October 2, 2011 - 6 comments

Woodbot pilots — One step forward, two backwards

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North Kingdom, Woodbot Pilots — We received the second round of prototypes a couple of weeks ago. One step forward, two backwards. I really like the way they solved the logotypes, which here are carved into the wood, but there are pretty many parts that not are solved yet and I start to wonder if they really can make it as we want it or if we need to made the design simpler or use another material. It is pretty interesting to work with China factories when you don't know what you get. Our blue print had for example one black cable on the left arm, now we have two red ones, which is fine; most important is to see what can be done and not. But I am very concerned that they do not follow the feedback at all and they mix up the parts. Our big dude have here the small characters arms...

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We have tried a new way to make the eyes which looks pretty cool. The faces (the screens) are one part we have not been able to see how it can be made. Unfortunately.

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Three prototypes of pretty much the same body. As you can see, you need to be open minded of what you get. The shapes have become more rounder in the last model which is perfect. The color should be more like the one in the middle but it was great to see how a lighter version would look like. The horns have get a pretty strange shape thou...

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The middle stripes is missing which is a shame when I think they do pretty much to the overall feeling. Hopefully we will have it on place on the last, third round of prototypes later this month.

Published by: Robert Lindström in Product Design
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Elpamusic
October 9, 2011 at 1:07 am

It’s a pity that not all ideas have realized yet. But they looks like very nice prototypes. Where and when this Woodbots will be sold?

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damien
October 11, 2011 at 3:47 am

i want one !

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Julien
October 13, 2011 at 7:09 am

Working with Chinese manufacturer can be really tough, it is often better to have a contractor over there to assure the understandings on both part..
Can t wait to see them finished though! Good luck for the last rounds : )

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Robert Lindström
October 20, 2011 at 1:50 am

Not sure how we will sell them but I think it will be here online.
Thanks Julian! Yes it was much harder then I thought.. it seems like a lottery for the moment, but I won’t give up. One more round to go. :)

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Cris Dahm
October 22, 2011 at 12:16 am

beautiful work. But I’ve never understood why and what is supposed to be really :) Just for Fun?

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Stephane
October 31, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I LOVE the one with the eyes !! It’s already very nice…

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