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The OFFBITS – The Art Of Spare Parts

The OFFBITS are cool little model robots, originally designed with unused and unloved bits and pieces which were upcycled and transformed into something so much greater. We’ve designed ‘build-it-yourself’ kits made of everyday hardware thingamajigs, which, when put together, transmorph into delightful robot characters. But that’s only the beginning! Once you’ve got hold of our Starter kits, you can add your own bits and pieces from around the house, your toolbox, or abandoned gadgets and gizmos, to personalize and expand on each character or vehicle.

The OFFBITS – The Art Of Spare Parts
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@Jeanie @Anita thanks for the update and the kind words! Can't wait to see your little creations on the site...
Jeanie Mackinder
Hurray! Offbits have landed in Canberra, Australia! The packaging looks great! I can't wait to meet my new little mascots. :)
Anita gray Saito
So cute!!! Love them! I appreciate all the work you all did and hope it ends up being a successful business adventure!
@anders don't worry, you're definitely in our lists and your rewards have been sent out with everyone else's :) please see private message with details
Anders Rasmussen
Please help me, I'm a backer, and I'm getting all these updates, but I haven't received anything and when I try to log into my backer account it says my password is wrong and when I try to have my password reset it says my email doesn't exist in the backer account system. So how do I get in touch with you? What's going on?
Hello BitStarters! First of all, thank you @F.Beau for bringing to our attention there are comments here on the campaign page - KickStarter doesn't send alerts for these comments and since we've been focusing our communication on the updates and personal messages it seems we've missed out... @Ralph - Please see personal message that was sent @Jule E, @F.Beau - Please see personal messages that were sent as well as most recent campaign update @Joaquin - According to UPS site your package was delivered today, please let us know if there are any complications @Jared - from your descriptions it seems maybe we didn't make the instructions clear enough... for example when you insert CAREBIT's 'ears' into the 'brain' and then screw in the 'eyes' everything should fit together quite snugly, and we're also not sure how bolts can "fall right off" after they've been screwed on... maybe the online instructions will help:
Re plastic - we tried to make it as clear as possible from the get-go which parts were made from which materials, and considering their injection process was one of the major reasons for the production delays we're surprised you missed that detail...
Recieved mine today... I'm in the US, Ohio. I was expecting it to be a little more perfect with how much time was spent. The bolts don't all fit on properly and some fall right off. Carebit's little ear things won't stay on his head either and slip right out. I also must have missed that some pieces are plastic.
I realize that it's just nuts and bolts but they should fit together more perfectly. I love the idea and the little comic is cool as well, but the execution of the whole thing is off. I mean to offend no one, but I wish it was made in the USA.
Now April 25 - 2016 ... and nothing new !! No mail, no shipping announcement, nothing, nothing, nothing ...
The last comment of the team was on September 2015 ... That show you how the backers are take into account ... Just take a look at the previous comments (and so few ... why ? I guess that all people are quite disapointed).
A really POOR communication for those who gave you their money and more, their trust.
Today, I have only one dream : received my pack and that's all. I do not expect any apologize from the team.
I am still waiting for the shipment. Any status?
Jule E Jay
I'm backer #139 - any idea when mine will be shipped?
End of funding : 22 mai 2015 - Expected delivery : March ... if all is going well ... almost one year after (10 months).
Hmmm .... planning was surely one of the most critical point. Was it a real proprity ?
Do not hesitate to consult KickStarter as some projects and tools in Time organization/Management could help you to be more productive ;-)
Ralph zingerle
Hallo, i'm still waiting.....
Jule E Jay
Hi Guys, your last production update was on Nov 30th. A lot likely happened in the past month....can you please provide another update?
Roni Bar-David
Guys, When will i get my offBit?
Rhonda T
Thank you for the update. I understand manufacturing delays happen, but more frequent (monthly) communication would be appreciated. Thank you for the extra parts, that is a nice addition.
Rhonda T
@Creator. It has been about 45 days since the last update. Still on schedule? Any progress updates and/or pictures that you can share?
@andew - you can update your address via the backerkit survey you filled. If you're having trouble accessing or changing the information talk to Avner and he'll be happy to help you out:
andew burton
I've recently moved. Who do I contact to update my address?
Martin Falvey
How can we order 2 of the penguins shown in Project update #15?
Rhonda T
@Creators. Thanks for the note. Glad to hear things are going well. Looking forward to the full update. Thank you
@Chelsea, @Rhonda - Wow, has it really been two months since our last update? Time flies when you're busy making OFFBIT kits... :) In a nutshell we've just started the production phase and are on track to start delivering kits in October as promised. Regardless, an update is definitely due (not to mention there's lots of great news to share) so we'll try to get something out this weekend. Stay tuned!
Chelsea Chen
Hi, may I know when I can receive the offsets? which has been over two months of your update :(
Rhonda T
Hi Creators It has been two months since your last update. Anything to share? Any feedback from the Tinkerers?
The Knightess
Lol. Ok great. Hahaha. I'll let him know. And I will finish my survey tonight. You guys rock!
@Knightness - The creation you mentioned is a handmade example, in final production not all parts will necessarily be made in every color... that being said, you can tell your munchkin we'll do our best to get him what he wants :)
The Knightess
B/c he was looking for colors other than what he got w his starter kits. Since he can only get 2.
The Knightess
Oh ok.
We are getting blue and orange character but the munchkin wants to know which character's extension built the yellow head, blue body, orange legs figure... Bc that is the one he wants. Best!
@Melanie - good idea to offer the ToolKitStarter as an Add-on. Done and done :)
@Knightness - the Character extension pack contains extra parts in different colors, and is meant to be an addition to one of the Starter Kits (of which there are four). Sorry for any confusion. That being said, if you'd prefer all the pieces in your pack come in a specific character color scheme, just let us know!
Melanie Crayford
Hi there
I had a $28 credit left when I completed the survey, as there wasn't anywhere (that I could see) to order a ToolKitStarter. I wrote something in the feedback about the campaign, but just in case that doesn't get through to you...I would like Bababit for the ToolKitStarter. This will bring my balance to $0. Please confirm that you now have my full order.
The Knightess
Is there only one character extension? I thought there were four to choose from. But there is nowhere in the survey to choose which you want. Help?
The Knightess
@Knightess yes you can mix and match character kits and extensions! within a few days from end of campaign we will be in touch to find out exactly what characters, colors, and add-ons to include your order.
The Knightess
when you pick your offbit and the character extension and vehicle... can you mix and match. Like the orange offbit with the green car and yellow character extension? Or are they a paired set? thanks
Final few hours folks! There ain't no party like an OFFBIT party! @Karen - when we send round the survey in a few days, you can specify what you included in your pledge amount.
Karen Jones
It would be nice if KS allowed a drop-down list for choices and extras. It would make it easier for everyone. :)
Karen Jones
I added the extra $10 to my pledge for the magnet stand. Will this be included automatically or do I need to specify on survey? Thanks!
Tasha Turner
I just know my niece and nephew (siblings) are going to love these. I had to go with a buddies set so they can each have one. I suspect grandpa may get some ideas from these and use stuff lying around to give them more bits n pieces. I'm ready for stretch goals. :D
Wendy Clements
So excited about The OFFBITS--I'm getting it as a present for someone who will adore it. These could have been created specially for him! (okay, and me too, we have similar tastes). :-) They're looking great!
@michal - thanks for believing in us! @Misty - Don't worry, the site won't let you have more than one current pledge for any project. In any case we've double-checked your order and all's good :) Regarding your choice of character, when the campaign ends we're going to be in touch with each of our backers to find out their preferred kit, which add-ons they pledged for, etc. I'm sure we all wish there was a more straightforward way to handle this (KS are you listening?) but one way or another we're committed to getting you exactly what you want. And in the meantime, you can proudly display your favorite by trying one of our character badges on for size - check out Updates 3 and 6 for downloadable avatars, or go to our fb post ( to share directly! Hope this helps!
Misty Layne Scott
Hey there. I want to make sure that my pledge for $60 went through ($55 plus $5 shipping) only once. And how do I indicate which color bit I want?
michal shavit
Well done! And I'm sure it's only the beginning for the Bits!!
@Yael - <3 @arazi - thanks! no time to rest on our laurels, though - there are stretch goals ahoy! @Andrei - thanks for the kind words! as we say here at The OFFBITS - one good bit deserves another :)
Andrei Teodorescu
Congrats Ya'll,
May your beat never be off and your bits always be on. How about a new character to celebrate: HeartBit
After all, everyone deserves a bit of love :)
Well done. :-)
yael chinkis
Hooray !!!
@Saar - hit refresh ;-p 200 backers FTW!
Saar Shai
Wow, almost 200 backers and so close to the goal!
Let's keep it up.
@ Katrina Hennessy: hi Katrina, thanks for the kind words! I'm sure you can find one of the options suitable, if not send us a message with details of he many you need and we'll help you make the best choice of tier. Our delivery date was definitely chosen with the holidays in mind, we expect to be able to fulfill by October without difficulty!
Katrina Hennessy
I definitely want these as Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers. I just need to work out what combination and how to afford them.
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