A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Smart Qube has created the first smart trash can that is connected to you, enabling you to manage your household waste and helping to protect the environment.
Its perfect combination of technology, design, functionality and sustainability makes Qube an innovative product and one of a kind.
QUBE is the trash can for the future.
Now, you can have your very own…
Qube allows you to know at all times what the real impact your recycling is having via the screen and the Qube app.
Qube also gives you useful information about the state of your waste: when the garbage was last taken out, how many bin liners you have left or how well the CleanBin air freshner is working to purify the air in your trash can. Alerts can also be set to warn the user if temperatures rise drastically or if it does not detect any movement during a user-defined time period, as well as much more.
Qube allows you to find out in real time the quality of your domestic recycling.
In the form of data, it tells you the weight of waste generated, the amount of CO2 in the environment saved by recycling or your position on the recycling leader board in relation to other Qube users.
What's more, its system of incentives through gamification shows you how to continually improve your recycling habits.
Qube is a product 100% committed to protecting the planet.
Helping you with your recycling is our goal. Besides, every inch of Qube has been designed to be easily reused and recicled and consume minimun energy.
Qube benefits us all.
Thanks to its elegant design, Qube will upgrade any environment in which it is placed.
Its distinguished lines, technology and premium materials make Qube the best trash can ever designed.
Qube integrates perfectly into any environment because of its design and functionality, covering all your recycling needs.
Qube is designed to ensure that everything fits perfectly into place, and as a result eliminates dirt, one of the most irritating aspects of household waste management. Unwanted spills inside and outside of the trash can are therefore avoided.
Vanquish airborne dirt and odors with CleanBin, an innovative air purifier made of natural products that absorb smells, whilst perfuming, cleaning and disinfecting the waste.
We want you to develop an long and strong bond with Qube, which is why Qube is manufactured using robust materials to guarantee maximum quality and durability.
Qube is a safe product. We have performed a range of tests on the prototype in order to guarantee that Qube complies with the requirements of the most demanding markets.
Once we have your support to be able to push forward the project, we will obtain certification for the product with the strictest organizations such as TUV and UL so that Qube comes to you with the best possible guarantee.
Every day we work hard to develop innovative solutions for society based on technology and design, always with the utmost respect for the environment.
Without your help this is not possible. Help us to build a better world with Qube! :)
Comfortably stores domestic waste. Qube’s lid is activated when your hand gets near. You will not even have to touch the trash can to throw away your garbage.
Recycle everything in just one trash can. The different compartments allow you to recycle all your garbage in just one container.
Forget odors and dirt. With the CleanBin air purifier , made from natural products, those inconveniences of household waste management are a thing of the past. The inside of Qube will stay disinfected and fragrant..
Never find yourself without a bag. Qube even incorporates a space for simple storage, counting and extracting of bin liners, avoiding any unwanted spills.
Find out what is happening around Qube. Its weight, temperature, humidity and motion sensors allow you to program it to warn you if the temperature rises drastically or if it does not detect any movement during a user-defined time period, for example.
Learn to recycle better. Qube tells you the quality of your recycling and offers you information about the environmental impact, teaching you to continually optimize your trash disposal.
Help to save our planet. Using Qube minimizes the environmental impact of household waste, so that you can play your part in environmental sustainability.
Dimensions: 72,7*47,3*44,7 cms
Weight: 12 kgs.
Materials: Solid Anti-finger prints Stainless Steel Surface, ABS plastic for inner pieces.
IOS & Android APP
Bin Liners Compartments
Leds and other indicators
Rechargable lithium battery
Alternative charger cord
Risks and challenges
We've spent a lot of time engineering Qube to meet the highest standard of design, performance, and durability. We’re confident in our product, but will always be transparent and inform our backers of potential hurdles that may arise.
Tooling and molding can be challenging. Creating a big mold is expensive and waiting lines at local suppliers can be up to 4-5 months. We have 18 molds in total.
Our team is experienced in manufacturing abroad and working within the supply chain process. We have selected the best manufacturers to ensure that Qube is on schedule to be delivered according to our forecast. Unexpected shortages and delays can occur, however, when dealing with numerous components from different suppliers.
Design adjustments for production of the case and mold are required to optimize manufacturing costs and assembly time.
Adjustments in the electronics have to be made to optimize the performance of the product, as well as general quality, resistance and reliability.
We want the sensors to be as sensitive as possible; this means that we have to undergo an adjustment and calibration phase to meet the minimum requirements for sensitivity and responsivity levels. This is one of the most challenging parts of the project.
In order to meet the highest standards we want to obtain certification for Qube in Europe and the United States. This process can take up to 2 months, provided nothing unexpected happens. We have built a strong product so we do not expect there to be any issues.
Neverthless, you can be sure we will do our best to deliver on time and we are pretty confident we will get the product to you as expected.