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Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones and iPod Touches.
Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones and iPod Touches.
Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones and iPod Touches.
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5,227 backers pledged $702,427 to help bring this project to life.

SDK Update, Packaging and Shipping

Hey everyone! 

Thank you to all the developers providing us with feedback on the SDK docs we posted last week, keep it coming! For those who missed it we posted the SDK documentation at Chris is working on the test framework for the SDK and expects to wrap that up pretty soon. We want the SDK to be an enjoyable experience to work with for our developers. A great developer experience will lead to better apps, which means a better experience for all of you! We will continue to update you on this critical milestone.


Packaging and Shipping

Just before our China team went on holiday with their families for Chinese New Year, they sent a master carton of 30 Galileo via airfreight to our HQ in Santa Cruz. This is the first time we have shipped a full master carton of Galileo and were thrilled when they arrived on Friday! The packaging maintained rigidity and Galileo arrived as expected, albeit a little jet lagged :)

However, one corner of the shipping box showed evidence of being “smushed” or dropped.

Unfortunately, the Galileo box positioned in this corner also showed some minor damage.

However, we are pleased to report Galileo remained completely unharmed and worked flawlessly!

We are working on solutions to better brace the corners of the shipping box so that each and every Galileo box arrives in perfect condition. 


For those interested in pallet configuration. We can fit 6 inner cartons of 5 Galileo each into the master carton. This configuration fits nicely on an American shipping pallet (48” x 40”) so that we ship as little “air” as possible. 

The inner cartons are sealed inside the black plastic bag for extra protection against moisture during transit.

After we inspected the packaging, we removed each Galileo from the box and began running the same test programs we use when they come off the assembly line. Here are a few of the developer units we are testing and will prepare for shipment:


Gabe returned home from his trip to our assembly facility in China this week. However, he will likely go back to China at the end of Chinese New Year to resolve a couple minor vendor issues and improve quality control on our assembly line. He also brought back some stunning photos! 

We will update you all again soon! Have a great week!!!

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    1. Pasha on February 11, 2013

      this must be the first KS project to post pallet configuration LOL!

      i like the way you share :)

      keep at it, guys~

    2. Motrr Creator on February 11, 2013

      Thanks for the support, guys! Great to hear that our updates are being well received :)
      Will continue to update on Kickstarter and at


    3. Matt Warren on February 11, 2013

      Team Motrr-
      As someone who has taken you to task about the lack of consistent or timely updates, I am really pleased about the last series of updates. I hope you continue these regular updates! Communication breeds confidence, and I'm looking forward to getting my Galileo soon!

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      dabax on February 11, 2013

      cool! can't wait to play with them :)

    5. Matt Fischer on February 11, 2013

      i feel like i'm getting shipped (eventually) a gas tank for a Model T....what would have been great 8 months ago, has now become kind of meh. the advancement of technology waits for no man or Galileo.

    6. Dana Freeman on February 10, 2013

      Thanks for the update!

    7. Jared Bennett on February 10, 2013

      Thanks for the update.