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SmartiPi Touch on Kickstarter January 13, 2016 00:00

Introducing the SmartiPi Touch. A case and stand for the official Pi display. We have been workign for months on designing the next SmartiPi. We are very exciting about it. Please check it out on Kickstarter.


SmartiHat Kickstarter June 26, 2015 07:37

We are pleased to announce our SmartiHat Kickstarter. We are about 1/3 of the way funded and need your help.The SmartiHat is great little product that extends the functionality of you Pi HATs.  Either snap in a Raspberry Pi A+ or a Raspberry Pi Hat to the LEGO compatible base. You can then mount your HAT or A+ in any number of way. It truly extends the functionality of HAT. Rewards start at just $10. 

Please check out the Kickstarter.

 

 

 


Save %15 with promo code "Pi-summer" May 21, 2015 12:19

To get ready for summer we are having a big sale. Enter Pi-summer at the checkout to save %15 off your entire order. Hurry up this deal won't be around forever!!

 


LEGO theme park rides with the SmartiPi April 13, 2015 12:21

Richard Hayler and his boys are at it again. This time they have used the SmartiPi and Raspberry Pi as a controller for their LEGO amusement park. They are also the creators of the Chicken Pi. 

Check it out at their blog. 


SmartiPi on Adafruit Ask an Engineer April 02, 2015 07:26

We are are to announce that the SmartiPi is now available at Adafruit. They featured the SmartiPi in their Ask and Engineer show on April 1st. Limor Fried even placed her LEGO figurine self on the case in the live feed. 


Raspberry Pi and SmartiPi powered egg laying chicken March 27, 2015 07:55

This is the most creative use of the SmartiPi to date. Richard Hayler and his sons have created this Pi power chicken that lays eggs. Love the imagination.

 

http://richardhayler.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/chicken-pi.html


SmartipPi is shipping to the public March 26, 2015 07:42

We have successfully shipped our Kickstarter rewards after many months of hard work. We thank all the backers for their support. Our shop is now open and we are accepting orders. 

 


Final product samples arrives January 10, 2015 06:35

First samples from the manufacturer are in our hands and we assembled the first one into the packaging. We think it looks great. Mass production has begun in China at our manufacturer. We are looking to receive the round of parts from them sometime in the end of January and ship them out to Kickstarter backers days later. Orders placed on this site will be shipped out mid February.

 


Manufacturing update with ABS plastic models November 15, 2014 06:34

This week has been productive. We received ABS machined parts from manufacturing. They are the first parts that are the actual material that will be used for production, apart from the natural plastic color. They work very well and the mold building process has been started.  In a few weeks we will receive molded ABS parts in the actual color. After initial tuning of the mold we will then start production on the pilot run of parts.

Success October 20, 2014 06:33

We did it. %109 funded today. Thank you to all the backers.

Next steps
The project just ended and there will be up to a two week delay to transfer the funds from Kickstarter to my bank account. Once the funds are received I can start paying the manufacturer. Currently I am working with my injection molder preparing to plan, design and build the molds. It is a many week process that needs precision accuracy. This will be the largest and most important part of the manufacturing process.In parallel I am working on designing some simple packaging to protect the cases when in transit. The packaging will be minimal as I don't believe in excess waste and will potentially add weight to the shipping.

 

Thank you to all the backers for supporting this project


%50 of Goal Reached September 25, 2014 06:36

We are a little over 1/3 of the way into the SmartiPi campaign and we just passed %50 funding. It's a big milestone to celebrate. I want to thank the backers for Tweeting and sharing on Facebook. This helps enormously in our effort towards success. I also want to thank the following blogs for helping us get to this point. Their support helps bring more Pi products onto the market and strengthens the community.

The Pi Shop

Raspberry Pi Pod

And please Please visit Raspi.today. I was on their podcast last week and talked about the design process.

Thank you again for your support.

Tom

 


Kicktraq projection September 16, 2014 06:31

Good news people. The experimental Kicktraq projection algorithm is projecting success for us. To be fair the projection tool is still experimental and lots of things can happen before now and the finish line. We are off to a good start though. We are at %29 funded this morning with %85 of the funding time limit left. That's pretty encouraging. In the meantime please share and support our quest.

 


Kickstarter staff pick September 11, 2014 06:36

We launched the SmartiPi campaign at Kickstarter yesterday. To our delight we were made a staff pick on the first day. This really helped increase our exposure in the Kickstarter community and allowed us to be seen by many more eyes. We hit %10 funding on the first day.

 


SmartiPi launch August 12, 2014 06:27

We are pleased to announce the start of Smarticase.com. In preparation of the the launch of the SmartiPi next week we are asking bloggers to help us with out campaign. We are excited to offer a unique case at an affordable price. The Pi is about experimentation and tinkering. We hope that the SmartiPi can help inspire this growing community of Pi enthusiasts build even more creative applications.