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

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

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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.

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    Thank you for your support. You get official bragging rights that you helped fund the Smartwood project.

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    SmartWood controller. Get the SmartWood controller PBC with Bluetooth module and source code and let your imagination run wild.

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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. Limited to 75 units.

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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. Limited to 75 units.

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    Smartwood Truck. Our most powerful model that can pull up to 2llb.

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    Trailer + Truck. Designed to hitch onto the back of the truck and tow up to 2llb. giving new meaning to the remote-controlled driving experience.

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    Smartwood Family of 3.get all 3 Vehicles 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. Limited to 10 units.

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