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$62.77 pledged of $10,000 goal
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By David C Oien/Rich Martin
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What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

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

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About this project

The money that is contributed to our project will go directly into obtaining a patent and prototypes being made. The project is called "The Mosquito Gnome" but as we get closer to the manufacturing aspect of the process, we would also like to make other designs in order to meet the needs and wants of our consumers. Some ideas we have thus far are squirrels, mushrooms, rabbits and other things that you would find in a backyard. This is because we want our product to look nice and natural when it is placed at a person's home. 

Subsequent to the patents being made and prototypes being produced, we must pay the company we are working with a certain percentage of each Mosquito Gnome produced as well as we must have the money to have the initial bunch shipped to our backers. 

One other thing that the money is going to go towards is collegiate and professional team licensing. We are aware that many people like to support their favorite football team, basketball team, college Alma mater or even their child's school. Therefore, once prototypes are made we would like to be able to obtain that licensing to add to the depth of our product. 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest issue currently is we are unsure on how long it is going to take to get a patent on our device. According to our patent lawyer, it could be anywhere from 6 months to a year. Then at that point, we have to have fully-functioning prototypes made, which could take up to an additional 6 months.

As these challenges are met and overcome, we will be sure to notify all backers of the project the current status of above-mentioned challenges.

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    Your very own Mosquito Gnome!

    For pledging $100, you will receive your very own mosquito gnome to help protect you and your family!

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    Combo Package!

    A pledge of $250 and you will receive a your very own MoGno, a custom Polo bearing the Mogno logo, a bottle of bug repellent bearing the MoGno logo and a coozie also with the MoGno logo!

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