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.
Risks and challenges
Having backed 25+ projects myself, I also understand the expectations of being a backer. Communication is something which I really appreciate as a backer. Good and bad news are equally welcome.
I have spent 15+ years in the electronic design and manufacturing space. I have personally designed and developed hundreds of products ranging from simple blinking lights to complex medical equipment. Designing and developing is something I am extremely comfortable with and passionate about.
With that said, Glowscenes is ready for manufacturing today! I have gone through great lengths to de-risk this project as much as possible. All vendors have been identified and I have also performed a dry run with them to make sure they can deliver and meet my high-demanding standards.
The most complex portion of this project is the laser cutting and machining of the wood. So I selected a local manufacturer to work with. In the event something goes wrong, I can take a quick 20 minute ride and sort things out.
Of course, as with any project there will be speed bumps. However when I hit them you will be the first to know.
If you do decide to trust in my capabilities, thank you. No really, THANK YOU! You are providing me with the opportunity to do what I love and share it with you.
If not, thank you for reading about it and I hope Glowscenes has provided you with some relaxation from its enchanting glow.
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