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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.

Hit $150K! New ATOMS Unlocked! Votes are in!

Dear Backers and Kickstarters,

We hit $150K, so three new ATOMS are now unlocked! 

Here are the Winners from your votes: 

New Blue ATOM: Motion Sensor ($15) - This ATOM uses a motion sensors like on a home alarm system to detect motions, and it sends a stronger signal out with the more motion it detects.

New Red ATOM: NOT Gate ($10) - This ATOM takes an input signal and sends the opposite out, so the stronger the signal is coming in, the weaker it is coming out. This is great when used with the light sensor and the LED ATOMS because you can have your headlights automatically turn on in the dark.

New Green ATOM: Tri-Color LED ATOM ($15) - This ATOM has three inputs: One for each of Red, Green, and Blue. By varying the input signal to each of the colors, you can make the output any color!

How to add any of the ATOMS to your pledge:

1) Increase your pledge amount by the cost of the ATOMS you want to add. 

2) Send us an email to seamless.toy.co@gmail.com with a list of what you want to add to your pledge. 

Note, once the campaign ends, we'll be reconfirming pledge upgrades with anyone who increased their pledge, so don't worry if you already added ATOMS to your order, we'll be double checking everything with you individually later next week. Right now, just make sure your pledge total reflects the sum of what you want to include in your rewards.

Just 3 days left on Kickstarter! 

Only three days left for people to get in on the initial product run of ATOMS and help us launch the company!  

Please tell your friends about this awesome project you backed! 

If everyone finds one friend to back ATOMS, we'll double our momentum going into 2013! 

Prankster Sets start at just $29!  Surely every one of you knows somebody who needs one of those for $29, right?!  :) 

Thanks, 

Michael and the ATOMS Team! 

PS: Here were the vote tallies. Very close on the green ATOMS! 

Red ATOMS

  • Amp - 19
  • NOT Gate - 131   [winner!]
  • 3-Count Propagate - 32

Blue ATOMS

  • Closeness - 68
  • Magnetic Field - 12
  • Motion - 102   [winner!]

Green ATOMS

  • Earthquake - 83
  • Sound - 11
  • Tri-Color - 88    [winner!]
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Help ATOMS Get to $150K to Unlock New ATOMS

Dear Backers and Kickstarters!

Hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays - Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you and your family celebrate!

With 6 days left in our Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to share a few quick updates with you:

Last week, we unlocked the $125K Add-An-ATOM Bonus Reward level.

You can now add extra ATOMS to your sets (Monster Set Pledge Level and above). To add-an-ATOM, just increase your pledge for whatever ATOMS you want to add, and send us an email with your add-list at: kickstarter@atoms-express.com

  • Add an LED ATOM - $10
  • Add a Light Sensor ATOM - $10
  • Add a Flip Flop ATOM - $10
  • Add a Motor ATOM - $16

We are $6.8K away from unlocking 3 new ATOMS!

When we hit $150K, we'll unlock 3 new ATOMS, determined by votes from our backers. See the choices listed in Update 18, and cast your vote here before we hit $150K!

You can still enter the ATOMS RaffleCopter Contest to win a Deluxe iOS Control Set and a 32GB iPod Touch:

RaffleCopter gives you entries to our contest when you help us get the word out about ATOMS on social media - Tweet about ATOMS (3 entries), follow ATOMS on Twitter (3 entries), Post about ATOMS on Facebook (5 entries), back ATOMS on Kickstarter (10 entries) - all backers should enter with this last one (you just have to click here to enter)!

Happy Holidays!

Michael and the ATOMS Team

ps: On a personal note, my wife and I gave our daughter Kaylee a wooden Noah's Arc toy for Christmas, because she likes playing with the small wooden block-animals my mother got her earlier in the year. I'm excited to use ATOMS to add animal sounds to her Arc that trigger when she opens the big door or shakes the boat. She loves toys that make sounds and light up in reaction to her!  That's one really neat thing about ATOMS - you can use them to soup up your other toys! 

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Vote for the Next NEW ATOMS!

Dear Backers and Kickstarters,

We're closing in on the final 10 days of our campaign, and the final days of 2012!

An Amazing Week for ATOMS

It has been an amazing week for ATOMS on Kickstarter! With your help, we raised over $27,000 in the last 7 days! This puts us in an even stronger position to make waves with ATOMS in 2013!

This week, ATOMS received coverage from... Laughing SquidThe GadgeteerMAKE BlogDiscovery ChannelNBC NewsBrick FilmsThe Brick Blogger & more!

We also had our ATOMS Holiday Party this week. If you missed it, check out pictures of the party and the 24" Death Star Cake (with ATOMS making Tie-Fighters fly) on our Facebook Page.

Closing In On $150k Bonus Reward - New ATOMS!

We're also nearly at the point where we can start expanding the product line sooner than expected.

As we mentioned in the last update, if / when we hit $150K on Kickstarter, we would be creating and bringing to life two new ATOMS modules and offering them as upgrades to your sets.

Today, our team is revising that promise, and making it better! - We'll be unlocking the ability to add three NEW ATOMS (not just two), and you get to vote on which ones you want to create!

In anticipation, we are going to start the voting RIGHT NOW, and if / when we hit $150K, we'll announce the process for adding your chosen ATOMS to your sets. We're really excited about this amazing next step for Seamless Toy Co, and we hope you are too.

Thanks, and keep telling your friends and family about ATOMS!

-Michael & The ATOMS Team.

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VOTE HERE FOR YOUR FAVORITE NEW ATOMS:

Here are the new ATOMS on the drawing board that you'll be voting on! (We'll make the top from each group.) The winners will be announced if / when we reach $150k!

Blue "Sensor" ATOMS

  • Motion Sensor ATOM ($15) - This ATOM uses a motion sensors like on a home alarm system to detect motions, and it sends a stronger signal out with the more motion it detects.
  • "Closeness" Sensor ATOM ($15) - This ATOM uses a distance sensor to measure how far things are in front of it. As things get closer, it sends out a stronger signal.
  • Magnetic Field Sensor ATOM ($10) - This ATOM senses the strength of a magnetic field. The closer you bring a magnet to it, the stronger signal it sends out.

Red "Connection" ATOMS

  • Three-Count Propagate ATOM ($10) - this ATOM takes 3 "hits" before propagating the signal. Each time the input signal strength crosses 50% intensity, it registers 1 "hit". 
  • Amp ATOM ($10) - This ATOM works as a signal amplifier. With nothing connected to the (+) or (-) it works as a simple pass-through, but if you connect another sensor to the (+) it amplifies the main signal.
  • NOT Gate ($10) - This ATOM takes an input signal and sends the opposite out, so the stronger the signal is coming in, the weaker it is coming out. This is great when used with the light sensor and the LED ATOMS because you can have your headlights automatically turn on in the dark.

Green "Do Things" ATOMS

  • Earthquake ATOMS (vibrating motor) ($16) - This ATOM has a vibrating motor in it - one slightly larger than the vibrating motor in a smartphone, so it should be strong enough to shake small toys. The Earthquake ATOM shakes faster when it receives a stronger input signal.
  • Motor Sound ATOM with varying frequency ($15) - This ATOM makes an engine sound, and the engine sound "revs up" as the input signal strength increases.
  • Tri-Color LED ATOM ($15) - This ATOM has three inputs: One for each of Red, Green, and Blue. By varying the input signal to each of the colors, you can make the output any color!

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We hit $125,000! Add-an-ATOM Unlocked!

Dear Backers and Kickstarters,

We're really rolling now! We just cruised through the $125K mark!

The $125K Bonus Reward is Now Unlocked!

You can now add extra ATOMS to your sets (Monster Set Pledge Level and above). To add-an-ATOM, just increase your pledge for whatever ATOMS you want to add, and send us an email with your add-list at: kickstarter@atoms-express.com

  • Add an LED ATOM - $10
  • Add a Light Sensor ATOM - $10
  • Add a Flip Flop ATOM - $10
  • Add a Motor ATOM - $16

Each additional ATOM comes with a connection wire. See the videos below that explain what each of these ATOMS do.

Announcing the $150K Bonus Reward!

If we hit $150K, we will have the resources to create two new ATOMS (beyond the current 13 ATOMS) that you will be able to add to your sets. We have a bunch of ideas, but we're going to let our backers vote on which ATOMS to make next! We should get that pole up tomorrow, and announce the candidates.

Thanks again for all the support so far! It's been really exciting to be a part of this with all your support!

Michael (35 today!) and the ATOMS Team!

Releasing images of the ATOMS iOS App

Dear Backers and Kickstarters,

We are closing in that next stretch goal! At $125K, we'll unlock the ability to add extra ATOMS to your sets a la carte!

In the meantime, we have a product update for you. Today we are releasing screen shots of the first ATOMS iOS app that runs on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

This app will allow you to connect to the ATOMS Bluetooth Smart Brick (included in the iOS Set and Deluxe iOS Set, and of course all the combo sets), and control any green ATOMS from the app, and read any blue ATOMS sensors from the app as well.

The combination of this app, Bluetooth, and an iOS Device, allows ATOMS to harness the computing power that you already have in your pocket - which takes ATOMS to a whole new level.

If you pledged for one of the non-iOS sets (the Monster Construction Set, or the Magic Wand Set), don't worry! You can still upgrade your pledge to the combo set and get all three sets, or you can always add the ATOMS Bluetooth Smart Brick when we make the products available for sale in 2013 - it will work with any ATOMS in any sets.

If you are on the Android platform, we plan to have an app for Android in 2013. We're just waiting for Android to support Bluetooth 4.0, the low-power, high-speed technology that the ATOMS Bluetooth Smart Brick is built on.

Michael and the ATOMS Team.

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