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UTSUWA Inc.By UTSUWA Inc.
First created
UTSUWA Inc.By UTSUWA Inc.
First created
¥3,538,974
pledged of ¥4,600,000pledged of ¥4,600,000 goal
85
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 31 2018 2:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

For Japanese summary please click here. 日本語の説明はこちら

ADD JUICE TO YOUR PERFORMANCE!

FEATURES 

Make your sessions tight! Jamming with Cabot is easy. Your performance is jacked up a notch with pumping, natural rhythm. Attach it to a cajon and activate it by smartphone with our app. Your music is instantly elevated to a whole new realm as you jam together in perfect time with YOU directing the flow. A completely cool and fun jamming experience! 

Feel more Cabot’s 3 arms physically strike the cajon sending natural, acoustic sound waves out into the room. The bass thuds and the snare cracks. You and your audience feel it in your gut! It’s a universe away from digital percussion. 

Performance with people! Cabot’s steady, solid rhythm provides perfect accompaniment to music across all genres. It blends with almost any instrument bringing a new vibe and energy to a session. It kills as a rapper’s beatbox! 

More intelligence Create your own rhythms with our smartphone apps or download beats from other users. Easily synchs with other equipment via MIDI. We are working on making Cabot smarter in future version updates. Get excited!

DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS: SXSW 2018 and more! 

We exhibited Cabot at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 tradeshow in Austin, Texas, USA. A lot of visitors enjoyed jamming with Cabot!        

"Jacki-O" by Troy Cardona & Paul Miller. Filmed at Studio 1916, Austin Texas, USA.  

For more demonstration videos please click here.

HOW IT WORKS 

 Patent pending

REWARDS


Cajon
We can offer this distinctive special handmade cajon (wooden box drum) for this campaign crafted by Hidetoshi Hamasaki in Osaka, Japan. His cajons, of which you can see some examples below, are well known for their incredible sound. You can also enjoy playing the cajon without the Cabot.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Interesting Engineering, Red Bull, MIDI Assciation, engineering.com

GIZMODE Japan, fabcross, The Mainichi NewspapersNHK BS1("Kokusai-Houdou")

OUR PARTNERS

SHARP IoT.make Bootcamp  Proud to be part of a specialized “acceleration program” for IoT hardware startups hosted by multinational electronics manufacturer, Sharp Corp.

Kyoto University Entrepreneurs Platform (KUEP)  We have been fabricating components and prototyping in a studio provided by KUEP, which provides machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters.

Modelor  Collaborating with us to develop the app with a focus on “user experience” (UX).

VIDEO & MUSIC

TEAM

The Cabot percussion robot was born in the mind of Hide, director of the Cabot development team (and guitar player/singer). “I wanted to create a product that would rev up my solo performance.” He assembled a team of various engineers and bounced ideas off of other musicians leading to the steady improvement of the prototype.

TIMELINE

Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION
We have already tested several working prototypes and have been working on Design for Manufacturing (DFM) with our partners, including SHARP Corporation, a multinational electronics manufacturer based in Japan. We are doing our best to keep our process solid.

However, as sometimes things can go wrong, especially when you are creating a new product, there is the risk that we may have to change the design of the product, which may lead to manufacturing delay or changes in outlook, function or final retail price.

COMMUNICATION
We know communication is important for building trust between backers and creators. We will continually update the project status on Kickstarter.

SHIPPING
We expect to ship the first Cabot by March 2019. However, please note that this may be significantly affected by design and manufacturing conditions as mentioned above.

We can ship to Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Peru, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. We will consider shipping to other countries if we receive sufficient requests. To send your request, please go to “Ask a question” at FAQ. There are some countries we cannot service due to limitations by shipping companies.

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    Super Early Bird - Cabot

    Enjoy jamming with Cabot !
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    AC adapter
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    One cable connecting Cabot and footswitch

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    Cabot & Cajon

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Funding period

- (35 days)