by Vicharak

Wireless file storage from anywhere

Sep 09, 2021

Shipping Status, New Features

Hey, It seems all of you have waited much longer than expected. We want to thank all of you who have been waiting patiently for that hardware to end up in your hands. We have resolved all of our export issues, and we are shipping to Crowd Supply's warehouse today. As soon as we ship Maypole, we can start sharing new software updates that provide new features. Read the full update.

Jun 29, 2021

Shipping Soon

Maypole products are on their way to Crowd Supply's warehouse for final distribution. Please take this time to check your delivery address, and update it through your Crowd Supply account if needed. Read the full update.

May 20, 2021

Battery-Powered Maypoles Programmed & Tested

While we continue to be affected by the COVID-19 situation in India, including additional lockdowns, we have managed to carry out a series of three tests on each of the 192 maypoles produced in this batch. They are all working properly and we expect to pack them up and ship them to Crowd Supply before the end of the month. We've set the estimated ship date to the end of June, but we fully expect to ship before that. Thank you for your patience! Read the full update.

Apr 16, 2021

We Have Begun Testing Fully-Assembled Production Boards!

We are still assembling Maypole boards but (as you can see above), we have enough to begin testing. So far so good! We're also happy to report that, as things stand, we're on schedule for our May 31st estimated ship date. Stay tuned! Read the full update.

Apr 09, 2021

Estimated Ship Date Pushed Back to the End of May

While PCB assembly should be completed by the end of next week, we will need some additional time for programming, testing, packaging, and shipping. After including a couple more weeks as a buffer, we ended up with a revised shipping estimate of May 31st, 2021. Apologies for the delay, and thank you for your patience! Read the full update.

Mar 25, 2021

Improved User Interface

We've completely redesigned our Web-based graphical user interface to make it simpler and easier to use. (Screenshots below.) We've also added OTA support to Maypole. Read the full update.

Feb 01, 2021

PCBs Are In!

Over the weekend, we received 350 Maypole PCBs from our fabrication partner. Next up: assembly! Read the full update.

Jan 22, 2021

Adding GPIO

One of our backers made a great suggestion: why not add GPIO expansion to Maypole? We liked the idea so much, we decided to do it! To that end, we designed a revision with four GPIO so that Maypole can be used to interface with sensors and other hardware add-ons. These pins can be used for SPI, I²C, UART, or analog input. Read the full update.

Jan 08, 2021

Photos of Our 3D-Printed Enclosure!

We recently completed a batch of 3D-printed enclosures for Maypole. This update includes photographs and design files so you can print your own! Read the full update.

Dec 17, 2020

PCB & Enclosure Design Files and Expanded Connectivity Options

We did it! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our funding goal. We can't wait to get your Maypole in the mail! This update includes links to design files and a brief description of a key firmware feature that we're currently implementing. Read the full update.

Dec 10, 2020

Our Crowdfunding Campaign is Now Live!

Today, crowdfunding begins for a new kind of open hardware storage system. Maypole allows users to share data wirelessly and makes it easier for designers to add Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality to their products. Come check it out! Read the full update.

$5,653 raised

of $1,500 goal

376% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


Maypole With Battery

Includes a 3.7 V, 370 mAh LiPo battery and charging circuitry that allow you to upload and download files while Maypole is unplugged


Maypole Without Battery

If you only need to transfer files while Maypole is connected to a host device, you can skip the battery to save on size, weight, and cost.


Maypole With Programmer (No Battery)

Help us add new features! One Maypole (without battery) connected by six pre-soldered wires to an FTDI programmer with a MiniUSB port. Comes with a male MiniUSB to male USB Type-A cable.



Electronics was just all about engineering at the beginning, but the hacker community turned this industry into an artistic creative fun thing. We, Vicharak, are particularly interested in developing various kinds of hardware which will eventually serve people and hackers. We have already launched our first campaign with Maypole and some more cool projects are in the pipeline too! We want to try every possible electronics segment which can be hackable and make it more easily hackable. Our main goal is to develop simple solutions with major features.

Akshar Vastarpara



PCB Fabrication

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