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With remotely controlled rovers we'll give online helpers the tools to have great fun while helping the threatened desert tortoise.
439 backers pledged $25,300 to help bring this project to life.
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    All of the above rewards and a postcard from Tim Shields with a small original doodle. Doodles may vary but will be entertaining.

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    All of the above rewards and Hardshell Labs Sticker (Limited Edition ) and access to a backers only blog.

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    All of the above rewards and one year of Exclusive access to Hardshell Labs Progress Reports, ask Tim Shields a Tortoise question, and your choice: one of Hardshell Labs' designed pin buttons- designs to be revealed after the kickstarter deadline.

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    All of the above rewards and an invitation to a Tortoise Pizza Party! We will have a Rover present for a demonstration, and a secret reward revealed at the party. Note: If you can’t make the party, we’ll still send you the prize.

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    All of the above rewards and a limited edition Hardshell Labs Tee Shirt, a Social Media Shout Out, and exclusive access to rover video feed before we launch our video feed page.

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    All of the above rewards and have your name engraved into one of our Guardian Angel rover models (5 names per rover), ask Tim 3 interview questions which will be answered in video format and posted onto Social media along with a photo of your engraved name at the end of the video.

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    All of the above rewards and a signed, original tortoise art print by Tim.

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    All of the above rewards and a Real time rover driving session. Rover in the field with a tortoise at the pen at the Lewis Center for Education Research. Here, the donor can participate in early field trials and help us refine the equipment and procedures.

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    All of the above rewards and a Donor's choice: Day in the field with Tim, exploring the secrets of the Mojave Desert's flora and fauna or an original signed art piece by Tim.

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