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$6,784
pledged of $3,506 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

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About

The GamePRo is a robotic device that attaches to a 3DS console and can be programmed to carry out in game tasks. It uses servo motors to press buttons on the console and has a webcam mounted to detect changes on the console's top screen and a light sensor mounted on the bottom. A number of programs have already been written for the Pokemon series games including automatic breeding and soft resetting for shiny Pokemon. Note, existing programs are for windows only, not mac. For more information on the device itself please visit the official Facebook page or Youtube Channel.

www.facebook.com/noobysgamepro

www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXJBiQ81WSeNGn89OUyY1Q

The GamePRo product has been on the market as a fabricated plastic or aluminium unit produced by CNC machining or 3D printing. These were expensive to manufacture and were making the cost of the unit too pricey for most customers. By Injection molding these parts the cost will reduce substantially, however this requires a significant investment for the tooling of the mold. This Kickstarter is all about raising the funds to cover the tooling costs which will make the GamePRo accessible to many more people.

Risks and challenges

The GamePRo has been out for several years now so the software is working smoothly and users aren't finding it difficult to use. So we feel there is little risk in this area of the project.

Our aim for this campaign is to significantly reduce costs by changing the tooling used to manufacture the GamePRo. So the biggest risk would be if there were an issue with the new tooling, such as the design being slightly out. We do not feel that a problem here will stop the work from happening as significant work has gone into the design stage including 3D printed prototype versions. At worst it may cause delays in getting rewards out to people. Regardless we will still have our old method of producing GamePRos as an option if this method fails. So we will do our best to ensure funders get their rewards.

Another risk for purchasers of the GamePro would be if significant changes were made to the console that made the GamePro model obsolete. This however, would not be in the near future, and obviously wouldn't affect people with the games there currently have. So not a major problem really. But it is worth noting that if the consoles change in the future then the GamePRo will have to be upgraded to suit. Currently the original 3DS versions (Standard and XL) and the new 3DS versions (Standard and XL) are supported.

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    Colored Servo Mounts

    approx. $60USD -includes shipping

    This is for existing GamePRo owners who want to upgrade their servo mounts. Receive an assembled servo mount (including servo motors and actuators) with your choice of colored acrylic (from available colors). This will come assembled but will need to be attached to your existing GamePRo base and calibrated.
    Available to suit Original 3ds Standard, Original 3ds XL, New 3ds standard and New 3ds XL.

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    Pledge NZ$ 175 or more About $121

    GamePRo Kitset with colored acrylic

    approx. $120USD -includes shipping.

    Receive a GamePRo kitset (requires assembly and calibration) with your choice of colored acrylic servo motor mount (from available colors). Available to suit Original 3ds Standard, Original 3ds XL, New 3ds standard and New 3ds XL.

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    Pledge NZ$ 200 or more About $138

    Assembled GamePRo with colored acrylic

    approx. $140USD -includes shipping.

    Receive a GamePRo (pre-assembled and calibrated) with your choice of colored acrylic servo motor mount (from available colors). Available to suit Original 3ds Standard, Original 3ds XL, New 3ds standard and New 3ds XL.

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    Pledge NZ$ 350 or more About $241

    Aluminium Limited Edition

    approx. $240USD- includes shipping.

    Receive an aluminium limited edition GamePRo (pre-assembled and calibrated) with your choice of colored acrylic servo motor mount (from available colors). Available to suit Original 3ds Standard, Original 3ds XL, New 3ds standard and New 3ds XL.

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