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The most useful key organizer with an optional built in LED FLASHLIGHT. Configure it anyway that suits you best.
The most useful key organizer with an optional built in LED FLASHLIGHT. Configure it anyway that suits you best.
390 backers pledged $11,232 to help bring this project to life.

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When I saw some of the other key organizers on Kickstarter, I thought that they were a great idea. Having an instinctual need to design and fabricate on my own, I decided to build one.

I looked at all the designs that are available and decided to make mine try to cover as much of the key as possible,while still having them easily accessible. Keys can be attached to both sides so there is more available space to put keys, thumb drives, bottle opener, or bar code cards.

 While speaking with my father about the different options to put into it, he mentioned a flashlight. I thought that was a great idea. It hadn't been done before in an organizer that uses your own keys and it makes the Key Stak extremely useful while still being able to add other features like bottle openers and USB thumb drives. You can also choose to have 2 flashlight sides so you always have light shining on your keys.

The prototype was designed and fabricated in my garage workshop using basic tools and a few different materials to help figure out the best way to incorporate a very bright 3mm flush mount LED and an interchangeable battery. With your help I'll be able to have these professionally machined to a perfect fit and finish.

The flashlight in the dark lights up a whole room
The flashlight in the dark lights up a whole room

I love carbon fiber, it's incredibly strong, light, and looks spectacular. These are two of the reasons I decided to offer a carbon fiber version. I know some people also would like different colors which is why I am offering an anodized aluminum version.

The barrel nuts that connect the vertical plates can hold from 2 to 8 keys.

Spacers can be added to the barrel nuts if you want to carry more keys.

I will be using a few different CNC machines to fabricate the final version including a Waterjet machine and a 5 axis mill. I will be fabricating all of the parts of the Key Stak including the Side Twin Vertical Plates - Both sides, one with the flashlight and one without. Also the button for the flashlight, the key ring adapter and the pants clip. In order to make these parts cost effective, I have to purchase the material in large quantities and build JIGS in order to hold the small parts in the CNC machines so they can be machined.

I look to you for your help to get these things accomplished. Not only will you be getting a very cool, stylish and useful tool but you will also be helping me get a little closer to being a larger scale fabricator for products that people really like to own and use.

Thanks in advance for your support and I always welcome comments and feedback.

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 Key Stak with the optional 8GB Usb thumb drive.

 Key Stak with the optional bottle opener.

Optional bottle opener add $6 if you would like one.
Optional bottle opener add $6 if you would like one.
Optional 8GB thumb drive add $17 if you would like one
Optional 8GB thumb drive add $17 if you would like one

Mike Kamber

Risks and challenges

With this being my second Kickstarter Project and one of many I have used machine shops to help produce I am very confident that the end result will be an amazing, finely machined and impressive product. My only challenge will be having the shops that I want to use be on schedule with production. This can be overcome by having enough funds to pay the right shops to do the work to my expectations. I have 2 other shops lined up to help with production if the orders are more than the one shop can handle within the expected time frame. As soon as the funding reaches my goal I will start the production of the different components to help ensure I can fulfill all the order as soon as the campaign is over.

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    Early Backer Special - 1 Aluminum Key Stak, comes with a key ring loop. Choose 1 of 5 colors. You can choose a color option when the campaign is over and the reward survey is sent out.

    Add $4 if you would like a pants clip.

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    Early Backer Special - 1 Carbon Fiber Key Stak, comes with a key ring loop.

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    This reward is for 1 Aluminum Key Stak, comes with a key ring loop. Choose 1 of 5 Color options. You can choose a color option when the campaign is over and the reward survey is sent out.

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    Early Backer Special - Aluminum Key Stak with the LED Flashlight option. Comes with a key ring loop.

    Please add $10 if you would like a 2nd Flashlight side. This option will allow for a flashlight to project from both sides of the Key Stak. You can choose a color option when the campaign is over and the reward survey is sent out.

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    Early Backer Special - 1 Carbon Fiber Key Stak with the LED Flashlight option.Comes with a key ring loop.

    Please add $10 if you would like a 2nd Flashlight side. This option will allow for a flashlight to project from both sides of the Key Stak.

    Please add $4 if you would like a pants clip

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    Aluminum Key Stak with the LED Flashlight option. Comes with a key ring loop.

    Please add $10 if you would like a 2nd Flashlight side. This option will allow for a flashlight to project from both sides of the Key Stak. You can choose a color option when the campaign is over and the reward survey is sent out.

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    1 Carbon Fiber Key Stak with the LED Flashlight option. Comes with a key ring loop.

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    Add $4 if you would like a pants clip.

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    Custom Laser Engraved LED flashlight Key Stak with anything you want up to 25 characters. Choose Aluminum or Carbon Fiber. Make your selection when the survey is sent out at the end of the campaign. Comes with a key ring loop and a pants clip.

    Please add $10 if you would like a 2nd Flashlight side. This option will allow for a flashlight to project from both sides of the Key Stak.

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