Smartwood: the world's first DIY smartphone controlled models. cutting edge technology, dangerously fun. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 10, 2014.
About this project
Unique off-road vehicle, with great maneuverability and rock climbing capabilities.
Our fastest model! Lightweight design for improved speed, great for paved roads.
Our most powerful model that can pull up to 2llb.
The SmartWood app is fully compatible with all android and ios devices and is very easy to use.
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.
The ABS moulds are used to fabricate the key steering components for the SmartWood truck and the dragster, and as you can see there ready and waiting to go in to mass production.
Elad - Product engineer and former UAV R&D team leader, turned extra-curricular educator for school kids.
Gil - 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
All Android and IOS devices.
About 100 feet.
Our products are ultra-durable.
The back axel, the tie rod end and the cogs are made of hardend plastic to ensure maximum durability.
The kit is delivered with all necessary tools but glue, you can use regular superglue or
plain wood glue.
- (30 days)