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$12,839
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, May 7 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

$12,839
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
558
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, May 7 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The robot uprising is coming. Will you be ready? This bandana is a daily reminder to prepare for our new overlords.

Like the previous BADbandanas, I’m going to reproduce this drawing as a 21-inch square bandana. With white bots on a deep blue background, these bandanas will be 100 percent cotton printed right here in the good-old USA using duplex printing like the quality bandanas I grew up with. (Dyed—not that stiff, obnoxious silkscreening we all hate.)

What do you get? A couple hundred hardworking robots (and some lazy slackers) combined in a serenely symmetrical composition that is an homage to the classic bandanas of the past.

A plethora of robots.
A plethora of robots.

Packed in sets of three so you’ll have spares for gift giving. Bandanas have so many uses in fashion, personal hygiene, and pet decoration. No one is going to want just one. So I’m offering reward levels of BADbandanas in packs of three.

Don says. “I love traditional bandanas but they need more pizzazz. I doubt you have any bandanas in your drawer quite like this—robots!”

Showing off a prototype.
Showing off a prototype.

BADbandanas make superb gifts. Even if you aren’t a big fan of bandanas, you may want to get a bunch to share. Great gifts for friends, family, neighbors who are robot enthusiasts or co-workers about to be replaced by more-capable robots, drones, androids, or automatons. 


Do you need a reminder of how you can use your BADbandanas?

Don and dog modeling BADbandana uses. (Don is the one wearing glasses.)
Don and dog modeling BADbandana uses. (Don is the one wearing glasses.)

What the critics are saying...

“Finally, a bandana with robots. Just what has been missing in my life.”

“One can never have too many clean bandanas.”

“Excellent gift for friends—especially those who find their job can be done by machines.”

“A perfect blend of silly and practical.”

Insert in each package includes illustrated advice about living with robots.
Insert in each package includes illustrated advice about living with robots.

SCHEDULE

Lightning fast. If there are no calamities, you should have your robot-uprising BADbandanas by the end of August, 2019. Sponsors of this project will receive periodic updates through Kickstarter as the project unfolds. 

SHIPPING

BADbandanas can ship anywhere in the world. Orders outside the U.S. have a postage charge that varies depending on where the package is going. 

Read this if you are outside the U.S. In some countries, customs duties may be applied to shipments. I have no way of predicting if they’ll apply to your shipment. Customs inspections are very arbitrary and willy-nilly. Most packages sail through without any duty, but some are selected by chance and the recipient gets hit with a duty fee. So if you can’t tolerate the risk that your shipment might get selected for extra costs, you should probably not support this project. Or arrange to have your reward shipped to a friend in the U.S. who can bring you your robots in their luggage next trip.

We’ll be using the U.S. Postal Service for these shipments because that seems to minimize the number of packages that get hit with customs fees, and there are no extra broker fees added.

Pay attention. If you are an international sponsor and receive a tracking number when we ship, track your package daily to make sure it doesn’t get hung up in the system and returned to us. Don’t just assume it will show up at your door. Shipments have a way of getting stalled, and monitoring the status of the tracking number allows you to intervene promptly.

LOOSE ENDS

Updates and progress reports. Sponsors of this project will receive periodic updates through Kickstarter as the project unfolds but not so often that you think I’m an obnoxious pest.

Questions? Send me your questions and I’ll add them and the answers to the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Thanks for your amazing support.

Leftovers from my previous Kickstarter projects are available while supplies last at www.calamityware.com. Not only is this a good place to find some unusual gifts, but it is the only place you’ll find the world’s greatest shower curtain.

Don

Pittsburgh, April 15, 2019

Risks and challenges

The basic techniques of making bandanas are centuries old. But even this simple and mature technology can probably still go wrong in surprising ways. This is my fifth bandana project, so experience ought to be a help. I’ll do all I can to anticipate problems and vanquish threats.
Whatever happens, I promise to keep you informed and to get my sponsors whimsical bandanas as soon as possible after the project closes. I feel confident you’ll be wearing BADbandana 5 by the end of August.

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