What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

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Risks and challenges

We are so excited to get a DrainFunnel into your hands and what a journey it has been. We’ve been working around the clock making sure that everything is ready for manufacturing once our campaign comes to an end.

The DrainFunnel that you see in this campaign is the functional prototype that we have been testing for a year and a half. Our final design for injection molding should be arriving while our campaign is running and we will make sure to post an announcement when that comes in.

We have a local manufacturer ready to produce the tooling and injection mold all of the DrainFunnels for you backers. As a relatively simple product to manufacture, we hope to be right on track with our fulfillment timeline.

Still, we can't foresee every problem and manufacturing and shipping delays are always a possibility. We are committed to working through any challenges that may arise and will keep you informed along the way.

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