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Turn your dull, unproductive meetings into energy-charged collaborative sessions that foster collective creativity.
Turn your dull, unproductive meetings into energy-charged collaborative sessions that foster collective creativity.
251 backers pledged $42,122 to help bring this project to life.

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we are sure this is the GREATEST dry erase board video of all time...

In this high-tech environment businesses still consistently use dry-erase boards to collaborate, innovate, and refine concepts - but these whiteboards don't really facilitate creative thinking and individual contribution. While there are "apps" that attempt to help companies brainstorm and visualize ideas, there is no substitute for sketching your ideas on a smooth white board. We endeavored to design the world's best collaboration system and we are certain we have done just that.

Collaboration System

360 photographic view of our mc square prototype with included accessories
360 photographic view of our mc square prototype with included accessories

mc squares were developed to democratize meetings by pulling the focus away from the facilitator and empowering everyone in the room to join in the creative collaboration. Our mc squares are personal, dry erase boards designed to get people in a meeting room to contribute their best ideas.

designed for quick removal for sorting and sharing
designed for quick removal for sorting and sharing

We made the back of our boards magnetic. You can put them on your fridge, file cabinet, or even a larger, magnetic dry-erase board. The included mounting bracket is both aesthetically and functionally designed to hold mc squares securely on the wall while allowing easy removal. The mc squares system is infinitely scale-able to fit your collaboration needs. Let mc squares completely revolutionize your meetings by maximizing the creative capacity of your employees. It’s truly magical to see fresh ideas come to life through the use of our product.

Thoughtful Design

Our mc squares have gone through thousands of design and functional prototypes to ensure amazing quality in feel, function, and beauty.

factory prototype-top view
factory prototype-top view
factory prototype-back view
factory prototype-back view

Portable

The backside of each mc square is comprised of standard brick systems which our custom-designed pens and erasers snap in to. Additionally, the eight embedded neodymium magnets allow you to connect two mc squares back-to-back. Throw your mobile devices in between 2 squares, and away you go.

mc squares can go ANYWHERE
mc squares can go ANYWHERE

Customize

Each mc square includes a simple dotted grid pattern visible beneath the clear writing surface, but you can customize with your own designs to fit your specific needs: calendars, letters and numbers,maps, diagrams, charts, and even athletic play templates... the possibilities are endless!

Early Product Buzz

In June 2014, mc squares was officially introduced to the world at NEOCON. Due to its innovative design, mc squares turned some heads!

UPDATE: 

We've realized, based on your questions, that we failed to include the size of a single square - a "small" oversight on our part.... We appreciate the early enthusiasm and apologize for missing an important detail.

An mc square is 11 inches square (27.94cm), and 1 inch (2.54cm) thick.
The mounting bracket is also 11 inches square and 3/8 inch (0.9525cm) thick.

Here are a couple CAD drawings for your reference: 

mc square dimension
mc square dimension
bracket dimension
bracket dimension
please note: bracket layout is suggested. you can lay them out however you would like.
please note: bracket layout is suggested. you can lay them out however you would like.

Risks and challenges

We have identified a great manufacturer, but because of our high quality standards the plastic injection molds are more expensive than we initially budgeted. We will use the funds to purchase the injection molds necessary to create our first run. This campaign will also help us to determine how many mc squares we need to produce in our inaugural run.

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    You agree, this is an awesome product and an innovative idea. Thanks for your support! We will also thank you on our Facebook page!

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    Early Innovator Single - includes an mc square with snap-fit pen, eraser, ten templates and a mounting bracket. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send an mc square to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Single - includes an mc square with snap-fit pen, eraser, ten templates and a mounting bracket. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send an mc square to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Office System which includes a two by two grid of mc squares with pens, erasers, templates and mounting brackets! BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send 4 mc squares to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Small Meeting Room System which includes a four by three grid of mc squares, pens, erasers, templates and mounting brackets. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send this full mc square system to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Workshop System which includes a large seven by three grid of mc squares (the system is flexible, so it also can also be divided into smaller systems if that's what your organization needs.) Plenty of pens, erasers, templates and ten extra mounting brackets to help distribute ideas throughout your organization. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send this full mc square system to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Pledge $1,400 or more About $1,400

    You may not be a genius, but you will look like one with this Maximum Innovation System which includes enough mc squares for two full Workshops Systems or one huge collaboration wall (A full fourteen by three wall and twenty extra mounting brackets.) Plenty of colored pens, erasers, and templates too. We will also create 2 custom templates for every mc square based on your specification. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send this full mc square system to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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    Pledge $3,480 or more About $3,480

    Bob's System is a specially system created by request. We are creating this system that will fill 2 walls at nearly ten feet by six feet each!

    That's 120 mc squares with loads of pens and erasers. Thanks Bob!

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    Pledge $6,000 or more About $6,000

    You're going big with this Campus Collaboration System which includes enough mc squares for most good sized organizations to outfit several conference rooms and many offices (4 Workshop Systems and 40 extra mounting brackets). Plenty of pens, erasers, and templates too. We will also create 2 custom templates for every mc square based on your specification. This system includes custom installation in the continental US and your first meeting facilitated by the founder and inventor of mc squares. BONUS SCHOOL SUPPORT: For being a supporter, mc squares will also send this full mc square system to the school of your choice! You will be contacted after your purchase to set up shipping to your favorite institution.

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