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$1,720
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27
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 29 2014 4:40 PM UTC +00:00
$1,720
pledged of $15,500pledged of $15,500 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 29 2014 4:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

              So the story goes, once upon a time in the magical city of Northridge, CA. U.S.A., a man was quietly pondering the meaning of life and how to end world hunger when naturally he began thinking about flip flops. "How common are flip flops?", he thought to himself. "Quite common!" he replied out loud. "How often are they removed from feet and carried at the beach?" "Quite often!" he gasped. "But that means that you can't be hands-free when taking a stroll through the sand" he thought. "Too right!", he exclaimed. "Well this won't do!!!" he bellowed...and with that the manifestation of the Flip Clip became inevitable. The man then took it upon himself to engineer the design into a workable 3D printed prototype. He was stunned at the outcome! The sleekness, the comfort, the functionality, and the uniqueness all rolled into one inexpensive product. What else could the Flip Clip do?? He recognized the need to take a hat, keys, and a book to the beach as well. Those items shouldn't be left behind where they may disappear, nor should they always be carried by hand or placed inside a backpack. And why should the dirty soles of the flip flops mar the cleanliness of packed clothes in luggage? Should that solution always be relegated to rubber bands or Ziplock bags?? "No!!!", he exclaimed. "The Flip Clip may be simple but it will solve ALL of these problems and more!" "This will become what it was meant to be...a huge success!" he cried out.  He then summoned the help of his beautiful law student wife and long time industrial product designer friend to help in the final design and implementation of it. Countless hours of thought and determination were vested in making the Flip Clip come to life. However, a brick wall finally reached and he could go no further. A 4-part steel mold, packaging, inventory, and fulfillment were all required to bring it to life.  Sadly, just as hopes were at an all time high, a dark cloud of despair fell upon him, and that old familiar ugly phrase rained down from the sky like thunder..."Necessary capital!" Downtrodden, he realized that without this sufficient lifeblood, the dream would simply die and be forgotten as so many other grand ideas have. Pockets were emptied, couch cushions were flipped, bank statements were viewed, but alas, the funding simply was not there. A shadow was cast and he found himself surrounded by the clutch of immobility. However, In the darkness, a faint light began to grow, and another voice was heard, positive and even louder than the first, "Kickstarter!" cried the heavens...and the people all lived happily ever after with rewards and stretch goals.

In action!
In action!
Prototype progression
Prototype progression
Initial steel mock up. Reduction to practice model.
Initial steel mock up. Reduction to practice model.
Final 3D printed working prototype.
Final 3D printed working prototype.
Don't be like them ever again!
Don't be like them ever again!

STATUS COMPLETE:

CAD drawings with STL and IGES files complete and ready for prototyping!

3D printed working prototype complete and highly functional!

Manufacturing/packaging/fulfillment established and standing by for the good word to place orders!

Domain name acquired!

STATUS PENDING:

Website construction!

Develop packaging graphics and begin packaging process!

Fulfill rewards by placing orders with our manufacture/distributor!

Apparel trade show demonstrations!

Retail outlet product placement!

CREDITS:

Brandon Coleman- Inventor/Actor

David Kanegsberg- Videographer/Special effects/Actor: "Thanks Dave, couldn't have done it without you buddy. You're a master of your craft!"- Brandon

Justine Coleman- Actor/support: "Thanks beautiful, you're my inspiration and my rock. Love you!"- Brandon 

From left to right: Justine, Brandon, David
From left to right: Justine, Brandon, David

MUSIC:

"Chill Tune"- Classical Guitar Jazz Arrangement / Background Music- Nicolai Heidlas

"Winner Winner"- Kevin MacLeod

"Epic Theme No. 2 Majestic Epic"- Steven O'Brien

"Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis Remix"- AMOOO

Risks and challenges

I work with a team that understands the the pitfalls that may, and probably will be encountered along the way. Between quality control, unforeseen manufacturing malfunctions, shipping delays, and product returns, we are prepared for the worst. Currently I have a manufacturer ready to produce, package, and ship the Flip Clip to our customers once funding is achieved. Back up manufacturers are also in place if a problem should arise. My goal and promise will be to keep my backers updated on positive as well as negative changes that will be encountered along the way. We strive to bring this product to you and the rest of the public in a timely and professional manner that should be expected for anyone who requests hard-earned financial assistance from the general public. Be assured that we are laser focused on taking this product from concept to fruition in the most diligent and responsible manner possible. Thank you sincerely for backing us with your money, your trust, and your desire to see us succeed!

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    Who's the man/woman?? YOU'RE the man/woman!!! With this pledge you become a part of history with gratitude from all of us for your part in making our dream a reality.

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    All of the above plus your name on our developing webpage's "special thanks" page!

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    You get what you pay for! All of the above PLUS a Flip Clip (we choose the color). Do you like being in 1st place?? Be the 1st on the block to own one, you crazy trend-setter you! (U.S. shipping included). INITIAL COLORS: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

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    Just keeps getting better! Same as above BUT YOUR choice of any of our exciting colors! (U.S. shipping included). INITIAL COLOR CHOICES: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

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    We're on a whole other level now backers! Special thanks as above BUT...2!!! Yes, count them 2 Flip Clips (you choose the colors). (U.S. shipping included). INITIAL COLOR CHOICES: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

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    What better way to spend $45 than to own 6 Flip Clips (2 in each color)?! Special thanks as above PLUS for you special donators, you'll receive a letter of appreciation hand-signed by the Inventor himself! (U.S. shipping included). INITIAL COLORS: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

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    This is it! This is for all the marbles! 10 Flip Clips (You pick the colors)! Place them in your store! Spin them on each finger or toe! Give one to eight friends but keep two for yourself, the possibilities are endless! Special thanks as above plus a letter of appreciation hand-signed by all 3 cast members! (U.S. shipping included). INITIAL COLORS: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.

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Funding period

- (46 days)