Why we're on Kickstarter & our latest CNN Video!
We’ve been asked, “Why is the Swap-O-Matic on Kickstarter?”
We received many, many emails from interested individuals who loved Swap-O-Matic, and hoped to get a machine in their city, town, or neighborhood. Our mission has always been to get as many machine’s to communities that will use them, and not just to those that have the financial means to get their own machine. The project’s community values and mission are to very important us, and we feel that everyone should have an opportunity to experience the machine themselves.
Our answer was to turn to Kickstarter.com, and attempt a crowd-funding project that would help us redesign the Swap-O-Matic, create a robust online community, and bring it to at least five new locations in the continental United States. We wanted to give people the power to vote on the location at a very low entry point–a $5 pledge amount. We believed each supporter should have a vote, and not increase with amount pledged. We could do what we do best – improve the Swap-O-Matic and the swapping experience – and our supporters could reap the benefits and be a part of this expanding movement!
Also, check it out! We're on CNN!
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
You'll get an acknowledgement on our site as a supporter + a vote toward the location of 5 new Swap-O-Matics. (see voting details here: http://www.swap-o-matic.com/voting)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get 1) a handmade Swap-O-Matic pin brought to you by our partners, Etsy artists Barbara Hauzinger and Cristi Schroeder, 2) exclusive video updates, and 3) access to digital artwork to download and show your support on your desktop, smartphone, or social media pages. (International supporters, please add $5 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get a specially designed Swap-O-Matic mug made from 100% recycled plastic!Estimated delivery:
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In addition to previous rewards, you'll get a Swap-O-Matic T-shirt made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. (International supporters, please add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $198 or moreYou selected
Need a few more Swap-O-Matic t-shirts for friends or loved ones? Get 3 t-shirts, plus all previous rewards, with this great deal! (These T-shirts are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and brought to you with the help from our partner RETH¿NK FABRICS) International supporters, please add $15 for shipping.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $350 or moreYou selected
Aside from the previous rewards, these special backers get a museum-worthy, poster-sized artistic rendering of the technical schematics from our new version of the Swap-O-Matic, which your donations are helping to create! This printed piece of artwork will be created in tandem with the development of the new machine, and will be signed and numbered by all three creators. Suitable for framing. (International supporters, please add $20 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
If you own or operate an organization interested in having a Swap-O-Matic in your space, this reward is for you. You will get recognized as an Organizational Sponsor and have the opportunity to fill out a profile detailing why you think your space is the perfect fit. During voting time, all supporters will have the option of voting on your location to put one of the 5 Swap-O-Matics created. For voting details, see here: http://www.swap-o-matic.com/voting. (This reward also includes previous awards, so, international supporters, please add $10 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $740 or moreYou selected
Here's a reward for our "Hacker Backers". In addition to previous rewards (excluding the Organization Reward), you'll get the custom designed Swap-O-Matic Control / Data Acquisition Board, which is being created exclusively for the Swap-O-Matic. This board features: Multiple Connectivity Options: USB, RS232, Ethernet. Can be used with most microcontrollers and personal computers. Configurable via web browser interface. Configurable via on board VGA Port / KB Port. Local Data Storage via uSD Card Slot. Gerber Files and Firmware source included. 64 x Dedicated Inputs - (3.3v, 5v, or 12v). 64 x Dedicated Outputs - (3.3v, 5v, or 12v). 16 x ADC 12bit Resolution. 16 x DAC 12bit Resolution. Ethernet Jack. TV Out. VGA Out PS2 Port. RCA Mono Audio Out. Powered by 5v~26v DC. (International supporters, please add $20 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
In addition to all previous rewards (excluding the custom Data Acquisition Board and the Organization Reward), you'll get a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece of Swap-O-Matic memorabilia, lasercut out of excess materials from new machines you're helping us to create! This original piece will be signed and numbered by all three creators, and suitable for hanging on a wall or showcased within a display for all to see. You'll also get an acknowledgment on the screen display of the Swap-O-Matics as one of our top donators. (International supporters, please add $20 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10,000 or moreYou selected
3 backers All gone!
Wow, thank you! You'll get your very own Swap-O-Matic to be put where ever you want! We can even do a custom designed skin just for you!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)