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By Andrea Wasik McCarthy
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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

The Can Corrector

The Can Corrector acts as a bumper to prevent a trash can from sliding or tilting backwards and subsequently damaging surfaces or objects behind it.

It is a bumper-like product that attaches to the rear of a trash can, preventing the trash can from backward movement or sliding of the trash can, resulting in the marring, scratching or damaging of a surface such as a wall or furniture behind it. 

The Can Corrector will be constructed out of a soft material such as closed cell polyethylene foam (foam rubber) or other suitable material that has shock absorbing properties. It is to be molded in a shape that has surfaces suitable for attaching it to a smooth surface of the back of a trash can through the use of double sided adhesive tape (mounting tape) or merely adhesive coating. 

It will fit on the back of a trash can that has protruding hardware such as its lid or a rear vertical rail that is part of the trash can’s mechanism to open its lid. Its ability to fit over this vertical rail or other such hardware protruding from the back of the trash can protects the rail or hardware from marring or damaging a surface that bumps into it, such as a wall.

I am open to suggestions on colors. Right now, I am leaning towards white. 

There will be 3 sizes: 

Small (fits 1-9 gallon cans)

Medium (fits 10-16 gallon cans)

Large (fits cans 17+ gallons)

I need funding to submit my full patent application (right now I have a conditional patent), have the mold produced, purchase the raw material, and have the Can Corrector manufactured and shipped to backers.

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Risks and challenges

If I am so overwhelmed by backers that I cannot handle the volume myself, I will hire workers - I have a space that is perfect for receiving, packing and shipping. Also, I have lots of experience hiring and managing people.

If there are delays in the manufacturing process, I will act swiftly to determine the steps I need to take, and then take appropriate acdtion to get it back on the fast track.

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    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    1 Medium Can Corrector and a Sticker

    You'll get 1 Can Corrector of the medium size, designed to fit most 10-16 gallon step on trash cans. This is a great value; the retail price will be $12.95 or more.

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    3 Can Correctors, 1 of Each Size

    You'll get 3 Can Correctors, one in each size - Small (1-9 gallon), Medium (10-16 gallon) and Large (17+ gallon), plus 3 Can Corrector stickers. This is a great value; the retail price for a bundle of 3 Can Correctors will be $29.95 or more.

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    Pledge $38 or more About $38

    6 Can Correctors, 2 of Each Size

    You'll get a super size pack of 6 Can Correctors (great for gifting), two in each size - Small (1-9 gallon), Medium (10-16 gallon) and Large (17+ gallon), plus 3 Can Corrector stickers. This is a great value; the retail price for a bundle of 6 Can Correctors will be $46.95 or more.

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    12 Can Correctors, 2 of Each Size

    You'll get a jumbo pack of 12 Can Correctors, three in each size - Small (1-9 gallon), Medium (10-16 gallon) and Large (17+ gallon), plus 3 Can Corrector stickers. This is a great value; the retail price for a bundle of 12 Can Correctors will be $59.95 or more.

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Funding period

- (30 days)