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By Milkmen Design
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About

 

At Milkmen Design we believe that dipping sauces were made to go with nuggets and fries. For generations, humans had to choose between making a mess in their vehicle or consuming bland, sauce-free food. We were tired of standing by idly as the perfect union of fries and nuggets, and the precious sauces that compliment them, grew strained. So we created the DipClip to repair this relationship, reuniting ketchup with french fry, nugget with BBQ, and so on. 

 

 

 

 

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We designed DipClip to fit just about any type of vehicle’s vent. You can use it in the front seats, or in the back seats to keep your kids from making a mess. As long as there is a vent to clip to, the DipClip will work perfectly. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite on a long road trip, or trying to squeeze lunch in during a busy day, DipClip will make your life so much more enjoyable. When you aren’t using it, you can easily stow it away in your car's glove box or center console.

 

We love sauces just as much as you do, which is why we over-engineered what most would consider simple, and perfected DipClip’s genius 5-in-1 sauce aperture. Model after model, 3D print after 3D print, down to the tenth of a millimeter precision for a snap-fit. DipClip can securely fit the four most commonly used sizes and shapes of sauce containers from McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, KFC, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, Arby's, Popeye's, Sonic, Carl's Jr., Hardee's, and Heinz.

In a word, YES! At Milkmen Design we hold all sauce and sauce accessories in the highest regard. The DipClip is designed to securely hold your sauce in place through almost any driving condition. The unique 5-in-1 aperture design not only allows you to enjoy sauces from a multitude of restaurants, but also holds the sauce containers snugly in place. The universal vent mount we’ve chosen is the best on the market, utilizing a 25% thicker gauge metal than a traditional vent mount typically uses. This ensures that the DipClip will be securely fastened to the vent in just about any car.

 The following video is a brief demonstration of some of the rigorous testing we put DipClip through before we felt it was ready for release. 

 

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No worries! You can use the DipClip for almost any type of sauce or spread. For instance carrots and ranch, maybe some hummus and pita chips, or even some sushi with soy sauce. With DipClip you can enjoy those tasty treats and more on the go. Also, it always helps to have one around for when your friends want to make a late-night run to your local fast food joint.

 

 

 

We are Milkmen Design, a group of highly-dedicated designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs whose goal is to produce simple products that make people’s lives better. Our team is made up of three core members: Tony Lahood, William Moujaes and Michael Koury. As children, the three of us were tinkerers and dreamers. We spent hours taking apart and rebuilding whatever we could get our hands on to “improve it” and as we grew up nothing really changed. We all took different paths to get to where we are today, but our unique interests and experiences in design, engineering, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, tomfoolery, finance, and crowdfunding have prepared us to take on this unique opportunity.

We have been working on this project for years, developing prototype after prototype, and perfecting both the look and utility of the DipClip. We didn’t want to rush anything, but now that we have the perfect prototype we’re asking for help from you and the amazing Kickstarter community so that we can make sure everyone practices #safesauce.

If you have just a few moments, we would love your help growing the DipClip Community. Hit the button below and tag a friend who should be practicing #safesauce.

 

 

                          

 

 

 It all started about 10 years ago during a road trip to Michigan. When a nugget-and-french-fry craving hit us, we pulled into the nearest drive-thru and placed our orders. And then the struggle began. Trying to balance sauce packets on our knees while we dunked our nuggets and fries, the inevitable happened—a freshly-opened package of BBQ sauce tumbled uncontrollably onto the seat. Annoyed and aggravated, we said to ourselves, ‘There has to be a better way.’ Moments later, the vision for DipClip took shape.

At first, it was pretty elementary. We wondered if simply producing sauce packets that could clip to your AC vent would work, but we quickly realized this wouldn’t fly because of the various vent styles automobile manufactures use. Long after that trip, we dreamed about making this happen, conjuring up various interpretations throughout the years that we eventually dismissed for one reason or another. Our dream went unrealized until an odd set of circumstances brought a 3D printer into our lives. Will, who never let the idea go, began experimenting and printing different versions until he got it (somewhat) right. His first prototypes were slender and rudimentary, but they actually worked fairly well, so we started using them in our own cars. It quickly became apparent that each time one of our friends or family members saw our product in use they wanted one. We started printing sample after sample to give them, then to their friends, and so on. 

We loved the original DipClip, but it was a bit crude, only worked in certain car vents (sorry, Yugo), and could only hold one type of sauce. So we went back to the drawing board to figure out how we could make DipClip as universal as possible. It didn’t take us long to realize we could use the common cell phone vent mount that fits almost any type of car. Next was the sauce slot, this took a lot more deliberation. First, we went out and got as many sauce packets as we could find. Then we measured, then re-measured, then re-measured again to make sure we had the proper tolerances (a fancy engineering word for sizes) of every sauce we could get our hands on. After we had all the data it was time to start designing. We went through about a dozen iterations before finally coming up with the perfect shape. Our next step was to print a couple prototypes and begin the rigorous, yet delicious, testing process. Our goal was to make the DipClip as perfect as possible before we brought it to market. The process was demanding, but we loved every minute of it and we hope you love the DipClip just as much as we enjoyed creating it!

 

Risks and challenges

Having launched a successful Kickstarter campaign we understand and are prepared for the challenges that come with crowdfunding this type of product. But, as with any new project, there are always risks associated with manufacturing and supply chain logistics. We currently work with incredible manufacturing partners and feel confident in the work they will produce for our backers. Our video’s feature 3D printed prototypes that have been thoroughly tested over the years so you can rest assured the DipClip is ready for production. During the campaign, there might be some feedback from you, the backers, which we'd want to incorporate in the product we ship. Based on the feasibility and general consensus about these feedbacks, the process of incorporating them might require a little extra time, all in the interest of delivering the ultimate condiment holding device. With your contributions helping fund the DipClip, we will work tirelessly to make sure we provide everything we promise so you can practice safe sauce.

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