App update: improved compatibility between phones and IR blasters
I've released a new version of the app, available on iOS via the TestFlight app or on Android here. I'm optimistic—but not 100% confident—that this update will solve most... Read more
App update: educational content and broader phone support
Hi, everyone. There is a new version of the app available. It should address a few of the common bugs people have been experiencing.
As before, setup info—and a new... Read more
Bots Alive is alive! iOS and Android apps are now available.
The iOS and Android apps are available! Go to https://botsalive.com/setup for instructions on getting them.
Once you've played with it—or watched someone else do so—if you have thoughts... Read more
2/3rds of kits have been shipped! App available March 17.
I'm happy to say that we've shipped almost 300 kits at this point, thanks to Bots Alive's Brendan McKenna and his persistence getting to this point.
Almost all... Read more
Now testing replacement IR blasters; delivered 30 kits over Christmas
Hi, everyone. Quick update here.
We shipped a kit each to approximately 30 of our backers over Christmas. We've heard both positive and helpful feedback that will be incorporated into... Read more
Acquisition by Dash Robotics, makers of Kamigami
Hi, everyone. I've got some big news to share. We've been acquired by fellow Kickstarter campaigner Dash Robotics.
After running two successful crowdfunding campaigns (first, second), Dash partnered with Mattel... Read more
September is here. When do I get my Bots Alive robots?
Hi, everyone. I hope you've had a nice summer. I'm going to keep this update short to get back to work on getting to the point where we can send... Read more
Last chance to order Bots Alive and add-on set / Prepping to ship
If you read nothing else in this update, please scan down to the time-sensitive bold part.
This update starts with a big announcement. As we were preparing for... Read more
Quality materials, Maker Faire, and improving user experience
We want to give you durable little robots that work just as we intend. To do that, we’re finding the best materials we can. This month, our team... Read more
Kickstarter ended yesterday / 391 backers funded 225% of bots_alive's goal
Our campaign ended yesterday at 10am Central US Time. It was a resounding success, and our 391 backers are the reason why. The bots_alive team and I have been floored... Read more
Final day for bots_alive on Kickstarter!
Thanks to everyone for tuning in for our Kickstarter campaign! We're so proud of what all of our backers have done to make these robots see the light of day... Read more
Less than 3 days left! Also: bots_alive's artificial intelligence, under the hood
Hi, bots_alive community!
If you want to understand the new and unique way we created the artificial intelligence for these robots, here's a 6-minute read that will fill you in.... Read more
8 days left! Help us finish strong.
Hi, everyone! We've been steadily moving towards the $50K stretch goal of sumo wrestling. The end of a campaign typically sees a significant boost, and a couple of minutes of... Read more
100% funded in less than 48 hours! Next up? Sumo at $50K.
We're immensely grateful for your pledges, thoughtful questions, and authentic sharing of this campaign.
At $50,000, we'll add sumo wrestling to the features bots_alive will ship with. We'll have a... Read more