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The story of a little robot who gains her confidence through the magic of music.
The story of a little robot who gains her confidence through the magic of music.
84 backers pledged $6,155 to help bring this project to life.

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Nema's Notes - Children's Book about Robots and Music

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 Nema's Notes is a colorful story about a little robot who gains her confidence through the magic of music. 

Nema was a lonely little robot that could only say a few beeps, boops, and bings  until she discovers music that helps her gain confidence and changes her life forever. Join her on this bright adventure as she swings and sings along with several instruments. 

Kids won't be able to resist schwee schwoo schwaaah schwooping along with Nema as she sings with the saxophone or twoo-dily twoo-dily twoo-dily twooting along with the flute. 

The book is a wild ride of rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that makes it a fun experience for kids and adults to share together. This hardcover book is richly illustrated and full of whimsical wording that begs to be read aloud.  

Rewards

We are so excited to bring Nema's adventure to kids everywhere and to say thank you for supporting our project, here are the rewards for backing at different levels: 

Process

From the first spark of an idea, Nema has been a delight to conceptualize and realize. Her playful personality and curious character naturally developed as we sketched, modeled and acted out her reactions to different situations. 

Below is some of the concept art that went into developing the story:

We knew we wanted Nema to be more than just an image in a book, so to bring her character to life we decided she should introduce the book herself! To create the Nema seen in the video we 3D printed the parts, programmed electronics to make her move and spin, and then put her in front of the camera to let her do the acting. 

Here's a time lapse of Nema being 3D printed:

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Schedule

We plan to ship in May of this year. Here's our schedule for making that happen:

  •  Already Accomplished: Manuscript finalized and copy edited, illustrations laid out and exported for production
  • Kickstarter Launch: January 29
  • Kickstarted Close: February 28
  •  March 4 - March 8: Final proofs are approved and books, pins and collectable figurines go into production.
  •  March 9 - April 14: Books, pins and figurines manufactured.
  •  April 15 - April 26: Books and pins finish production and arrive at Budmen Workshop. Figurines finished and in final stage of packaging.
  •  May 1 - May 30: Rewards are shipped to backers in order of pledge.

We have a lot of experience when it comes to manufacturing and delivering products. When we aren't writing whimsical children's books we are busy manufacturing and delivering complex products like the Budmen Buildini 3D Printer. We will use all of that experience and expertise to make sure suppliers stay on schedule, to ensure production quality is top notch and to get your rewards to you as quickly as possible. 


A Note From The Authors

We love the creative possibilities of robots and humans. Together we create robots and then make music, art, food, and furniture with them. This book is our labor of love dedicated to all children, especially those who love robots, music, and just being silly. 

After we finished writing and illustrating the book, we knew we wanted to bring it to kids everywhere. We believe that children deserve the best we can offer. Therefore we have worked with the printing press to make sure that when this book goes to production, the result is a beautiful, richly colored hardcover book that will last for generations. 

Technical Specifications

Age Range: 1-5

Dimensions: 11 x 8.5"

Paper Weight: Gloss 135 lb Text (Thick sturdy pages with a smooth finish)

Pages: 36 (Not too long, not too short, just right)


Thank you for checking out our project!

Risks and challenges

The artwork is done, the enamel pin is ready to be manufactured, the collectable figurine is modeled, we need your help to fund the production. Together we can send the printing presses to work and make this book possible!

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    Fan Level

    Get an ultra-durable 3 inch tall vinyl Nema Sticker. Perfect for sticking to laptops, car bummers, water bottles, bicycles and more!

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    Roadie Level

    No performance would be possible without the roadies! To say thank you for your support you will receive a super shiny collector quality Nema enamel pin.

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    Musician Level

    Get a full color 32 page hardcover first edition of Nema's Notes signed by both authors

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    Band Leader Level

    GET ONE! GIVE ONE! Receive a Signed 1st Edition Hardcover Book and we will send a 2nd copy to the library or school of your choosing!

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    Maestro Level

    Receive a Signed 1st Edition Hardcover Book and a 3D printed hand-finished Nema figurine.

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    • Signed 1st Edition Hardcover Book
    • Limited Edition Nema Figurine
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Funding period

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