Based in Switzerland, Wicked Robot specializes in the manufacture of decorative lamps made by 3D printing. Our workshop is starting to make a name for itself after only a few months of activity. In four months, Wicked Robot has sold nearly 500 lamps, most of them shaped like skulls.
The lamp we launch today thanks to Kickstarter is in the shape of a Mexican skull. "It's an allegory of death and time that fascinates since the beginning of time".
"La Petite Mort"
The lamps are equipped with a LED candle designed in our workshop, and a battery rechargeable by USB port with the autonomy of twelve hours. Remote control allows you to choose between sixteen different colors for the light source. We decided to print our objects in white to play with the structure of the material. Our lamps have cutouts which allow to project graphic shadows, this Calavera skull cast hearts on walls and ceiling.
The product offered by Wicked Robot is made out of PLA, a biodegradable polymer based on polylactic acid, derived from corn starch. It's 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Printed layer by layer, this material has the same properties as plastic.
The design of the products is done by Alain Schlup (CH). Product ideas do not come from us, but from our customers. 3D printing makes people's imagination run wild.
That's why we want to be present on Kickstarter, we want to produce new lamp models for and with the backer community.
Our workshop has eleven 3D printers, which can work simultaneously. Our current production capacity is 300 skulls a month, and it is constantly increasing with the addition of new robots. We affectionately named our machines, giving them the name of science fiction robots heroes. For connoisseurs, there is Ava, Jarvis, Data, Amee or Sonny. The production of a three-dimensional actual size skull takes approximatively 24 hours.
Wicked Robot is expected to rapidly expand its fleet of machines and soon have about fifty 3D printers.
Key Chain and T-Shirts
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The full retail price for "La Petite Mort" will be $99, so you're getting a deal by supporting us on Kickstarter. We will not be selling "La Petite Mort" in retail until all Kickstarter rewards have been shipped.
We will ship "La Petite Mort" worldwide, with the exception of Argentina, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.
Each reward tier may have a different estimated shipment month. While we do not expect these to change, it is possible that the estimated shipment month may shift. At anytime up until your skull has shipped, you may request a full refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We stand firmly behind our products. Each "La Petite Mort" includes with a minimum 1 year limited warranty.
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Risks and challenges
"La Petite Mort" is nearly complete. All skulls shown on this page and in the videos were built on our production line. We’re currently ramping up at our factory and are ready to meet the estimated delivery times.
We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. We’ve learned a lot from the past two years, but sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should we miss projections, we’ll let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.
Supply Chain Risk
We’ve built a very capable team who have worked for the past 9 month on this product. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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