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By OHMkara Tools, LLC
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About this project

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to bring electronics curriculum to at-risk, Bay-Area middle and high school students who have little to no access to electronics or tech curriculum. 

OUR PLAN: 

We have designed a multi-tool that, with our curriculum, will inspire students and ease the minds of teachers and educators. The simple tool allows for previously unseen efficiency in the learning and building process. We plan to create a sponsorship model where people like you can purchase these tools from our website and we would then donate them to schools in need. 

We need the money from this Kickstarter campaign to create our injection molding tooling, create your tools, and spread the word about our cause. Please join us on this adventure!

WHO ARE WE? 

Sean, Tim, and Lucas: Outside the Stanford d.School
Sean, Tim, and Lucas: Outside the Stanford d.School

We are three Stanford University seniors just finishing our degrees in Engineering: Product Design. We are very passionate about this project. Please check us out on our website at: www.ohmkaratools.com

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PRODUCT: IN DEPTH

If you've done electronics prototyping, you've worked with a breadboard.

 Getting your wires or components to fit can be quite the hassle. Trying to decipher a mess like this is even more nasty. 

There's no more need to buy pre-cut wires or to guesstimate while cutting jumper wires. The OHMkara tool is the one-stop protoboarding multi-tool. With your very own OHMkara multi-tool, your breadboards can look like this:

 FEATURES

Injection molded from durable ABS plastic and pad printed, our tool will look great in your toolbox and on the desks of students for years to come!

Precision Jumper Wire Bender
Precision Jumper Wire Bender
Lead Length Setter
Lead Length Setter
IC Pin Straightener
IC Pin Straightener
Stripped Wire Gauge
Stripped Wire Gauge

DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS

The Precision Jumper Wire Bender have a roughened surface to grip and hold the wire in place.

We've designed our tool to fit in your hand naturally and intuitively. 

We added three small bosses to our tool to make it easier to pick up off of a flat surface.

Our design draws on the strong, established visual language of existing tools.

The Ohmkara tool is the culmination of multiple iterations of prototypes and user-tests. We’ve designed it to be as easy as 123.

 We stand behind our product 100%. We need your help to begin manufacturing and to start inspiring students today!

Risks and challenges

We've spent almost six months creating a convenient and durable product. that we believe in. We’ve selected a reputable, USA-based manufacturer, struck up a personal relationship with them, and are gearing up for production. Our team has access to people experienced with the entire supply chain process such as a former designer for Apple Inc. We will keep the process transparent and if any complications arise, we will notify our backers and quickly resolve these issues.

*All images that do not display our property or specifically say otherwise are used under permission from the creative commons licence.

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    THANK YOU!

    Every dollar counts. Thank you so much for supporting us and believing in us.

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    PROPS

    If you feel that we deserve props for our OHMkara tool, belief in the future of the maker movement, or focus on education, this reward is for you!

    Props Package:
    - One (1) PROPS shout-out on ohmkaratools.com
    - Personal 'Thank-You' from either Sean, Lucas, or Tim.

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    ATTA-BOY!

    If you feel that we deserve a big 'ol pat on the back or if you simply want to support the next generation of makers, this is the perfect reward for you!

    Props Package:
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    EARLYBIRD!

    Congrats, you're one of the first people to support this amazing project! For that, we'd like to reward you with this....reward!!!

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
    -One (1) Instruction Document*
    -Earlybird shout-out on ohmkaratools.com

    *Instruction Document may be physical or pdf.

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    SOLO MAKER

    Are you a solo maker who strives for perfection, simplicity, and awesomeness? Then this is the perfect reward for you!

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
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    INSPIRE!

    This package will hep inspire a student at risk!

    We will send a tool to a school in need and send you a thank you!!

    SCHOOL RECEIVES:
    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
    -One (1) Instruction Document*

    YOU RECIEVE:
    -One (1) thank you from Sean, Tim, or Lucas along with the name of the school/organization that your tool was donated to!

    *Instruction Document may be physical or pdf.

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    SOLO MAKER

    Are you a solo maker who strives for perfection, simplicity, and awesomeness? Then this is the perfect reward for you!

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
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    ONE TO ONE

    Do you want to make a difference in the life of an at-risk student? With this reward, you will receive one multi-tool and send another to a student in need.

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
    -One (1) Instruction Document*
    -One (1) personal thank you email from the OHMkara team with name of school to which we donated your tool.

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    I'M A HUGE FAN!

    If you are a huge fan of this project and want to help educate and inspire a new generation of makers and doers, this reward is for you!

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
    -One (1) Instruction Document**
    -One (1) Ohmkara Fanboy/Fangirl T-Shirt*
    -One (1) shout-out on ohmkaratools.com

    *We will contact you at the completion of this campaign to get sizing and gender/fit preferences.

    **Instruction Document may be physical or pdf.

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    ONE TO ONE

    Do you want to make a difference in the life of an at-risk student? With this reward, you will receive one multi-tool and send another to a student in need.

    -One (1) Ohmkara MultiTool
    -One (1) Instruction Document*
    -One (1) photo of your student with your OHMkara Multi-tool in-hand!
    -One (1) personal thank you email from the OHMkara team

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    EDUCATOR?

    If you are an educator, we want to take this small amount of white space to say thank you. We would not be where we are without fantastic teachers and educators. So here is a specific reward made just for you and those you inspire!

    -Ten (10) Ohmkara MultiTools
    -Ten (10) Instruction Documents*
    -One (1) Educator's Document*

    *Instruction Document may be physical or pdf.

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    CREATE A MAKER

    Do you believe in the spirit of this project and truly want to make an impact? When you select this reward, ten (10) OHMkara tools (with appropriate curriculum materials) will be delivered to a local Bay Area high school or middle school in need of electronics/tech curriculum.

    - One (1) signed certificate of delivery from the school that we select. We will choose a school where we believe your tools will have the most impact.
    - One (1) picture of your tools being delivered to the school.
    - One (1) hand-written thank you from the OHMkara team.

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