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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 4 2015
€28,042
pledged of €120,000pledged of €120,000 goal
125
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 4 2015

About

The story


The nomadiQ portable gas barbecue is a very smart, lightweight and compact gas barbecue that can be taken and used anywhere. It will create an opportunity for everyone who loves outdoor grilling in a comfortable way. 

Looking at the current market of portable grills and bbq’s there are a lot of products that claimed to be portable and easy to handle. Finally looking at the weight, size and grilling surface, the definitions of ‘portable’ and ‘easy’ leave quite some room for interpretation… 

That challenged the nomadiQ team to start working on a real compact portable gas barbecue that is easy to use, safe and nice to look at.

Green Grilling

Gas and charcoal grills differ in how much they pollute. Looking at local air pollution, gas barbecues (whether they’re fueled by natural gas or propane) come out way ahead compared to charcoal grills . Burning conventional charcoal releases nasty volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter into the air around your grill.

Gas grills also beat charcoal grills when it comes to carbon emissions: A widely cited Oak Ridge National Laboratory study calculated that a gas burner emits about 5.6 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour, compared to 11 pounds per hour for cooking over the coals. And production efficiency? Gas wins again. About 90 percent of propane makes it out of the production process as useable fuel, whereas only 20 to 35 percent of the source wood ends up as a charcoal briquette (the rest burns off into the air). Propane and natural gas are non-renewable petro-products, true, but they keep the air cleaner – and the climate cooler – than charcoal. This makes the nomadiQ a sustainable choice

What else!?

The nomadiQ looks like a shoulder bag while folded and is a solid gas barbecue while unfolded. The product is compact, lightweight and easy to install and it includes all the features you would expect of a real portable product. Besides that the barbecue is convenient in use, easy to clean and very safe!

How it works

The portable gas bbq has a unique way of folding and unfolding the two grilling parts! Sliding the foot of the bbq unlocks the shells, and unlocking the hinges on the side lets you easily slide the two shells upwards to open. Connecting the gas hose to a small gas cartridge (multiple connections available) is made very simple as well connecting the two quick connectors to the bbq.

Gas connection

The nomadiQ barbeque is standard configured for disposable gas cartridges (30mbar, bayonet & screw type). These are common type gas cartridges that can be found at almost every outdoor retailer worldwide. 

Besides these ‘portable’ configurations the nomadiQ barbecue can also be configured for the bigger type of gas bottles. The only thing you need to change is the 30mbar pressure regulator with a bottle connection of your choice. These are all standard parts that can be found at every outdoor shop. Check your local retailer to come to the configuration of your choice.


 What you get!

 Stretched Goals

 The specs

 
 
 
Timeline

Finalizing the design and development of the concept was our main goal for the last year. Now that we build our first prototypes we were able to take it a step further and started the testing and certification procedures. All requirements regarding safety and stability are passed. 
After a succesfull campaign we can start preparing all toolings and prepare the nomadiQ for production. We hope to start with ordering the toolings beginning of October so we can start production beginning of January 2016. Plenty of time ship out the goods so you can get your nomadiQ before the summer starts.


 
The nomadiQ Team

nomadiQ is what happens when you put talented and passionate engineers and designers around a bbq. Our team has many years of experience designing household appliances, award winning domestic appliances and innovative concepts. The team creatives can make any device they can think of. 

After a long journey of designing, shaping, engineering and testing, the team finally got the work done. They delivered the first real portable bbq that is small, lightweight, safe and very easy to use.

 
 
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Risks and challenges

No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially when it comes to the best summer gadget nomadiQ. We have worked extremely hard to finalize this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:

MANUFACTURING: Creating the tooling to manufacture a product of this size is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 60 to 90 days lead time to create the molds for the aluminium casted parts and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with tooling manufacturers partners with a track record for prompt quality.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As the nomadiQ gets geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and certify the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.

FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and our product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.

We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, our nomadiQ customer.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the nomadiQ your main ingredient for a big summer party by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

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    Include all the goodies with your first nomadiQ and let the grilling begin! (add €15 for shipping)
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    Going nomadiQ!
    If you can't get enough or just want to be generous, go for the BIG package deal and take 5. we probably throw in some goodies too :) (shipping cost will be discussed seperately)
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