Part 3 - Almost a year later
Wow - Part 3 - Things got really busy this year. We went on a campaign to raise the required funding for the upfit. It was hard work. We didn't... Read more
Part 2c - The Forge Downtown - Iterative Design Process
Last time we asked that you tell everyone you could about how excited you are about the opening of The Forge Downtown (TFD). Thanks for the messages of support! We... Read more
Part 2b - The Forge Downtown - Getting Closer!
Wow, that was a cliffhanger! I hope you’re all still with us.
So what did we do? It looked pretty grim there. Desperate for hundreds of thousands of dollars, behind... Read more
Part 2 of 3 - The Forge Downtown - Getting Closer!
“Educational” - New plans all built around the requirements of “Educational” permitting - We brought the plans to the permitting department at Cary Town Hall. It was an exciting time.... Read more
Part 1 of 3 - The Forge Downtown - Getting Closer!
We’ve been so busy this year that we’ve somewhat neglected to let everyone know the roller-coaster ride we’ve been on, to share the challenges and the bright shiny successes. This... Read more
Rewards on their way!
Yay! We have shipped almost all of our promised kickstarter rewards that can be put in an envelope. It has taken much of a year. It has been an adventure... Read more
State of The Forge Downtown
September Update - and Survey Reminder!
The Follow-Up Survey - Reminder
We are working hard to get rewards ready to send out, however, we need your help! Surveys must be completed for our records and... Read more
Survey Reminder & Facilities Update
The Follow-Up Survey - Reminder
We are working hard to get rewards ready to send out, however, we need your help!
Surveys must be completed for our records and so... Read more
Survey & Up-fit Update
The Follow-Up Survey
We’ve discovered the benefits and challenges of Kickstarter post-campaign surveys. To most effectively get the information we need as a nonprofit and to get your rewards to... Read more
Just over 13 hours left! Next steps...
It’s the last day of our 30 days of Kickstarter... We have learned a ton! We’ve gone through the low points and the high points. Overall, the best part... Read more
From the Wake Robotics team,
Thank you SO MUCH for your amazing support and encouragement throughout this entire Kickstarter process. Thanks to all 370+ backers, our $40,000 goal was... Read more
We've hit our $40,000 goal! We are all so excited!
A big group of us are running a robotics camp in Cary, and we're all slightly distracted from camp because... Read more
Thank you for the amazing day!
Wow! It's been a crazy Tuesday. The pledges came pouring in all afternoon. It was an addictive thing to watch the support grow and hard to get anything else done.... Read more
Matching Donations -- An Offer for Today Only! and FAQs about Corporate Matching
Your donation to The Forge Downtown can be matched 2 ways… Today we’ve got a great offer for new donors -- and we’ve got more information below about how some... Read more
As we enter the final days of the Kickstarter here is an update from Rob, Wake Robotics VP.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Check out The Forge Downtown!
Tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 14), Wake Robotics will be at our new location for The Forge Downtown for a short demo/outreach. We invite you to drop by and see our... Read more
Exciting new rewards added!
Exciting news! Two PicassoBots have been donated to us and we can hardly wait to try them out! You can see them at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/educatedrobot/picassobot-the-portrait-sketching-robot-kit.
However, we need a place where we... Read more
WOW! Maker Faire was a huge success!
We had a blast at the NC Maker Faire on Saturday, June 7th. It shows the demand for this type of hands-on, family-oriented tech activity -- both in terms of... Read more
Great news as we get ready for Maker Faire!
Wow -- a very positive morning!
First, we found out that we do NOT need to go through the Special Use Permit process for the Town of Cary! We are... Read more
Come see us at Maker Faire!
On Saturday, June 7, we’ll be at Maker Faire NC at the NC State Fairgrounds! Last year was our first Maker Faire and we had a GREAT time!
This year... Read more
This week we enjoyed a 2 hour meeting with Keith Burns, our attorney for this permitting/zoning journey. Thursday morning we found ourselves at the Cary Town Hall where we met... Read more