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
One of the biggest challenges in designing this performance class hardware instrument has been iterating on the design and finding a quality production channel.
The TRIPSTICK PRO represents the 15th hardware design iteration of the TRIPSTICK instrument expansion line.
I've spent years building and designing the perfect instrument expansion to ensure it will always be responsive, work with all existing drums and sticks, and will not break with intended usage.
I've secured a good manufacturing deal with an American distributor who I've been working with since the first TRIPSTICK prototype.
As with any type of hardware production, there is always a challenge with shipping, quality, and hitting production dates. I've just tested several prototype TRIPSTICK PROs from the latest factory batch and I have full confidence that our manufacturing plant will be able to deliver as many TRIPSTICK PROs as we can order.
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