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$4,131
pledged of $23,279pledged of $23,279 goal
36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 11 2019 11:57 AM UTC +00:00

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The most exciting game-play! Slow down your friends, get a power-up and give yourself a boost! Power-ups and obstacles will work both in multiplayer and  single-player modes. You can choose to disable them if you like,  especially if you are going to roam around. They are a fun challenge and  something that we think you will love. 

We will be testing the sensor on a variety of surfaces to ensure it  works as expected when you get it. There is still a lot of testing to be done, all app side, the Buggy is ready to roll. 

Creating your track is part of the fun. Track pieces will be included with each Buggy. Let your creativity go wild. We cannot wait to see what you come up with! But remember, you are not limited to using the track pieces. You can create a track out of anything. Let that dinner table chairs be your slalom course.  


We are technology freaks. We love tinkering and coming up with new concepts. This project is the first of many exciting things on our list. We are very excited to show this to the world, we hope you find it as exciting as we do. Our biggest promise is quality, we strive to make our products the best we can. Remember one thing... You are looking at prototypes. If you like them, you will love the final product. 

The Buggy is equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module. We are going to release both an iOS and an Android compatible app. As long as your Apple or Android phone or tablet is BLE compatible, the Buggy should work with your device.

Within the app, we will offer multiple ways you can control the Buggy. Our favorite so far is tilt to steer. The Buggy offers a complex AWD system and allows for fine-tuning of controls. No worries, this is for those who want to experiment - it will drive great out of the box!

We are thrilled to say this. The protocol for communications between the App and the Buggy will be open. We don't like products that are locked down; therefore we are opening the doors for anyone that wishes to build on top of our product. Have a great App idea for which the Buggy would be perfect? Go for it. Developers, this one is for you. 

Racing is a fundamental part of this project. We will be putting a lot of focus on this to ensure a smooth and pleasurable experience. Apps will be synchronized when playing multiplayer, regardless of platform. In other words, no worries if your friend has a different type of phone, as long as the App works on your device and their device, it should work without an issue. 

We will support multiplayer or single player racing. We also support free roaming! Ride around your desk, the office, countertop, or any other smooth surface. Ride into the meeting with style. 

We take pride in what we do. This overview does not do it justice, but it does highlight some of the essential features of the Buggy.  The all-wheel-drive system lets us create some impressive effects. The detection sensor is icing on the cake, race like never before. The headlights and taillights are fully controllable once connected. With expected battery life of 20 minutes, there is plenty of time for fun. Below, check out our demo of the prototype in the current state. 

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Please note that multiplayer is still under development, it will be available in the final product. The detection algorithm is still in the works, but it is shaping well. The promised obstacles/power-ups/time detection will all be available in the final product, we are hard at work to make sure the detection works as expected. 


We went through a lot of revisions to come up with the Buggy as it is today. We are still shy of the final design, but we are very close. The next step is to ensure that it is well designed for manufacturing. This requires open   communications with the factories and an initial deposit for all the molds that need to be created. 

We will do our best to keep to this timeline. We have built in leniency to these dates, and we expect to deliver ahead of schedule. However, there is always a chance of a delay. The primary focus in the following months will be on setting up the manufacturing and finalizing the Apps.  

Risks and challenges

With every project, there are some risks. The significant risk for us is delays. This is the reason why proper setup for manufacturing in the early stages of the project is key to its success. While we are experienced in design for manufacture, we also know that it involves a lot of back and forth between the factory and us. Half a year should be more than enough to deliver this product on time, even with unexpected delays - we planned for it. We have done our due diligence to make sure that all parts for the Buggy are available in large quantities and that substitutes exist. We are ready to travel to our manufacturers if need be to make sure this project delivers.

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    This is a reward tier for those wanting a track at their place of business. It includes 12 microDMG Buggys as well as a full 10'x6' track. Perfect for a lounge, break room or a game room. MSRP for each buggy will be $99, thats almost a 42% discount. Colors will be available to choose at a later date.

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