"The New Mist'R Bucket"
MIST'R BUCKET IS A VERSITILE, ALL-IN-ONE, SELF CONTAINED, PORTABLE MISTING SYSTEM
"The New Mist'R Bucket"
MIST'R BUCKET IS A VERSITILE, ALL-IN-ONE, SELF CONTAINED, PORTABLE MISTING SYSTEM
What is Mist'R Bucket and what does it do?
Mist’R Bucket is a portable misting system that can reduce the temperature of an outdoor location by up to 25 degrees and keep you cool, refreshed and hydrated. This unit is a self-contained rechargeable system that can be configured to accommodate a multitude of outdoor settings. It's 10 gallon reservoir provides hours of cooling relief. Mist’R Bucket can be charged via 120 volt AC or 12 volt DC outlets. The standard power pack has a charge life of 4-6 hours and the upgraded power pack has a charge life of 8-12 hours. There is a built-in dolly system for easy transport. The user friendly design makes it simple to operate. Additionally, the user has an option to personally customize the units logo to their taste.
Some Final Costs
- Finalizing Design Specs: The performance of each component of the final prototype will be tested and evaluated, both individually and collectively. The performance data collected from these tests will be used to finalize the design specs of the Mist'R Bucket.
- Tooling: There are approximately 8 specialized molds, both rotary and injection needed for the assembly of the Mist'R Bucket. These molds are key to the manufacturing and must be tooled to exacting standards and are by far the most costly part of this project. The cost is in excess of 100k
- Certifications: A UL certification of the Mist'R Bucket is required. The UL is a mandatory safety certification for retail product of this classification. The cost of this certification ranges from 30k-50k.
- Legal The finalizing of both domestic and international patents. In addition the drafting of instruction manuals and other legal literature.
In order to cover the final cost of the "Mist'R Bucket"and it's first production run. We've elected to raise funds via this "Kickstarter"campaign. This campaign creates a unique opportunity for both you the backer and us. As a backer you will be the first to receive the"Mist'R Bucket"unit, factory direct at savings of 35-40% of the suggested retail price. Simultaneously we receive the funds necessary cover our final costs,Win Win!
Production Time Line
A thorough review of the units final design and configuration in preparation for tooling.
- Estimated Review Time: 2 Weeks
- Estimated Time: 2-3 Weeks (DONE)
- Estimated Time: 4 Weeks
TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 6-8 Weeks
A major step in this process is the finalization of the CAD designs based on the performance of the final prototype. A milestone achieved in the tooling process was the securing of a competent tooling company to handle the job.
ESTIMATED PRODUCTION TIME: 4 WEEKS
ESTIMATED SHIPPINGTIME: 4 WEEKS
T1-T2 SHOT (PLASTIC SAMPLES)
TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 2 WEEKS
TOTAL ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING TIME: 10 WEEKS
A major step in this process was the securing of a competent and reliable manufacturer. One that is capable of producing a consistent, quality product, regardless of the scale of production. An additional milestone achieved in this process was the securing of R&R Associates as our manufacturing liaison.
Once we've completed our Kickstarter campaign, we will once again double check everything to insure that we have indeed dotted all of our I's and crossed all of our T's! After this quick but thorough review, we will immediately commission the tooling of our molds. Simultaneously, we will calculate and prepare for all aspects of our upcoming production run. Once our tooling is complete, the molds will be forwarded to the appropriate manufacturers and the immediate production of Mist'R Bucket will be underway. We will use R&R's existing infrastructure to facilitate and oversee the manufacturing and shipping of the unit. We have been informed that larger than quoted production runs will be no problem, the only issue larger runs may pose is a slight delay in manufacturing time which is quite normal. Rest assured that we recognize the task ahead of us in successfully completing our first production run and delivering to you your Mist'R Bucket. In light of this, we've elected to put this vitally important task in the hands of seasoned professionals. Once we've successfully completed this stage, Mist'R Bucket will be manufactured and made available for the rest of the world!
Taking a product such as Mist'R Bucket from concept, through design, engineering and ultimately to manufacturing, is a costly proposition. We entertained the idea of bringing in outside investors to help offset some of the costs. After meeting with a few, we quickly realized the potential impact this would have on our company as a whole. A decision that could have been tantamount to us sacrificing our vision. Fact being, that investors are almost always purely profit driven and attempt to apply, the more common business model of "profit over people" which we do not subscribe to. To avoid this potential conflict, we elected to shelf the project in 2010. In August 2012, a conversation with a business partner about crowd funding started the juices flowing again. We looked into Kickstarter and after a thorough investigation we were convinced that this was a viable opportunity to get Mist'R Bucket off the shelf and into the market. So we decided to utilize Kickstarter as an opportunity to grow our company as organically as possible! Call us naive or even old fashioned, but we really believe that a company can offer a quality product at an affordable price and still prosper.
Even though Mist'R Bucket is a cool looking product that actually keeps you cool, we wouldn't say that would be the reason. Truthfully, if we had to choose one reason, it would have to be today's active youth. Admittedly, they were not our primary motivation in developing this system, but one hot day, that all changed! We were demonstrating Mist'R Bucket for a youth football team. It was a picture perfect day to exhibit what the Mist'R Bucket system was capable of. One of our units was connected to two 12' x 12' EzUp canopies which accommodated the 30 or so players and coaches on the sideline. The temperature on the field was roughly 105 degrees. The temperature under our canopy outfitted with Mist'R Bucket was about 80 degrees, giving our kids an overwhelming advantage that became apparent over the course of the game. Our kids remained completely hydrated, refreshed and energetic while enjoying themselves the entire game. I must admit that we were very pleased with the results, but the overall experience was bitter sweet.The opposing team had the exact opposite experience. Their kids were brutalized by the heat and became dehydrated and fatigued. Even a couple of kids suffered minor bloody noses. They were so completely burned out, they could not finish the game and ultimately forfeited. The same scenario repeated itself in the second game. This triggered and epiphany that highlighted the necessity for a product like this being available to help counteract the effects of these types of conditions. In youth sports, kids are routinely placed at higher risk of falling victim to heat related incidents which result in serious injuries and contribute to the over 4,000 heat related deaths each year. Subjecting kids to these miserable conditions is not only potentially dangerous, but It also completely defeats one of the main reason they are out there for in the first place, which is to HAVE FUN! So in short you should support this project because we honestly believe that this product is a simple and effective way to create cooler and Safer outdoor environments for work or play.
This child suffered a heat stroke during a football camp we were demonstrating the Mist'R Bucket system. Unfortunately his group did not have Mist'R Bucket or this incident would have been avoided!
It was a blazing 112 degrees day back 2009 when the idea of the Mist'R Bucket hit us. It was the 4th of July at Lake Havasu in Arizona and our EzUp Canopy was giving us little to no relief from the scorching heat. In an attempt to get some relief, we decided to take the boat out and cruise the river. Technically, the temperature on the boat was cooler, but the blistering air that was blowing on us offered no relief. Then fate stepped in. A good friend of ours, Catherine, was standing at the front of the boat. As she looked back at us, I imagine she must have felt sympathy for us in our obviously distressed state, so she decided to share some mist with us from a spray bottle she was using to keep herself cool. As she began to spray the mist into the air, it was carried by the wind to the back of the boat. When the mist blanketed us, I can honestly say that it was by far the most refreshing and invigorating sensation that I had ever felt in my life! In fact, she may have even saved my life! In any event, that moment was so powerful it sparked the idea we now know as "Mist'R Bucket".
How much does the unit weigh?
Mist'R Bucket's empty weight is approximately 25 lbs.
How much water does it hold?
Mist'R Bucket holds approximately 10 gal.
How long does the mist last?
Mist'R Bucket can cool a standard 10' x 10' canopy for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hrs between fill ups as an example. But it can be setup to accommodate almost any situation.
How much temperature reduction can be expected?
Mist'R Bucket reduces ambient temperatures between 15 - 25 degrees on average.
How do you charge the unit?
Mist'R Bucket can be charged via a standard 120 volt AC household outlet.
How long does the unit's charge last?
Mist'R Bucket standard power pack has a charge life of approximately 4-6 hours. The upgraded power pack has a charge life of approximately 8-12 hours.
What comes in the mist line pack?
The mist line pack contains 25' of misting line and 6 misting nozzles.
What comes in the accessories pack?
The accessories pack contains a mist line pack and standard wall charger (input 120 volt AC output 12-13.5 volt DC)
What happens to excess pledge amounts?
Be advised, our goal is to get these units into the hands of those who need them! Unless expressly waived by the backer, any pledged amount in the "Standard Unit" bracket that exceeds stated pledge amount, will be divided by the stated pledge amount and the corresponding number of units will be shipped to backer!
Is Mist'R Bucket available to international backers?
Absolutely! Mist'R Bucket loves to travel. For our friendly Canadian neighbors simply add $25 to your pledge amount. to all other backers it is your responsibly to determine the shipping cost and procedures for the units delivery. The backer must include the shipping cost in addition to the pledge amount. GMS will only be responsible for the shipping of the unit once fees and instruction have been received. If you need assistance we will help anyway we can!
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges or R&C's
All businesses have inherent R&C's. We believe the best way to anticipate and overcome them is through a system we refer to as the 5 P's. Which simply means that with Proper Preparation, you can Prevent Poor Performance. For example, because of our inexperience, we clearly recognize the R&C's associated with taking our product to manufacturing. In anticipation of these R&C's we once again enlisted our good friends at R&R Associates. They clearly have the necessary experience, know-how and working relationships to significantly reduce our R&C's in this regard.
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