The GlowThrow - Fetch at night!
The GlowThrow - Fetch at night!
The GlowThrow is an LED Powered glow in the dark ball launcher that gives you the ability play fetch with your dog after dark!
The GlowThrow is an LED Powered glow in the dark ball launcher that gives you the ability play fetch with your dog after dark! Read more
About this project
Welcome to the re-launch of our GlowThrow Kickstarter Campaign! Now with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!
Many dog owners today live hectic lives, working long hours and getting home at dusk or even later. Up till now that has been a problem for dog owners who want to give their pets some good exercise after you get home from work.
With the GlowThrow, it doesn’t matter what time you get home from work, you can still take your dog outside for a good game of fetch!
Your dog needs daily exercise, but how can you still play fetch if you come home from work when the sun is setting? Or walk your dog before sunrise in the morning? It’s simple – use the GlowThrow!
The GlowThrow is a revolutionary new fetch game that lets you play fetch with your dog in low light conditions by using an inbuilt high output LED to keep your glow in the dark ball glowing SUPER brightly, you and your dog will love it!
Pledge now to get your GlowThrow in October this year with FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!!
We designed the GlowThrow with a rubberised handle and finger grips, so it feels great in your hand. Whether you’re left or right-handed, you’ll have an easy time using the power button for the LED, which is placed right where your thumb can always find it!
The GlowThrow is super comfortable to hold!
And it's feature packed!
It's also USB rechargeable via any USB power source!
And easy to clean!
It uses the latest LED technology!
And is super easy to use!
The GlowThrow uses the latest Li-Ion rechargeable battery technology in the launcher, so there are no single use batteries that burn out and have to be discarded – a much better solution for the environment. We put the LED and rechargeable battery inside the GlowThrow launcher, so your dog is protected against contact with any electrical components. This is a design innovation -- other balls designed for fetch at night have the LED and battery inside, and it can come loose during play. With the GlowThrow, you don’t have to worry about your dog accidentally chomping on electronics while playing fetch! GlowThrow keeps the ball glowing brightly.
How's it work?
Grab it, glow it and throw it. Other glow-in-the-dark fetch games require you to charge the ball in the house, but there’s no way to recharge it once you go outside – so the ball loses it glow quickly. We’ve solved that problem with LED technology, which allows the GlowThrow to brightly charge the non-toxic glow-in-the-dark material in the ball between throws.
The GlowThrow gives you more hours of fun with your dog, even if you don’t play fetch. You can use the GlowThrow to walk your dog in low light – just carry the launcher with you, and the super bright LED torch will light your way home!
The Design Process:
We have spent more than six months on the design and refinement of the GlowThrow, developing many prototypes so we could work out all the bugs and perfect this product.
We conducted a detailed analysis and testing of the flexural strength of the GlowThrow Launcher and the cable assembly, to make sure they worked under extreme flexing.
Our testing has been thorough. We have done tens of thousands of throws and electronic testing to prove that the design is durable and performs well in field conditions.
Meet the Team:
I'm a dog lover and product design engineer in Melbourne, Australia. I have worked at a large lighting firm for more than seven years, and my specialty is creating heavy industrial LED lighting for the mining industry. I have used all my knowledge and skill in this field to create the GlowThrow.
Although I often get home late from work, I still wanted to be able to play fetch with my dog Chicken. I tested many “night fetch” games and found that none lived up to their promise. That’s when I decided to develop my own “night fetch” game, using my experience and education as an engineer. Since I developed the first prototype of GlowThrow, I’ve been able to walk Chicken at any time of day, and play fetch with her whenever I want!
Rob is a product design engineer and dog aficionado based in Melbourne, Australia. Having worked for one of Australia's leading design and engineering consultancies for many years, his skills in concept development, computer aided design, design for manufacture, and finite element analysis have helped bring the GlowThrow from hand sketches to a fully manufacturerable product.
Risks and challenges
We recognize that introducing any new product involves challenges, but since we’ve been developing GlowThrow for more than 12 months prior to this roll out, we’ve met many of those challenges already. We have already gone through multiple rounds of prototyping and testing to guarantee that the GlowThrow works the way it’s supposed to.
We have finalized all production agreements and quotations, and we have final prototypes of all the components that will go into the GlowThrow. We’ve done our homework, and we are very confident we can deliver the GlowThrow after the success of our Kickstarter campaign.
We want to make this process as transparent as possible to our supporters, so we’ll keep you in the loop about any and all developments, decisions, and possible delays. We are fully committed to our goal of getting the GlowThrow into your hands for your evening walks this year.
We appreciate your support in helping us realize this dream of ours, and we’re thrilled to have your help in making GlowThrow a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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