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.

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

We started HueVee because we like to fix problems. We really like LED bulbs, but all the affordable ones look washed out and bluish. The theater industry fixed LEDs a long time ago with color filters and have been using them for years! So we modified their idea for household light bulbs, filed a patent, did a bunch of testing, and it totally works! Then we had this crazy idea to put designs on light bulbs. During the printing process we add subtle colors to the designs to filter out the colors we don't want and emphasize the ones we do. The end result warm attractive light and a cool looking light bulb!

Pi made this all possible for us. In everything we do from designing to prototyping to the actual production process we use pi. This is our first campaign, and our tribute to pi.

Project Status:

We've done our patent work and have a patent pending. We also have a functioning prototype for this design but in order to start producing any of our designs in high quantities (>1,000 pcs) we need a custom built applicator. Currently we have the ability to run small orders (<1,000 pcs) but it is labor intensive and costly. Funding from this campaign will go toward building our new applicator.

Rewards:

Pi Day Ringtones ($1 Donation for Download Link)

"I think I'm beginning to understand..."

"Circles, circles, circles, still not sure what pi means..."

Two Pi Day Light Bulbs: $9

40 Watt Replacement LED with Pi (3.1415926...) Raspberry Pi, Blueberry Pi, Blackberry Pi, and Rainbow Pi

Pi Day Gildan Softstyle Adult T-Shirt: $22

Preshrunk jersey knit

High stitch density for smoother printing surface

Seamless double-needle 1.91 cm collar

Taped neck and shoulders

Satin Label (transitioning to tear away in 2016)

Rolled forward shoulder

Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems

Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease

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Fun Facts About Pi

March 14 is known as Pi Day because of its date: 3/14. It is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, who was born in 1879.

There is a computer called the Electronic Numeric Integrator and Computer (ENIC) that, in 1949, took 70 hours to figure out the first 2,037 decimal places of pi.

The state legislature of Indiana proposed a bill in 1897 that tried to ascertain the most exact value of pi. The bill never passed.

The record for discovering the most number of digits of pi belongs to Fabrice Bellard. He calculated 2.7 trillion decimal places on just a desktop computer.

The Greek letter Ï€ was selected to describe pi in 1706 by William Jones, an English mathematician.

It would take 12 billion digits of pi, typed in a normal-size font, to reach Kansas from New York City.

When people want to measure ripples emanating from a central point, they use pi.

The Guinness Book of World Records states that Lu Chao holds the world record for memorizing the most number of digits of pi. He memorized 67,890 digits, which took him 24 hours and 4 minutes.

Feynman point is the name for the six nines in a row that start at decimal point number 762.

The number 1 is the most commonly occurring number in the first 100,000 decimal places of pi. It occurs 10,137 times.

Pi Jokes

What is the official animal of Pi Day?… the PI – thon!

The mathematician says, “Pi r squared.” The baker replies, “No, pies are round. Cakes are square."

Never talk to pi. He'll go on forever.

If you ask a scientist what pi is, he'll tell you it equals 3.14159. If you ask a mathematician, he'll tell you pi equals the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. If you ask an engineer, he'll say "Pi? Well, it's about 3, but we'll call it 4 just to be safe." But if you ask a kid, he’ll ask if he can have ice cream with it.

3.14% of Sailors are PI rates!

The worst thing about getting hit in the face with pi is that it never ends.

What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?… Moon Pi.

What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?… Pi in the sky.

What was Sir Isaac Newton’s favorite dessert?… Apple pi!

Come to the nerd side, we have pi!

How far can you recite pi?… Cherry, Apple, Pecan, Blueberry…

What do you get when you take a bovine and divide its circumference by its diameter?… A cow pi.

A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are all given identicalrubber balls and told to find the volume. They are given anything theywant to measure it, and have all the time they need. The mathematician pulls out a measuring tape and records the circumference. He then divides by two times pi to get the radius, cubes that, multiplies by pi again, and then multiplies by four-thirds and thereby calculates the volume.The physicist gets a bucket of water, places 1.00000 gallons of water in the bucket, drops in the ball, and measures the displacement to six significant figures. And the engineer? He writes down the serial number of the ball, and looks it up.

Albert Einstein‘s birthday was on Pi Day — March 14, 1879. Perhaps he served pie for his birthday instead of cake.

My pin is the last four digits of Pi.

Pi = 3.14...

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is choosing what to make next.

Original Design by HueVee
"I like Pi" Premium Fitted Soft Adult T-Shirt
(Adult Sizes XS-XL)

Preshrunk jersey knit
High stitch density for smoother printing surface
Seamless double-needle 1.91 cm collar
Taped neck and shoulders
Satin Label (transitioning to tear away in 2016)
Rolled forward shoulder
Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
Quarter-turned to eliminate centre crease

We'll include an extra T-Shirt for every $19 you add to your donation! And an extra light bulb, design of your choice, for every $4 you add to your donation!!

Original Design by HueVee
"I like Pi" Premium Fitted Soft Adult T-Shirt
(Adult Sizes XS-XL)

Preshrunk jersey knit
High stitch density for smoother printing surface
Seamless double-needle 1.91 cm collar
Taped neck and shoulders
Satin Label (transitioning to tear away in 2016)
Rolled forward shoulder
Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
Quarter-turned to eliminate centre crease

1 Pi LED 40 Watt Equivalent A19 Light Bulbs
Let your nerd shine!

We'll include an extra light bulb, design of your choice, for every $5 you add to your donation!! And an extra T-shirt for every $19 you add to your donation!