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€64
pledged of €24,000pledged of €24,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 15 2017 7:00 PM UTC +00:00

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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About

Laceme was born to help children and suffering people to tie shoes' laces without the help of an adult and enjoyning it !!!

As father, I know sometimes we can't be with our kids but we want be sure that everything is ok....the shoes' laces too !!!!  

Let Laceme do it for you !!!

I designed Laceme with a 3D CAD and I have the complete control of design.

I designed several models and realized prototypes.  

I filled patent on it to assure the Intellectual propriety of it. My testers were my kids and myself.  

Following you can find the project steps to bring Laceme to world:

 

Risks and challenges

The current Laceme prototypes have been 3D printered with PLA.
I made several prototype (+50 types) before reach the actual size and shape.
For the production articles, I foresee to realize injection molds and create Laceme with hard plastic.
I will start with preliminary aluminium molds to evaluate again the design and I will try different materials in order to achieve the most suitable condition and an high quality product.
I'm planning to verify the prototypes coming from the first production
and to make little changes if necessary to assure good performance.
The most difficult step is to realize the 3D extruded word on the plastic body.

In the worst case I could replace it with a label or hand-made written word.
Adding this intermediate steps, some little delays can occur but in my planning I consider to deliver in February.
Laceme works well with common laces size. I experienced it on kids and adults' shoes.

After the final molds (since the material friction is hard to estimate), i could communicate which is the diameter limit of laces.

I like to be sure that Laceme works well.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.11

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    1 Laceme - green / black

    you will receive one green/black Laceme

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    2 Laceme - 2nd fuchsia / black

    you will receive a first green/black Laceme and a second fucsia/black Laceme

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    2 Laceme - 2nd yellow/ black

    you will receive a first green/black Laceme and a second yellow/black Laceme

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    Pledge €22 or more About $24

    3 Laceme green-fucsia-yellow / black

    you will receive a first green/black Laceme, a second fucsia/black Laceme and a third yellow/black Laceme.

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