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$17,138
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282
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 16 2014
$17,138
pledged of 35 000 $pledged of 35 000 $ goal
282
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 16 2014

About

We want to make it easier for you to prepare dry goods. Rice, beans, oatmeal, quinoa, lentils and other whole grains. Pretty much anything located in the bulk food aisle. Those foods you know you should eat more. If they’re easier to prepare, you’ll eat them more, and in turn live a healthier life.

The Made integrates the measuring cup and the storage container.  Combined measuring and storage makes preparing dry goods easier, cleaner and more efficient.  The Made eliminates the need to:

  • look for your measuring cups,
  • Separate your measuring cup
  • pour or scoop content into your measuring cup;
  • transfer a measuring cup full to its top with stuff that's a pain to clean up from one place to another;
  • clean your measuring cup

Whatever whole grain or other staple you're preparing, it's easier with the Made.

Reasons to love the Made

The measuring tool is right where you need it.The Made conveniently measures and dispenses up to half a cup at a time and, with easy-to-read graduation lines of 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 cup, allows measurement as needed.

Simple to use. A twist of the cap, a gentle shake, and a flip of the lid is all it takes to dispense the perfect amount of content into your using container.

When in an open position, there's a passage between the storage cannister and the measuring and dispensing cap, or "madcap", that allows the product to flow into the madcap when the user inverts the Made and gently shakes. To get a quick half cup, all you have to do is shake until the madcap is full. To get a lesser amount, just shake until the right amount has entered. If you accidentally allow too much to flow in, just rotate the Made and allow the excess to flow back into the storage container.

Aesthetically efficient. With a primary color of either grey or white, the Made is thoughtfully designed to blend with any setting, and uses color rings to not only allow easy differentiation between products, but also to provide the counter top with just the right amount of personality.

 The right size. The Made is 3.5 inches wide (the width of a standard coffee cup), by 9.5 inches tall and holds 4.5 cups, the equivalent of 12 ounces of ground coffee, a standard packaging amount for a variety of brands.

Protects your product. The Made’s innovative, air tight design and cutting edge materials block out light, moisture, and oxygen, keeping your product from staling.

User friendly. The Made's satin smooth yet grippable finish provides a sense of comfort and makes handling it a delight.

THANK YOU for taking a look.

We've had a lot of fun putting this project together!  We hope you'll support us in making the Made a reality.


Production Plan

From the beginning we knew that we needed to work with an expert sourcing consultant to make this project work. Early in the design process we selected a consultant with serious experience launching similar products. Our consultant has sourced over 400 independent projects, including several Kickstarter funded projects.

We have worked hand in hand with our consultant for well over a year, essentially throughout the entire design process. The process has been both collaborative and iterative, with focus both on function and manufacturability. By working directly with the factories on our prototypes, we’ve already addressed many of the issues that come up during the manufacturing process.

We have comprehensive bids for tooling and production on which our goal is based. The latest prototypes are also production intent samples, and prove to both us and the factory that the design is ready for tooling. We have qualified the factory and know they are equipped to handle the production run.

We've been quoted a lead time of 30 days to complete the tooling, and we’re planning 21 more for revisions. The factory also quoted 18 days for production, and we feel this is a solid estimate. Shipping to our fulfillment center is estimated to take 30 days. Once at our fulfillment center, we'll be conducting final quality control, packaging, and shipping to you, our backer (ya big lug!), Basically we are going to do our very best to get you your Made('s) 100 days after the end of the campaign.

Risks and challenges

We are to a point where we feel confident that our backers are going to get a quality product and receive real value.

The only real risk on the design side is the overmold. We haven't been able to prototype the overmold concept as the process is prohibitive. What we've done instead is use a silicone "disc" that rests on the floor of the base and fits around the base's weir as a realistic substitute. This method is also our back up plan in case the overmold is a no go. The reason we want to go with an overmold instead of the disk is that it combines pieces, making it more user friendly. Functionality with either method however will not be a problem.

The major challenge of any new project is finalizing the product and working with the manufacturer to make sure the production is as the design intended. Fortunately, we've been through this process before. Our team has independently and successfully brought several products to market.

We're excited at the chance to make life a little bit easier! Everyone deserves a Made!

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    One Made - Great for easily storing, measuring, and dispensing the right amount of fresh coffee or other dry good. We'll get your color choice(s) in a post campaign survey.

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    The two pack: One for your caffeinated coffee and one for your decaf, or one for your rice and another for your beans. The Made makes your life easier in a variety of combinations. We'll get your color choice(s) in a post campaign survey.

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    A sensible set - the grey and white two pack: One for your caffeinated coffee and one for your decaf, or one for your rice and another for your beans. The Made makes your life easier in a variety of combinations. We'll get your rim color choice(s) in a post campaign survey.

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    Fully Made - White rainbow: Get a Set of 4 and make your life easy! Your coffee, rice, beans, oatmeal or a variety of other dry goods can all be efficiently stored, measured, and dispensed with ease . You'll be amazed at how easy your food prep experience will become!

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    Fully Made - Grey rainbow: Get a Set of 4 and make your life easy! Your coffee, rice, beans, oatmeal or a variety of other dry goods can all be efficiently stored, measured, and dispensed with ease . You'll be amazed at how easy your food prep experience will become!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!: The white rainbow set. Be among the first to make the bulk food section your playground! 4 White Made measuring and dispensing products with a different rim color on each.

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