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$2,012
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 28 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

I’m Mr. Watt, a playful lamp designed to brighten everything from your bedroom, desk, to your child’s room. You can operate me very simply, however, I am made up of intricate details. Oh, and by the way, I'm not alone! I have my brothers with me. We are triplets, but come in different colors. First off, I'm Mr. WymWatt, sporting my blue shirt. Then there is Mr. WesWatt, wearing an all white shirt. And finally there's Mr. WilWatt, he’s the one with the red shirt. We are so excited that you have come to visit our Kickstarter page!

But hey, we are not only good looking, we actually have a purpose! We are great for brightening anything that needs to be lit. 

The best part about us is that our unique design allows us to express our emotions. Based on the direction we look, we can be happy, sad, curious, or even shy! 

Don't be fooled by our simple appearance, we're built with a proven engineering finesse. We're designed for today's world, and it took a lot of new technology to make us look this modern. Our eyes are the light source, made with two high-performance LED puck lights. These LEDs are made to last, but if they need to be replaced, we're designed so that they can be  changed easily.

Dimensions: W5.2" x D5.0" x H7.3"  (W13,20 x D12,70 x H18,60 cm) 

Weight:  ≈ 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) 

Materials: maple wood and aluminum LED housing 

Light source: Integrated LED pucks

Temperature: Warm White (2800-3200 Kelvin) 

Color Rendering Index: Min 80 CRI 

Wattage: 2 x 1.5W 

Lifetime: Min 60,000 Hours (27 years based on 6 hrs/day usage)

Voltage: 12V DC (from supplied power adapter 100-240V AC, UL Listed)

Indoor Use Only

To help me brighten up your home, simply plug in the adapter on the underside of my head and then gently place my head back onto my body. 

You can smoothly rotate my head to your preferred position.

Now, I am ready to go! All you have to do is tap my head to turn on the lights. Tap again to turn the lights off. Isn't that cool? The capacitive sensor in my head recognizes your touch. That means you only have to touch my wooden head, with no need for twisting, turning, or frantically hunting to find my switch.

Keep it up! Try resting your hand on my head and I will either dim or brighten the lights. I also have a very good memory. When you turn me off and back on, I will remember your previous light setting.

We're designed for so many different interior environments! You can place me anywhere inside and I'll brighten up your favorite other things or help you see better when reading, working, or relaxing.

We are made of the most natural material there is for a little friend like me - solid wood. Not only is this premium yet sustainable maple species perfect because of its texture and skin-like tone, it's also so soothing to the touch. Additionally, the subtle differences in the wood grain makes every single one of us unique, just like human beings!

Paige and Norbert, our designers, lived in many places from Munich to New York and they are now calling Chicago their home. Paige is originally from there and Norbert from Bavaria, Germany.  They're passionate about creating innovative products in America’s Heartland and within Chicago’s vibrant and fast-growing manufacturing community. That fastidious duo does all of our assembling with the utmost care in their Chicago-based studio."


Norbert personally makes sure that all of us are quality checked & tested before being sent to our new homes. He spent many year refining us down to every single element and knows us inside out.


We were born six years ago while exploring how objects imitate human emotions and trigger empathy through shape and material. Since then, we've evolved from a simple prototype to a finished product. In 2013, we received our first European design patent. Now, after many additional prototypes, we are ready to go here in the US! Manufacturers are lined up and prepared to produce us.



Last but not least, a little bit about Paige and Norbert, our proud parents. They are two designers with backgrounds in Architecture and Occupational Therapy. Throughout their education, they have always focused on human interaction, especially with products. They don't just want to create objects, they like to give them meaning. In their view, a product is successful when it casts a smile on peoples faces. Their goal is for products to be inviting, interactive, fun, and easy to use. 


With your support, they can make us available around the world. Paige and Norbert want everyone to be able to brighten their lives with us. To do this, they turned to Kickstarter – not only does it allow them to reach out to all of you, but it also permits them to produce us little guys in quantity. By pledging to buy your very own Mr.Watt before production, they can use your contributions to place the orders for all required components. These parts have a minimum order quantity required to get the right prices, so it’s key that Paige and Norbert reach the numbers needed.

By supporting this project and sharing it with your friends, they can create my friend Ms.Watt and BabyWatt, and expand our visions for the future of me, Mr.Watt. Paige and Norbert have lots of ideas and they can't wait to start bringing them to life. Stay in touch and together we can build a family for me.

If you like what we’re doing but can't buy Mr.Watt, you can also show your support and help us by sharing our page with your friends and family. The more people who hear about us and our project, the better!

Risks and challenges

As designers, we are equipped with about 10 years of experience in designing and coordinating large projects, and this product design challenge is another way we hope to extend our design creativity to the world. We understand the process and have worked hard to ensure we are in a safe place in terms of suppliers and plans for manufacturing.

All prototyping and sampling of outsourced parts has been done as part of our design and development phase at a cost to us prior to the campaign. So now we're ready to proceed to manufacturing, formally engaging our manufacturers to start the tooling process.

Please also be aware that you might possibly be charged import taxes if purchasing from outside the US.

We’re confident we’ve done everything we can at this stage to mitigate against any possible risks and look forward to making Mr.Watt a reality! Can't wait to hear your stories about him illuminating your worlds!

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