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PetroBy Petro
First created
PetroBy Petro
First created
$931
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
15
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 1 2017 1:52 AM UTC +00:00

About

My name is Petro! Welcome to my Kickstarter! 

Originally from Ukraine, I live and work in beautiful New York. With the background in art and engineering, I decided to make something cool, fun and useful! The idea resulted into a uniquely designed wooden puzzle map that is cool and interesting to play with.

 How is it made? 

The map is made from 3/16” basswood. This wood holds engraved picture the best. I carefully chose each sheet of wood to ensure they are clean and do not have any imperfections. The laser cut wood smells great because it is not glued together as is plywood. Each sheet is polished with 400 greed sand paper to provide smooth superior clean surface. To protect surface of wood and make it more durable I cover it with Polyurethane varnish. Then the wood goes into the laser machine.

I need to tell a bit about design. The map was tested many times to ensure that the shape of each puzzle is sturdy. It took a lot of tryouts. That way some small states were combined on one puzzle piece. One of the coolest things is that almost each state is decorated with a quarter design that represents that state. 

This is really cool and I personally know people that collect quarter coins. Now you have the opportunity to see them all engraved into a wooden map. After cutting, any excess of fume is removed from the wood with a special solvent. The super strong neodymium magnet then epoxied to the back side of each puzzle and makes a perfect connection with any magnetic surface.

There are two sizes of map available. Unlike the first one (15.67"x10.30"), the second puzzle map is smaller (11.40"x7.00") and does not have an engraved quarter design of each state.

Sizes of the maps. On left Original one, on right Light version
Sizes of the maps. On left Original one, on right Light version

Why you’re passionate about it?

When this map gets to the kids, they become insanely excited playing with it. They like to guess where each state is located and usually mix them. Kids like to create their own map however they see it or like it. It is always a lot of fun and is a really cool and easy way to learn the geography of the USA.

Time line 

  • End of August --- campaign ends, Kickstarter payments process --- order materials  
  • Mid- September to mid October --- Production (laser engraving and assembly)  
  • End of October --- Shipping (depending on where you live you'll receive it soon after)

Why Kickstarter?

I love having the opportunity to reach new audiences, and making work that people can benefit from. I also love the idea to make product that I know I will sell. Crowdfunding will help me move my part-time hobby into a successful business. Your feedback is very important to me. So thank you for taking a look at this project and being a part of my journey. Your support means the world to me. 


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Risks and challenges

The risks of this project are low. I own laser engraver and use it for various projects. Design of the items is prepared and well tested, supply materials are available. With funding much greater than 100% there might be some delay in production because each item requires inspection and hand finish.
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    Cheer up!

    For pledge 1 dollar we will send to you a "Thank you" email and desktop wallpaper.

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    Map of USA Light - Digital version

    You'll be provided with a download link to design file of light version of the USA map in vector format. You will have the ability to make the map yourself.

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    3” laser engraved wooden quarter coin.

    As for pledge $10 bucket we can provide 3” laser engraved wooden quarter coin from any state you want. Just specify the state. 3 neodymium magnets will be epoxied on the back side of the coin.

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    50 state quarters digital collection

    You'll be provided a download link to design file of 50 state quarters in vector format. You will have the ability to engrave quarters yourself.

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    Map of USA Light version.

    The Light version of wooden magnetic puzzle map is smaller and does not have the engraved quarter design of each state.

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    • Wooden magnetic puzzle map of USA Light version
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    Map of USA! With the quarter design!

    Original version of Laser engraved magnetic puzzle map that you saw on the video. This map is decorated with a quarter designs representing their own state.

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    Combo of two USA maps!

    This combo includes one map of USA with the quarter design and one map of USA Light version.

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Funding period

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