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Pango: The Tool for Creating

Pango takes your sketches and transforms them into 3D models, augmented reality, and 3D printed parts.

Pango: The Tool for Creating

Pango takes your sketches and transforms them into 3D models, augmented reality, and 3D printed parts.

$3,239
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 24 2014 7:35 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 25, 2014

About

Learn More About Tangible Solutions http://www.tangiblesolutions3d.com/  
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What's Pango?

This is a professional means for all ages to design, document, 3D model, and 3D print an idea. You simply draw anything you want in our notebook and send it to us using our mobile app. Next, our team will start your project on its journey to be 3D printed.  This process is currently used in industry and we want to bring it to the public market, but that requires your help.  We call our design experience Pango.

                     What is the Pango Process?

We are offering several things to each person who donates and receives Pango Elite.  In a nut shell, each donor will receive an Inventor's Notebook, the free mobile App (which brings you Augmented Reality), and a 3D printed part.  Next, each person utilizes our mobile app to send the final drawing and description to Tangible Solutions.  We then create the 3D models from your drawing and send back to you through Augmented Reality.  Taking your smart phone or ipad and viewing the drawing you made in the Inventor's Notebook will activate a 3D model on the device.  You review your 3D model and submit any changes.  Once your happy with your 3D model, we will 3D print your design, in one of our nine colors, and ship to you.

Who’s it for?

Pango by Tangible Solutions is for students, professionals, and businesses.  Individuals who may have an idea or know someone with an idea can utilize our package to get the ball rolling. Hobbyists, Designers, and Inventors can take an idea or design and build something from it.

We strongly encourage providing this to children to motivate science and design. Children having the ability to draw, view, and hold a real piece in their hands that they created can be powerful. Tangible Solutions wants to create an innovative thinking environment for the next generation. We see this as a first step for many kids to really think outside the box by understanding the process of how things are made early in life.

 Preliminary Testing

Over the last year we have tested our own process in many environments ranging from schools to companies.  Checkout their feedback on Pango:

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                                        Rewards Breakdown

                                    The Design Notebook

This notebook (Pango) includes step by step instructions to take your concept to a prototype.  The notebook includes professional engineering documentation methods to allow for an idea, once conceived, to become your invention legally.

                                                      Flow Chart and Examples

The process Tangible Solutions uses is most easily understood through the flow chart and various examples throughout the notebook.
The process Tangible Solutions uses is most easily understood through the flow chart and various examples throughout the notebook.

                           Initial Sketches, Final Drawing, and Brief Description

An important part of the notebook is broken into three parts being the Initial Sketches, Final Drawing, and Brief Description.  Initial Sketches allow for an idea to become developed on paper.  The Final Drawing is to be a clear, multiple view drawing of what you are thinking traced or drawn in pen (activates the AR).  The Description Page is where you want to spell out what it is that you have drawn. In a paragraph or two, write down all that you can about the design and what your intention or thoughts are.

                                        Mobile App

Our mobile app concept is provided while key elements have already been developed.  The featured Augmented Reality is operational and has been tested over the last several months.  The app will be available on Google Play and Apple App Store.

                                      Augmented Reality

Bringing the 3D model up on a smart phone or ipad that is triggered by a 2D image is known as Augmented Reality.  While hard to explain, the world is becoming 3D everything and this added feature will allow your 2D drawing to come to life right in front of you.  This feature allows for a careful review of the model to be carried out.  An updated 3D model is sent to you after any revisions have been submitted and applied.

                                            3D Modeling

After you have drawn up what you would like to have 3D printed, we will model your design.  Our team uses professional 3D Modeling software that is used to represent your idea in 3D.  This software is also used to create the Augmented Reality.

                                   3D Print Customization

We offer 8 different colors shown below and gray.  The colors are red, blue, yellow, orange, ivory, green, gray, black, and white.  This package bring offered is for a 3D Print which has a maximum of 4 cubic inches of material.  We also can print multiples of the same part if you desire while the size will reflect quantity.  After completing your experience with us, you can expand to much more through our website following our campaign.

The 3D Printed piece will approximately fill one hand.  We have tested our process from 2D drawings to the actual 3D printed part with several people already.  We saw that each design could be printed to size or a scaled version that fits in your hand while maintaining detail to design. 

                                           3D Printing

Once your final design and description are submitted and color is chosen we will begin printing your model.  To gain a better understanding of how parts are made, we suggest watching the time lapse video of a simple version of a PEBBLE WATCH bring 3D printed on one of our top of the line FDM printers from Stratasys

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Chris Collins - Founder of Tangible Solutions, Expert in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Processes
Charlie Fox - Founder of Tangible Solutions, Researcher, Businessman
Adam Clark -  Director of Business Developement & Marketing, Army Green Beret

                                   Pango from start to finish.

Notebook Planning Session - November 2013
Notebook Planning Session - November 2013
Notebook Prototype Complete - December 2013
Notebook Prototype Complete - December 2013
Bought 2 Stratasys UPrint SE Plus Machines for a Start - Dec 2013
Bought 2 Stratasys UPrint SE Plus Machines for a Start - Dec 2013
Printers Setup and 3D Printing Parts for Local Companies - January 2014
Printers Setup and 3D Printing Parts for Local Companies - January 2014
Started Business in Garage - February 2014
Started Business in Garage - February 2014
Prototypes Underway - Feb 2014
Prototypes Underway - Feb 2014
More Prototypes Made - Feb 2014
More Prototypes Made - Feb 2014
Looking into producing for the masses - Mar 2014
Looking into producing for the masses - Mar 2014
Working out of garage to fill small orders and building our kickstarter project - March 2014
Working out of garage to fill small orders and building our kickstarter project - March 2014
Stretch Goal Planning - April 2014
Stretch Goal Planning - April 2014
Augmented Reality born into design process - May 2014
Augmented Reality born into design process - May 2014
Tangible Solutions upgrades from Garage to 2,000 sq ft location - July 2014
Tangible Solutions upgrades from Garage to 2,000 sq ft location - July 2014

Risks and challenges

Scaling this operation to the masses will be challenging while each aspect of our process can be scaled without much trouble. We plan to work hard to satisfy each design with a backbone management system. We have tested this process several times and know we can offer it to the public now at a price thats affordable.

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    Your donation is appreciated. In return we'll send you a Tangible Solutions 3D Printed Keychain and put your name in the Notebook.

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    Donate $25 and we'll send you a Tangible Solutions T-Shirt and 3D Printed Keychain. All shirt sizes available.

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    Pango Gold:

    You will receive a pdf copy of the Notebook. You will also receive a T-Shirt, 3D Printed Keychain, and your name in the notebook as a thank you. [Upgrade your experience later through our website to enjoy App, AR, and 3D Printing]

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    Pango Platinum:

    You will receive a Notebook in the mail, mobile app access, and 3D model via Augmented Reality. [Upgrade your experience through our website to enjoy 3D Printing your Design following our campaign]

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    Pango Elite (Early Bird Special):

    3D Printed Prototype Included as a thank you for your gracious donation! You will receive a Notebook in the mail, mobile app access, and 3D model via Augmented Reality. You will also have the ability to 3D print your design!

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    Pango Elite:

    3D Printed Prototype Included as a thank you for your gracious donation! You will receive a Notebook in the mail, mobile app access, and 3D model via Augmented Reality. You will also have the ability to 3D print your design!

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    Pango Holiday: You will receive Pango Elite in time for the Holidays. Delivered before week of December 25th.

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    Get Pango Elite for someone else and one for yourself. We think that your son, daughter, dad, mom, grandpa, grandma, niece, nephew, boss, or friend.

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    Group Pango -

    Receive Pango Elite for 8 people to enjoy.

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    This reward is for our Businesses and those Schools/Colleges with lots of dreamers.

    Receive Pango Elite for 40 people with custom branding on Notebook to use or give to the people of your choice. Also receive a trip to our office including food, hotel, and flight. This is a tour of our facility, 3D printer facility, and a meet and greet with our design team.

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