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Join the unique tribe of people that have cooler fireplaces than their neighbors. Why limit yourself to a boring fireplace?
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What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

At D2 Realization Inc., we have been designing and engineering new products for clients for the past 10 years. We thought, since we make products for other clients, why not also make our own? This our first new product.

The prototypes that you see in the pictures are ready for production.  The design work is done and we already have several vendors waiting for orders to begin production.

The product itself is blackened sheet metal and if taken care of, will last a lifetime. 

The product ships flat.  You simply bend the feet tabs sideways with your fingers to make it stand.  The benefit of this, is if you want to store it, you simple bend the tabs back to flat and it is easy to tuck away without taking up much space when not in use.

We do not need money for design or prototypes as this is already finished.  We are primarily looking a bit of extra financing for our first production run.  We already have most of this financing, which is why our goal is low.  

Risks and challenges

Our company's background is in designing and manufacturing high end and complicated products such as medical devices, large automated machinery, optical instruments and more. This is a relatively simple product for us by comparison. This was on purpose because we knew that the fulfillment will be it's own challenge.

Our biggest risk right now is looking to get this product into backers' hands before Christmas. We have our factory setup and working now on finding a good fulfillment partner. If we have a good response, we will be looking to set up a credit agreement with our manufacturing partners to get the production going prior to end of the campaign. This would be so that we can ship as soon as possible.

However, our design is complete. The pictures and video show a prototype of what you are going to receive as a reward and we already have couple of these in these products in the hands of our Beta Testers. There may be some tweaks to the tabs that make the unit stand up to make the product more material efficient. We have full production quotes from vendors ready to make this. We have also priced out the packaging and shipping, so that we know that we will not be delayed or setback because we are short of funds in this area.

One of the other hurdles for us will be to manage sales tax payments to each state that we would be shipping to as this is a finished product. We are looking at fulfillment partners now that already have this setup.

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    Early Backer House on Fire

    This is limited to the first 50 people that sign up. This has item priority shipping and will ship before other reward shipments go out.

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    Early Backer UFO Crash

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    Home on Fire

    Burn a small home in your fireplace.

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    UFO Crash

    Don't Drink and Fly.

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    House and UFO pack

    Includes both the Burning Home and Crashed UFO.

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    House on Fire Gift Pack

    4 House of Fire versions to give as unique gifts to friends.

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    UFO Crash Gift Pack

    4 UFO Crash versions to give as unique gifts to friends.

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