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Los Angeles, CA Design
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 7, 2014.

Smartwood: the world's first DIY smartphone controlled models. cutting edge technology, dangerously fun

Los Angeles, CA Design
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SmartWood is an exciting new take on the Smartphone controlled car. Smartwood models components are made of quality Birchwood and assembly is a truly fun, interactive experience. 

The assembly, however, is just one part of action, it’s also the controller or the brain which brings these beautiful wooden model cars to life. Each model is unique in its assembly and design. 

No technical skills are necessary to assemble and use a Smartwood model, even if you've never built a robot before. It's affordable,fun and the perfect hobby to do with your kids or even on your own .

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The minibot: SmartWood entry level model. Simple, fun and exciting.

The crawler: an APC style off-road vehicle, with great maneuverability on any terrain. 

The Dragster: our fastest model with a lightweight design for improved speed, great for gripping the terrain and racing down the open road.

The Truck: our most powerful model. This off-road model is built with extra wide tires to be used in various types of terrain.

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Smartwood cars are the 1st authentic 100% wood car models completely controlled with your smartphone. From any product or industrial engineer’s point of view, it’s awesome because it’s a balance of an intricate yet simple interior and sophisticated exterior design.

One of our main guidelines was to make it as easy to assemble as possible. Dad tested and kid approved.

We now need funds to move to full-scale production. Products are ready but additional funds will allow us to produce in mass bulk (wood designs, tires, controllers, motors).

The Smartwood control board is an arduino compatible miniature control board with a number of add-ons making it ideal for embedded projects for beginners ,educators, developers and more.

Features Include:

  • ATMEGA8 5V @ 16Mhz with Arduino boot loader 
  • Onboard 5V regulator
  • Power supply voltage: 5-9V
  • DC Motor Driver up to 2A per channel.
  • Supports up to 8 Servos.
  • Built in LED connected to D13.
  • Batter level monitoring
  • Master on and off switch for your device
  • Compatible with the Bluetooth Module supplied with the controller

* *This controller is used in Smartwood models to offer a lower cost, feature rich solution for small and embedded projects. The Serial Bluetooth Module provides a transparent Serial Cable replacement for your embedded projects.This module connects directly to any TTL level Serial Port (such as Arduino COMMs). Once connected, the device is immediately discoverable by your PC or mobile device.

Elad - Product engineer and former UAV R&D team leader, turned extra-curricular educator for school kids.

Gili - Industrial designer and founder of a technological curriculum development company.

Elad’s after-school program has evolved over time to one that takes children back to the basics - doing "stuff", creating and building stuff, real engineering instead of just opening packages.

Elad and Gili's joint side-projects led to the production of the gorgeous designs of Smartwood. They realized early on the Smartwood designs were a luxury appealing to kids but that also allows adults to would appreciate going back to what is old but new. 

                                            

Risks and challenges

We already signed agreements with key suppliers and manufacturers. Designs for manufacturing and the android and iOS apps are complete. We are ready to begin manufacturing the first batch of Smatwood cars. However, delays in production may happen, depending on the factory’s production pipeline and component availability.

Though there could be many types of challenges, schedules changes, requirement changes, bugs or hiccups we have set an intentionally plausible schedule for Smartwood with full intentions that we will be able to adhere to schedule and even over deliver.

Our extensive background in electronics and product design ensures we're equipped to deliver what we've promised to you, our valued
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    For $5 we'll email you the printable Smartwood Car poster collection for your walls. Size 8 x 11

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    Smartwood Base Kit.

    Get the SmartWood controller PBC with Bluetooth module and source code
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    Smartwood Mini-Bot.

    Use the Smartwood open-source platform and controller to build your own anti-instant lean, custom wooden machine

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    Early Bird Smartwood Crawler.

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    Smartwood Crawler.

    Unique off-road vehicle, with great maneuverability and rock climbing capabilities

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    Early bird Smartwood dragster.

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    Smartwood Dragster.

    Our fastest model! Lightweight design for improved speed, great for paved roads

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    Early bird Smartwood Truck.

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    Smartwood Truck.

    Our most powerful model that can pull up to 3 pounds

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    Trailer + Truck.

    Designed to hitch onto the back of the truck and tows up to 3llb. giving new meaning to the remote-controlled driving experience.

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    Smartwood Cars Family of 4.

    Vehicle package with one control box. The interchangeable control box takes less than 2 minutes to transfer from vehicle to vehicle

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    Kickstarter Special Edition Collectible Smartwood Truck.

    Collectors, this is truly a collectible. Custom painted and engraved, this gorgeous will be awed and approved for years to come.

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