Keep Calm and Build Robots August 01 2013, 0 Comments

The last few weeks have been exciting we’ve gotten to see what our backers are doing with their newly acquired hardware. One person decided that a dispenser which only pours one shot was not nearly ambitious enough. Once he got his hands on a dispenser he set out to create ShotBot R4, which can pour up to four shots using a custom designed rotating stand. Seeing projects like this, using our core technology, is just one of the many reasons we love being an open source company. As you acquire your kits and bots make sure to share your new creations with the community. Part of being open source is sharing our ideas, creating a community where everyone can help each other to create an even better product. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

While some guffaw at the idea of open source it is one of our key tenets. To hear more about open source and Party Robotics check out this interview with our own Robert Kaye during London’s Music Tech Fest.

Back in the San Luis Obispo workshop, Pierre and Garran have been working night and day to prepare all the bots for shipments. Recently they’ve machined B3 spouts and aluminum tubing, been figuring out silkscreen artwork, packaging for large bots, and making final modifications to the larger bot’s spout designs. Our schedule has been modified slightly from when we were hoping to deliver at the end of our Kickstarter campaign. As work continues, new issues come to the surface and we’ve enhanced or modified our original designs to bring you the best possible product. Right now our anticipated shipment dates are:

August 5th: Begin delivery of remaining kits.

August 19th: Delivery of Bartendro 3 and Shotbots

August 31st: Delivery of Bartendro 7 and 15s

We will of course continue to keep you updated on our progress. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

[caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="400"]IMG_0035 Freshly machined aluminum tubing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1086" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Testing out silkscreen designs Testing out silkscreen designs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1085" align="aligncenter" width="400"]B3 spouts B3 spouts[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1084" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Peering inside of a large bot spout Peering inside of a large bot spout[/caption]