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By Bill Watson
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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

Here are some risks and challenges we may face along the way and our plan if we do...

1)There is a risk that the Prototype performance is not achieved in volume production. The ability to send a representative(s) to directly communicate and discuss performance expectations with the manufacturer is very important. Face to face interactions establish clear objectives and course for remedy. It also allows the establishment of relationships to grow the overall project scope.

2) The current Blower performs well, but we believe a more power efficient (load on a battery to make it work) motor might be available or possibly developed at a reasonable cost. The current load of the Blower is 18 amps. We would like to source one at less than 15 amps. The RPM (Rotations Per Minute) of the current Blower is acceptable at >15,000, but we believe there may be one that has a higher RPM of >17,000 that may be power efficient too. The current Blower still meets the need, we will always seek improvements that do not hurt the cost to value relationship.

3) There is always a delivery risk from the manufacturer. This initial order is not large and scheduling the production run could get pushed out. There could also be delays in the shipment process to our warehouse. We have anticipated a 60-day delay in our fulfillment projections.

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    Digital High Five from Knockrz

    A digital "high five" from us to you for your support of our project!

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    Thank You Card and Sticker!

    A special "Thank You" card personally signed from us and a small "Knockrz" vinyl sticker!

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    Thanks for your support!

    A nice black tee shirt with the "KNOCKRZ" logo on the front, and the " I (V engine shaped like a heart) Knockrz" on the back. Plus a 12 inch white Knockrz decal.

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    Blow the dust off!

    The "Inflate My KNOCKRZ" Blower! A 12VDC blower with adaptors to use a cigarette outlet or a trickle charge harness. This compact little blower can inflate other items, is strong enough to blow dry your motorcycle and blow the dust out of your trailer. The nozzle can be switched to the reverse port and be used to deflate your KNOCKRZ for more compact storage! MSRP $29!

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    Inflate a KNOCKRZ!

    One KNOCKRZ and Blower! Great for everything from a foot rest to filling a gap while moving things. Comes with a carry bag for easy storage when not in use. MSRP $109!

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    Earlybird - Every Bike Needs A Set

    A set of KNOCKRZ (2) and Blower, a Knockrz koozie and a 12" white Knockrz decal. Includes a carry bag. MSRP $205

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    Every Bike Needs A Set!

    A set of KNOCKRZ (2) and Blower, a Knockrz koozie and a 12" white Knockrz decal. Includes a carry bag. MSRP $205

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    Earlybird - The Ultimate for Two

    A set of three (3) KNOCKRZ and Blower, a carry bag, 2 Knockrz koozies for your favorite beverage , and a 12" white Knockrz decal. MSRP $285.

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    The Ultimate for two!

    A set of three (3) KNOCKRZ and Blower, a carry bag, 2 Knockrz koozies for your favorite beverage , and a 12" white Knockrz decal. MSRP $285.

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