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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 9 2014
$2,205
pledged of $155,000pledged of $155,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 9 2014

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Enhance the appearance of your next gen video game console in a fun and exciting armored case.  It’s like mixing an armored battle robot straight out of a sci-fi movie with your video game console right in your home. Check out these features:

Let Me Make My Case

Many of us have grown up with video games. I personally remember getting my first Atari and Commodore 64; from those beginnings, every few years came the birth of a new console, like Nintendo, Sega, 3DO, Jaguar, Neo Geo, XBOX, PlayStation, and many more. Along with the evolution of video game hardware, came an entire industry, and with that, advancements in video game technology. Games now look ultra-real, and the possibilities are limitless. There is one thing that has been lacking, which we have heard time and time again. It has to do with the unpleasing aesthetics of the hardware design of the consoles. After all, isn’t the video game world supposed to be fun; so we set out a goal to make something that no one else has done. Taking us back to the things that inspired us as a child, and as an adult make us feel that magic once again. We knew to design an armored case, it would have to be modular, and have the ability to be customized. We took all of the things that we think represent the now, techy world of cool. A splash of robotic influence meets Sci-Fi/NASA, with a twist of Star Wars; and this was the result: the System Integrated Dock, the S.I.D. 

Final submitted concept rendered by Sid Garrand
Final submitted concept rendered by Sid Garrand

Design/Development 

The first obstacle that my team and I were challenged with was creating main body chassis that would have a similar stylized feel, but were constructed to conform to the unique console designs. We started with the XBOX One, then moved on to the PS4, and finished both chassis styles at the same time. We wanted to have standardized mounting points on all four corners, which we did achieve by using a military specification (Mil-Spec) attachment rail system. This would allow us to independently design accessory features to optimize the customizability options. 

Chassis continuity concept designs by Sid Garrand
Chassis continuity concept designs by Sid Garrand

Building in Virtual Space 

This was the next logical process in ensuring proper fit and functionality, along with the built-in features of the S.I.D., System Integrated Dock. We decided to give each and every armor case a stand-alone power supply, which would power the built in sub-zero cooling fan, charging capability via USB top port, and LED face plate. We took a close look at optimizing the performance of the console, along with the utility benefits. Rigorous in house testing, as well as factory testing, proved that we met our goals, while promoting better cooling and protection. This is important because gamers play for hours at a time and depending on location, airflow may be limited.  Similar to many of the smartphone cases, that are on the market, which all provide a certain level of protection, stylization, and functionality; we designed this console case to allow you to customize and protect your video game console, while having fun with it. We also added a few beneficial utility features that make this not just another pretty face. 

Exploded view of factory production CAD
Exploded view of factory production CAD
Under view showing built in cooling fan.  Notice the integrated tile design throughout the entire chassis.
Under view showing built in cooling fan. Notice the integrated tile design throughout the entire chassis.
Designed to have greater chassis clearance underneath to store accessories such as the Connect Sensor, controllers, etc. and is fully adjustable.
Designed to have greater chassis clearance underneath to store accessories such as the Connect Sensor, controllers, etc. and is fully adjustable.
An up close look of the MECH accessory pod final CAD ready for production molds.
An up close look of the MECH accessory pod final CAD ready for production molds.
Each Kit comes complete with body chassis, built in cooling fan with under glow lighting effect, LED faceplate, USB charging port, MECH pod with three interchangeable weapons options, one full set of tank tracks, one full set of robot walker legs.
Each Kit comes complete with body chassis, built in cooling fan with under glow lighting effect, LED faceplate, USB charging port, MECH pod with three interchangeable weapons options, one full set of tank tracks, one full set of robot walker legs.

Nuts & Bolts of the Business 

So far, the BGI team has spent two years in development. During that time we covered the following: design/concept, research/development, marketplace/cost analysis, final CAD, and prototyping. We are currently about to enter into the steel molding process. This is where most of our current in house funding will be absorbed, so we decided to turn to Kickstarter to help us with the first wave of production product cost. This will allow us to share the S.I.D. with gamers who really want to have one of the first units made available for sale. We have set up exclusive pledge options that will allow you to be the very first to get your hands on the S.I.D., System Integrated Dock, in time for this December. We believe in our vision of this product and we hope that you will join us on our journey. By making a pledge you will have helped us here at BGI ( Beyond Gaming Industries) to make this happen. 

A lot of hard work has gotten us this far, we are turning to you Kickstarter to help us complete our project.
A lot of hard work has gotten us this far, we are turning to you Kickstarter to help us complete our project.

 The Future & Beyond

Some of the things that we felt were important with our product were to make it fun, customizable, and modular. Keeping that in mind, we have plans to make accessory packs, and expand the capabilities of the S.I.D. This would include dual charging dock for your controllers that would mount on our top USB access port, a custom head set holder with charging capabilities, and exciting accessories that would interchange using the mounting rails on the case chassis. We are in the works of a very unique design that would allow the use of an ultra-light LCD or projection screen, capable of mounting on the back side of the S.I.D., enabling game play directly from the console, creating an intimate gaming environment. We believe that the potential to expand off of the base kit of the S.I.D. is key; similar to building something out of Legos, and having the capability to mix-match parts to best fit the ever-changing world of video games. Let’s have fun together and build something truly unique.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing – We are working very closely with the leading video game accessory manufacturer that has a proven track record of creating top notch products with a professional environment for their employees. This will insure that we stay on track with the production time line. Sometimes things happen but we will work very hard to minimize delays. We feel confident that they are a great fit for our product.

Shipping – We have produced products several times in the past and have learned to streamline our process. We will have two drop ship warehouse locations, one based in USA and one based in Europe. This is just another way we are confident you will get your product on time. If we foresee a late shipment we will notify you with a prompt solution.

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    XBOX ONE The S.I.D. System Integrated Dock - You will receive one of the first production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main XBOX ONE body chassis with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints.

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    Stealth Black Limited Edition XBOX ONE The S.I.D. System Integrated Dock - You will receive one of the first exclusive production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main XBOX ONE body chassis with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints.

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    ULTIMATE SET Both XBOX ONE & PS4 The S.I.D. System Integrated Docks - You will receive one each of the first production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main body chassises' with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints. Also includes limited custom laser engraved face plate, the exclusive t-shirt and hoodie.

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    GHOST CHROME Custom Edition XBOX ONE The S.I.D. System Integrated Dock - You will receive one of the first custom hands on by the artist Sid Garrand run of The S.I.D. This includes the main XBOX ONE body chassis with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints. These will be personally autographed by Sid Garrand.

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    BATTLESHIP GRAY PLEDGE - Life size wearable armor suit created by Sid Garrand. Gray XBOX ONE & PS4 The S.I.D. System Integrated Docks - You will receive one each of the first production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main body chassises' with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints.

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    XBOX ONE PROTOTYPE PACKAGE - We here at BGI are very excited to offer this rare opportunity to own a piece of our history where it all started . Receive the one and only original XBOX ONE S.I.D. prototype mounted inside protected display vault autographed by Sid Garrand. You will also receive a production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main XBOX ONE body chassis with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints. Also includes limited custom laser engraved face plate, the exclusive t-shirt and hoodie. A very BIG thank you from all of us here for making this a reality.

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    PS4 PROTOTYPE PACKAGE - We here at BGI are very excited to offer this rare opportunity to own a piece of our history where it all started . Receive the one and only original PS4 S.I.D. prototype mounted inside protected display vault autographed by Sid Garrand. You will also receive a production run of The S.I.D. This includes the main PS4 body chassis with integrated LED cooling fan, USB top access port, The S.I.D. MECH, 4 scout robot legs, 4 tank treads and articulating joints. Also includes limited custom laser engraved face plate, the exclusive t-shirt and hoodie. A very BIG thank you from all of us here for making this a reality.

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