Using common materials found around the home, anyone can make this simple pressure sensitive switch. I took a few hundred kits to the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire to give away and to encourage young and old makers alike - you don't need soldering stations, expensive electronic kits, or test equipment to safely play with electronics.
Due to my limited budget, I was only able to provide one free pressure sensitive switch per family. This seemed reasonable to me until I discovered at the faire that the families with multiple children would always have the boy build it, while the girl, obviously interested, would only be able to look on.
I have more space at the Detroit Maker Faire for this Make and Take project, and this time I want to have enough kits to give one to every single person that is interested.
This is where I need your help. Last year there were about twenty thousand people who attended the Detroit Maker Faire. If I can raise $2,000, I can give them away to about 10% of the people who visit the Faire. Any money raised beyond $2,000 will go into preparing more kits. I'll hand them out, and have people build them at the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum tent until we run out. The amount of money pledged will determine how long until we run out.
For those new to KickStarter, if we don't make the minimum goal by the deadline, none of the donations are collected, so please help us reach the minimum by the deadline!
Delivery of rewards will take place during August. Sponsorships at the $50, $200, $500, and $1,000 levels will include a thank you printed on each pad given out at the Faire.
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