DIY Electronics Learning System Crushes Kickstarter Goal, Wows at NY Maker Faire
At 136% Of Funding Goal And Counting, Makers, Teachers, Manufacturers Flock To See ProtoPalette
Orinda, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- Their simple goal of making Arduino micro controller projects easier and more fun to do has become a startup whirlwind for ProtoPalette co-founders Karl Alexius and Will Pemble. "We wanted to build and create with Arduino. But, every time we got started, the confusing mess of parts and pieces stopped us in our tracks," stated Karl Alexius. "Then it hit me! An artists palette for creating electronics!"
ProtoPalette is a large printed circuit board in the shape of an artist's palette that organizes and makes sense of Arduino components and sensors. "Making with Arduino, you need one of two things. A bucket of sensors, breadboards, parts and pieces that have to be organized.. or a ProtoPalette," says co-founder Will Pemble. "For creative inventor types, ProtoPalette lets you focus on your vision instead of keeping things tidy."
As hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees attend World Maker Faire in New York this weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, ProtoPalette, a Kickstarter Staff Pick and favorite at the fair is enjoying incredible turnout at their booth in the Zone 3 Education Pavilion. “Saturday was non-stop,” said Will Pemble. “We had four people in the booth and we barely had a chance to take a breath. The reception from makers, educators, distributors and press has been wonderful.”
ProtoPalette’s Kickstarter campaign can be seen at http://ks.protopalette.com, where limited quantities of product rewards are still available to project backers.