Here at Otto DIY we hope you are staying safe. While a lot of us are stuck at home, including our team, we have more time for DIY hobbies. So this is the time to build some amazing things.
We want to give you all an opportunity to make your Otto inventions a reality. Invent Otto toys for other people to own in their homes. A model where community members can submit robot inventions and Otto DIY help manufacture those inventions to sell globally. On top of that, the inventor will receive royalty earnings from every robot sold. Pretty cool yeah?
It is basically like a new Otto REMIX challenge. Similar to the past competition where you submitted entries to us and we voted our favorites. But this time for the winner, we will place it on our official online shop to sell.
Once an order is made, we will 3D print that newly designed robot and send out the day it’s sold. For the test round, the plan is to sell exclusively 10 kits per design initially.
Why 10 you may ask? This allows us to determine if the model works and the willingness for people to order. It also gives us the testing ground to determine all costs, especially shipping. In the future we envision creating a big community marketplace, where you as Otto Builders are now ¨Otto Inventors¨ and can share your creation. Within days can sell your robots.
Here is a chart that shows how it will work:
Community Journey Model of our Inventor Program
As you see, the first step involves what you guys do already. Design your own robots & 3D print them. Next, you submit and showcase the robot, once we as a community agree which ones are the best. We will work together to adjust the details to make it feasible. Next, we will place it on our store to sell. When the first sale comes in, we produce it and ship it out within few days. In return, the inventor from the community earns a royalty from each item that is sold.
Do you like it? Does that interest you? Having your 3D printing hobby/ side project turned into a money maker too. Feel free to comment under this article or via our forum.
You can watch the founder Camilo talk about the program via Youtube.
Let's create the coolest robots that bring us together as inventors of education and technology. Thanks everyone, and again stay safe.