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Oculus is a motorized frame and software kit that instantly converts a small laptop into a web controlled ROBOT
Oculus is a motorized frame and software kit that instantly converts a small laptop into a web controlled ROBOT
106 backers pledged $25,161 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Colin Adamson on March 8, 2013

      John, carpets are a no-go, since it's powered by USB only. We mention 'best used on smooth, hard floors' in the KS write-up and on our website, but you have to read through the text; sorry if you were mis-led! Our next platform we're prototyping now has 4 large DC motors, 4.5" wheels and a 4000mAh battery. It WILL work on carpet

    2. Creator John Welter (deleted) on March 8, 2013

      Does not work on medium to deep pile carpet, not what I expected.

    3. Creator Evaristo Ramos on September 30, 2012

      I love my Oculus!

    4. Creator Colin Adamson on June 2, 2012

      Hi Jason, your kit has shipped! We sent an email with tracking to the address(es) we had on file. Please contact me by email if you didn't get it:

    5. Creator Jason Rhubottom on June 2, 2012

      Any updates on shipping?

    6. Creator Colin Adamson on May 17, 2012

      We still have handful of the ABS kits to ship--the plan is to get the last of them out by the end of next week. Sorry for the delay, thanks for your patience!
      Some info on laptop recommendations is here:

    7. Creator Jason Rhubottom on May 16, 2012

      I also would like to know what is the estimate for delivery for backers. Also any recommendations on a laptop?

    8. Creator Nilton Lessa on May 8, 2012

      Hi, What's the estimate for delivering to backers?

    9. Creator J-P D on January 15, 2012

      Nice Project.Still Need $5,753 in cash and 15 days to go.I wish you got the funds by Tuesday 31 Janvier 2012.

    10. Creator Alfredo R. on January 3, 2012

      Great project and great news Linux support :-)

    11. Creator Kevin Corkum on December 31, 2011

      We gotta get some more noise for this. Colin I'm local so if need help shipping,part of what my company does. Gary!!

    12. Creator Colin Adamson on December 25, 2011

      Support for Linux-netbook equipped Oculus robots almost done--see our update here:

    13. Creator Chris Spencer on December 24, 2011

      Great project. I hope you add Linux support.

    14. Creator Gary Lucas on December 22, 2011

      It is interesting how small a circle Vancouver is.

      There's 2 backers that I've met personally but haven't seen in 5-10 years...

    15. Creator Brad Zdanivsky on December 20, 2011

      no, lasers for navigation...

    16. Creator Gary Lucas on December 19, 2011

      Lasers are too power intensive... Good old fashioned projectile weapons will be fine.

    17. Creator Brad Zdanivsky on December 19, 2011

      it needs lasers !!