$353,060
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, March 9 2019 1:59 PM UTC +00:00.

Hexbot RoboticsBy Hexbot Robotics
First created
Hexbot RoboticsBy Hexbot Robotics
First created
$353,060
pledged of 50 000 $pledged of 50 000 $ goal
699
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44days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, March 9 2019 1:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

As creators, we all love to create things with 3D printing and laser engraving. But it cost a  lot of money to own a 3D printer and a laser engraver. Two years ago, we started thinking combine two machines together and make it interchangeable and affordable. Finally, we got the perfect solution - the Hexbot.

The first versatile desktop robotic arm with extreme 0.05mm high repeatability that turns your desktop into a workshop. Designed for makers, designers and anyone who wants to bring their ideas to life. Hexbot helps you to draw, write, laser engrave and 3D print in the easiest way possible.

Build for makers and designers to bring their ideas to life, Hexbot’s functional modular design is aimed to complete any task from simply grasping, drawing to 3D printing and laser engraving.   

The patented decelerator design reduces the gap between gears, allowing 0.05mm extremely high repeatability. 

Thanks to the modular design, Hexbot no longer has unwanted screws on the end effector. Switch out modules in just one click.  

Hexbot gives you an intuitive and interactive way to control and bring your ideas in just a few clicks with our software. 

To keep Hexbot kid-friendly, we integrated Blockly into our software, which allows dragging and placing the code blocks to control Hexbot. Control a robot arm is as easy as play a board game.

We also provide an API for experienced developers to control Hexbot in Processing, Python, and G-code.  

To make controlling Hexbot even easier, we designed the 3.5-inch touchscreen allows you to check the status and command Hexbot within your hand.  Download the G-code files to the SD card and start drawing/engraving/printing. No need to keep connecting to your computer.

With the pen holder module, Hexbot can write a letter, draw a picture, and turn your design into pen and ink. Bring arts to your home or write your homework...

Hexbot can be easily transformed into a laser engraver with the laser engraver module. It is capable of engraving on wood, leather, paper and other materials. You can make a meaningful gift for your friends within a few minutes. 

With Hexbot's high precision, you can print a 3D object with the 3D printing module. The modular design expands the creative power for Hexbot. Gives us the ability to create more things with it.

Picking and placing objects can be easily performed with the help of a suction cup and soft gripper. 

Don’t know how to program? No worries. With the multi-function button on the base or the touchscreen, you can drag the arm and record the movements and make Hexbot repeat the movements. Drag, record, and play - just that easy. 

With the other accessories such as computer vision kit and linear rails, we can bring the capability of Hexbot to the next level. You can also design your own accessories for your targeted application. 

Combining with OpenMV, we can perform all projects requiring computer vision. Build a mini production line on your desk or use Hexbot in an industry environment.

Want to get a bigger moving area? No problem! After putting Hexbot on the linear rails, we will get a much bigger moving area with Hexbot. Or by combining Hexbot with the conveyor belt, we can build a mini production line on our desk.

Want to have more than one Hexbot arm to complete your task? Yes, we can combine two Hexbot to do the job with our software. 

 *Note: Hexbot will support OpenAI Gym and Mujoco simulator for deep reinforcement learning.

Customized and patented decelerator design and cooperation with motor manufacturers give us the chance to lower the price and make it more affordable. To appreciate our early supporters who gave us much advice and helped us improve our product, we have provided a super early bird pledge for them. 

Thanks to the modular design, we pack different functions into changeable modules, so that the module can be changed in seconds. You can design a special module for your application and attach it onto Hexbot. The only limit you can create with Hexbot is your imagination.

*NOTE: Every reward with the laser engraving module will include a protective shield. 

Shipping Details

The Hexbot will ship to backers from worldwide. To provide the best delivery experience, we will deliver Hexbot to you through international express. You can expect to receive the package in less than 7 days after the shipping. For the backers from US and Europe, the shipping fee will be $80 USD.  We will continue to review shipping options for our other backers and keep you posted of any updates. 

We’d love it if you guys could tell your friends, family, and the rest of the world about Hexbot.

To show our gratitude to anyone who does, we’ve teamed up with Kickbooster. For every backer you refer to this Kickstarter project, we’ll give you 6% of their pledge amount.

Sign up now on Kickbooster. Once you’ve signed up you’ll get a personal link to share through social media, email, or any other platform you like. 

Hexbot is a tight-knit tech startup based in Shenzhen & Philadelphia, PA. We are a strong team of passionate engineers and designers who are experienced professionals in robotics, open source hardware, industrial design, and 3D printing. Our passion is creating products that can help you bring your ideas to life. We've been working hard to make Hexbot a reality. We would like to express thanks to all friends, supporters, backers and team members!

We’ve come a long way since we first came up with the idea of creating a desktop robotic arm two years ago. We believed that a truly multi-functional robot arm can change the way, we create things. 

With these beliefs in mind, our team spent countless nights designing, prototyping, testing, programming, and pitching our ideas to hundreds of people and receive feedback on Hexbot. After the test in the past five months, our product has been verified, and it’s ready for manufacturing. 

Risks and challenges

Any project might encounter unexpected obstacles, and this possibility is even more likely in the case of a hardware technology project that requires manufacturing. Keeping this in mind, we have already started to tackle some of these obstacles early on in order to minimize any delays.

1. One potential risk is preparing for the injection molding manufacturing process. Injection molding is the fastest and most reliable way to manufacture Hexbots. To guarantee a smooth process, we've taken almost all possible blocks into consideration and found solutions to ensure high-quality injection molding manufacturing. As you can see, the prototypes we made worked perfectly and next we will start the mold manufacturing process.

In order to prepare for the mass production, 80% of our BOM(Bill of Materials) is confirmed and most suppliers are selected. Moreover, we work in a city near the factory so that we can know and fix any problem happen.

2. A second potential risk is the software integration with Hexbot. We are passionate about creating the most intuitive and interactive way to control Hexbot and bring our ideas to life. Given the amount of work that we'll have over the next four months, it will be challenging to create all the patches and integrations that we have in mind. First, we will focus on the software that we think to be the most important and keep the software development progress run parallel with our hardware manufacturing.

We are fully aware that unexpected bumps in the road may raise, but our team is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to keep our promises. We will update you on our progress and can't wait to hear feedback from our backers in order to deliver the best Hexbot on your desk.

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