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CA$ 2,887
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20
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 19 2015 4:09 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 2,887
pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 19 2015 4:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

The perfect amount of water at the right time of day!
The perfect amount of water at the right time of day!

Thanks for checking out the Juice Monkey! 

This is a re-chargeable cordless pump that automates mundane daily tasks. Leaving you free to do more important stuff.

What tasks exactly? We're glad you asked!

Most small machine tools (CNC routers, drills, mills, lathes) do not come with built-in pumps. This provides portable flood coolant anywhere you need it.

Hand drilling and taping requires lubricant, Juice Monkey allows you to use thick cutting oil and meter the flow and the frequency of pulses. So you get a drop of oil, just when you need it. This also works great for industrial pipe threaders and line boring equipment.

You can program the Juice Monkey to water your plants while you're away from home. Because you set the time of day and the amount of water, you're plants stay happy in perfect soil moisture.

You don't need drip pans, rags or funnels to change oil in your yard equipment. The Juice Monkey even measures how much fluid came out so you can re-fill with the exact volume of new oil.

If you've ever done your own plumbing, you know that spilling water out of the gas trap on sinks and toilets is disgusting. Now you can quickly pump out that icky water so you don't have to throw out the "good" towels.

We'd love to hear from you! if you have a question or an idea for using a Juice Monkey in your home or work, please drop us a line on this Kickstarter!

Designed and Manufactured with Pride in Canada. Contrary to the increasingly "throw-away-no-serviceable-parts-inside" culture of consumer goods; You will get decades of use out of this tool. Built to withstand the rigors of industrial worksites. The interface is simple and robust. Wearing parts are fully replaceable. Best of all, because the fluid never touches the pump you only need to swap out the tubing to pump different fluids without cross contaminating. Drain engine oil and water the plants with the same pump!

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Why "Juice Monkey"? It's slang for an apprentice who's sole job is to squirt coolant at a cutting tool during machining in the field.

Risks and challenges

We will deliver, whatever it takes.

We've designed the unit and nailed down the manufacturing equipment. Our preferred suppliers have provided qualification samples that we have tested and approved.

The enclosure is off-the-shelf American made die casting. Rather than mill and drill the enclosure openings we have a purpose built punch press to clamp and punch the enclosure. At small quantities this isn't a big deal, but it means we can easily scale. Clamping and milling on two sides versus clamping and punching in one set up is the difference between minutes and seconds. The tool is designed for easy assembly. We are skilled craftsmen and engineers. A job worth doing is worth doing right.

The electronics and mechanics are robust and ubiquitous, we have reputable stocking suppliers vetted and eager to fill orders.

We could have a disaster with the PCB, but it's a simple design, and we are using a reputable high end board house.

We have the packaging designed, nothing fancy but very robust!

We've paid special attention to the battery design vis-a-vis shipping regulations. It's not 100% worked out, and there may yet be a design tweak / shipping work-around.

We know that cash flow is KING. Our burn rate is quite literally ZERO. Kickstarter funds will only be used to fulfill your orders.

Disasters will happen, we know this. We will get the job done. This is the first of many new smart tools in our pipeline.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Thank you for your help to bring a well built, useful tool to market!

    As our backer, you'll share an inside look at the challenges and triumphs in the manufacture of this specialized, hand crafted tool.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $188

    First Backers! You rock!

    One Juice Monkey programmable cordless pump. Be the first kid on your block! We have the tooling and components ready for the initial production run. Expedited delivery is November.

    Manual and Automatic operation:
    -Pulse jet or constant flow
    -Timer on/off
    -Programmable flow rate adjustment
    -Volume measurement
    -Drain and Fill programmable volume
    -Automatic plant watering
    Included in the kit:
    -Pump in a solid die cast enclosure
    -Magnetic base flood coolant nozzle
    -Battery charger
    -Two sets of food grade silicone tube

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $188

    Yay! Thank YOU! We've hit our Kickstarter Goal! We can't fill everyone's order in one production run. But we'll get yours to you on the second run!

    One Juice Monkey programmable cordless pump.

    Manual and Automatic operation:
    -Pulse jet or constant flow
    -Timer on/off
    -Programmable flow rate adjustment
    -Volume measurement
    -Drain and Fill programmable volume
    -Automatic plant watering
    Included in the kit:
    -Pump in a solid die cast enclosure
    -Magnetic base flood coolant nozzle
    -Battery charger
    -Two sets of food grade silicone tube

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 1,100 or more About $827

    Five Juice Monkey programmable cordless pumps for industrial and institutional backers.

    Manual and Automatic operation:
    -Pulse jet or constant flow
    -Timer on/off
    -Programmable flow rate adjustment
    -Volume measurement
    -Drain and Fill programmable volume
    -Automatic plant watering
    Included in the kit:
    -Pump in a solid die cast enclosure
    -Magnetic base flood coolant nozzle
    -Battery charger
    -Two sets of food grade silicone tube

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Super Early Bird for the WIN! There's only 10 of these up for grabs, so you'll need to be quick!
    Thanks for helping us build momentum!

    One Juice Monkey programmable cordless pump.

    Manual and Automatic operation:
    -Pulse jet or constant flow
    -Timer on/off
    -Programmable flow rate adjustment
    -Volume measurement
    -Drain and Fill programmable volume
    -Automatic plant watering
    Included in the kit:
    -Pump in a solid die cast enclosure
    -Magnetic base flood coolant nozzle
    -Battery charger
    -Two sets of food grade silicone tube

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    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    CA$

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