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ATOMS are a system of plug-n-play sensors, motors and logic blocks for kids and adults to make things that do amazing things.
ATOMS are a system of plug-n-play sensors, motors and logic blocks for kids and adults to make things that do amazing things.
1,362 backers pledged $183,232 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping imminent. ATOMS sets revealed.

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Sneak Peek At ATOMS + Mini Maker Faire

Hey Kickstarters,

It’s All Coming Together!

Update: Long distance trips, tooling finalizations, packaging orders, manufacturer visits, DVT builds, circuit board populations. And this is just in the last 7 days! Bringing ATOMS to life has been crazy, exhilarating, exhausting, and truly remarkable to watch unfold. We’re creating what we believe to the be the best toy on the market and seeing the final steps of the production process come together is beyond exciting for us, and we hope for you as well.

Scroll down below to see a photograph of the Earthquake ATOM!

Recent Blog Posts/
Community Spotlight: Mark Gerl (read more)
Developing The ATOMS iOS App (read more)

Be In the Know/
Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates, news, pictures, videos, articles, and other fun stuff on all things ATOMS!

NoCo Mini Maker Faire/
Coloradians, mark your calendars for the NoCo Maker Faire October 5th Longmont, CO! The ATOMS team will be there demoing, answering questions, and hanging out during this inaugural event. Come by to say hi and see what we have in the works! Check out more details on the official NoCo Maker Faire website @  makerfairenoco.com

To building beyond,

Your ATOMS Team

Picture: The Earthquake ATOM opened up! Here you can see the motor with the restraint plate covering. We are working on adding the circuit board next!

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Big Advances On Your ATOMS + Boulder Flood Checkin

Dear Kickstarter Backers,

We’ve had a bustling couple of weeks here in the ATOMS Office as we get closer and closer to launch!

Big Advances: We’ve officially moved from CAD drawings and 3D printing to the first steps of creating ATOMS in mass-scale production! Joe Steinman flew overseas to work with our manufacturer to ensure tooling and color pallet implementation is up to the ATOMS standard. Jay Hamlin, Senior Electrical Engineer and California resident, visited the Boulder office for Design Verification Testing Builds (also known as DVT Builds). Ben Roscoe recently joined the team as our Firmware Engineer. And Michael Hurowitz frequented facilities to confirm various ATOMS certification measurements.

Needless to say, things are happening. And happening fast! Very, very exciting. 

Recent Blog Articles: 
Understanding How The ATOMS Team Deploys Firmware
ATOMS Aims To Foster “Ah-ha!” Moments
Electrical Engineering With The ATOMS Team

Be In The Know: Want up-to-the-minute updates on all things ATOMS? Or just fun facts and Top-5 lists? Head to our Facebook, Twitter, and Blog for our real time developments! 

Rain, rain go away: While our beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado and it’s surrounding areas have been ravaged with storms, rains, and floods, we’re happy to report the ATOMS team and office is all safe and mostly dry. Our thoughts are with the families, homes and fellow businesses that didn’t make it out so lucky. Boulder is a community of resilient hard workers with a can-do spirit, so I have no doubt the town will bounce back to normal in a few short days. Thank you for all the support and nice thoughts that have been sent our way!

It’s scary times like these that you realize how important it is to do what you love and be around those that inspire you. At ATOMS, this sentiment rings true. Our team of incredible thinkers and innovators lives their passion on a daily basis as we work to bring ATOMS to life!

To building beyond,

Your ATOMS Team

Workbench Snapshot: Check out this awesome overhead view of Ben’s workbench during a recent firmware test on the Recorder ATOM.

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Reminder: Robot Tours @ The ATOMS Office

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Good News, Bad News, And Robot Office Tours

Dear Kickstarter Backers,

The good news: We are 10 weeks away from shipping your ATOMS sets.
The bad news: That’s 4 weeks later than we thought at the time of our last update.

Here’s why and what we’re going to do about it….

When we incorporated on Halloween last year, we set out to create amazing products that enable kids to be makers. We are on track to do that, it’s just taking a little longer than we thought to get all the custom parts in quantity. The wait will be well worth it. We now have 25 of the most talented engineers, designers, programmers, operations people and storytellers I’ve ever met, working around the clock and the globe to develop ATOMS. Literally, with team members in time zones around the planet, the “sun never sets” on the ATOMS team.

We have started releasing final designs to the factories that will build ATOMS, and we should be shipping ATOMS sets by the end of October. There are always things that could still snipe us and delay further, but I believe with 95% confidence that we’ll ship ahead of our company’s 1yr birthday.

We recognize that this further delay will be disappointing to all of our backers, especially the 1,000 kids out there waiting for our ATOMS. So…

1) We are going to start doing daily posts three times a week on Twitter and Facebook showing behind-the-scenes product development progress. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the ATOMS iconology we posted to our blog yesterday.

2) The ATOMS team will be live-blogging from our pilot build in mid-September, sharing updates from our factory as we assemble and test our first “production quality” run.

3) We would like to invite our Backers for an exclusive tour via robot. We have two Double robots that enable you to video conference in, drive around, meet our team members, and see the latest progress.
     a) Connect via Google Chrome Browser at: http://drive.doublerobotics.com, or get the free "Double Robotics" iPad/iPhone app.
     b) Log in with these credentials:
          username: double_into_atoms
          password: quarks

Starting today we will have the robots online on Monday-Friday from 3pm to 4pm MDT, and Tuesdays 10am to 11am MDT through September 6th (at which point we’ll be very busy with the pilot build).

If you need assistance with logging in to our office robots email ryan@atoms-express.com

As always, we thank you for your continued support and encourage you to message us with any questions that you may have.

Kindly,
The ATOMS Team

Below Photo: Meet the ATOMS office robotos, Hans & Franz!

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