We have shipped all of our Kickstarter Backer Kits and have shifted focus to completing our documentation.
We are going to host our documentation and community on Wevolver. We have started the process of documenting the build steps and you can see an example here. We suggest getting a Wevolver account so you can follow along and help build the community there. We will also copy the instructions to a PDF so you have the ability to print them out and use them in the shop.
Our goal is to have the documentation done by end of April. Store opening will coincide with the completion of our documentation.
Thanks to all of our Backers we met our Kickstarter Goal! So far the plan is progressing well. We have all of the small parts and carbon fiber ordered, and are working with a few vendors on the final details for the kit parts that need outsourced machine work.
To keep our Backers informed we will post updates on the Kickstarter site. You can follow along here…
Once we get all of our Backer Kits shipped — by end of March 2016 — we will be opening our web store here and hosting a new community (plan is for a forum with integrated email similar to Google Groups).
Meantime, if you have any questions feel free to use the comment section or email us via the contact form.
I am excited to announce that our Kickstarter Campaign has been approved and we are planning our launch for the morning of Tuesday December 1st. We will be offering the BBCopter, BBPlane and BBRover in both Full Frame Kits and Bring Your Own Printer (BYOP) Kits. The BYOP kits will be for those of you with access to a 3D printer that can handle ABS, and want to print your own modules.
Stay tuned to this site for more details. You can subscribe to our email list to easily keep up with the latest. Please like, follow, and otherwise share this information with all your friends!
The idea for BoxBotix has evolved over the last several years. We run a small shop that produces CNC foam cores and other, similar parts for R/C aircraft and small UAV’s. We get a lot of emails and phone calls from people trying to fly sensors but lack the robot to put them on. So we decided to see if we could design something that was easy to modify/hack, make, build, use and sustain. All Open Source. BoxBotix is the result.
For now, we are happy to introduce the first two prototypes in the BoxBotix ecosystem. We call them BBots in general, and more specifically, BBCopter and BBRover for the first two. We are still working on BBPlane and other BBot variants. Before we release any more details we are also working on cleaning up our designs, documentation and a long list of todo’s. At the top of that list is finding tools/people/funding to properly create and manage a new community. Not a small endeavor to do it right. Meantime, just a few pictures to give you an idea of where we are headed…