EspoTek Labrador: Five Powerful Lab Instruments. One Tiny, Open Source Board

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Sep

23

Labrador Hits 100%, and Here are the Stretch Goals

It’s over 9000!!

I can’t quite believe it has actually happened. Labrador is 100% funded and the pledges are still coming. To make a long story short, an article appeared on Make and the total amount raised went up by 20% in about 24 hours.

Labrador will be produced and hundreds of people around the world will get to experience the joy of engineering with proper tools. So excited!

Thank you so much to Cabe Atwell for writing that piece - and to everyone else who helped spread the word too. And, of course, thanks to everyone who backed Labrador (especially Maks and Scott!) - it’s because of your support that Labrador will exist. Finally, thanks to the hardworking folks at Crowd Supply. They went above and beyond to make sure the campaign was a success - truly.

Okay, so that’s exciting and all, what now?

Stretch goals, of course!

The first stretch goal (unlocked at $18,000) is a port of the software interface to Android. This will use USB OTG, so double-check that your device supports it! Note that due to the power limitations of OTG, the power supply feature cannot be supported on Android. Sorry about that. Stretch goal one will bet met at

The second goal (unlocked at $25,000) is a port to Raspberry Pi! Yes, it already runs Linux, but the challenge here will be getting fast, high resolution output with the Pi’s modest specs. This will require a rewrite of certain portions of the code.

Further stretch goals will be hardware-based and will be announced once the current targets have been reached. More specifics about the implementation of stretch goals 1 and 2, as well as precise dollar amounts, will come in an update on Monday.

Thank you all once again,
~Chris

$18,812 raised

of $9,000 goal

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Oct 20

funded on

209%

funded

727

pledges

Product Choices

$5

Support the maker movement!

You will be simultaneously helping the Labrador project and maker movement grow. For every $20 raised through the “Support Now” button, a Labrador board plus microUSB cable will be sent to an organisation promoting STEM education and/or the maker movement.


$29

Your very own Labrador!

You will receive a Labrador board, fully assembled with headers. All you need is your own microUSB cable and you’re ready to go! No soldering required.


$725

Class Set

25 fully assembled Labradors, 25 MicroUSB cables, 25 breadboards and a selection of components to get your students started: there will be resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, op-amps, 555 timers, and LEDs! Perfect for teaching a class the fundamentals of electronics.


$2,000

101 Labradors (we ran out of Dalmatians)

A huge pack of Labradors! Perfect for universities. Comes with 101 fully assembled Labradors, 101 microUSB cables, 101 solderless breadboards, and free shipping - a savings of over 40% compared to individual units. Hand these out like candy to first-year students and then watch their interest in electrical engineering grow!

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Credits

EspoTek

A new, Aussie startup created by a new, Aussie engineering graduate. Our aim is to bring technology to the world that allows everyone to create new things. Labrador is the beginning of this.


Chris Esposito

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