The idea of PARKIS is born in our little balcony where we tried to place all bicycles of our four member family. And it didn't succeed.
My dad looked for any suitable tool that would make our bicycles to fit in the balcony. He saw ropes, racks and vertical stands, but all constructions were hard to use - if you want to put your bicycle you need to use much of your energy - you need to lift your bicycle up. And obviously, it is not the most comfortable way. Especially if you were cycling already for a while and you come back home very tired..
So that idea came from the problem that there are no suitable construction that could help people to place their bicycles. That's how my dad (who is now also the owner of PARKIS:)) started to create his own tool who would work mechanically and wouldn't require energy.
So it started.. It took more than 12 months and he made more than 8 examples. The first ones were made from wood with standard details:
When we show the first prototype to our friends, they kept saying: it's genial idea, it works great! When we can buy it?
So we started to improve this sample with help of specialists - engineers, designers and metal parts suppliers.
We talked with many professionals who liked our idea, who and wanted to work together. The member of our team - professional engineer-constructor Leonas Aleksandrovichius - made drawings, my dad ordered metal details, plastic details were printed with 3D printer.
WHAT WE HAVE NOW
We have a bicycle parking lift where you can place your bicycle without using your energy (you can lift your bicycle to vertical position using one hand - that you can see the best in video). It is easy to use and easy to mount to wall.
We have two versions of PARKIS - with turning mechanism and without (the simple version). With turning mechanism you can lift your bicycle and then turn it to wall to make even more space in your parking place.
PLAN "bringing to life"
Now we are going to bring PARKIS to life. So the plan is to start mass production. For that we need your help, guys! We need to collect more than 50000€ to start our project - to improve and prepare drawings for mass manufacture, to make stamps to mold plastic, metal details and to order another necessary tools. If we have everything we need, than we can start mass production and in 2016 spring we can send first products to our backers.
We want to make life of cyclists easier. But only you can help us. It depends only on you how quickly Parkis will grow to useful and helpful item in everyone's home.
If you are interested in our project, we are constantly looking for investors or business partners to make it work together.
For more information you can always check our website:
We are looking forward to get to know you!
Thank you for your attention!
Risks and challenges
If we don't succeed, we will still work on this project.
With kickstarter we could make Parkis available for reasonable price and we could start it in a short time. And if we don't succeed, then it will take long till we bring Parkis to mass production.
But anyway we will be grateful for any feedback we will get from kickstarter community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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