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.
Meet your new sparring partner. You will feel the thrill of real sparring, matching your skill level for the optimum workout. The most fun you will ever have losing weight. Choose between a full-body workout, or something in between... your decision. You'll forget you're working out.
Introducing… Orion Fight Tech:
After 4 years of rigorous research and technological innovation, we are proud to offer you the most comprehensive system available at a very affordable cost.
Fight Tech is the first ever fully interactive sparring system that challenges both beginner and expert alike, pushing them to their physical limits. Fight Tech responds to the fitness and skill level of each individual, increasing both as you spend more time training. New athletic instincts will emerge along with a profound change in endurance, strength, coordination, and the confidence in your abilities. Fight Tech is the only revolutionary interactive sparring system that totally engages you, guaranteeing the perfect workout!
Endless Customization... The Orion Fight Tech Targets:
Orion Fight Tech will have the following targets available in our four different machine combinations or as add-ons. All are attachable with ease. Finally there's a work-out for everyone!
Backer Pledge Overview
*** Shipping and Handling for all units is $25.00 for contiguous U.S. For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and international please contact us for details. ***
For add-ons, just add the cost of the add-on you want to your pledge. You can do this in your "Manage Pledge" settings.
Orion Fight Tech is incredibly easy to set-up. At the end of our campaign we will send you a questionnaire about what kind of shaft set-up you would prefer. The default shaft is a telescoping shaft that is pinned between a floor and ceiling.
The four set-ups we are offering:
A telescoping floor-to-ceiling model
A ceiling pivot mount model
A wall mount model
And an attachable base mount that is stood on as you use Orion Fight Tech to hold it in place
We will be sending our backers a questionnaire at the end of our campaign to collect their preferred shaft options.
Assembly for the floor-to-ceiling shaft is easy as can be, just follow these directions:
The ceiling pivot mount is also incredibly easy to install:
Wall Mount Demonstration:
All Orion Fight Tech machines will come with an instruction manual.
Interviews and Testimonials
An interview with found and inventor of Orion Fight Tech, Larry Roberts:
An Interview with Pro Bellator Fighter Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal
An interview with National Taekwondo Champion Dillon Joseph:
A testimonial by fitness model Cristinia Stewart:
Use of Funds
Unlike other campaigns, our funds will be used to drive down the cost of parts, supplies, and manufacturing process. Everything featured during this campaign is fully fleshed out, there is no more research and development to be done for anything you get with your pledge. Our manufacturing facility has been selected and our suppliers have been interviewed and vetted. We are aiming to begin production in March 2018.
This ensures that you get a top quality product and that you get it on time!
Hello, Larry Roberts here. The inventor of Orion Fight Tech.
When I was 17 I became part owner of a boxing gym in Margate Florida. For years my dream was to become a boxer. That all ended the day I got punched by a professional one.
Very quickly I realized that boxing was not something I could make a career out of! Despite this failed foray into combat sports, I still felt drawn to the activity and fun of sparring and set out to recreate the fun of sparring but with limited risk of injury. I figured there had to be another way to capture that intensity and focused dynamic movements of boxing. This is where the seed of Fight Tech was planted and was the first step to where we are today.
I have been a successful small business owner for the past 16 years, but I have always maintained my interest in developing an exercise device that gives people the opportunity to practice their timing and reflexes similar to that of boxing. My first device was developed over 30 years ago and was merely a rotating PVC arm on a metal axis, which was a great way to get an exercise, but was ultimately lacking. During the past four years I have implemented and designed many different modifications, leading to Fight Tech -- a series of gym equipment that trains your reflexes, coordination, and stamina while enjoying a fun work out.
This project has become very special to me. I can think of no other opportunity that could inspire me to combine my passions of inventing and intense exercise. The Ultimate Fighting Machine works better than I could have ever hoped for. It easily exceeds every single goal I had initially set for it. The opportunity to help people stay in shape while having fun, and most importantly staying safe, is another aspiration I have with this project. The ability to make a positive impact in people's lives is priceless. This entire process of development has been an incredibly rich, and at times a humbling learning experience. I have come to know far more about mechanical engineering, electronics, and design than I could ever imagine. I hope the final product will reflect this amazing process I have undertaken.
For the Press
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Risks and challenges
Our greatest challenges during design was bringing a SAFE and durable product to our backers at a very affordable price. As a business owner for nearly 20 years, I have a tremendous amount of experience when it comes to delivering customers their products on budget and on time.
Over four years of constant experimentation and modification we've created a product that is safe, durable, and extremely easy to use. All the parts are made from industrial grade material. The computer chips have been specially designed for our Double and Triple Launching targets.
MANUFACTURING: We are working with manufacturers that have DECADES of experience in design, metal fabrication, and electronic engineering. Obtaining part molds is one of the major expenses for manufacturing Orion Fight Tech. We have taken many steps to minimize the risk of suppliers of suppliers not be being able to obtain our parts in a timely manner.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: All models of Orion Fight Tech featured in our images and videos are functioning prototypes. The final design of each component is expected to resemble the 3D rendered images. Slight altercations in the final design is possible. Any adjustments made would be to benefit you, the consumer.
FULFILLMENT: All of the technical details have been hammered out, now all we need is funding. We have all of our manufacturers and part pricing lined up and will have production aimed for March 2018. Once we have the Kickstarter funding we will be able to begin the process to bring a fitness revolution to your home or gym.
SAFETY: As with undertaking any new form of exercise, you should always consult your doctor before beginning. Safety always comes first with any form of exercise. The parts of Fight Tech that come into contact with the user are made primarily from foam. A retaliatory strike by the arm is similar to getting hit by a pool noodle. The foam is a special composite utilized in exercise equipment and is sheathed with spandex. Using Orion Fight Tech as intended has minimal risk of injury.
Any pledge amount helps us reach our goal. Seeing people obtain a new level of passion and interest in fitness has been a dream of mine. The satisfaction of bringing an exciting new exercise to people is like none other. Help us by backing our project or sharing it with your friends and family.