As any computer programmer, developer or even end user will tell you the bugs in software and hardware are for real.

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Well it is time to put a face to those bugs, as you can see in the above picture, thanks to this Kickstarter project from the folks at the San Francisco based Robot Brigade.

Robot Brigade are an eclectic group of engineers, professionals, and graduate students brought together by a shared interest in engineering and complex problems. Classically trained in everything from computer science to biology to cinematography, we constitute a diverse set of expertise and perspectives that never fail to keep things lively and engaging.

We apply complex engineering solutions to fun products that everyone can enjoy. We love all things robot-related! In our experience, we have seen a lot of kits that make engineering fun for artists, but very few kits that introduce art to engineers. As a group, we want to bridge the gap between art and engineering by creating art hacked from electronics.

The project just went liveĀ and has already received backing from 21 people and they have already surpassedĀ the first one thousand dollars of the $15,000 they are looking to raise for this project.

They have a great range of benefits for their contributors and you can receive a D. Bug kit for as little as $35 and all three kits when you pledge $120 or more to the project. Each kit, as you can see below, comes with a display case and decals to make for an awesome addition to your physical desktop/workspace.

  • Watch Dog is high maintenance, and if you don’t feed him regularly with function calls he will reset your device. The kit includes an instruction manual, electronic components, decals, and a specimen jar. ($35 pledge)
  • Grand Cappy likes to burst old electrolytic capacitors, destroying your computer. The kit includes an instruction manual, electronic components, decals, and a specimen jar. ($50 pledge)
  • Memory Hog devours RAM, starving the other programs as your computer slows to a crawl under his massive appetite. The kit includes an instruction manual, electronic components, decals, and a specimen jar. ($65 pledge)

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Now you will have a target for your affections when you run into those bugs in your code.

Check out the project at Kickstarter and be sure to watch the video.