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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 3 2019 5:10 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Design Prototype

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About

What's PSITRON ?  

PSITRON - PLAY.SEE.INNOVATE.ELECTRONICS  

is a next generation electronics construction platform with a patented concept behind. Understand electronics in a simple and ingenious way. Just draw a circuit diagram with a pen and build the electronic circuit on top of the drawing. Become an inventor! PSITRON is based on magnetic contacts. Magnetic wires are used to make electrical connections between adjacent electronic modules. Due to its open platform character, all sorts of circuit designs are possible. No breadboarding! No cable spaghetti! A kit for beginners and experts who want to invent the world of electronics right from the start!

PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird) is in the starting blocks. The kit contains everything you need to immerse yourself in the world of analog electronics.

The advantages of PSITRON

  • Understand electronics and invent like an engineer
  • Easy-to-use electronic modules with magnetic contacts 
  • Simply connect magnetic contacts by magnetic wires
  • Choose the desired cable length by moving the magnetic wire along the magnetic contact 
  • Draw and construct -> draw your circuit and place the components directly on top of the symbols in the circuit diagram 
  • Expandable construction kit (kit concept)
  • Each lab and circuit template can be downloaded 
  • Place a circuit template on the PSITRON board and build the circuit on top of it 
  • Clearly arranged circuit diagrams 
  • After making the electrical connection you can move around the PSITRON modules on the PSITRON board. There is no grid. 
  • Simply replace PSITRON-Modules to change behaviour of the electronic circuit 
  • Suitable for prototyping
  • Ideal for kids, adults and educational facilities 
  • Fun

How does it work?

  • It's very easy! Just mount a magnetic contact:

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    Attach magnetic contacts to the psitron modules: 

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    PSITRON-Modules

    Draw a cicuit diagram on the PSITRON-Board: 

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    Build the circuit on top of the circuit diagram. Take a magnetic wire and attach one end to a PSITRON magnet. If the distance between adjacent PSITRON magnets is too large, place a single PSITRON magnet in between. Continue until all connections to a closed circuit have been made: 

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    Magnetic wires can be placed anywhere on a PSITRON-Magnet. 

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    What can I construct?  

    Build a simple potato battery: 

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Create an infrared alarm system:

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Twilight sensor: 

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 Sound generator with IC NE555:

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All PSITRON-A Labs will be provided online for download at www.psitron.eu/support. Pictures of new circuit schematics can be taken and send to us for publishing.

Who is PSITRON for ?  

The magnetic contacts of a PSITRON construction kit consist of small magnets. That's why PSITRON is not a toy for kids. PSITRON is suitable for adults and children of 14+ years. Children between 8 and 13 can experiment with PSITRON in the presence of an adult.  

Why do we need PSITRON ?

Education is the passport to your future. The more you know the more creative and innovative you are. There's an engineer in everyone. We are convinced that everyone is creative and can become an inventor. To have fun when learning things is an important factor. And you learn by making faults. A good technical learning system is the key to experience the world of electronics. PSITRON covers all these aspects. Create your own electronic world - make it ! 

What about support ? 

If you have questions feel free to ask. Post them in the comments section and we'll answer you. We also appreciate advanced feedback to further improve PSITRON. 

Why are you doing kickstarter? 

The production of some individual PSITRON systems is very expensive. We can offer the announced prices for a production series of at least 200 systems. So we will spend the money to further realize new PSITRON ideas and to produce the first PSITRON-A series and early bird systems. 

Have you prototyped this? 

Yes we have! PSITRON construction kits have been developed by experienced electrical engineers right from the beginning. Here you can see the first prototype based on our idea in 2016: 

First PSITRON modules.
First PSITRON modules.

We went through several iterations and further improved the magnetic contacts and electronic modules. Now we are improving PSITRON for the fourth time. This fourth iteration has production maturity for our first series PSITRON-A-BASIC, PSITRON-A-ADVANCED and PSITRON-A-PRO. Compared to the third series-prototype PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird) the design of all modules has been improved. 

PSITRON-A-BASIC first series modules.
PSITRON-A-BASIC first series modules.

How are you manufacturing the kits ? 

We are the manufacturer and are located in Germany / Munich. The kits are developed by our engineering experts. Some components are supplied by external suppliers. We are a small team that takes care of the product development, creation of the learning units, assembly of the experiment box and quality control.

What is your underlying shipping timeline for your products? 

  • December 2018: Kickstarter campaign launches 
  • January 2019: Kickstarter campaign finishes 
  • January 2019: Finalize PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird), Shipping
  • February 2019: Finalize PSITRON-A-BASIC, Shipping 
  • March 2019: Finalize PSITRON-A-ADVANCED, Shipping 
  • April 2019: Finalize PSITRON-A-PRO and PSITRON-A, Shipping  

All PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird) products will be shipped immediately after a successful crowdfunding. Shipping timeframe for all other products except PSITRON-INDIVIDUAL will start in january/february 2019. 

What are your plans for the future? 

With PSITRON we want to cover almost all aspects of electronics. We plan to expand continuously. And soon new PSITRON kits will be available. A digital electronics construction kit with microcontroller and robotics applications is planned for mid 2019+. Which systems do you like? Please tell us your ideas. 

Moreover we will also offer education kits that cover a specific topic.

We will also start developing an App. Its features still need to be defined. Do you have any idea for a cool feature? If yes, please write an email to us.

Are you also developing individual electronics construction kits? 

Yes. If you are interested in a PSITRON individual electronics construction kit please write an email to us. We will then check your request.

Where can I get more?  

The homepage of PSITRON is www.psitron.eu . There you can find all information related to the PSITRON products. 

Please also have a look at our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/psitron .

After Kickstarter financing, we'll keep you up to date on project and manufacturing status. We are very excited to roll out this baby and deliver the products to you as soon as possible. The communication will take place at regular intervals.

Many thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

We are aware that PSITRON has to master additional challenges to meet all production requirements. In the case of a high demand we will build a small team to produce the kits. We already worked out all kinds of safety instructions and have designed stickers to fix on the experimenting box.

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    Pledge €59 or more About US$ 67

    PSITRON-A-STARTER

    14% of retail price. Starter electronics construction kit for very beginners. Get to know PSITRON.

    Contains:
    1 writable PSITRON-Board (DIN-A5 )
    8 PSITRON-Modules with improved design (currently planned: 1 fototransistor, 1 Power-NPN, 2 resistors, 1 capacitor, 1 loudspeaker, 1 RGB-LED, 1 sound generator)
    1 PSITRON-BAT module with current limitation
    10 long magnetic wires
    10 short magnetic wires
    30 magnets (5mm height)
    4 magnets to fix magnetic wires
    1 hexagon wrench
    Labs (Currently planned: Basic electronics circuits, infrared alarm system, twilight sensor, touch sensor, infrared sensor, RGB colour switching, capacitor as energy storage, LED dimming) - can be downloaded
    Schematic diagrams (can be downloaded)
    30 screws
    30 screw nuts
    4 distance bolts
    User manual
    Electronics introduction document

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    PSITRON-A-PRO

    13% of retail price. Professional extension kit. Requires PSITRON-A-BASIC or PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird).

    1 PSITRON-Depot (DIN-A5)
    11 PSITRON-Modules (Currently planned: 1 Bandgap-Reference, 1 PNP transistor, 1 MOSFET transistor, 1 resistor, 2 capacitors,
    2 operational amplifiers, 1 timer, 1 audio
    amplifier, 1 phone socket)
    10 long magnetic wires
    10 short magnetic wires
    50 magnets (5mm height)
    4 magnets to fix magnetic wires
    Labs (tbd)
    Schematic diagrams (tbd)
    50 screws
    50 screw nuts
    4 distance bolts
    User manual

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    PSITRON-A-ADVANCED

    10% of retail price. Advanced extension kit. Requires PSITRON-A-BASIC or PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird).

    Contains:
    1 PSITRON-Depot (DIN-A5)
    21 PSITRON-Modules (Currently planned: 4 capacitors, 3 resistors, 2 diodes, 1 variable capacitor, 4 potentiometers, 1 pressure sensor, 2 taster, 1 PNP-Transistor, 1 JFET-Transistor, 1 resistor switch, 1 printed shortwave coil)
    10 long magnetic wires
    10 short magnetic wires
    60 magnets (5mm height)
    4 magnets to fix magnetic wires
    Labs (Currently planned: Audio amplifier, Short wave receiver, DIY Pressure sensor) - can be downloaded
    Schematic diagrams - can be downloaded
    60 screws
    60 screw nuts
    4 distance bolts
    User manual

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    Pledge €99 or more About US$ 112

    PSITRON-A-BASIC (Early Bird) - Offer

    33% of retail price. Basic electronics construction kit, Limited edition, comes with additional 5 PSITRON modules, 9V battery and multimeter.

    To reduce shipment costs to Non-EU destinations we will not include print material like labs, schematics and intro documents for this kit. After the kickstarter campaign they can be downloaded at www.psitron.eu/support .

    Contains:
    1 PSITRON-Box
    1 Multimeter
    1 9V Varta battery
    1 writable PSITRON-Board (DIN-A4 )
    1 PSITRON-Depot (DIN-A5)
    18 PSITRON-Modules (1 infrared LED, 1 fototransistor, 1 PNP-Transistor, 2 NPN-Transistors, 3 resistors, 2 variable capacitors, 2 trimmer, 1 microphone, 1 phone socket, 1 loudspeaker, 1 RGB-LED, 1 blue LED, 1 sound generator)
    5 additional PSITRON-Modules
    1 PSITRON-BAT module with current limitation
    20 long magnetic wires
    20 short magnetic wires
    120 magnets (3mm height)
    8 magnets to fix magnetic wires
    1 hexagon wrench
    1 screw driver
    1 phone jack
    Labs (Currently planned: Basic electronic circuits, LED dimming, colour switching with a transistor, magic dj sounds, light organ, infrared alarm system, audio amplifier, touch sensor, etc.) - can be downloaded
    Schematic diagrams (can be downloaded)
    60 screws
    60 screw nuts
    4 distance bolts
    User manual
    Electronics introduction document

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    Pledge €129 or more About US$ 145

    PSITRON-A-BASIC

    14% of retail price. Basic electronics construction kit, comes with multimeter and a 3D VR glasses to assemble.

    Contains:
    1 Multimeter
    1 writable PSITRON-Board (DIN-A4 )
    1 PSITRON-Depot (DIN-A5)
    20 PSITRON-Modules with improved design (currently planned: 1 infrared LED, 1 fototransistor, 1 PNP-Transistor, 2 NPN-Transistors, 1 Power-NPN, 3 resistors, 1 resistor switch 1-10k, 1 resistor switch 10-100k, 1 resistor switch 100k-1M, 2 capacitors, 1 microphone, 1 phone socket, 1 loudspeaker, 1 RGB-LED, 1 blue LED, 1 sound generator)
    1 PSITRON-BAT module with current limitation
    20 long magnetic wires
    20 short magnetic wires
    65 magnets (5mm height)
    8 magnets to fix magnetic wires
    1 hexagon wrench
    1 screw driver
    1 phone jack
    Labs (Currently planned: Basic electronics circuits, LED dimming, colour switching with a transistor, magic dj sounds, light organ, infrared alarm system, audio amplifier, touch sensor) - can be downloaded
    Schematic diagrams (can be downloaded)
    65 screws
    65 screw nuts
    4 distance bolts
    User manual
    Electronics introduction document

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    PSITRON-A

    18% of retail price. Contains PSITRON-A-BASIC, PSITRON-A-ADVANCED and PSITRON-A-PRO.

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    PSITRON-A-STARTER Workshop Kit 5

    5 PSITRON-A-STARTER Kits. 16% of retail price.

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Funding period

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