WHOOOOOOOOO Excellent work gentleman! Nothing quite like the feeling when you're finally shipping.
Fantastic! Out of curiosity, will there be tracking codes sent out, or should we just wait for a pleasant robo-surprise?
So excited...and just in time for my husband's birthday hopefully (in April)!!!! :) When do we know when our robot has shipped?
@Jeff, Tracking codes aren't going to be sent out, but if there is any issue with delivery we have them on file and can figure it all out pronto!
Excellent! I'm excited.
what is the time frame for them all to be shipped? since you aren't doing tracking numbers how are we suppose to know if we are one of those 100 that are shipping now or one of the ones that may not get out the door til the end of the week.
And I have yet to see the Romo's part files on thingiverse...
i would need the tracking number to make sure someone is at home to accept the package when it is ready, i work 6 days a week. please let me know asap...
please for the international shipping.. add a proforma invoice stating this is a gift !!! this makes it easy at customs. please this avoides some trouble and cost. thx
Well not counting the Christmas ones it looks like they have 1191 to ship. I would give them some patience.
Post a picture of your robot army as they line up for delivery!
So out of the 984 backers, they might have about a tenth of them shipped out by the end of today. I expect for the last person to get their hands on a Romo sometime mid April. I just wish they were more proactive about issues and informing us of them instead of being so reactive like they have been. It's better for us to know before a deadline rather than after the fact that something came up... Now where's the updated Android app?
@Viet Nguyen - We have not purchased a working store bought item. We are investing in a process. If you want a robot that is a POS go buy something off eBay for make your own. they have heaps to do and get built. GET OFF THEIR BACKS. If you stopped complaining and actually read and looked on their website and blog all of you questions would be solved. You are an idiot. You want them to reply to your messages and email you rather than building our robots. You should not have an iPhone or iPod cause you are thinking like an android user.
This is great news! Congrats on starting to ship them. It'll be a blast to torture the office dog with. :)
@Neil, just chill will you? Knock off the Android crap mmmkay? I am an Android user and you don't see me being a snark...well to you yeah but.
Looking forward to using my robots on my iTouch and my phone!
@Kate Good-Smith - It is all good. I am sick of reading rubbish winging from people who really just want a product out of backing a project. For me it is not about the product but how we are helping people make their dream projects. I am super keen to get my robot too I would rather just wait and and get a top notch product.
EXCELLENT! You have done a great job, really looking forward to getting it.
@Neil - I agree with your call for people to be patient, not your attitude. So everyone should have your exact same motives? Because your motives are pure (from your POV), then you can call other people names? I am sure many people backed Romotive because they want to see a product as well as the process, and without those people, your pure motives won't mean diddly if the fund raising fails. Please keep that in mind, and that your attitudes can't possibly be helping Romotive.
Yay! Will there be a tracking number so that I may watch my little red romo , ahh, " roll "?
@Tae Kim - You missed my point. I am part a the process to help people build there projects etc. I feel the backers who pledge their money to the project need to be aware that if the project designers waste time with answering questions the project gets delayed more. Lets put this issue to bed and understand that we are all part of a process that will in my case change the way students in schools learn how amazing robotics can be and have an awesome hands on experience in terms of programming etc.
Hey guys, we shipped another 300 boxes since the post (400 total)-- we're hoping to have all of the bots out by Friday!
Good work guys!
@Neil Blackbeard - Nice to see how you're so willing to blindly let commitments and promises just go right on by. Insult and belittle me all you want, but I believe in holding everyone up to whatever it is they say, and calling them out on it is part and parcel of running any sort of operation, even if it's a Kickstarter project with no absolute guarantee of the project coming to term. It is absolutely wonderful that they've managed to send out what they have, but unfortunate that they waited until the last minute to actually inform us as to what is happening.
My oh my, can we all just be happy we are soon to get our Romo? This is a platform for new company's and such, every one makes mistakes and it seems to me these guys are learning and growing as a company. Just feel proud of the fact that without your support they wouldn't have got to this point and we wouldn't be getting our little friends in the post soon!
Good work Romotive! I'm impressed by your hustle and think I speak for the majority who have waited quietly for their finished product! As for the cock up with the boards... It think that was handled very well and I'm glad it happened in a way, I had to wait a bit longer but I get a better product so it's all gravy baby!
Nice one chaps, I look forward to my finished product!
I got my romo this morning!!! F ya!!!!!! Now time to terrorize my office building!!!! And then spend some time dancing at lunch!!! Thank you very much romotive for not only an awesome product but for a new friend!!!
@Neil, actually, you're missing my point. Your attitude does not help Romotive, period. I am sure Viet understands he is part of the process, and frankly, even if he does not, it is not your role to call him out and call him names. A nice explanation and call for patience would have sufficed, rather than the frankly irrational outburst after just one negative post. I'm sure you don't rail on your students or call them names for one misunderstanding or different POV, why not extend other people the same courtesy?
@Nick, I am of course very happy that I will be receiving my Romo soon, but I can also understand the frustration people have just for the fact that the update could have been sooner, to help people understand why they couldn't keep their own commitment. Those two feelings may very well exist at the same time, and are not exclusive of each other.
@Romotive, as I said above, yay! Looking forward to my Romo! (and please be faster with your updates!)
@ Tae Kim - Are you blind?
I got my ROMO today.
It is incredible.
I don't think many people realize what an undertaking this was and how excellent ROMO is.
Did the international shipments go out too? I'm still waiting.