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About this project

You might recognize this robot dog character from my first Kickstarter project, a robot story.  A Robot Story was a successfully funded project where I raised money to print and publish a board book that teaches kids (and adults) how to count to ten in binary.  

The twin robots in the story flip switches to better understand the computer language, binary.  With the help of their miniature dachshund robot doggie and their mother, they successfully learn how to count from 0 to 1010.  What author wouldn't want to see their characters come to life in the form of a plush stuffed animal?  Meet Node, the robot dog!

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I sent a picture to the stuffed animal designers with details on where to put the seams for Node.

Below are a few pictures of the latest version of Node.  He measures 42 cm x 11 cm x 26 cm.  16.5 inches long by 4.3 inches wide by 10.2 inches tall.  He is a good size plush!

 If you're interested in more than one plush just double or triple your pledge and send me a quick message.

I'm excited to show you these amazing high quality vinyl stickers from StickerRobot of Node, the robot dog. Put them on your laptop, your water bottle, your car, your kids lunch box... the possibilities are endless.

 You probably noticed that I have two Kickstarter campaigns going at the same time. This one, and one for JSON, one of the robot characters. I was debating whether to include them together and just have one be a stretch goal and decided against it. The minimum order quantity for each plush is 1,000 units. If one plush was more popular than the other and I had to order just a hand full of the second plush I didn't want to end up with a house full of extra stuffed animals. So despite that being the coolest picture ever of my kids buried in a pile of stuffed animals, I'm going to go the two campaign route. So please support one or BOTH of the plush.

I will get an ASTM certificate for the plush to make sure they are safe for children.  http://www.astm.org/CERTIFICATION/.  The certificate will cost $820.

Risks and challenges

Biggest possible delay is going to be the unknown of importing the animals from China. However, I have a prototype and the company has been so easy to work with. Worst case is the expected delivery month might be pushed back. Additionally, I plan on running a 3rd party safety test for certification of the plush animals. If they identify an aspect of the design that is a potential safety hazard the final design of the plush could change.

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    A high quality vinyl sticker from stickerRobot to showoff your support.

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    if (true) { You might not want Node but you'd like to help out. For $10, I'll send you a personal thank you on Twitter for helping as well as a vinyl sticker to showoff your support on your laptop. Follow @LisaSeacat }

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    if (numBackers < 401) { $19 for the dog + $5 shipping. Get one plush robot dog, Node.js! }

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    if (true) { $21 for the dog + $5 shipping. Get one plush robot dog, Node! }

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    if (currBacker.missedBook == true) {
    If you missed the first opportunity to get a board book now is your chance. Get a board book + stuffed robot dog. Includes shipping. }

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