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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 1 2015 12:42 PM UTC +00:00
David SpampinatoBy David Spampinato
First created
David SpampinatoBy David Spampinato
First created
$697
pledged of $12,000 goal
25
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 1 2015 12:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

                                 History

The Knob Gobbler was developed because of a narrow hallway and a troubling bedroom door that was always in my way. I was consistently pushing the door open to pass and one time clipping my hip on the Knob. So the invention of The Knob Gobbler came to life. 

The Knob Gobbler was designed to accommodate all available round door knobs on the market. Several prototypes were designed and tested at a 3D print and design company resulting in an ideal designed product. The manufactured material will be a soft white polyethylene thermoplastic and look identical to the lead photo above.

Product Evolution:

Just having the Knob Gobbler was nice but more was needed to secure the door to the new, larger opened position. Several devices were tested to hold the door in place and the one selected was the best functioning, easiest to install, and ecstatically appealing.

Catches at bottom of door and molding
Catches at bottom of door and molding

The combination of The Knob Gobbler and catch device proved to be very beneficial for many situations. From keeping the door from slamming on windy days and opening the door further to accommodate people using wheelchairs, walkers, canes and others with sight impairment.

It will also repair a hole in the wall caused by a door knob by using a drywall saw to cut the hole larger to receive The Knob Gobbler.

                  Allocation of Funding

Tooling

Manufacturing of the mold for the The Knob Gobbler will be our first priority. A 6 cavity mold will be manufactured out of aluminum and tested.

Manufacturing

This product will be Made in U.S.A. and will always be Made in U.S.A. In effort to keep unit prices low, we order in volumes that are optimal for low manufacturing cost. Our first order from the manufacturer will include the inventory required to fulfill your Kickstarter pledges and create a pathway for future orders.

Timeline

9/2/15 ---  Kickstarter Campaign Starts

11/1/15 --- Kickstarter Campaign Ends

11/3/15 --- Mold, Material and Parts are placed on order

12/18/15 --- Production of Gobbler Cups are Manufactured

12/22/15 --- Product is Packaged and shipped

January --- Backers receive Pledges

E-commerce Site

We're well into the design, and will continue to work on our website throughout this Kickstarter Campaign. Your funding will help us finalize the design with a website that will offer product and installation videos. We purchased the domain: www.theknobgobbler.com where we are appling our design.

Donations

A percentage of all earnings will be donated to help Wounded Military Personnel and Veterans.

In Summary

We have a fully developed, proven, and patented product that is ready for production. We've aligned with a highly qualified manufacturer that has the ideal facilities and capabilities for production and packaging of The Knob Gobbler. The product bill of materials has been created, strategically sourced, tested and is set for production.

We're now we're ready to hit the 'go' button on production and fulfillment. With your help The Knob Gobbler System will soon be a household benefit!

                               Rewards

1 Gobbler + door catch  No hole saw
1 Gobbler + door catch No hole saw
3 Gobblers + door catches  No hole saw
3 Gobblers + door catches No hole saw
3 Gobblers + door catches  1 three inch hole saw + arbor
3 Gobblers + door catches 1 three inch hole saw + arbor
5 Gobblers + door catches  1 three inch hole saw + arbor
5 Gobblers + door catches 1 three inch hole saw + arbor
6 Gobblers + door catches  1 three inch hole saw + arbor
6 Gobblers + door catches 1 three inch hole saw + arbor
4 Gobblers + door catches  1 three inch hole saw + arbor + 1 Jobber Drill Bit 3/8" (For stud removal, recommended for people with experience operating a drill)
4 Gobblers + door catches 1 three inch hole saw + arbor + 1 Jobber Drill Bit 3/8" (For stud removal, recommended for people with experience operating a drill)

All larger Rewards will include items listed above with the additional quantities as indicated.

Risks and challenges

We've already completed the design, prototyping and test phase of the project. I have a complete understanding of what it takes to produce and deliver products. I am fully confident with my product commercialization background that this product will be manufactured with quality and the subcontractors will have the ability to meet the delivery of all pledges.

Тhe majority of the components will be produced locally at a subcontractor along with final packaging allowing us greater flexibility and control over the whole process. Furthermore this makes us less dependent on out of state suppliers and subcontractors. I already have a solid experience in terms of the manufacturing process so we don't expect any major setbacks here.

Two of the components are standard parts which we've meticulously sourced. They come from suppliers that have manufactured these parts for several years and all factories have been visited and assessed. So basically they're waiting for a green light. Nevertheless working with a third party may result in unexpected delays.

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    Military & Special Needs Bonus!

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    EARLY BIRD!!!

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Funding period

- (60 days)