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Easy, affordable, open source feature packed Arduino robot. Now in thousands of schools worldwide like Stanford, and stores like Barnes and Noble. Comes w/ free full suite of lessons. Great intro to programming, electronics, robotics
Easy, affordable, open source feature packed Arduino robot. Now in thousands of schools worldwide like Stanford, and stores like Barnes and Noble. Comes w/ free full suite of lessons. Great intro to programming, electronics, robotics
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Sparki has begun shipping, and Global Case Study Program launches this week!

Posted by ArcBotics (Creator)
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Dear Sparki backers,

Sparki has begun shipping!  

Where Your Sparki Is

Last week we shipped all China and Hong Kong based Sparkis.  All of the international Sparkis and Sparki Class Packs arrived safely at our US warehouse and are finishing processing now.  The US Sparkis shipped in 3 batches, and the first batch arrived at Amazon end of day Friday and are being processed now.  The other 2 batches just cleared US customs (customs hurdle complete!) and will be delivered on Monday and Tuesday respectively this week.

So, this means that as Sparkis finish processing in the warehouses, we will be submitting orders to ship this week!  Once submitted, orders ship within 24 hours.  Once Amazon receives and processes the last two batches (which can take up to 5 business days), the remaining US Sparkis will go out.  Everyone who ordered a Sparki should have a shipping email and tracking number by sometime next week.

We have been sending reminders to email us updated addresses/phone numbers over the past several months, and thanks to everyone who has sent those in.  We will ship to the most updated address you have given us.  If you have any last minute changes, please email us immediately at help@arcbotics.com and we will do our best to change your order. However, if your order has already been submitted to our warehouse, we won't be able to change the address.  We can only ship your order once.

A look inside the Sparki Class Pack Reward

The Sparki Class Pack reward includes a set of classroom materials to be used with Sparki's lessons.  Each set includes:

1x large A2 sized Sparki Maze Following poster with "Easy" and "Hard" tracks

1x large A2 sized Sparki Line Following poster, also with easy and hard tracks

5x LED flashlights with 3AAA batteries included (each set includes 1 or more colors of flashlights) and 5x Black whiteboard markers specially fitted to Sparki's marker holder

We have made the posters available for free download.  You can download by clicking on the posters.  

We have a limited quantity of Sparki Class Packs left over if anyone would like the remaining few:  https://www.wepay.com/stores/arcbotics.

Sparki Global Case Study Program launches this week

Thank you to all the educators who will be piloting Sparki in their classrooms and working with us on our case study program.  We will be sending you more information on the program this week, such as how to schedule your 1-on-1 instructor training session, connect with other educators using Sparki, and take our brief pre-survey.  

If you'd like to join our program, please contact us at help@arcbotics.com.  The goal of this program is for us to better serve our Sparki educators by offering more direct support, as well as gather feedback from educators and students on Sparki's curriculum so we can improve Sparki's educational impact.  We have schools ranging from Canada, UK, Taiwan, Norway, and more who are using Sparki this spring, and we would love to work with you! 

You can follow us on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/ArcBotics.  As always you can reach us directly at help@arcbotics.com.

Vasilis Odysseos, Tim Collins, and 5 more people like this update.

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