Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
As the UK's first robot, Eric has a unique place in history. With your help the Science Museum is bringing Eric back to life.
As the UK's first robot, Eric has a unique place in history. With your help the Science Museum is bringing Eric back to life.
861 backers pledged £51,813 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated
Rebuild Eric: The UK's First Robot project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Rebuild Eric: The UK's First Robot

£51,813

861

 

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Thanks for helping bring Eric back to life.

    Enjoy an exclusive digital photograph of Eric taken on the day he is finished + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    105 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    A specially recorded thank you video from Eric himself for you, our wonderful backers

    AND

    Go behind the scenes with our short film revealing how Eric was built.

    Plus: An exclusive digital photograph of Eric taken on the day he is finished + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    82 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    An Eric T-shirt exclusively designed by the Science Museum’s Inventor-in-Residence Mark Champkins.

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    We'll ask about your T-shirt preference/sizes when the Kickstarter ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    120 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    An exclusive Eric tote bag designed by the Science Museum’s Inventor-in-Residence Mark Champkins.

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    36 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Exclusive Eric tote bag or Eric T-shirt

    AND

    We will proudly display your name in the Science Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    We'll ask about your preference (or T-shirt size) when the Kickstarter ends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    146 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    Your very own mini Eric. Enjoy a laser-cut steel model of Eric that you can build yourself. This 2D Eric model is 9 cm tall and can stand or sit.

    AND

    We will proudly display your name in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    136 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    Your very own laser-cut steel model of Eric and an Eric tote bag

    AND

    We will proudly display your name in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    31 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    Your very own laser-cut steel model of Eric and an Eric T-shirt

    AND

    We will proudly display your name in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    92 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    You'll be one of the first to see Eric in person at the Science Museum on the evening of Wednesday 19 October 2016.

    You and a guest can hear Eric’s remarkable story from Ben Russell, Lead Curator for the Robots exhibition, and see the first demonstration of Eric before he goes on public display.

    Plus:

    Your name displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017)

    + Eric tote bag + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 32 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £200 or more About $259

    You and a guest are invited to see Eric during a private view of the Robots exhibition in February 2017 for Kickstarter backers.

    Enjoy special after-hours access to explore the Robots exhibition, marvel at Eric on display and see your name proudly displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: An Eric tote bag + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 7 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £300 or more About $388

    See Eric being built by expert roboticist Giles Walker. You and a guest can visit the workshop where Eric will be built and hear Eric’s remarkable story from Ben Russell, Lead Curator for the Robots exhibition.

    AND

    An invitation for you and a guest to see Eric during a private view of the Robots exhibition in February 2017 for Kickstarter backers.

    Plus:

    Your name displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017)

    + Eric Tote bag + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    The visit to see Eric being built is on the morning of 6 July and will take place in London.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 8 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge £500 or more About $646

    Your name proudly displayed beside Eric while he is on public display in the Museum from October 2016

    AND

    An invitation for you and a guest to be one of the first to see Eric at his unveiling at the Science Museum on the evening of Wednesday 19 October 2016.

    AND

    See Eric being built by expert roboticist Giles Walker (invitation for you and a guest in July 2016).

    Plus:

    Your name displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017)

    + Eric Tote bag + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,292

    You and a guest are invited to the VIP opening party for the Robots exhibition on 7 February 2017. You'll be one of the first to see Eric in the Robots exhibition before it opens to the public.

    Plus:

    Your name displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017)

    + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    You must be available on the evening of 7 February 2017 at the Science Museum in London to receive this reward.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,457

    You’ll be the first to see Eric in the Robots exhibition on an exclusive private tour of the exhibition by Lead Curator Ben Russell for you and a guest before the exhibition opens to the public, followed by a private lunch.

    AND

    Receive a copy of the Robots exhibition book, with your name proudly displayed inside. The book features a chapter on Eric’s story, written by the relatives of Eric's creators.

    Plus:

    Your name displayed in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017)

    + A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Exclusive digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    A mutually agreed date in early February will be arranged for the tour and lunch. You must be available in London to receive this reward.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    A limited edition engraved Aluminium offcut from the building of Eric. This is your chance to own a small piece of the same metal used for Eric's skin, engraved with its limited edition number and a thank you message

    AND

    We will proudly display your name in the Museum for the duration of the Robots exhibition (Feb – Sep 2017).

    Plus: A thank you video from Eric and behind the scenes film + Digital photograph of Eric + Your name on our website + Regular updates on the project.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 20 backers
    £

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (37 days)