AS220 Labs (and Modern Device) is now making a special offer as part of our Spring Fundwocky Indiegogo: 100 bulk “blinky badge” kits with a custom PCB with your design and outline. This bundle of kits will be of interest to folks running a Mini Maker Faire, Robot Block Party, robotics club, or any other event where you want to run a Learn To Solder booth.
These kits are inspired by the Makey robot badge kit used for years at the big Maker Faires. We always tried to incorporate more complicated soldering projects but always returned to the simple blinky badge, which is perfect for this type of family event.
The kit will have a custom PCB with your branding on it for people to put together. You’ll get a bulk set of parts for 100 kits with all parts except batteries. In our experience it will take five volunteers about five hours to go through all 100 kits. The parts are the same for everyone (two cycling RGB LEDs, a PCB, a battery holder, a tie tack, clasp and a switch) but the PCB will be your custom silkscreen, outline and colors.
We’ll also provide a two sided instruction sheet made in Comic Life.
Maximum dimenstions are about 1.5″ x 1.5″, and you need to take into account the size of the LEDs in your design (.22″ diameter; usually eyes are good). When you order we’ll send you specs and a template and some design guidelines. Here’s the desig from the Rhode Island Robot Block Party badge:
and here’s one we did for the RI Mini Maker Faire:
We need about three weeks to turn around the design and board fabrication. We can also accomodate an order for more boards if you need them. Also, we’ll be offering a discount if you re-order the boards for future events.
Due to new restrictions on shipping Lithium batteries we are not including batteries, but many vendors sell them in bulk on Amazon.
Shipping based on actual postage costs for Priority Mail and Priority International. Noisebridge in San Francisco and the Waag Society in Amsterdam were used as sample destinations.
For now this offer is only available as $550 featured perk for the AS220 Industries Spring Fundwocky. Go to the Indiegogo page to order a bundle of badges for your event.