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Strawbees, a fantastic prototyping toy for makers of all ages. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard!
1,743 backers pledged $91,660 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by CREATABLES (Creator)

We are happy to announce that production is finally DONE! 

We can't begin to describe how nice it was to see great looking Strawbees coming out of the machine and after production was setup correctly it all went very smoothly.

Once production started rolling yesterday the Strawbees team had help from friends and collaborators such as Jakob Uhlin, one of our workshop leaders, and we packed 2/3 of the kits and everything looks nice.

Unfortunately we have a red day here in Sweden tomorrow so nothing will be leaving Sweden until monday, but more than 1500 kits will then be heading out to their destinations around the world. For now we hope you will make do these teaser pictures.

Because of this red day business we have also decided to give you the night before printing out the addresses so you can still change your address one final time. We know there has been some trouble figuring out how to do this so we checked with one of our friends to understand the backer end of the Kickstarter interface. 

One way we know works is to search for the email from Kickstarter with the subject: Response Needed! -- Get your reward for backing STRAWBEES - dream BIG, build BIGGER! by CREATABLES. In that email click on the "click here to respond" button and you should be able to change your address. This is the only way to make sure we will have the correct address when shipping, we will try to find all messages too, but no guarantees! 

Once again, sorry for all the delays and a great big thank you for bearing with us and for making this happen! 

/The Strawbees Team

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    1. shenando on

      Hi, I have yet to receive anything...

    2. Ian Atienza on

      Still have not received mine. Any updates?

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      Breanne Fulawka on

      I ordered the Early Bird Crazy Scientist kit - and I was under the impression that the kit was to include some straws (the ones shown in the pictures - the ones that are the same color as the straw bees). I am quite disappointed that my straws do not match the strawbees. Also, next time would there be a way to select the colours of the strawbees? I would have preferred different colours.

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      Piotr Cieciura on

      Hi! I'm still waiting for my STRAWBEES? Have you already send all of them?

    5. Alexander Pappas on

      Still no news from mine, :-(
      Where can I check the status of my package?

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      Chris Caram on

      Received mine! Thanks!

    7. Ashlee Geesaman on

      Got mine today!!!!! :-D

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      Robert Dawson on

      Did the straw bees get mail out in Monday June 9 2014?

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      ana ripol on

      Hello! I was wondering if you know approximately how many days it would take for the Strawbees to arrive in Austria after mailing? I will be traveling shortly and my address would depend mostly on the estimated arrival time. Thank you!

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      FishBone on

      @Glenna: If you don't find the mail, you should see a link in your pledge-reward saying "Your response". If you click that you'll be able to change the address. (if you haven't added a response at all the link will say something else, but should still be in bottom of your reward-info)

    11. Glenna Green on

      I have no memory of ever receiving the email requesting my mailing information and a search for it turns up nothing.
      How should I proceed? I am stoked to get my hands on these, they look great!

    12. albert canals on

      wow! packaging looks fantastic!