11

      Hi, update on planning please :)

    16. Bryan Vine on October 10

      What's going on? I filled out the survey a while ago....

    17. The Evolutionary on September 21

      It doesn't look like I have mine either. Eager to get mine to try with a friend's child.

    18. Andrea Glorioso on September 10

      Hello, it looks like I never received the survey. I am one of the early backers, when am I going to receive my Plobot?

    19. Plobot Team Creator on August 25

      Hi Tim, yes we've now produced the first 30 robots (see our latest update), and gearing up for the bigger production batch in Sept. We've already noted your address in the backer survey :)

    20. Wiebke Walbaum
      on August 25

      Super cool update! I'm excited! :)

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      Tim Schneuwly on August 16

      Dear plobot team. I didnt get my plobot till now. I just wondering is it still on the way? I am lokatet in switzerland maybe it takes so long or are you still in production?
      Best regards

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      Joris Vanhove on July 7, 2017

      Oops, I found the survey on the site.

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      Joris Vanhove on July 7, 2017

      it seems I didn't receive the survey yet. How can I submit my address please ?

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      Yunkan Qian on July 7, 2017

      Hi since I haven't received the bot yet, may I change the address after submission? Thanks

    25. Plobot Team Creator on June 17, 2017

      Hi Michele, the Plobots during the last shipment were prototypes sent to the winners of our pre-Kickstarter influencer program.

      Kickstarter backers will receive the batch of robots we're currently producing with our manufacturing partner.

      For the study guide, we're also iterating on the lessons, but you may find the password in the April 29 update for the work-in-progress version.

      Thanks a lot for supporting our project. We're very excited as well!

    26. Kathryn Torcasio on June 10, 2017

      Any updates please?

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      Michele Kelleen McIntyre Greene on June 1, 2017

      Who will receive their Plobots you mentioned in the May shipment?

      I never received any downloads or codes?

      Confused, but excited!

      Look forward to hearing from you!

    28. Plobot Team Creator on May 24, 2017

      Hi Jonathan, we've posted an update on the things we've done for May, mainly 1) opening the mold (after months of negotiations on minimum order quantities) and 2) strengthening the material of the shell to better withstand drops. The team is small and stretched at the moment, but do believe us when we say that we WILL get this out the door.

    29. Jonathan Julius Svensson on May 23, 2017

      Almost a month since last update yet again.

      Since you are far behind the initial plan I would expect an update every other week to let us know how the production is moving forward.

      Right now I get the feeling that this project is moving towards dead.

    30. Plobot Team Creator on April 29, 2017

      Hello @Paul and @Joe, we just posted an update (backer-only), our second for this month. We are indeed looking if it makes sense to go from our current bigger update approach to smaller but more frequent updates. Thanks for the feedback.

    31. Plobot Team Creator on April 29, 2017

      Hi @Simon and @leftwingerl, we tried sending the password via private message one by one, but found that we missed a lot of people that way. The password is now in the backer-only update we just posted. We will keep updating our curriculum materials on our website, and you can use the same password to access those as well.

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      Joe Mariano on April 27, 2017

      It's now been over a month sine an update, what is going on?

    33. Paul CHENG on April 19, 2017

      Excuse me Plobot Team but I expect you to have updates more frequent than twice a month, in view that the campaign is already behind schedule.
      Thank you.

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      leftwingerl on April 12, 2017

      Did anyone get the password for the downloads mentioned in the last update?

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      Simon Matter on April 12, 2017

      22 days later.... "twice a month"...

      Guys please do not screw up this project

    36. Plobot Team Creator on March 20, 2017

      Hi @Susana, understand that we haven't been the best at sending updates, and we're definitely looking to address this by giving constant updates about twice a month. We've just posted an update earlier today, thank you for keeping us in check!

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      Susana Rodriguez on March 15, 2017

      Hi team

      I can see below you say you are not ready for shipping. Given the estimated delivery was due this month would you mind updating us as to how long the delay might be. At this stage it's only fair to update the backers.


    38. Plobot Team Creator on March 13, 2017

      Thanks @Adam and @Mario !

      We are overcoming problems one at a time. There were more concatenated tasks than we originally considered. We made small changes to the PCB and then it triggered a series of modifications with the industrial design, what ended up in changing quite a bit the cost of the tooling.

      We didn't ask for the addresses yet because we are not ready to ship. We will keep updating with different progresses made.

    39. Mario van der Niet on March 13, 2017

      I agree with Adam on this one. Please Plobot, send out an update please!

    40. Adam Fenerty
      on March 6, 2017

      An updated timeline would be good, it's now march and you have no survey or any details of progress to date. What is projected shipping date?

    41. Plobot Team Creator on January 17, 2017

      Hi guys, we just posted an update! The last two months have been hectic... we've kicked things off with the production of the first batch of prototypes. Would love to hear your thoughts and will post our next update again in two weeks.

    42. Adam Fenerty
      on January 17, 2017

      Any kind of update would be good, no news since prior to end of campaign is a bit much

    43. Novalore on January 9, 2017

      According to your timeline the early bird shippings should be ready. What about some pictures? I'm sure we would all loved to be more involved!

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      Ben Felten on January 8, 2017

      Yes indeed, the silence here is a little bit worrying...

    45. Mario van der Niet on January 7, 2017

      How about an update? :-)

    46. Plobot Team Creator on November 22, 2016

      Yes, @Wiebke! Great idea! We did it ourselves when prototyping.

      We will release under Creative Common License the source files. The texts are in English, Spanish and Chinese. All other languages are easy to change and print in other format.

      That way you can make cards in your own language!

    47. Wiebke Walbaum
      on November 21, 2016

      I plan to put custom labels in German on the cards, this isn't disrupting the cards function, is it?

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