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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3 2017
CA$ 251
pledged of CA$ 7,500pledged of CA$ 7,500 goal
10
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3 2017

About

 The Edison Box is a subscription-based service that provides our customers with a new circuit building kit every month. The Edison Box consist of over a dozen circuits and all the parts necessary to build them, including diagrams, schematics and additional information which can all be accessed online on our website, through the customer’s account. Each kit is theme-centric and designed to teach the customer about different circuit components and how they are used in circuit applications. Each month the newly arrived kit builds on the knowledge and experience gained from the previous kits. We want to build a community tinkerers and make it easier for a newbie or even experienced users to learn about this stuff! Check out our website: http://www.theedisonbox.com/

 

 The Edison Box is made for anyone with an interest from electronics. Our product will be enjoyable to customers with no background in electronics to even experienced users. The best age for our products are for people ages 10 and over, at that point, kids can understand what's going on. Our kits are excellent for kids in middle school or high school where electronics are taught. They can use the Edison Box to help learn new skills. Even university students have shown very high interest in the kits, as they can help solidify basic skills and help learn new and more advanced technologies.

 

 The Edison Box converts the whole struggle of making circuits into a seamless process. It ships with all the parts needed to build a circuit, all the instructions and diagrams on how to make the circuits, and all the information on how the electronic components used work. The substitute most people resort to(we know because we’ve been there) is gathering the parts themselves which is often expensive if not ordered in bulk, looking up circuit diagrams online and doing extensive research, for example, to determine what pins do what on a specific microchip. For the affordable price, we are offering The Edison Box at, we not only break the barrier of entry due to high costs but also provide a great service that reveals the path to STEM careers for our customers.

 

 

 As of right now, we are ready to ship our product to our customers. We need your support to create these kits cost effectively. To meet our pricing and quality goals, we need a solid base of subscribers so that we can make large orders. As we get larger orders, economies of scale will kick in and we will be able to bring our costs down a lot more.

 The Edison Box is a team of 2 engineers, one Electrical and one Embedded Systems. We have been friends since childhood, and right now, we are roommates. In our down time, we’re always discussing and executing new ideas that we may have come up with. One of the biggest issues we have seen with technology is it has a stigma of being complicated, making it seem extremely difficult. This results in a diminished desire in the overall student population to pursue the STEM fields. Our goal with The Edison Box is to debunk the myth that technology is difficult so that we can entice more students to join STEM fields and overall lead to future innovation. We see a lot of boot camps popping up for software education but not as many for its electrical counterpart. Through Edison Box we plan on bridging this gap, everyone should know how basic electrical components work. We are working on making this a reality.

Risks and challenges

We are really excited about launching The Edison Box circuit building kit. We recognise the most important part of this process is fulfilling our promise to you, our backers and subscribers, and deliver your first kit on time. Although we have our preliminary agreements with distributors we are working towards mitigating the risks and roadblocks we may run into. We have the working prototype for our first kits and our challenge now is to obtain our bulk orders for the electronic components and to assemble these kits in house. During this process, the packaging and box itself may change to match cost-effective shipping weight and sizes. We are confident should we reach our goal, we will be able to deliver your kit to you. When we get funded we will work hard to get the first kits out to you, and throughout the whole process, we will keep you in the loop.

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