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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Risks and challenges

Bringing any new consumer electronics product to market involves certain risks and challenges. Over the last several years we have strived to reduce potential issues through extensive real world testing and developing a network of industry professionals with experience in moving products from prototype to production. Some of the remaining challenges include:

1) Transitioning the design from 3D printed plastic to injection molding. There are subtle differences in fit tolerances and assembly techniques that must be considered. Dan, Mike, Robin and our manufacturing partner manage this on a daily basis. Nonetheless, this still takes time and product dimensions and finishes may change slightly to accommodate the differences between injection molding and 3D printing.

2) To date, we have been through eleven versions of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and several different Bluetooth modules. At least one more PCB version will be required. The design of this last PCB will largely depend on the order volume. If sufficient numbers of Noggins are order we will move from Bluetooth module to “chip down” which reduces size and unit cost. Either way, the hurdle is more a matter of time than engineering capability.

3) RF and battery certifications will be conducted on the final engineering samples. We do not anticipate an issue with any of the certifications but recognize that they require both time and money. Again, this is something that both Dan and our manufacturing partner do with every new product.

4) The Noggin, like most consumer electronics, involves people, parts, and processes located in multiple countries. This fact alone can lead to unforeseen and unintended delays and setbacks.

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