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No more crawling under the Christmas Tree to check and fill the water! Check and fill your water with this handy product. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 4, 2013.

No more crawling under the Christmas Tree to check and fill the water! Check and fill your water with this handy product.

Thomas West
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Thomas West

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About this project

The Christmas Tree Dip Stick is a clever way to check the water in your live tree and top it off without having to lay on the floor, get covered in sap, pine needles and water.  You can keep the presents, tree skirt and choo choo in place!  

The dipstick (provisional patent has been filed) utilizes a temperature sensitive strip to sense the change in temperature where the water level is.   

The funds will go towards the materials and equipment to manufacture the product and get the idea off the ground and into production.  I really do appreciate your help and I hope you can make this dream a reality!

My name is Tom West and I own a small manufacturing plant in Tucson AZ. We build engines for small aircraft.  I plan to start production of the dipstick at my plant the first week of December so that I can start sending these assemblies out in time for Christmas.

Risks and challenges

I am a licensed professional mechanical engineer but even engineers have challenging moments when it comes to product design. There will be a learning curve when it comes to understanding the limitations of the liquid level indicator design. I'm not sure what the durability and life of the indicator will be. I will be testing various adhesives and coatings to make the indicator stays in tact and functional.

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    The "I have a FAKE TREE!!! but I'd like to see your project succeed" support pledge. For this you will receive a very nice thank you card from the founder and we'll keep you posted on the company's success.

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    About $15 USD

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    Dip Stick Only with instructions for making your own funnel.
    (Note:International customers may not receive dipstick by Christmas)

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    Christmas Tree Dip Stick and funnel assembly.
    (Note:International customers may not receive dipstick by Christmas)

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- (25 days)