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By Patrick Leahy
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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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About

 

 THE PITCH 

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THE ICEE BLOCK IS A FULLY MANUFACTURABLE PRODUCT, WITH YOUR HELP IT WILL BECOME REAL. I HAVE MADE MOST OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT AND PROTOTYPES MYSELF AT THE URBAN WORKSHOP IN COSTA MESA, CA. AN AMAZING PLACE WITH ACCESS TO FACTORY MACHINES NOT NORMALLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE REGULAR PUBLIC. THIS GAVE ME A CLEAR INSIGHT ON HOW TO GET THIS PROJECT DONE, PLUS ALL THE GREAT SUPPORT I RECEIVED AT THE SHOP.

EACH PIECE REQUIRES A SEPARATE MOLD THAT IS MACHINED BY A CNC MACHINE. THIS IS THE BULK OF THE START UP COST. I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A FILLING MACHINE TO FILL THE ICEE BLOCK WITH REFRIGERANT GEL. I WOULD PERSONALLY BE INVOLVED WITH THE FILLING, ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPING PROCESS. I HAVE ALREADY SECURED A LOCAL LOCATION.

I HAVE GREAT SUPPORT FROM MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I LOOK FORWARD TO CREATING A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO WORK FOR MYSELF. 

I LOOK AND SEE OTHER PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME. THE DREAMERS THAT BECOME THE DO-ERS. THIS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING AND A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I AM HUMBLED BY ALL THE GREAT CREATIONS AND IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON KICKSTARTER.

I HOPE YOU LIKE THE ICEE BLOCK ENOUGH TO FUND IT AND TO BE THE FIRST TO HAVE ONE. I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA THAT MANY PEOPLE WILL USE YEARS TO COME. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF MY VISION TODAY.                                              PATRICK LEAHY                                                               

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THE LARGE COOLER ALLOWS FOR MULTIPLE ICEE BLOCKS TO BE USED IN A STACKABLE WAY THAT ALLOWS FOR DIFFERENT COOLING TEMPERATURE.

PLACE PERISHABLE ITEMS ON TOP TO KEEP COOL AND THE PROTECTED ITEMS IN THE MIDDLE TO KEEP COLD

KEEP ALL YOUR FOOD AND DRINKS COOL WITHOUT THE WATERY MESS, GET THE ICEE BLOCK

THE REMOVABLE TRAY ALLOWS FOR EASY STORAGE AND STACKING. ALLOWS FOR EASY CLEANING ALSO.

THE STACKABLE VERSION ALLOWS FOR MAXIMUM STORAGE IN THE SIDE COMPARTMENT OF FREEZER DOOR.

 STACK AS MANY AS YOU CAN FOR WHAT IS COMING UP NEXT

GO EXTREME COOL WITH THE ICEE BLOCK 4X4.THIS IS WHEN YOU NEED TO FEEL COOL NOW. THE ADJUSTABLE CORD ALLOWS YOU TO CONTROL THE TEMPERATURE BY RAISING AND LOWERING THE ICEE BLOCK. THE CLOSER TO THE MIDDLE THE LESS WIND RESISTANCE AND THE LONGER THE ICEE BLOCK WILL LAST. THE HIGHER THE ICEE BLOCK THE COOLER IT WILL BE, BUT WILL DEFROST QUICKER  

GREAT SIZE THAT ANYONE WITH A BUDGET CAN GET A COUPLE OF ICEE BLOCKS AND STAY COOL IN YOUR AREA

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THE ICEE BLOCK IS GOOD FOR THE HOME AND ON THE GO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I have put everything in place to go.
- the machining of the metal molds
- plastic production
- the assembly process
- filling of the refrigerant gel
- the shipping process
I have allowed for enough time to overcome any obstacles. I live in an area that allows me to have back up companies and options.I have received quotes from two different companies that will be able to produce the pieces for the Icee Block. It does require two different forms of plastic production. One is the blow molding for the main body and the second is the injection molding, for the tray and the hooks. These companies are local to me, which will give me an advantage for delivery and also be able to control the quality easier. The holiday season is upon us and without the funds I will not be able to secure the production line. With your help we can make the Icee Block a reality.

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    Help a Senior

    Will distribute as many free Icee Blocks locally to senior citizen homes as the Pledge amounts allows

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    SINGLE (1 Icee Block)

    Keep yourself cool, on your own terms. Good for short term use in a small area. Good for keeping a couple of drinks cool at the beach or the pool.

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    COUPLE (2 Icee Blocks)

    Keep yourself cool for hours, by rotating the Icee Block in and out of the freezer. Good for stackable use in your cooler on the go.

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    FAMILY (4 Icee Blocks)

    With 4 Icee Blocks Keep two rooms cool at once while rotating blocks in and out of the freezer. leave a 2 at home and take two on the go

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    PARTY (6 Icee Blocks)

    Keep a couple of rooms cool all day and have some on the go. Best value. Retail will be 10 dollars each.

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Funding period

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