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.
!!!AWESOME NEWS!!! We here at 3 Dots worked hard to bring you Lily sooner then it was planned. We are happy to inform you that we are moving delivery date, from March to January! You will receive Lily 2 months sooner!!!
Also if by the delivery date your iPhone model has changed we will upgrade the Lily you purchased to your new iPhone model!!!
LILY: THE SOLAR-POWERED CELLPHONE CHARGING CASE
Lily can charge your cellphone with any light, inside or outside your home!
Charges battery from 0% to 100% in just 2 hrs!!!!
INCREDIBLY FAST CHARGE
Charges battery from 0 to 100 with in 2 hrs
ULTRA LIGHT-WEIGHT DESIGN
Over 3 times lighter than the leading name brand charging cases
ULTRA THIN ENCLOSURE - PENCIL THIN
2 times thinner than the leading name brand charging cases
Lily uses “Natural Light” technology, so you can charge anywhere
EXTRA FEATURE: EXTERNAL USB CHARGER
Additional usb port giving you access to charge additional devices
SAY GOODBYE TO CHARGING CABLES
Lily has no need for primitive charging methods. No cable needed!
5.5mm thinner, Which makes "Lily"
Over 3 times lighter then the leading name brand charging cases.
THE WORLDS SMARTEST THINNEST LIGHTEST CHARGING CASE
*TRICKLE* CHARGE YOUR PHONE OR ANY USB DEVICE
YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE CABLES TO CHARGE YOUR PHONE
CHARGE YOUR PHONE AS LONG AS THERE IS ANY LIGHT. ANYWHERE
STYLE, CLASS, ELEGANCE, DURABILITY
Lily for iPhone 6 & 6s demo video Charging iOS and Android with a Table Lamp
3 Dots Innovations Team
We have manufactured and brought other products to market, but for a project of this size and complexity we'll be using a pool of experts in the field to make sure the LILY is truly a 21st Century Cellphone CASE!
The professional sourcing company we've partnered with has manufactured other gadgets, as well as high tech gear. They have an experienced team in the field to assist with quality control, shipping and and other logistics.
We want you to have your LILY as soon as possible. Here’s our plan to achieve that:
October: Make lots of new Kickstarter friends, execute manufacturing agreements/standards
November: Finalize the engineering and prototype iterations and place the tooling orders
December: Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components
January: Part qualification and pre-production builds, pilot production, quality assurance and product validation
February: Begin manufacturing for the injection molded and blow-molded parts
March: Finalize the assembly and shipment process and begin fulfillment
Risks and challenges
No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially one called the SMARTEST. We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what I 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 day lead time to create the molds for a product of this size 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 LILY 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 refine 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 my 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!
Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the 21st Century case the LILY product by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.
Be one of few people to have dinner and discuss future projects with the Founder/Owner of 3 Dots Innovations and our gorgeous model Lily First! You can also participate in a photo shoot with Lily, and receive 3 exclusively signed posters of you and her!!!