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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The earscratcher is meant for scratching the ear, without hurting yourself. A good solution to avoid the usual dangerous methods.
The well-being of people is important for us. For this reason, we've searched a solution, so that you get a safe method to scratch your ear.
So what do we use to scratch our ear when it tickles? People often take questionable items. Which has the consequence that they hurt themselves. The question is; why not a cotton swab? The cotton swab removes the ear wax, which is very important. The ear wax protects the ear from infection, inflammation and dirt. So we should avoid the cotton swab.
The earscratcher is perfectly smooth and round, which means that you cannot hurt yourself trough cut scratch or prick!
As you can see, the cotton swab removes the ear wax, while the earscratcher distribute the mass.
With small circular movements and soft pressure can you scratch your ear at the beginning of the auditory canal if it tickles.
The cleaning is really simple. You can use your hanky or water resp. disinfectant or another cleaning product.
I need funds for 3 things:
1. The first big serie.
We have made a little serie, but it was very expensive. With a larger number of pieces i could do that cheaper. At the moment, we do not have money for developement or advertising. So we need to make a bigger serie for point 2 and 3.
We allready have plans for the earscratcher 2.0. It will be with a different material, and you can put it on your key ring. The developement is real expensive. We've put a lot of money in it. Earscratcher 2.0 is allready in final phase, but the molds are expensive. We need them for the big serie. We want to make it more effective and cheaper.
We want to do more advertising, so that all the people around the world knows about our product. Unfortunately, this is a expensive point.
Risks and challenges
Risk of production:
Short, too much orders in a short time. Sure, we are very happy about every order! But if we get too many, it could happen that your delivery time is a little bit higher. ;-)
Of course, as with any product, a misapplication holds risk. For that reason, we put a english instruction into the package. Basically its like a cotton swap in the application (only without removing the ear wax), if you put it in too deep, you injure your eardrum.