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Animator® is a new, fully programmable, version of driver-to-driver communication device called Drivemotion™. Read more

Portland, OR Technology
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Animator® is a new, fully programmable, version of driver-to-driver communication device called Drivemotion™.

Portland, OR Technology
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Drivemotion is a car gadget that allows drivers to communicate with each other with a remote controlled LED display that attaches inside your rear car window (facing the driver behind). Want to compliment that cute girl or guy driving in a car right behind you? No problem! Need to message the crazy driver behind? Sure! Press the remote control to show them a message. Below are images showing the installation of the product.

WIRELESS - INSTALLS IN 5 MIN - BATTERY SAVING TECHNOLOGY - FITS ANY CAR

First of all, we've being working on this version for almost 1 year trying to perfect every bit of it.

All previous versions were limited to messages or smiles programmed inside its memory. Now you are free to do what you want! Simply plug your display to the computer via USB wire, download software from drivemotion.com & start creating what you want. Users can draw animations, write text (in any language), control animation timings, all with a maximum of 15 frames per animation.

Users can share and find funny message ideas online through our Drivemotion community. Create messages and upload for others to use. Browse online to find messages per category such as safe driving, humour, flirting, politics, sport etc. For the lazy ones, that want just to buy and install we've pre-programmed Animator with some nice animations.

Special gift(we'll send you a secret link to the special games that we've created especially for our beloved backers. All games made in led style and are played online (flash games).

Manufacturing

We have our own manufacturing setup with existing relationships with our parts suppliers (including PCB production, raw plastics material, fasteners & fixings, packaging/printed media, stock items such as wires/cabling and switch membranes). Each supplier works to our part specification, production timeline and delivery requirements - this includes a quality criteria for each part, inspected before building the final product. We control the programming of hardware code into the device and testing of each device using our own software. We control our own injection mould tools, currently hosted in a trusted moulding sub-contractor. We are experienced in manufacturing of this genre.

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The team is well experienced in the production of products, handling of component suppliers and the stresses of ensuring products are built to specification.

In this special case of Animator version, the highest risk would be the robustness of the device’s software. For this case we have a 2 stage approach to production. Stage 1 produces and tests a small batch of production devices, only to proactively try and find production bugs. Stage 2 would be mass production once all bugs ironed out. We have several sets of production software and tools for testing each device individually.

The production is perfectly timed. The moulds are done, the hardware program is finished, the software is 75% finished (hopefully with your ideas we can improve the software and add features we didn't think of).

Pledges delivery:
In fact we have a small gap between the real delivery time and the delivery time we stated (so some Backers would be surprised by early delivery).

Production Timeline:
Currently we are ready to start the production, but we need to purchase needed materials in bulk, that's why we need your help Kickstarters.
Drivemotion "Pure faces", "Ex" and "Constructor" are already manufactured and waiting to be shipped from our warehouse in Oregon USA. "Animator" and "Everyone" would be shipped directly from factory in China (remote controls and led boards are already manufactured so the production time of other parts would take up to 1 week).

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    43 backers

    Drivemotion™ Superfan.
    Get listed as a sponsor on drivemotion.com/superhero – not only are we EXTREMLEY grateful for your support, but we’ll carefully rub our customers nose into a list of our sponsors each time the buy from us – because you helped make it happen!

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    26 backers

    Special gift for our backers! We created 4 games in led style for you (Tetris, Wolf, Stick fight, snake). Play and have Fun. We would forward you a secret link to the games section.

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    10 backers

    Drivemotion™ Superfan + SPECIAL THANKS and a virtual hug from all our team members. You’ll also be added to our VIP mailing list, where new ideas not yet off the ground are forwarded to you in secret (…..SSSSHHHH!) for your ideas on how to change it before production. (+ Special gift)

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    21 backers

    You’re a real supporter - for your help we'll send you LED pocket light with product logo – not only is this cool in it’s own right, but it comes with a massive THANKS on it (……well, 5mm x 20mm) (+ Special gift)

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    $42 reward

    2 backers

    Drivemotion™ version "Everyone", 5 built in smiley signs which anyone can understand – especially THE most annoying drivers. NOTE: delivery January 2014! (includes worldwide delivery) (+ Special gift)

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    $45 reward

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    Drivemotion™ version "Pure faces".

    A series of emoticon face messages to light up for the driver behind. Show them exactly how you feel. These range from angry, happy to sorry. (+ Special gift)

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    $59 reward

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    Drivemotion™ EX-version with message escalation technology. What ever emotion button you press, if you press it again & again, the emotion of that message intensifies. I.e. You press the “im happy” button, you can press it a further 2 times “if you’re happy & you know it & you really really want to show it”. This version has 16 messages in total. (+ Special gift)

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    $67 reward

    3 backers Limited (347 left of 350)

    Drivemotion™ version "Constructor", you can construct 500 different messages by combing the internal memories phrases, word & emoticons. 500, that’s a lot! For the poetic drivers out there.(+ Special gift)

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  • You selected
    $68 reward

    5 backers

    Drivemotion™ version "Animator" Draw animations on your pc or download from the online library, programming them into your Animator messenger to spice up your drive to work. Or perhaps for a bit of flirting ;-) You will get VIP status in the online message sharing community. People will ALWAYS know you backed us from the beginning. (+ Special gift)

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    $75 reward

    50 backers All gone!

    Drivemotion™ version "Animator" - For earlie Backers. Draw animations on your pc or download from the online library, programming them into your Animator messenger to spice up your drive to work. Or perhaps for a bit of flirting ;-) You will get VIP status in the online message sharing community. People will ALWAYS know you backed us from the beginning. (+ Special gift)

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    $85 reward

    18 backers Limited (82 left of 100)

    Drivemotion™ version "Animator" Draw animations on your pc or download from the online library, programming them into your Animator messenger to spice up your drive to work. Or perhaps for a bit of flirting ;-) You will get VIP status in the online message sharing community. People will ALWAYS know you backed us from the beginning. (+ Special gift)

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    Business backer. Here's our deal - You pledge us 5000 usd and we place your ad on the back of Drivemotion Animator packaging for 2 years. Or we can place your photo there ;-) ad dimensions: 40mm*40mm. (+ Special gift)

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    Business backer offer + Luxury 3 night stay in Thaliand, you’ll relax and be the boss while the Drivemotion team brainstorm your business. Note: tickets are not included (but massages are), you should notify us 3 weeks before your arrival. (+ Special gift)

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Funding period

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