$156 pledged of $30,000 goal
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$156 pledged of $30,000 goal
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About

Gera Time Gears
Gera Time Gears

We have created a modular gear kit for fun mechanical exploration and building.  Help us buy an injection mold by pre ordering your own Gear Time kits or by donating Gear Time kits to you local school, museum or hospital!

About Us and How We Got Started

Gear Time has been a dynamic, community driven project that was started in Chattanooga Tennessee. It all started two years as concept for a fun activity in which kids could build their own cars and race them. The idea finally came to light as the advent of 3D printing took Chattanooga by storm. We are very fortunate as a community to have public access to several 3D printers through our public library and university systems.

Public 3D printers in Chattanooga
Public 3D printers in Chattanooga

Using public resources, we made several versions of 3D printed and 2d laser-cut race cars: The Maker Racers.  This is our humble beginning.  A lot of effort has gone into bringing us from there to where we are now.

Old past
Old past

 Then, we worked hard to make new versions that looked good and performed well.

Maker Racer MK5 and MK6
Maker Racer MK5 and MK6

Our Gear  Time Kits 

This led us to our current project, the modular gear gear system Gear Time was based on lessons learned form the Maker Racer.  It can be used to make race cars, or any thing else that you like.  We ave gotten a lot if great feedback, but we need to move from 3D printing to injection molding if we are going to fill out orders.  We are asking for the kickstarted community to help us buy an injection mold by pre ordering Gear time kits:

3D rendered parts
3D rendered parts
The Double Gear
The Double Gear
The Quad Gear
The Quad Gear
The Gear Bar
The Gear Bar
The Gear Bar with Wheels
The Gear Bar with Wheels
The Simple Gear Car
The Simple Gear Car
The Wiggle Car
The Wiggle Car
A Unique Thing
A Unique Thing
The Big Gear Car
The Big Gear Car
The Gear Octagon
The Gear Octagon

Risks and challenges

We need to by an injection mold and start injection molding our parts to that we can supply maker racer parts and kits to our customers. Our design is complete, we just need to get the industrial process going. There are always risks involved, but we have spent a lot of time developing using 3D printers, so risk has been minimized.

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    You will get a tweet of thanks and access to a thank you video of me getting pelted with gears.

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    You will receive a 25 piece set which can be used to build the 'Quad Gear' (includes 4 wheels.)

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    you will receive a 50 piece set which can be used to build the 'Gear Octagon' (includes 4 wheels.)

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    you will receive a 100 piece set which can be used to build the 'Big Gear Car.'

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    You will receive a 125 piece set which can be used to build lots of different projects. You will also receive a booklet of projects.

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    You will receive a 180 piece set which can be used to keep a couple of kids happy. You will also receive a booklet of projects.

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    You will receive a 330 piece set which can be used to keep a small group of kids engaged. This kit can also be use to make larger machines. You will also receive a booklet of projects.

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    You will receive a 1000 piece set which can be used to keep a class room of kids engaged. Use this kit to build what every you like! You will also receive a booklet of projects.

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