Royal Bastards

D.Bug Model Kits - Art hacked from electronics

A project in San Francisco, CA by Robot Brigade

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D.Bugs are sculptures constructed by soldering together electronic components.
Backers: 123
Average Pledge Per Backer: $61

Funded: $7,490 of $15,000
Dates: May 13th -> Jun 12th (30 days)
Project By: Robot Brigade
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Latest News

The campaign is over, but you still want D.Bugs?

June 12th - via:
Of course you do because you are awesome! This was the Robot Brigade's first campaign, and we didn't fund, but it is OK. We are going to relaunch shortly and completely retool D.Bugs with everything we've learned, and we learned a lot! We are so... (Read More)

Today's Release: Power Cycle

June 10th - via:
Hi Everybody! Today is the last release of our campaign. This is a vintage D.Bug made during the wonder years of undergrad :P When all else fails, you find yourself face to face with the Power Cycle. It sounds technical, but it's not... turn it... (Read More)

Hang in there!

June 9th - via:
Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your continued support. This Kickstarter campaign was our first, and it has indeed been a roller coaster ride. We launched the D.Bug project on a crowdfunding platform because we wanted to do several things: -... (Read More)

Today's Release: Paper Jam

June 5th - via:
Hi Everybody, We are inside our final week, and we need some kind of miracle to push our campaign up. Our biggest challenge has been getting featured in the press. Contact us if you can give us a warm intro to any of the big name blogs. I started... (Read More)

Today's Release: Heisenbug and his Tamer

June 3rd - via:
Hello again! I have another fun / large release today! We went to Legoland this weekend and saw some fanciful dragons that inspired me to make today's model, the Heisenbug! Heisenbugs are said to be "mythical" bugs that vanish when programmers try to... (Read More)

Does it DO anything?

May 31st - via:
Throughout the campaign we have received the same question over and over, "Does it DO anything?" The short answer is "No", but it is hard to keep people from looking disappointed. I tried to summarize my thoughts in a short post on the Robot Brigade... (Read More)

Today's Release: Warewolf

May 29th - via:
Hi Everyone! Today is an extra special release with the one of the biggest D.Bugs I have ever made. Some friends were talking about Magic the Gathering and I was inspired to make Warewolf! Beware of the Warewolf's bite! The Warewolf lurks around the... (Read More)

We reached 33% of our goal - now including free soldering iron with every kit!

May 28th - via:
Good news! We have reached $5,000 - 33% towards our goal of $15,000. So, we decided to throw in a free soldering iron with all the D.Bug kits. For a pledge of $35 or more - you will receive a soldering iron in addition to your Watch Dog kit and... (Read More)

Today's Release: Code Ninjas!

May 27th - via:
Hi Everybody, We had a request for Ninjas from one of our friends. I crafted some small annoying bugs I call Code Ninjas. Code Ninjas sabotage your code with typos. They like to steal your curly braces in C, and they love swapping your spaces with... (Read More)

Today's Limited Edition D.Bug Masterpiece!

May 22nd - via:
Hi Everybody, It's Wednesday which means a new release! I love making bugs, and I hope you will like the newest addition to the D.Bugs. I call him Unfreed Malloc. Malloc dreams of being freed, but it looks like he will remain grounded for now.... (Read More)

Set of six postcards included with reward levels $35 or above

May 20th - via:
Hi Everyone, Since the D.Bugs were such a big hit at Maker Faire this past weekend, we decided to include a complete set of six postcards with reward levels of $35 or more. This means: $35 Pledge - You will receive the Watch Dog Model Kit and set of... (Read More)

Today's limited-edition fully assembled D.Bug, Watch Dog Reset

May 20th - via:
Here's the second release of a fully assembled D.Bug! $170 Pledge, Quantity: 1 Watch Dog Reset Somebody forgot to pet the Watch Dog and now he is ready to reset your device. His wings are outstretched, and he is ready to pounce with his stinger... (Read More)

New Designs for $5 Pledge

May 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Gearing up for Maker Faire - Booth #3441

May 17th - via:
Good Morning, Roboticists! Sophie and Donald here, we stayed up all night with Suraj working on robots and preparing for Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. Take a look at our banners and 4,000 business cards!  Come by our booth (#3441) to see D.Bugs... (Read More)

Day 3 Blog Roundup

May 15th - via:
Hi Everybody! We are having a lot of fun watching where our backers have been referred from. Listed below are some blogs that have featured the D.Bugs, but we need more! Specifically, because we are an art project, we would love submit to any art /... (Read More)

First limited-edition fully assembled D.Bug released!

May 15th - via:
Hi Everyone, Thank you for supporting us! We wanted to let you know that we just released our first limited-edition masterpiece, Captain Blue Screen. Check it out! Robot Brigade  (Read More)

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