What makes the KeyMiK different from other key organizers?- The ergonomically designed KeyMiK fits comfortably in one hand so you can easily access and flip out your keys leaving your other arm free to carry other items.
- Instead of being made from a cheap, common material like aluminum, the KeyMiK is crafted from 21st century fiber composite materials and utilizes a stainless steel locknut to prevent your keys from loosening on the post.
- Nothing in the KeyMiK manufacturing process is outsourced. It is 100% manufactured in Canada by its designers in the heart of Saskatchewan. By pledging for the KeyMiK on Kickstarter, you are voting with your wallet to support a resurgent North American manufacturing movement.
Each KeyMiK is CNC milled with open source hardware from carbon fiber or G10 plate with top quality CVD diamond tooling. "Made in Canada" means quality and attention to detail in every unit produced.
The diameter of 6-32 screws is approximately 3.5mm. To ensure no one has to drill their keys to fit the more common 4mm posts in other keyholders, we opted for a slightly smaller diameter screw to accommodate keys which may have poor tolerances.
One of our favorite features of the KeyMiK is the integrated smartphone stand. With a gap of approximately 12mm (1/2") we designed the stand to be as universal as possible so even those with bulky phone cases can use it.
By separating each key with a low friction nylon spacer, keys flip out easily without grinding against each other.
Also optionally paired with the KeyMiK is our mini CapZap keyring bottle opener. Originally designed to use up excess stock material more efficiently, the CapZap is a fun bottle-top-popper shaped like a futuristic laser pistol.
The KeyMiK is the spiritual successor to TheMiK series of smartphone stands successfully funded on Kickstarter in December of 2015. In close collaboration with Delta2Alpha Design, we completed manufacturing a month ahead of schedule and all rewards were successfully shipped. We are very excited to release the next iteration of TheMiK Series to the Kickstarter community.
Ronin Energetics is dedicated to open source collaboration and the sharing of knowledge of fiber composite manufacturing. Our CNC manufacturing equipment was designed in-house with Openbuilds parts specifically to meet the requirements of milling carbon fiber and G10 composites properly and efficiently.
We encourage other small businesses and individuals to develop their own fiber composite manufacturing capabilities as these materials are increasingly able to compete with traditional metals in many applications.
Risks and challenges
Although The KeyMiK is our first Kickstarter project as a company, we successfully manufactured and shipped TheMiK project in collaboration with Delta2Alpha in December of 2015. As Ronin Energetics has in-house manufacturing capability we outsource nothing overseas or to other companies. From concept on paper to final product, we are fully responsible for our own designs and this our our advantage to you. We are able to keep our goal amount low because our shop is fully tooled and ready for batch production.
The KeyMiK is a finished design and we have the CAM completed and ready for a full production run; we have also sourced our stainless steel and brass hardware from a reputable American supplier.
As a fiber composite fab shop, over the past year we have designed and produced a number of products for ourselves and others and we aim to make the KeyMiK another success. That said there are always challenges and unforeseen circumstances surrounding producing and releasing a new product to market.
We will be totally open to you, our backers, and keep you well informed about any issues that may arise during the manufacturing and shipping process that may cause us to miss our release window. We thank you for your support of our new company and of North American manufacturing!
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