Ringo2 Now Available!!
The new and improved Ringo2 is now available!
The new Ringo2 is nearly identical to the original Ringo except we've now put the programmer hardware directly on the... Read more
Spirit Rover JUST Launched!!
Hello everyone!! We're super excited to announce that the Spirit Rover campaign is now live!! Early backer rewards are up for grabs. Cheers!!
Check it out here: http://kck.st/2daugXe
"Super" Ringo Soon!!
Hello everyone!! We've got some super cool awesomeness on the way that I wanted to share with you all.
We've got a new project about to launch, and if you... Read more
Updated Software Rev06
Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a great Christmas. I've got a quick present for you. :)
Behaviors & Base Sketch Rev06
I've just posted a revised version of... Read more
Wink Kickstarter Live!!
Hello everyone! It's an exciting morning here at the shop! We juuuust clicked the "Launch" button for our next Kickstarter for the new Wink robot!
When we designed the Ringo... Read more
Hello everyone!! We've finally reached the FINISH LINE!! All Kickstarter rewards are complete, packaged, and ready to ship!!
This has been a long journey, and you all have been awesome.... Read more
Building a Kit Ringo!!
Hey everyone! If you'll recall, we offered as a reward for this campaign a "kit" version of Ringo. I figured I'd post the assembly instructions as an update so you... Read more
Home Stretch & Stress!!
Hello everyone! I've got another update as we move into the home stretch of having all the rewards shipped. We really wanted to get this update out last week but... Read more
Ringo Code, Website, Forum!
Hello everyone! It's been a busy week of shipping and working on the example code!
If you missed the Twitter and Facebook posts, the Plum Geek website is now live!... Read more
Hello everyone!!! The day has finally arrived!!!
Yes we have finally began shipping after an incredibly aggravating three day fight with our shipping system. We thought we had everything setup... Read more
Ringo about to ship out!!
Hello everyone! Things are moving quickly here at the Plum Geek shop. We've got quite a few Ringo units complete and many more in stages of completion. We are presently... Read more
Ringo Guide - Sneak Peek!
Hello everyone! I wanted to post a quick update and share the first 41 pages of Ringo's guide book. We still have to finish up the chapters on Ringo's bottom... Read more
Hello everyone! I wanted to check in with a quick update on a few things. Overall everything is progressing nicely and there haven't been any significant issues over the past... Read more
Hello everyone! So I've got another update regarding the motors. I was nervously awaiting arrival of samples of the motors we would be receiving for production. They were set to... Read more
Ringos, Ringos, Ringos!!
Hey everyone!! We've finally had a straight set of smooth running production days!! Here is another update.
Early last week we thought we had things dialed in but our problems... Read more
First production week!
Hey everyone! It's been a busy week here. We've pretty well got all the little details dialed in and things are now beginning to move smoothly. Here are some random bits... Read more
Hello everyone! We have some videos and images to post but I haven't had time today to edit them. I hope to post them soon, but wanted I wanted to... Read more
Hello everyone! I've got a few quick updates for you all. We hit a few more bumps this week but we think we've got everything taken care of at this... Read more
We just received a 33 lbs box that contained most of our production parts. We've got about $17,000 worth of parts here. The package with the pink "Caution" sticker contains... Read more
Just received a long awaited shipment from DHL! It was a mix of nervous and excitement when opening the boxes - really hoping the boards looked good. Not to worry.... Read more
Bits and Pieces on the way!
Hello all! I wanted to post a quick update. We've got most of the pieces and parts on the way. The last week has been busy with lots of communication... Read more
First Parts Delivery!
Hey all! Look what just arrived straight from China! We have here 10,000 NeoPixel LEDs. Sadie is inspecting them. This is our first box of production parts. Just had to... Read more
Check out these photos from the board house! So the factory making our circuit boards doesn't usually offer purple solder mask, but they got some special - just for us.... Read more
The Waiting Game
I remember this feeling as a kid counting down the days to Christmas! So we've got most of the important parts on order. We've got a commit date from the... Read more
New boards pass!!
Hello everyone!! So we've had a pretty good week around here. We've got a few things to share with you all.
Backer Surveys Sent!
The backer surveys went out this... Read more
Boards, Battery, and a Board
Hello everyone! We wanted to tell you what we've been up to over the last week since the campaign completed. It's been a great time here in the Plum Geek... Read more
Whoo Hoo!! Success!!
So AWESOME!!! Wow that was an incredible few weeks! We want to say a huge thanks to our 738 new best friends!!!
We are absolutely overwhelmed with the wonderful outpouring... Read more
Only 2 Hours Left! $80k Unlocked!
We are so blown away by the huge rush of support over the last couple days!! We wanted to thank you all as we go into the last... Read more
48 Hours Left!!
Into the home stretch - just 48 hours left! We are so excited and so thankful for the 600+ backers who have made the Ringo project possible!! Thank you all... Read more
Ringo gets a new sensor!
New edge sensor added to rear!
So we've been playing with our Ringo prototypes a lot over the past few weeks. Ringo has a sensor under each of his "feeler... Read more
New Board Colors!!
$50,000 Stretch Goal Reached!!
And you know what that means.... New board colors are now unlocked! This is so cool!!
Ringo will now be available in White, Black, and special... Read more
International Shipping Update
We wanted to give you an update on the shipping rates charged to early backers that were outside the US. This only applies to early backers who were required to... Read more
$40k Stretch Goal Unlocked! 3D Model of Ringo
You guys just keep getting more awesome!!
We are so excited to have such great backers. You guys (and gals!) have done such an awesome job of sharing the word... Read more
The Ringo project has been moving ahead at a strong pace. We are so humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received. After much consideration, we have settled on the... Read more
Our New Best Friends!!!
WOW!! Funding Goal Reached!!
So that happened quick!!!
Our 113-ish new best friends came through BIG TIME and made our funding goal a reality! It happened yesterday evening - just... Read more