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BrickPi turns your Raspberry Pi into a LEGO® robot.  Your credit card sized computer enters the physical world.
BrickPi turns your Raspberry Pi into a LEGO® robot. Your credit card sized computer enters the physical world.
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    BIG THANKS. A hearty thanks on our Backers Page. We will put your name and a safe-for-work message on our Backers Page site for eternity. You will feel the warm glow from having pushed the human race a little further towards robot domination.

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    Dexter Industries Sticker
    Get a very rare and exclusive Dexter Industries Sticker. It's like a bow-tie for a robot! Keep your robot classy.

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    JUST THE PCB
    You're an experienced hacker and you're in a hurry. Surface mount soldering doesn't scare you and you've been itching to use that rework station you bought last month. You will receive a working Printed Circuit Board. You are on your own to find parts and do the assembly.

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    BRICKPI CASE - Just the BrickPi case. You just want to hook up some LEGO's to your Pi. If all you want is a classy looking case for your Raspberry Pi you can stick LEGO Minifigures on, this reward is for you.

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    JUST THE BRICKPI - You want a super-sweet, functioning board for your Pi but you're not interested in the case. Just the BrickPi, fully assembled, populated with components, and ready to start moving motors and reading sensors when it arrives.

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    THE PIONEER - BRICKPI + CASE:
    You're a pioneer and you can see that this is the future. You pledge early and you make this happen. Thank you for being a believer!

    BrickPi and the Case. Plus a sticker because we know you like nice things. Optional: John will autograph the case for you so you can say you knew us before we were cool.

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    BRICKPI + CASE:
    The full enchilada. A working BrickPi, fully functional, assembled and operating. A beautiful case. Ready to build into a robot. Let your robot run free.

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    POWER UPGRADE KIT: The BrickPi, and a case, and all the parts to do the upgrade yourself. Plus we will include a package of all the parts for upgrading the power from a simple switching device to a longer lasting DC-DC converter. We will include two extra plastic ports for enabling the extra motor and sensor port

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    POWER-UPGRADE + BRICKPI + CASE: A working BrickPi, fully functioning, assembled and operating. A beautiful case. Ready to attach your LEGOs to. This model comes with the power upgrade and 5 sensor ports, 4 motor ports (1 more of each over the standard version), fully soldered, no soldering required. Let your robot run free, longer.

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    THE POET: BRICKPI + CASE + HAIKU
    You appreciate good electronics but want something more. You will receive a working BrickPi and Case.
    One of our engineers will write a Haiku about you (or a friend) and your beauty, and your forward-thinking technological ways. It will be personalized and it will be public. We will put the Haiku on our website.

    Optional: We will just e-mail you the Haiku.

    BrickPi and Case will ship in August. Since engineers are writing the Haiku, it might not show up until September.

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    READY-TO-GO-PACKAGE: You want to waste no time in getting started and your other Raspberry Pi's are currently busy. You'll get the BrickPi, the case, a Raspberry Pi, an SD card with the operating system ready to go.

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    POWER UPGRADE READY TO GO: Fully assembled READY TO GO reward with a BrickPi, Raspberry Pi, SD Card, the power upgrade and an additional two ports. We will do the soldering.

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    THE CADILLAC: Fully assembled Ready to Go Package: BrickPi, Raspberry Pi, SD Card, the power upgrade, and an additional two ports. Plus a WIFI dongle. Plus a programmer cable for re-programming the BrickPi firmware. Plus a 6XAA battery pack.

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    SPACE TRAVELER: Go toe-to-toe with SpaceX and start your own near-space delivery service. This package includes the CADILLAC reward, with extra sensors for completing a near space mission and a weather balloon for getting there. This will include the fully assembled and power-upgraded ready to go package: BrickPi, Raspberry Pi, SD Card, the power upgrade, an additional two ports, a programmer for re-programming the BrickPi firmware, a 6XAA battery pack. Plus a weather balloon capable of getting your RPi near space, a dPressure Pressure sensor, and a Dexter Industries GPS sensor.

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    CLASSROOM PACKAGE: Have a gaggle of future engineers? Get a package for the classroom, plus some help getting setup. This will include 5 BrickPi, Raspberry Pis, and SD Cards. You will receive 5 WIFI dongles. Plus 2 hours of video-chat via Skype to help setup the BrickPi for the classroom.

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    THE NAMESAKE: Rename the case. We will rename the case after you, your dog, your favorite scholar, or your favorite person. Your name will live on wherever the BrickPi goes.
    Your name must be safe-for-work, legal to display on an advertisement on a subway, and not trigger a potential lawsuit.

    In addition to naming rights to the Case, we will deliver a hand-soldered BrickPi, with a video of John soldering the BrickPi together, while singing the song of your choice. Your BrickPi and your case will be signed by the entire team. John will personally hand-deliver your BrickPi to you anywhere in the world and take you out for a nice lunch. You will receive a free sticker.

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    RUSH: BRICKPI + CASE + HAND SOLDERING
    You're in a rush and you need this like yesterday. You just can't wait for a full production run.
    You will receive a Case, and a BrickPi, 1 month ahead of everyone else.
    To make this happen, John will personally hand-solder your BrickPi together.
    Optional: John will autograph your board or the case (or both!).
    And we'll throw in a free sticker.

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    ROBOT NAMING RIGHTS: You want to be a part of history, never forgotten. You want people to think "Insert-your-name" over again and again as they build the future.

    We will name one of the four example robots we posted after you, and refer to that robot as your name on our website. We will send you a BrickPi, a Raspberry Pi, and an SD card with the operating system.

    Your name must be safe-for-work!

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