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Modkit makes programming the physical world a snap!  Inspired by MIT Media Lab's Scratch, Arduino programming is now accessible to Everyone!
Modkit makes programming the physical world a snap! Inspired by MIT Media Lab's Scratch, Arduino programming is now accessible to Everyone!
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269 backers pledged $11,784 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: This Kickstarter project ends on October 1, 2010

For information about getting started with Modkit, please visit our getting started page.

If you have already pledged and have any questions, you can send us a message at the bottom right of this page.

Modkit is a new kind of graphical programming environment that makes programming things in the physical world as easy as dragging and dropping little virtual code blocks in a web browser.. Heavily inspired by the Scratch programming environment (from MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten Group), Modkit enables anyone including kids, artists and inventors to build with electronic kits and components including motors, sensors, lights, sound and the popular Arduino and Arduino compatible development boards...

So far, Modkit's development has been funded by its founders.. By backing Modkit on Kickstarter, you can help get this fabulous technology into more people's hands quicker (starting with yours!) No pledge is too small but pledges of $15 or more will get you an invite to join our alpha testing group to start using the Modkit environment immediately.. We have some other cool rewards, including a special edition Modkit Crimp Card which makes hooking up components as easy as the Modkit editor makes programming.. Don't worry, if you don't have the funds you can really help us by spreading the word and linking to this Kickstarter page on your blog, email list, or website.. All pledges will be used to directly support Modkit development and to manufacture the first rounds of our Modkit Crimp Cards.. We're really excited!

To find out more information about Modkit or about what we're up to, don't hesitate to send us a message on kickstarter or you can visit our blog.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Get an invite code for the basic Modkit Visual Programming Environment (http://modk.it/software).. Invite codes will be sent out electronically upon funding success..

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Get a Limited Kickstarter Edition Modkit Crimp Card (http://modk.it/hardware) and an invite code for the basic Modkit Visual Programming Environment (see above).. The special edition Modkit Crimp Cards will be custom manufactured after funding success and will be shipped approximately 3 weeks after.. (U.S. Only - International please add $10)

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    Same as above except it is not the Limited Kickstarter Edition..

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Be one of the first to access the premium edition of Modkit's Visual Editor featuring a standalone desktop version of the software with integrated compiler as well as the revolutionary Modkit interpreter which brings iterative and interactive development to Arduino.. This reward will be made available as a digital download as soon as it is available.. In the meantime you will get an invite code for the basic Modkit Visual Programming Environment (see above)..

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Get an invitation to a special 4 hour Modkit Kickstarter workshop where we will help you Kickstart your use of Modkit.. The workshop will be held on a Saturday (you will be given a few options) in the Boston MA area unless a significant number of donors (at our discretion) exist to plan a workshop in a nearby city (up to 5 hours from Boston).. This reward includes the Special Edition Modkit Crimp Card and an invite code for the basic Modkit Visual Programming Environment (see above)...

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Hardware Makers: Be one of the first to have your hardware added to the Modkit Editor! We're looking for makers of Arduino compatible boards and shields (standard size). The Modkit team will work with you to get your hardware tightly integrated into our software environment, both visually and functionally (see screenshots on blog/update page). You'll also receive 100 invite codes to give out to your customers when they buy your hardware before we go into public beta.. Pledge more and you'll get more invites to distribute with your hardware.. Hardware will also be added in order of pledge amount so if you think this could expand your business, please support liberally.. If you don't have standard size hardware, message us and we can talk.. Have any questions or other ideas of how we can work together, just message us..

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