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.
Fireside Industries is a research and development company that is committed to enhancing and improving outdoor fire products. Fire is as old as mankind; however, as technology advanced, fire pit technology has virtually stayed the same. Improvements such as fire safety, fire convenience, and clean burn technology are just some of the leading concepts in our product development.
Take Your Fire Pit With You - Anywhere!
The Pop-Up Pit was created as a way to safely allow anyone to have a fire pit where they need it when they need it. Traditional fire pits are heavy, bulky pits that rust if left outside. The Pop-Up Pits aerospace inspired design uses entirely Rust-Proof materials to ensure you get years of use out of your pit.
Perfect Burns - Less Smoke, Less Ash
The Pop-Up Pit measures 24" x 24" x 15" when fully opened. Large enough to have the whole family enjoy the campfire. Unlike other fire pits the Pop-Up Pit allows for maximum airflow meaning your fires burn brighter with less smoke!
Folds Up Smaller Than A Camping Chair
The Pop-Up Pit measures only 5" x 5" x 27" when folded up in its carrying bag and weighs less than 8 lbs. Pack it in your car, boat, or simply over your shoulder.
Reimagining The Backyard Fire Pit
The Pop-Up Pit's unique modern design makes it perfect for any backyard setting while its rugged engineering means it can withstand any backwoods trip.
Rock Solid Stability and Design
The Pop-Up Pit weighs less than 8 pounds, yet it is fully capable of holding 125lbs of weight.
Clean Burn Technology:
Our patent-pending Clean Burn Technology and design means your fire burns with less smoke for a more enjoyable campfire experience.
Other fire pits limit the airflow into your pit meaning your fire doesn't reach its optimal combustion. By allowing air to flow underneath the Pop-Up Pit your fuel burns completely - less smoke, less mess.
Heat Shield - Allows for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces such as grass and wood decks. Est. Arrival June 2018
Grill Grate - Portable non-stick, no-flareup grilling grates designed exclusively for the Pop-Up Pit. These grates will be Dutch Oven ready. Est. Arrival Aug 2018
Propane Attachment - Convert your Pop-Up Pit to a propane fire pit for those drier days. Est. Arrival Jan 2019
Smoker Box - Convert your fire pit into a smoker. Est. arrival - Jan 2019
More To Come Early 2019
Kickstarter Backers Will Recieve All Future Accessories at a 20% discount.
Risks and challenges
One of our biggest constraints, as with many start-ups, is the financial burden that comes with trying to develop a new product/technology. That's why we've come to you, the Kickstarter community to help us bring our dream to life.
Our $10,000 goal will help pay for tooling for production and scaling our manufacturing process.
Receive one of the first Pop-Up Pits, the custom-built heat shield to allow for fires on heat-sensitive surfaces and a custom T-Shirt. Also, get an extra Fire Mesh to get double the fires out of your new portable Pop-Up Pit.
SAVE $50 (MRSP 149.95)
- Pop-Up Pit
- Heat Shield
- Custom T-shirt
- 1 Extra Fire Mesh
* Thank you Meg L. for your suggestion*
All $100 Pledges will receive the extra Fire Mesh when their reward will be shipped.
Get your name laser engraved on two Pop-Up Pits and sewn into your carrying bag and heat shield.
- Two Pop-Up Pits w/ Personalized Badging
- Two Heat Shield w/ Custom embroidering
- Two custom carrying cases
- Founder sweatshirt
- Signed photo collection of all prototype and development steps.