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About this project

Kids LOVE robots - as do the grown up kind! Parents - is there a child in your life you'd like to buy a gift for that’s really different? A gift they'll think is cool and fun to play with that you know is safe and educational?

A toy who's design can intrigue their curiosity and stir their imagination for adventure? Something techie that doesn't keep them plugged in?

Cute wooden robot that encourages proper behavioral patterns
Cute wooden robot that encourages proper behavioral patterns
Beautifully illustrated anti-bullying themed hardcover storybook
Beautifully illustrated anti-bullying themed hardcover storybook

 

Combo pack includes both toy and book
Combo pack includes both toy and book

Meet Pre-Bot! A wooden toy robot you can give as a gift to someone you care about regardless of age. Designed specifically for robot-lovers! An educational toy that allows children to use their imagination with an inviting design and thought provoking storyline that encourages good behavior. The process we use to create stories helps develop common sense reasoning. Often times children don't understand the need to change negative behavior patterns because they simply can't see past their current actions. They don't understand the seriousness of their actions or where they will lead. Many adults struggle with this as well, recognizing the need for change when they have a child of their own who starts to copy what they say or do. Seeing the need to correct their child’s ways and set a better example for their child’s development, they stop doing the things they previously didn't view to be a big deal.

Having fun and learning at the same time!
Having fun and learning at the same time!

With the Learning With Pre-Bot series the child will learn the need to set an example early, because a Pre-Bot learns proper behavior patterns through their teacher's example. So if the child thinks it's ok not to listen to his parents or teacher, their Pre-Bot will not listen to them. If the child won't show appreciation or is rude, then their Pre-Bot will be the same. In the first hardcover story Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt, the teacher Timmy doesn't understand that he's showing traits of a bully until Pre-Bot starts to follow suit. In order to fix Pre- Bot's thinking he'll have to change his ways and explain why it's not appropriate.

Future books will tackle topics such as being polite, careful, thankful, patient, brave, and kind. The series can really touch on so much.

Kids can read to Pre-Bot. He loves a good story!
Kids can read to Pre-Bot. He loves a good story!

 

Encourages group play and reading
Encourages group play and reading

 

Pre-Bots’ been told he's rather photogenic
Pre-Bots’ been told he's rather photogenic

My goal is to make this high quality wooden toy and beautifully illustrated children's storybook available to everyone. I really feel there’s a need for toys with a story that let's kids develop their imagination and the art of reasoning.

Our Learning With Pre-Bot series teaches solid lessons while telling a fun story
Our Learning With Pre-Bot series teaches solid lessons while telling a fun story

Since I've been developing this toy for over 12 years I've taken the time to improve on the design by picking the proper colors and material to make this a top quality toy.

Gatto has done a great job bringing life to our characters in the storybook!
Gatto has done a great job bringing life to our characters in the storybook!

We've been able to find a great artist that’s captured the feeling of the story.

A toy that’s sure to put a smile on a child's face
A toy that’s sure to put a smile on a child's face

We make sure the safety of the child is taken into consideration. Even though Pre-Bot could pass safety standards for ages 2+, I’ve set them to 3+ in case someone damages or cuts the string and there are small parts. We want to make sure both parents and children are educated in the need to be careful with the toys they play with.

Pre-Bot has had the great privilege of being featured on ABC's THE TOY BOX. Pre-Bot and the Shape-Bots made it through the industry-panel of professional judges, and right on into the Toy Box. But in the end Pre-Bot lost out to the great design of the winner of the entire season. Not bad for a little Bot made out of wood in a plastic-filled world! But our hope continues! What we need is to raise enough to meet the 2000 MOQ that the factory requires to manufacture it. The pricing involves testing, packaging, design work, illustration work for the children's book, prototype making, website, legal fees associated with trade marking, copywriting, etc. Much has gone into this project, and it has been a work of love. To just get this project out to all that appreciate a good design with a positive message would make it worth the effort. We look forward to seeing this project become a success! Thanks for your support!

A great reward to show off your support for Pre-Bot!
A great reward to show off your support for Pre-Bot!

GOALS!

1. $60,500: Pre-Bot & Book Get Manufactured

 

STRETCH GOALS:

2. $72,500: Unlocks Square-Bot

Cool wooden square shaped bot
Cool wooden square shaped bot

 

Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets
Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets

 

Easily changes into the shape of a cube
Easily changes into the shape of a cube
2. $84,500: Unlocks Rec-Bot
Cool wooden rectangle shaped bot
Cool wooden rectangle shaped bot

 

Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets
Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets

 

Easily changes into the shape of a rectangle
Easily changes into the shape of a rectangle

3. $96,500: Unlocks Tri-Bot

Cool wooden triangle shaped bot
Cool wooden triangle shaped bot

 

Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets
Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets

 

Easily changes into the shape of a triangle
Easily changes into the shape of a triangle

4. $108,500: Unlocks Circ-Bot

Cool wooden circle shaped bot
Cool wooden circle shaped bot

 

Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets
Pieces easily come apart by use of pegs and magnets

 

Easily changes into the shape of a sphere
Easily changes into the shape of a sphere

Hands-on play with our Shape-Bots encourages a deeper understanding of how shapes combine to form the world around us - freeing their young minds to imagine, explore and create adventures of their making in relating each shapes’ specific properties to their ideas.

(If we meet our funding goal, we will open up stretch goals that will include these guys 1 by 1.)

Hours of wholesome and educational entertainment that helps develop vital STEM objectives are part of the play pattern!

Collect them all and have a robot party!
Collect them all and have a robot party!

 

Mix and match to make your own creations
Mix and match to make your own creations

 

We are so very grateful and thankful to have had so much support and help! The positive feedback has helped us to plug along through various obstacles and not give up! Big thanks to Baumgart Creative Media for the great job on the video and various photos they took! As well the ingenuity, creativity, and endless laughter during crunch time on and off the set!!

Risks and challenges

We have functional samples that work and are ready for manufacturing. I've already received a few samples of the hardcover book. I have felt the quality and know it’s good. The guess work on what I can expect to receive in production is minimal due to this. Production and shipping delays are always possible, but reaching our $60,500 funding goal is really the only foreseeable challenge we currently face. I've had over 16 years overall experience in the toy industry, including direct dealings with toy factories, so I've met and overcome challenges before, proving successful in bringing the design off the computer to the shelf.

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    Pre-Bot Learns To Say Thank You

    Due to your support, Pre-Bot has just learned to say thank you. You'll receive a digital card from Pre-Bot saying thank you. Every little bit of support counts. Just think if just 60,500 people pledged $1 we'd make our goal! So we appreciate it!

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    Early Birds Thank You Gift

    Due to your early support of this project. Pre-Bot will share his story with you for less and you'll get it faster! The PDF version of the anti-bullying themed story of Pre-Bot will be sent to you in September. A nice read for ones to share with kids.

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    Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt eBook (PDF)

    The PDF version of the anti-bullying themed story of Pre-Bot will be sent to you. A nice read for ones to share with kids.

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    Hardcover Book & Sleeve

    The beautifully illustrated hardcover book covered with a nice full color matte protective sleeve. Teaches common sense reasons for not being a bully.

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    Pre-Bot Wooden Toy Robot

    The wooden toy robot that is looking for agood teacher. Be sure to set a good example!

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    Pre-Bot Wooden Toy & Hardcover Book

    What a combo! A fully articulated wooden Pre-Bot toy and his 36 page hardcover book "Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt" with full color matte book sleeve.

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    I Love Pre-Bot Pack

    For those who are able, we’d like to offer this set of items that includes a nice Pre-Bot t-shirt, Toy & Book, Bookmark, and Digital format PDF Book)

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    I Love Pre-Bot Personalized Edition

    For those who really love Pre-Bots and are able to, we'd like to offer this set of items that includes a cool Pre-Bot t-shirt, Pre-Bot Toy &
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    I Love Pre-Bot Gold Personalized Edition

    For those who really love Pre-Bots and are able to, we would like to offer this set of items that includes a cool Pre-Bot t-shirt, Pre-Bot Toy & Book (signed by the author), Bookmark, and Digital format PDF Book. Additionally, an Illustration of a child of your choice with Pre-Bot, done by Gatto the Illustrator of the Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt book.

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    I Love Pre-Bot Platinum Edition

    For those who really love Pre-Bots and are able to, we would like to offer this set of items that includes a cool Pre- Bot t-shirt, Pre-Bot Toy & Book (signed by both the author Rod Lowe and Illustrator Gatto), Bookmark, and Digital format PDF Book. Additionally, an Illustration of a child of your choice with Pre-Bot, done by the Illustrator of the Pre- Bot Learns Not to Hurt book.

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    • 10× Pre-Bot Wooden Robot Toy and Hardcover Book Signed
    • 10× Pre-Bot T-Shirt (Black)
    • 10× Pre-Bot Bookmark
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    • Your Child's Likeness and name featured in Pre-Bot's next book
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    The Sponsor

    A generous sponsor can make Pre-Bot's journey come closer to the finish line. With this pledge. What you'll receive are 200 Pre-Bots, 200 Hardcover Books, 10 Pre-Bot Toy & Book (signed by both the author Rod Lowe and Illustrator Gatto), 200 Bookmarks, and Digital Format PDF Version, and 10 Pre- Bot T-Shirts. Additionally, an Illustration of your children with Pre-Bot, done by the Illustrator of the Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt book.

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    • 200× Pre-Bot Bookmark
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    • Pre-Bot Learns Not To Hurt (Digital Book in PDF Format)
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