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$2,702
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49
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 2 2015 12:02 AM UTC +00:00
$2,702
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 2 2015 12:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Seed Flip is a sunflower seed container which allows the user to store and dispense fresh sunflower seeds as well as dispose of the used shells all in one easy to use container without compromising space. The Seed Flip is comprised of the main body, center sliding piece and removable flip top lids on both ends. Fresh sunflower seeds are stored and dispensed from one end and the used shells are disposed of on the opposite end. The center sliding piece separates the fresh sunflower seeds from the disposed of shells. Once the fresh sunflower seeds are dispensed the container is flipped over causing the center sliding piece to move with gravity to the bottom of the container allowing space for the used shells. Resulting in a revolutionary space saving design. The center sliding piece is designed like a cup which is flat on one end and hollow on the other. This is because the used shells actually take up more space than the fresh seeds. This design helps reduce overflowing of the used shells. When the disposal side is full simply dump out the used shells into the garbage. The molded lip on the inside of the disposal side stops the center piece from sliding out of the container when dumping the used shells. However, the opposite end where the fresh sunflower seeds are dispensed from does not contain a molded lip allowing the center sliding piece to be removed for easy cleaning. All parts will be produced with FDA compliant, BPA free and dishwasher safe plastic materials right here in the USA. Not only is the Seed Flip convenient and easy to use, it can go with you anywhere. The two molded clip mounts on the exterior of the main body allow for easy attachment of the lanyard or an optional carabiner. 

So, the original Seed Flip design was essentially 2 water bottles taped together at the bottom ends and was about a foot and half long. When I first showed it to my wife she laughed at me and suggested building something with a movable center piece to allow the design to be smaller and less cumbersome. With thousands of hours, family support and multiple prototypes we feel we have accomplished just that. Prototyping is complete and we are ready for our first production run.

John and Jasmine Niehaus
John and Jasmine Niehaus

Kickstarter, we are asking for your help. All pledges will go toward tooling and manufacturing. Your help will make this idea become reality. Thanks again for checking out our project.

Sincerely,

John Niehaus

 www.seedflip.com

Risks and challenges

Tooling and Manufacturing:

Tooling costs are expensive and take time. In order to keep costs down we must reach our funding goal. We are working with a local tool and die company to ensure we can still be very hands on during the tooling and manufacturing process.

Fulfillment:

Assembling, packaging and shipping can be very time consuming. With this being said, we are working with a local company that will be able to assist with assembly, packaging, housing and shipping anything over our capabilities.

Challenges are what drive us to succeed. To do the impossible. That's what makes us human.

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    Seed Flip Supporter
    Thank you so much, your support means a lot and we would like to thank you by sending you a Seed Flip decal as well as recognizing you in the Supporters page of our website.

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    Kickstarter Limited Edition!
    Stand out from the rest. You will receive 1 of the first 100 Seed Flips ever produced. In Kickstarters colors. Screen printed as a Kickstarter Limited Edition and numbered in order of production along with a personal thank you and signed letter of authenticity. US shipping included. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Single
    You will receive 1 of the first Seed Flips from the initial production run with lanyard. US Shipping included. Color options will be handled post campaign. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Stand up Double
    You will receive 2 of the first Seed Flips from the initial production run with lanyards. US shipping included. Color options will be handled post campaign. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Stand up Triple
    You will receive 3 of the first Seed Flips from the initial production run with lanyards. US shipping included. Color options will be handled post campaign. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Home Run
    You will receive 5 of the first Seed Flips from the initial production run with lanyards. US shipping included. Color options will be handled post campaign. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Grand Slam - Best Value!
    You will receive 10 of the first Seed Flips from the initial production run with lanyards. US shipping included. Color options will be handled post campaign. Thank you so much for your support.

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    Be part of the team!
    The Seed Flip Team will personally hand deliver Seed Flips and "Team Seed Flip" T-Shirts to you and your whole team at your next game or event. Up to 25 Seed Flips with lanyards. Colors, sizes and scheduling will be handled post campaign. We'll be driving so continental US only please.

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Funding period

- (33 days)