MegaBots Inch has raised almost $300,000 since the Kickstarter launched earlier this week. The goal is $500,000. The Giant Robot makers have released new T-Shirts to keep the crowd funding campaign going.
On August 18, MegaBots Inc. launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to make their Giant Robot ready for fighting the Japanese contender. American Geeks have raised over $286,000 so far to support Team USA.
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The funding goal is $500,000 and there are still 27 days left. Today MegaBots unveiled two new T-Shirts that are very cool.
The black T-shirt has been designed MegaFan Henry Aird, and is called the Evolution of Man. The white T-Shirt is inspired by Team Japan's leader Kogoro Kurata. He said in the acceptance video: "Just building something huge and sticking guns on it... it's Super American."
"Super American" and the concept drawing of the updated MegaBot Mk. II are featured on the new white T-Shirt.
Supporters will be able to choose which shirt they want for any level at the end of the campaign.
MegaBots founders Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein and Brinkley Warren have assembled a team of American innovators, ￼engineers, fabricators and entertainment professionals to prepare their robot Mk. II for battle. Team members include Grant Imahara, known from Mythbusters and Dr. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize.
The big issue is that the 12,000 pound Mk. II was designed for paintball combat and not for melee fight. Kurata asked for Hand-to-Hand combat. The giant robot fight is set for July 2016.
MegaBots still needs $200,000 to reach the first goal. There are further goals that would enhance the Mk. II with more capabilities and a Hollywood grade paint job.
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More details on the MegaBots Kickstarter campaign.