Zach and Jake are two 16-year olds who are starting up a company called MakeTronix. To launch their company, they are running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to produce the MakeTronix Alarm. It is a hobbyists’ alarm system featuring a GPIO plugin board featuring 11 buttons, a red LED and a buzzer. Also included is a PIR sensor and some jumper wires to attach the sensor to the main board. The team’s plan is to create tutorials and lesson plans around the board for educational value. The board sells for £11 (earlybird) rising to £12 plus shipping on IndieGoGo. They’re aiming to sell at least 100 of them to reach their funding goal of £1200.
Zach’s hopefully sending me a board to look at very soon and I’ll report back on what I think of it. 🙂