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A.H. WickstromBy A.H. Wickstrom
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A.H. WickstromBy A.H. Wickstrom
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$1,058
pledged of $29,000pledged of $29,000 goal
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 9 2015 4:18 PM UTC +00:00

About

WITH THIS CUSTOM HORN YOUR CAR GETS A VOICE!

Remember KITT, the talking car in the Hasselhoff classic Knight Rider? Or what about the movie Cars? All vehicles had these awesome voices, and their own personalities. It was really cool. 

In the real world cars don't speak like that. They growl, and when we get angry, or frustrated, we use our horns. Honking - who likes it? It's really nothing but noise pollution.

We thought about this, and we said to ourselves: wouldn't it be cool if cars could speak, instead of sounding like angry geese? If cars could say nice things, like "Pardon me", and "Have a nice day"?

In the 80's talking cars were the future. Now, with Mr.Henry - the custom horn, the future has arrived.

Mr. Henry is a pretty simple device. It's a wireless speaker that attaches to any car by the use of a very strong magnet (don't worry, it won't fall off, even if you drive really fast!) 

Mr. Henry is controlled from within the car using any smartphone. We've developed an App that, simply and safely, let's you choose which message you want to deliver. 

Mr. Henry comes with several prerecorded messages, so you can start using your custom horn as soon as it arrives. 

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BUT TO MAKE THINGS MORE FUN, YOU CAN ALSO CREATE YOUR OWN, CUSTOM MESSAGES! You can choose to make these open source to share with other people. This way there will soon be thousands of different messages to choose from via the App. 

Mr. Henry is a unique accessory for any car, and any driver. Support us now and be the first to have a talking car!

Give your car a voice with Mr. Henry! 

Toot your horn with these examples! Mr. Henry comes preloaded with 12 different audio messages! If you need more - easily create your own, or download them via the Mr. Henry app!

Risks and challenges

Who we are, and why we need your help:

The Mr. Henry team is a group of everyday romantics that feel that something needs to be done about noise pollution. Car horns haven't evolved since, well, the first car horn. Although the rest of our society have gone through revolutions. Our hope is that Mr. Henry can change the honking game, make car driving more personal, and the streets nicer.

The Mr. Henry that you see is a working prototype. With your support we can get the finishing touches in order, and give your car a voice.

Your contribution will help fund:

-Tooling and mechanical costs

-Large component order

-Assembly and testing

Manufacturing Plan

We started working on Mr. Henry 1 year ago, and we've come a long way since those first development meetings. What started as an idea slowly took form in sketches, models and concept prototypes.

Our goal has always been to create a product that will spread joy, and love, while also pushing the envelope on usability. We began our search for the best partners, designers and production specialists, to make our dream come true. During these years we have sourced a very experienced team of manufacturers and component suppliers from around the world. We've established contact with the select few that meet our strict standards of quality, price and ethical production.

During development we have experimented with several different types of designs and materials to perfect our product, and we have arrived with the Mr. Henry you see today. Along the road we've continued to solve both software and hardware problems.

Today our design has only the slight remaining tweaks to be ironed out, while components are ceaslessly being tested to make sure they uphold quality and lenght of life. Packaging design and final prototype testing is under way, and with funds we will be able to convert our prototype to production-ready models, and begin line production. Fulfillment will be handled by international carriers.

Risks and challenges

Battery life

We currently have working prototypes, but as the design evolves for manufacturing we may need to change some of the materials we are using. To extend battery life as long as possible is another challenge, but we are confident we will solve it.

CONTACT: MrHenry@mail.com

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    1 x Mr. Henry custom horn.

    "My dear car, I hereby give you a voice."

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    2 x Mr. Henry custom horn.

    "Not to toot my own horn, but this is a jolly good deal!"

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    1 x GOLD PLATED Mr. Henry custom horn Bling-bada-bing version!! Limited luxe-edition of 10.

    "Because my Ferrari is worth it. "

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