Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 30, 2013.

Update #1

Day 2 and 40% there!

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Hello Fritz Heads!  (Excuse the pun)

The project has been going for a bit over 48 hours and we are a bit over 40% backing.  Thank you to all of our great backers.

This was an exciting day for us.  Good progress sure, but mainly because we woke up to a lot of emails asking about Fritz.  We did some interviews today with various blog and tech sites.  Links at end of this post.  Please help us spread the word and forward these links to those you think may be interested.  

I said something that was quoted by the Huffington Post.

"If Fritz is not successful,oh well, it is still the coolest thing I have ever worked on."  

I hope I didn't jinx us with that statement, but it's the truth.  I have genuinely enjoyed every minute (all 6 months of minutes) working on this project.  Steven and I both have got a kick out of building Fritz's and trying them out, and then taking them out.  We have taken prototype units with us to the pub after meetings of the Denver Makers Group and always had people stop by to look at Fritz, and laugh when he mouthed off to them.  The idea of interactive robotics is what XYZbot is all about.

Thanks for helping us to make that idea into reality.  -  Kerwin Lumpkins

Links for blog / articles / posts:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/02/xyzbot-fritz-offers-cheaper-robotic-face-simulation/

http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/5533/Fritz--the-Robot-Puppet-on-Kickstarter.aspx

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/fritz-a-robot-puppet-head_n_2998942.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

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    You will have our profound thanks for your support.

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    Fritz bookmark - You will receive a laser cut bookmark with a Fritz face.

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    Get a snazzy Fritz T-shirt that re-assures those worried about Fritz dominating the world. The t shirt says "Relax! He can't take over the world. He's just a head". You can add a T shirt to any of the rewards below by adding $22.

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    Early open source release - Backers at this level will receive the open source files early. This material will be released in general in August 2013. The early open source backers will receive in May 2013 all hardware design files and software source code and binary files via email. This reward is for those that would like to build Fritz themselves (have access to a laser cutter, 3D printer, etc), and have their own electronics and servo motors. No hardware of any type is included with this reward.

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    Bare Bones Fritz - Backers at this level will receive the control app and all the mechanical parts to make Fritz: Laser cut MDF parts, metal and plastic parts for eyes and lips, and mounting hardware. You will supply your own motors and control electronics.

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    Bare Bones Acrylic - Backers at this level will receive the control app and all the mechanical parts to make Fritz: Laser cut Acrylic parts, metal and plastic parts for eyes and lips, and mounting hardware. You will supply your own motors and control electronics.

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    Early Backer Basic Fritz - You will receive a Basic Fritz Kit including the Fritz control application. Basic Fritz has movable eyes and jaw. This is a limited award for early backers.

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    Basic Fritz Kit Reward - You will receive a Basic Fritz Kit including the Fritz control application. Basic Fritz has movable eyes and jaw.

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    Acrylic Basic Fritz - you will receive a basic Fritz kit in acrylic. You can choose color when the project ends in a survey.

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    Early Backer Advanced Fritz - The Advanced Fritz kit. Limited quantity for early contributors to the project. You will receive an Advanced Fritz Kit including the Fritz control application. Advanced Fritz has what Basic Fritz has and adds eyelids, eyebrows, lips and a movable neck for greater range of expression.

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    Advanced Fritz Reward - You will receive an Advanced Fritz Kit including the Fritz control application. Advanced Fritz has what Basic Fritz has and adds eyelids, eyebrows, lips and a movable neck for greater range of expression.

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    Acrylic Advanced Fritz kit - You can specify color choice when project ends and we take survey.

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    Signature Fritz - This backer level will receive a fully assembled and tested Fritz, rigged out with an LED kit that we've been developing, and signed by the XYZbot team including our lovely spokesperson Leslie.

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