The end of salex

March 25th 2024

"Change is the only constant in life."

Today, we announce the sunset of Salex, a project that has been near and dear to my heart. While this decision may come as a surprise to some, it is a necessary step as we embark on a new chapter in our journey.

The decision to sunset Salex was not made lightly. Over the past 2 years, we've poured our time, energy, and passion into developing consumer-oriented robots. However, as our team evolves from kids to teenagers so too must our focus. We are shifting gears, moving towards serving both consumers and enterprises, and this transition requires us to realign our priorities.

But this is not the end of the road. Instead, it marks the beginning of a new chapter. We are proud to announce the birth of OpenMachines, a new venture born from my work at Salex. While Salex was once a passion project among friends, OpenMachines is poised to become a real business, with a sense of purpose and a stronger offering.

The decision to pivot from Salex to OpenMachines was made by a need for sustainability. Developing consumer robots is no small feat, and it requires significant financial resources. By shifting our focus to enterprise products, we aim to secure the funding necessary to fuel our vision and propel us forward into the future.

For those who have supported us along the way, I am so thankful 

Your belief in our vision has been the driving force behind our journey, and we wouldn't be where we are today without you. but we hope you will join us in embracing this new chapter with open arms.

As we say goodbye to Salex, we do so with a sense of gratitude for all that it has taught us. It has been a journey filled with highs and lows, challenges and triumphs, but through it all, we have emerged stronger. 

To our supporters who have purchased AirparrotHUB robots, we want to assure you that we have not forgotten about you. You will still be able to install software version 1.3.4, which will grant you access to our new OpenMachines software that will be supported for the next year. However, we will no longer be accepting orders for AirparrotHUB robots as we transition towards our new focus.

In closing, I want to express our thanks to each and every one of you who has been a part of this incredible journey. Your support has been the wind beneath our wings, propelling us forward even in the face of adversity. As we embark on this new chapter, we do so with hope in our hearts and excitement for what the future holds. Thank you for believing in us.

--Alex