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Jan

31

Circuit Stickers Update

Dear backers:

新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! This January, bunnie spent most of the month in Shenzhen, ironing out supply chain issues and finalizing mass production orders and processes with our manufacturing partner, AQS.

We also took delivery of over 30,000 die-cut RYB stickers as part of a dry-run to test out the entire mass production flow front-to-back. Initial yield is at 98.5%, which is pretty decent for a first shot through a new process. Below is a sample of sticker clusters in bulk-pack trays used to protect the material while in storage prior to kitting.

Jie has been working hard on the Circuit Sticker Sketchbook, and has produced a final manuscript. The final book weighs in at 92 pages, and contains five educational activities. In it, you will learn not only basic circuits, but also how to build your own switches, pressure sensors, and switch-based logic gates.

We’ve also decided on the final form of the book. It will be hard-cover for durability, ring bound for ease of use, printed on heavy cream color paper for better light diffusion, and it contains a pocket in the back to help you carry loose stickers around. We’ve specified solid color offset printing for maximal crispness and legibility of the artwork. Below is an unprinted sample of the book binding from our supplier.

Dedicated volunteers are busy translating the book into Japanese and Chinese, and we hope to begin printing the English edition in late February.

Finally, we have dispatched the test plans for the effects and sensor stickers to the factory, and they are busy building semi-automated test jigs to ensure that every sticker you receive is properly programmed and functional.

For the next two weeks, China is on holiday, but come late February bunnie will once again make the trek to Shenzhen to oversee the reboot of the supply chain, and ensure that we keep our promise to deliver your stickers before the end of May.

Thanks again for your continued support, and if you have friends who are interested in buying circuit stickers but missed the campaign, please remind them that Crowd Supply is currently taking pre-orders for the next batch of fulfillment.

Team Chibitronics

$104,692 raised

of $1 goal

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Dec 31 2013

funded on

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funded

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Product Choices

$34

STEM Starter Kit

Everything you need to get started with circuit stickers: 6 white LED stickers, 2 each of red, yellow, and blue LED stickers, 1 roll of copper tape (5 meters), 2 CR2032 coin cell batteries, 2 small binder clips, 1 copy of the "Circuit Sticker Sketchbook"


$30

RYB LED Mega Pack

A set of 10 each red, yellow, and blue LED stickers.

RYB LEDs

$30

White LED Mega Pack

A set of 30 white LED stickers.

White LEDs

$30

Tropical LED Mega Pack - Limited Edition


$19

Effects add-on

Four effects stickers so you can add blink, fade, twinkle and heartbeat effects to your projects!


$29

Sensors add-on

Sensors to make your projects even more interactive: sound sensor, light sensor, trigger sticker, touch sensor/programmable microcontroller sticker*


$12

Circuit Sticker Sketchbook - English

A copy of the Circuit Sticker Sketchbook in English, perfect for teachers who want to share the Starter Kit with more than one student.


$6

Z-tape add-on

One strip of Z-tape, 2” wide x 5” long.


$6

Copper Tape add-on

One roll of copper tape 5mm (0.2 inch) wide x 5m (16.4 foot) long.


$116

Classroom Pack

The Classroom Pack is a class pack for a class size of 30. With 90 circuit stickers and 90 feet of copper tape, educators can conduct several projects per student.


$675

STEM Kit Educators Pack

A pack of 25 STEM Starter Kits, at a discounted bulk price.

Credits

Chibitronics

Chibitronics is a research collaboration between Jie Qi from the MIT Media Lab and bunnie from Studio Kosagi.


Bunnie

Engineer & Operations

Jie Qi

Designer & Researcher


AQS Inc.

Contract Manufacturer

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