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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. 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

    4. Mario van der Niet on October 11

      Hi, update on planning please :)

    5. Bryan Vine on October 10

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

    6. 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.

    7. 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?

    8. 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 :)

    9. 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

      Oops, I found the survey on the site.

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      Joris Vanhove on July 7

      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

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

    14. Plobot Team Creator on June 17

      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!

    15. Kathryn Torcasio on June 10

      Any updates please?

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      Michele Kelleen McIntyre Greene on June 1

      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!

    17. Plobot Team Creator on May 24

      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.

    18. Jonathan Julius Svensson on May 23

      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.

    19. 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.

    20. 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?

    22. 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

    25. 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.


    27. 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.

    28. Mario van der Niet on March 13, 2017

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

    29. 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?

    30. 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.

    31. 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

    32. 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...

    34. Mario van der Niet on January 7, 2017

      How about an update? :-)

    35. 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!

    36. 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?

    37. Plobot Team Creator on November 21, 2016

      Thank you so much for the support! We did it together! Help us spread the voice on Social Meida

    38. Wiebke Walbaum
      on November 21, 2016

      Funded, finally! Wheeee!

    39. Plobot Team Creator on November 20, 2016

      More than double of our backers preferred the Plobot + Expansion compared to the the plain Plobot. So we went ahead and changed the amount of available rewards.

      We did this to give more people the opportunity to get them. From 200 pcs Plobot + Expansion we now offer 225, and from 100 pcs Plobot we decreased to 75.

      This way we can still keep the same size of initial production batch and make more people happy. We will add more rewards if these run out, with a small change in price and delivery date.

    40. Plobot Team Creator on November 15, 2016

      We believe we can still make it! We only need that 12 people every day think that Plobot worths being produced. We are so close! @Mario van der Niet, help us spread the voice with Facebook and Twitter.

    41. Mario van der Niet on November 15, 2016

      8 days to go and still needs 10k. The product will not be produced when goal isnt reached? That would be a pity

    42. Plobot Team Creator on November 11, 2016

      @Make in LA, thanks a lot for sharing your love with us! We have designed a platform that can grow with kids. New cards and new expansion packs are coming through ! Today we just announced as a stretch goal the music set, but it's only the beginning.

    43. Make in LA
      on November 4, 2016

      Can't wait for my kids to play with Plobot. Are there ways to customize future expansion kits?