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Hands Free Playing & Game Card Holders by CardCady

Hands free card holders designed for seniors who find holding cards difficult or painful and for children or others with small hands.

Hands Free Playing & Game Card Holders by CardCady

Hands free card holders designed for seniors who find holding cards difficult or painful and for children or others with small hands.

$177
pledged of $19,500pledged of $19,500 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 14 2016 6:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi my name is Chuck Crockett, I’m an Industrial Designer and have recently invented a hands free card holder. This is a 3D printed prototype of the final design. We are looking for assistance in funding the manufacturing and marketing of our aid to the disabled and those that like the hands free card holding convenience. 

We’ve all heard “Necessity is the Mother of invention”. That couldn't be more true in this case. My wife and I play duplicate bridge and other card games, but over the past year my wife’s arthritis have made the cards difficult for her to hold, so we went about finding a hands free card holder. The resulting search provided a number of potential solutions. Unfortunately, they are twice as large as necessary, unattractive, topple over easily and hold the cards using foam and rubber inserts.

We call our new card holder a "CardCady"! CardCady’s small size, stable structure and exclusive card holding geometry make it a far better solution. It is small enough to fit into a purse or pocket, has no foam or rubber to restrict it’s use or deteriorate over time and won’t get easily knocked over. Besides it’s cute!

It looks simplistic in design, but that is deceiving. The development of the structure took months of modeling with engineering and use of multiple 3D printed prototypes to achieve the effective result seen here. The structure is composed of two intersecting spherical shells. The hemisphere base creates a wide and stable platform and the fan shaped back holds the cards at the perfect angle to prevent the opponents peeking. The card slot adjoins the back and is the perfect width to accommodate up to 15 cards or as little as one, all while under tension. This is a ground breaking concept for this application and accordingly has patent protection.

CardCady then is an innovative and far better solution for those who are disabled and for others who like the hands free card holding convenience. It can be used for playing and other card games of all kinds. Cards can quickly and easily be loaded and removed for fast play. Card Cady comes in a gift box set of two.

I hope you will join us in spreading the word and bring a better, more efficient aid to all those who need assistance participating in social card playing activities. A first edition gift box will be sent to all those helping our funding campaign with a donation over $12

Thank you!

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We are having the molds built and will have a finished product to ship by May 1st 2016.

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    Receive a gift box with two first edition CardCady holders and includes free shipping in continental USA. These will retail for about $20 when they come to market.

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    Receive two gift boxes with two first edition red CardCady holders each and includes free shipping in continental USA. These will retail for about $40 when they come to market.

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    Family Pack - Save $4 and receive four gift boxes with two first edition CardCady holders each and includes free shipping in continental USA. These will retail for about $80 when they come to market.

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    Fundraising Limited Edition set of two WHITE CardCady's with two separate custom initials engraved on the front flat imprint area of each. Custom personalized for team of two.

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    Exclusive offer of one Polished Gold Color, Stainless Steel 3-D printed CardCady with your custom initials engraved on the front flat imprint area.

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