Sadly, no. At this time we are not prepared to ship out parts and instructions so that you can assemble the walking machine yourself. The main reason for this is that assembly is complicated, and often requires specific tools and creative problem solving. Complete instructional diagrams and videos would be necessary to fully guide people through the process, and we do not currently have the time to produce those. In addition, we are not prepared to support or advise people who have trouble putting it together - nor do we want to leave them hanging by creating a no refund/no support policy. Making a solid DIY kit would be a wonderful next project for us to pursue.
It's true. The word "velocipede" is an antiquated blanket term used to describe any human powered land vehicle (most notably the bicycle). We chose to repurpose the word in this project, giving it new life. Besides being a beautiful word, one can imagine it as a combination of many other words put together (velocity + velociraptor + centipede…). Many of these examples seemed somehow appropriate for our toy. For these reasons we decided to go for it and risk confusion. Also we love bikes.
1. Select the more expensive of the rewards you want.
2. Donate the correct amount for all the rewards you want* (two velocipedes = $200, postcards + shirt = $35, etc.).
3. Send us a message to tell us how much you gave and which rewards you want.
*You cannot order any "early bird" rewards
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