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
We started our project more than a year ago, by doing countless tests and many different prototypes, comparing ourselves with suppliers and evaluating dozens of different options. Today we proudly present our final and working product. In order to make sure that our production works fine, we do most of the work by ourselves.
This ensures that we can work better on our product, and reach a very high standard of quality.
For the chassis we are collaborating with a company specialized in materials science, to ensure thermal resistance and atmospheric agents. This is one of the most expensive items of our project. Furthermore, due to company choice, we apply a short supply chain to all the supply of materials and components. This allows us to guarantee a realistic delivery program. If there are any delays, we will quickly and directly inform our supporters, via updates on kickstarter.
The development of Sunembrace was certainly very challenging and expensive, but it is the project on which we have focused all our efforts and we would keep our promises.
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