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About this project

Dear Backers,  

We appreciate your support on this project. We have received many encouragements and useful suggestions, in particular on the possibility of having a larger drawer size of combing multiple drawers together. Your voice is well received and we are in the process of re-designing the Chipeasy to make it more flexible and customizable.  

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Chipseasy Team

With the rapid development of electronics technology, there are more types of electronic components than ever before. This leads to problems in electronic components management such as unnecessary repeat purchases, time-consuming storage, poor management of existing parts, and mistakes that could have been avoided.

 

 

Chipseasy is an integrated, smart electronic components organizer. It allows for the efficient management and storage of your electronic components, and ensures you can access the required components for each project by ejecting the right storage units. Easy to incorporate into your current system, Chipseasy caters to the electric engineering industry for the storage and management of electronic components, the mechanical hardware industry for the storage and management of small parts, and the chemical engineering or medical industry for the storage and management of experimental drugs. Precision mechanisms and user-friendly designs are built directly within the Chipseasy, and all the user needs is a personal computer to organize their projects. Chipseasy provides a fast, simple, and efficient way for users to complete their projects. Owning a Chipseasy will make your studio, office, or lab super-clean and neat.

 

Metallic Body Design

Chipseasy is easy to use, compact, and highly efficient. It has a high-end and aesthetically-pleasing metallic design that can be placed anywhere in your lab or studio.

The Chipseasy is designed as easy-to-operate desktop equipment with an aluminum cover, as well as 8 drawers with 64 storage units. Up to 512 different electronic components, or other small parts like screws and nuts, can be stocked and monitored in the Chipseasy.

The Chipseasy offers 5V and 12V DC power supply, and consists of a control board, LED display panel and switch, etc. It communicates with a back-end management network system through a user interface.

Front View of Chipseasy
Front View of Chipseasy

 

Sectional View of Chipseasy
Sectional View of Chipseasy

 

Single Drawer Explosion Drawings
Single Drawer Explosion Drawings

 

 

Multicolor options are available to make Chipseasy a stylish part of your studio or lab. (This is only available for 100 pledges.)  

Color Selection of Chipseasy
Color Selection of Chipseasy

Connected to your computer or smart device via USB cable, the Chipseasy has easy-to-operate software with powerful features. It supports keyboard input and voice input to search the required components. We will introduce 3 application modes: Operation Mode, Storage Mode, and Soldering Mode.

Operation Mode is used when users need to get or stock specific components. This mode makes it super-flexible to search and grab the parts you need.

       

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                                                      Operation Mode of Chipseasy

Storage Mode is used to stock a large number of components simultaneously. This 3-step process is optimized automatically, and allocates storage units to make the process of stocking numerous components simple and easy.

 

                                                              Storage Mode of Chipseasy

Soldering Mode is designed for PCB assembly jobs or project development. This mode gives users a quick and easy way to finish their design with more than 60% time saved.

 

 

                                                         Soldering Mode of Chipseasy

After uploading the components purchase list or project bill of materials, the Chipseasy can automatically check the inventory to match the components in storage with the uploaded BOM and list. For missing parts that are not in stock, the Chipseasy will generate a new list and automatically upload it to multiple online purchasing platforms like Parts-in-Place.

 

The Chipseasy provides an interactive community. You can register online, create an account, discuss designs, and even share your circuit diagram and DIY gadgets to other members of the Chipseasy community. Users can also find and exchange components with one another.                         

                                                      Chipseasy Community

 

 

 

 

 

1. We finished our research and design, and completed all the required assembly and testing. It’s been a long road, and we are extremely excited to introduce this Smart Electronic Components Organizer to the world.

2. In order to introduce Chipseasy as soon as possible, and to ensure everyone has access to this electronic design and components management solution, we need your funds to ramp up production.

3. We want to meet your needs and solve your current problems. Your support will allow us to introduce the Chipseasy all around the world and give people like you an effective components management solution.

 

This is a HD version of the Kickstarter main video on YouTube :

 

Risks and challenges

We are a manufacturer of consumer electromechanical products. This is our third Kickstarter project. With the design and manufacturing experience we gained from our two previous successful projects, we believe the Chipseasy is mature, stable, and market-ready. While most Kickstarter projects don’t come with a warranty, we are proud to provide a 6-month warranty for the Chipseasy.
We have assembled a global team of talented, passionate, and motivated designers and engineers. Members of the Chipseasy team have solved problems and worked through design and production challenges every day for the last 18 months. At every step, we offer the best solution. We have built a very good relationship with the manufacturer, and each Chipseasy will be fully tested before shipping. Though there is always the possibility of unforeseen risk, we will be doing everything in our power to reduce this risk to an acceptable range by working with our backers and providing regular updates.
We appreciate your being an early supporter, and we are confident that we can deliver the Chipseasy on schedule.

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