Robots

BADDY

Open Source Badminton Robot!

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Rating

8

About the Project

Badminton is cool: Everyone loves badminton - Accessible, popular, simple, and blazing fun! It's a sport made of great values: performance, respect, happiness... That's why people love Badminton, that's why it becomes increasingly popular! The problem: Badminton machines exist on the market, but are not accessible to every one: too expensive (2.500€ minimum retail price), not portable (it's indoor or nothing...), with proprietary technologies (costly to maintain, restricted roadmap evolution). People who like fun and sports would enjoy such a machine, small clubs would use it for training, but they just can't - Now's the time to do something

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  • Founder: Benoit Joseph Greslebin
  • Company: Baddy
  • Goal: $58,325.00
  • Entry Level Price: $426.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 22, 2017
  • Delivery Date: February 2018

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Extremely Portable

  • Reality:

    By design, this is a possibility. However, it still has limitations of portability due to the size.

  • Claim:

    Control with an App

  • Reality:

    The App is a beneficial feature for the ability to control this device.

  • Claim:

    For Everyone

  • Reality:

    Badminton is a game that is still regionally focused. Also, the price for the Baddy is cheaper than other options, but still may not be accessible for everyone. So with the pairing of those limitations, although it may be for sale to anyone, it may not be relevant for everyone. That being said, Baddy has a goal of making Badminton readily available for anyone and this could be a step in that direction.

  • Claim:

    Affordable and sustainable

  • Reality:

    Relative to an individual or a team.

  • Claim:

    Open Source

  • Reality:

    A strong feature of the Baddy is the intent to allow for an open source to help the Baddy evolve to personal preferences that can also benefit other users of Baddy.

Bottom Line

Baddy is an idea and product that is attempting to spread the fun of Badminton. With that focus, the Baddy, at this point, is focused to a specific backer that is already into Badminton. The price is high, but not inappropriately. The function and technology back the ability of the Baddy.

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