A nerf gun accessory holder Purchase now at www.nerftech.com
Update: its now a real product !!!!
UPDATE: Video showing NH1 in Action (wait for it at the end)
This Product would make a great Stocking Stuffer for your nerf warrior !!
Have you ever wished your Nerf guns had an easy-to-use platform where you could mount cool accessories like laser pointers, scopes, cameras, spotlights, silly string, and more? If you're anything like me and millions of kids, the answer is probably YES!
My name is Sebastian. I'm 12 years old and have spent my share of time battling friends armed with Nerf guns like the Mavrick, Longstrike and Stampede. We're always using rubber bands or duct-tape to jimmy rig lights or pointers. And that method stinks! They usually fall off pretty quickly and the tape leaves a nasty residue on my guns.
These guns have a cool little rail - so why not a simple way to mount whatever I want? Now that would open a world of new possibilities!
Just so happens my dad is a brilliant engineer and inventor, so I showed him my idea and we went to work. We used a process called Computer Aided Design or CAD, to try different ideas so we could create a mount that is easy to use, easy to make, and just about indestructible!
The result is what you see here, the NH1. (patent pending) We designed it to just slide on to any tactical mount and let you easily attach any device, whatever the game. It really helps make all the stuff we already have more usable, AND without duct-tape!
Look at the way we use O-rings of different sizes to make the NH1 so versatile for different accessories. We've also tested it using hair-ties you can steal from your mom or sister. It works great!
Now here's where I need your help. I've spent and borrowed around $5000 so far, not bad if you consider that I'm almost ready to have the NH1 manufactured! I need some help funding the set-up, getting real molds for plastic injection made, and all the other costs of getting my product to market. My friends LOVE the NH1 and it has held up to all the use and abuse we could dish out. Everyone that sees it thinks it's cool.
Help me get my business career rolling before I'm officially a teenager! This has been such a great experience so far. I want to thank each and every one of you for your consideration, and assure you that I will use your contributions to get the NH1 to market (Thanks, Dad!). I have a powerhouse marketing team ready to introduce my product. Lets roll!
Me and Sebastian are doing this project together as a father and son team.. I am helping with the design, and working with all the accounting and market parts. I am hoping this will be a great learning experience for my son and I am setting an example for him, how to take on a project and see it through completion.
-Chris Merrick (father)
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I'm 12 - how's that for a risk and challenge?
My dad is a brilliant engineer, designer, inventor, and pilot. He can do anything - so that makes the risk a lot less than if it was just me working on this alone.
It was very cool to learn and understand the injection molding process. I am glad my dad took me to see the the factory.
More about getting help (yeah, I'm big on this!). I think it will be a lot of work to package and ship the orders once they start coming in. I will do as many as I can myself and if I can't keep up I will recruit my mom, my sister, my dad, and maybe hire others to help.
Me and all my friends believe that this is a solid product that kids will want. There will be challenges that are not obvious yet and I will find the right people to help me overcome anything.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 27, 2012.
Sep 27, 2012 - Oct 27, 2012 (30 days)
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STICKER: we will send you a cool limited edition NerfTech Sticker for your troubles, and a great big virtual hug, thanking you for helping our projectEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
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YOU ROCK: Get A cool limited edition NerfTech sticker and the NH1 accessory holder. The only bummer is that you will have a rad advantage over all of your friends. (international orders add $10)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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LASER: Get a sticker, an NH1 holder, and a laser pointer (like the one in the video) Your friends will know it's trouble when they see the red dot-of-doom on their body. (international orders add $10)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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FLASHLIGHT: Sticker, NH1, and a flashlight (like the one in the video) Bring the Nerf gun battles into the light with a LED flashlight that will illuminate your opponent. (international orders add $10)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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EVERYTHING: Here you go! Qty: 1 sticker, 2 NH1 holders, 1 laser pointer, and 1 flashlight. Because the nerf guns have multiple rails on them you can add both accessories to the same weapon. Now you're going to be the envy of all your friends. (international orders add $10)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012