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$3,410
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 4 2017 3:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

BEEBOT -- WOODEN PUZZLE DRONE
BEEBOT -- WOODEN PUZZLE DRONE

BEEBOT is suitable for anyone 8 years and above, who is interested in the miracle of flight through exciting, entertaining and educational fun.

BACK STORY

I attended Parsons The New School for Design, Design and Technology. While I was studying at the school, my friend and I did a research and experiment with drones. We went out to a couple parks to fly small drones. The feed back that we received from people from the parks was that drones were more attractive to children. Most of the parents who have small children seemed to be afraid that the drone would hurt them.

Because of these experiences I have decided to pursue my gold of a safe usable flying toy for children and everyone. Especially parents to allow their children to play with BEEBOT.

CONCEPT

We develop BEEBOT because we want parents and children to explore and play with drones safely. The "SHELL" idea was used to protect BEEBOT users, the propellers are inside the shell, away from fingers and body parts. But instead of just an ordinary protective shell, it is also a puzzle to be put together. Kids love puzzles and flying toys so we combined the two. 

HOW HEXAGON SHAPE COMES FROM?

"Why do you need a huge drone?, Why not combine multiple smaller drones to build it a huge drone. BEEBOT can do it"

The hexagon shape is modelled on the bee hive, a very efficient weight bearing structure. This shape is fit for connecting multiple BEEBOTS together.

Each player can connect BEEBOTS in form of multiple BEEBOTS together in order to form a giant BEEBOT, not just an one drone. This concept can encourage kids and everyone to join, communicate and share relationship and experience among each other.

WHY BEEBOT KIT

BeeBot is a pre-built circuit, soldering is not required. Players will do just snap the motors to the main part, then the circuit is completed.

More than just a toy, BEEBOT is a toy kit inspires children, imparts knowledge on drones .It teaches focus and problem solving to complete a task. Promotes confidence creativity and design awareness. A hands-on interactive activity. Develops children thinking abilities. The handy and affordable design is created with all genders in mind, empowering both boys and girls to build their own drones.

Mom's and Dad's can get involved and bond with children through play.

                        Connecting multiple BEEBOTS together.

Connecting multiple BEEBOTS together.
Connecting multiple BEEBOTS together.

You and your BEEBOT buddies can connect individual BEEBOTS to build a giant BEEBOT, like a Death Star.

SNAP MAGNET 

                    "They easily fit and snap together with magnets"

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BEEBOT IS IN THE AIR 

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RE-ASSEMBLE AFTER CRASHES

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REWARDS

BEEBOT PIN / MAGNET
BEEBOT PIN / MAGNET
BEEBOT PIN / MAGNET
BEEBOT PIN / MAGNET
BEEBOT WRIST BAND
BEEBOT WRIST BAND
T-SHIRT WITH BEEBOT AND THAI TAXI  (TUKTUK)
T-SHIRT WITH BEEBOT AND THAI TAXI (TUKTUK)
T-SHIRT WITH BEEBOT AND THAI ELEPHANT
T-SHIRT WITH BEEBOT AND THAI ELEPHANT

ONE BEEBOT KIT

BEEBOT KIT (wooden puzzle BeeBot)
BEEBOT KIT (wooden puzzle BeeBot)
BEEBOT KIT (remote control, charger, extra propeller, paint brush, 5 basic colors)
BEEBOT KIT (remote control, charger, extra propeller, paint brush, 5 basic colors)

      - Remote control

      - Charger

      - Extra propeller

      - Paintbrush

      - 5 main colors (blue, yellow, red, black and white)

 We provide 5 basic colors for children to express themselves through creative design. Washable non-toxic water based colors, wash it, repaint it, easy and clean. 

       - Wooden Puzzle BeeBot

TIME LINE

TIMELINE
TIMELINE

OUR EXPERIENCES

27 March 2016, Users Testing in Queens, NYC     

27 March 2016, Users Testing in Queens, NYC
27 March 2016, Users Testing in Queens, NYC
27 March 2016, Users Testing in Queens, NYC
27 March 2016, Users Testing in Queens, NYC

9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC

9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
9 April 2016, Play Tech at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC

19 May 2016, Demo day "Between Spaces : MFADT Thesis Exhibition" at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC

19 May 2016, Demo day "Between Spaces : MFADT Thesis Exhibition" at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
19 May 2016, Demo day "Between Spaces : MFADT Thesis Exhibition" at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
19 May 2016, Demo day "Between Spaces : MFADT Thesis Exhibition" at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC
19 May 2016, Demo day "Between Spaces : MFADT Thesis Exhibition" at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC

20 May 2016, Demo BeeBot at PS 144 Elementary School (Queens), NYC

20 May 2016, Demo BeeBot at PS 144 Elementary School (Queens), NYC
20 May 2016, Demo BeeBot at PS 144 Elementary School (Queens), NYC
20 May 2016, Demo BeeBot at PS 144 Elementary School (Queens), NYC
20 May 2016, Demo BeeBot at PS 144 Elementary School (Queens), NYC

21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire

21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire
21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire
21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire
21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire
21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire
21-22 January 2017, Bangkok Mini Maker Faire

4-5 March 2017, Singapore Design Week 2017 "Design, Make & Craft Faire"

4-5 March 2017, Singapore Design Week 2017 "Design, Make & Craft Faire
4-5 March 2017, Singapore Design Week 2017 "Design, Make & Craft Faire
4-5 March 2017, Singapore Design Week 2017 "Design, Make & Craft Faire
4-5 March 2017, Singapore Design Week 2017 "Design, Make & Craft Faire

THANKS 

Last, but not least, I want to send my thanks to everybody that has helped me and been involved in the BeeBot Kit Process. Also thanks for your interest in BeeBot kit.

Special Thanks to :

     Michelle Vattanarodjananikorn

     Iffat Mai Roumie 

     Sinan Roumie

      Stella Wang

      Julia Shen 

      Sandy Liu

      Aidan and Alexa Chu

      Jeffery Corner

               Parsons The New School for Design, Design and Technology

      Colleen Macklin,  Ethan Silverman 

      John Sharp, Chris Prentice 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks involved in electronic items. When we order lots of mechanical parts, it does not mean that every piece is good. Sometimes we have to reorder and wait for shipping because we want to make sure that every KIT that we ship out is working well.

Every piece is handmade so some pieces might not look neat and fast as production from factory. We will test every kit before we ship, it takes time to do this process.

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    THANK YOU

    A million Thanks for helping us.

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    BEEBOT PIN OR BEEBOT MAGNET

    A small BEEBOT pin or magnet is your choice.

    (Size 1.8" x 1.8")

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    BEEBOT wrist band

    There will be the beauty of adjustable wrist band from Thailand that attached with a small piece of BEEBOT. It will be like Beebot is flying on your wrist. Anyone can wear it.

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    HAND DRAWING PRINTED ON T-SHIRT

    BeeBot will be designed in Thai style and printed on your T-shirt.

    We will provide 2 types of design for your selection.

    We will contact you after the campaign is done.

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    BEEBOT KIT (Early Bird)

    1 BEEBOT KIT

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    BEEBOT KIT

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Funding period

- (30 days)