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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 6 2018 4:38 PM UTC +00:00
£650
pledged of £150,000pledged of £150,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 6 2018 4:38 PM UTC +00:00

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

Why are we asking for your donation?

To complete development of the Pipe Genie and manufacture the first 1000 kits at a cost effective price. To fund the tooling and resources to assemble our product.

What will we do with your money?

With the success of this KickStarter project, we guarantee your money will be used solely for the purpose of covering the cost of product development, production of the first batch of kits and sending our products and rewards out to our backers. Any surplus will be used to extend the product range to other pipe sizes and pipe types (eg. 2" steel). 

We intend to expand the Pipe Genie's range of sizes to suit any and all household and commercial pipes, from all corners of the globe. So if our 15mm and 22mm (1/2" or 3/4") range isn't what you're looking for, backing our project will help to increase our range to accommodate those other sizes. We would love to hear from you regarding the pipe sizes and types you would like to be able to block with the Pipe Genie.

We will need to create a stock pile of the product, and plenty of spare valves, so you can always replenish your stock of valves, any time you need them.

In short:

- cover the cost of production

- cover the cost of the rewards

- increase our materials/product stock

Risks and challenges

The risks associated with this project include any delay due to the final development stage taking longer than anticipated, a delay in shipping times of components, or the approvals process taking longer than expected.

The risk that the supplier could take longer to make the components is a somewhat low-level risk, as we can also machine the components in-house.

The WRAS approval is estimated to take approximately 6 weeks. Though we use products made of materials that are from the approved 'potable water material list' there could be an unforeseen delay in the process. If this is the case we will inform our backers immediately. We believe testing to meet the US code will require a similar duration - but this can be run in parallel to UK approvals.

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Support

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    So Clean, So Fresh

    For a £5 pledge, you will receive our Aladdin Pipe Genie Air Freshener pack (contains 3) with a light clean scent. Also 2 Pipe Genie pens (black ink) to scribble those all-important notes and quotes.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 63

    Plumbers Pouch

    For a pledge of £50, you will receive a goodie bag filled with exclusive Aladdin merchanside, including:
    A goodie bag (draw string):
    Aladdin Hoodie ((please specify size and region US/UK/EU) via email
    Aladdin Pens (black ink - 2 x EU UK, 5 x USA)
    Aladdin Air Freshener (excl. US)

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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 629

    The Standard Package

    For a pledge of £500, you will receive the full Pipe Genie kit upon its retail release - but at a discounted price! The kit includes all parts, pieces and tools featured in the video and picture gallery (excluding power tools and pipe)

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    Pledge £530 or more About US$ 667

    The Full Package

    For a pledge of £530 you will receive the full Pipe Genie kit with an additional 4 x 15mm (or 1/2" USA) Valves and 4 x 22mm (or 3/4" USA) Valve pieces. This offer will not be shipped before retail release as the stock must be created from the funds raised.
    Specify Imperial or Metric Please.

    Spare valve retail prices:
    15mm (1/2") - £7.50
    22mm (3/4") - £11.50

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    Pledge £530 or more About US$ 667

    Personalised Standard Package

    For a pledge of £530, you will receive a standard Pipe Genie kit upon it's retail release, with your name, company, address, or any preferred words or numbers laser etched to the cutter tool and all sizes of bunging tools, for a total of 6 personalised pieces. So not only do you benefit from receiving the Pipe Genie kit at a discounted price, you can add your own personal touch, making your Pipe Genie kit, YOUR Pipe Genie kit.

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    Pledge £600 or more About US$ 755

    Early Bird Special

    For a pledge of £600, you will receive our full Pipe Genie kit before its retail release. Including 4 x 15mm (or 1/2") and 4 x 22mm (or 3/4") spare valves. Specify Imperial or Metric Please.

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    Pledge £600 or more About US$ 755

    The Training Package

    For a pledge of £600, you will receive the full Pipe Genie kit upon its retail release, and the exclusive opportunity to visit our Harlow based offices, where you will receive hands on experience in a controlled and safe environment. This event will be led by the MD of NLB Engineering and inventor of the Pipe Genie himself: John Heffernan. Refreshments available. Exact dates and address will be provided to qualifying backers once their pledge has been successfully processed.
    Specify Imperial or Metric Please.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,259

    Double Standards Package

    For a pledge of £1000, you will receive 2 standard Pipe Genie kits, with 2 spare sets of valves of each size (8 + 8), upon its retail release. Specify imperial or metric please.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 1,888

    Triple Threat Package

    For a pledge of £1,500, you will receive 3 standard packs, with 3 spare sets of valves (12 + 12) of each size, upon its retail release. Specify imperial or metric please.

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    Pledge £2,500 or more About US$ 3,147

    Business Bundle

    For a pledge of £2500, you will receive 5 standard Pipe Genie kits, with 5 spare valves of each size (20 + 20), upon retail release. Specify imperial or metric please.

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Funding period

- (45 days)