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A modern take on ancient tech.
A modern take on ancient tech.
208 backers pledged $11,152 to help bring this project to life.

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Flickshot: A trigger released slingshot.

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Prototype #1.
Prototype #1.

The Flickshot is an object of skill and hand-eye coordination.

Anyone who's ever been a kid has spent time throwing rocks at a tin can. Those memories, and my love of seeing random objects launched, are behind the design for the Flickshot. When you pull the trigger, a wheel flicks open. 

The Flickshot consists of an aluminum body and a stainless steel trigger mechanism. An adjustable wrist strap removes any strain from your fingers. Yes, it's fun.  

 

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The perfect shot requires perfect timing.
The perfect shot requires perfect timing.

 

 

 

An inside look at prototype #1.
An inside look at prototype #1.

Why we need you.

Most of the parts for this project have to be custom made. None of it will exist without you. I've been working with the design and now I need your support to make it happen. That includes getting stainless steel and aluminum cut. Tumbling it to finish all the edges. And, getting a custom leather die made for the sling pouch. With your backing I'll fine tune everything and get it shipped to your front door. I invite you to every step of the way.

I've ran 8 successful campaigns before this one. Click on my profile to see them.   

 The manufacturing process:

Prototype #1.
Prototype #1.

 First I'll refine the design. Once that's done, I'll send the file off to the laser cutters for stainless steel and aluminum. 

How the tumbling process works (on a small scale).
How the tumbling process works (on a small scale).

 All the parts will be tumbled in ceramic to deburr the edges. 

A template for the leather sling pouch.
A template for the leather sling pouch.

 I'll also work with a leather cutter to get the sling pouches manufactured. 

The type of leather needed.
The type of leather needed.

 

Risks and challenges

Design Changes. Your opinion matters to us. There are design points we want to test and finalize. Right now this is where we're at. As this project moves along we’ll ask you what you think. We’ll take your input and make design changes to accommodate our backer’s general preference. That being said we won’t be able to please everyone 100% of the time. There won’t be any radical changes, but the final product may have modifications when all is said and done. Any changes are intended to improve what arrives at your doorstep.

Project delays. Large scale manufacturing can delay completion. The larger an order the longer the lead time will be. If we get to the point where we need help fabricating, finding that help will take time. We've had experiences where folks tell us they can do a certain service but then find out it was past their capability.

We are not a traditional large scale operation and we do not a have a dedicated facility or full time staff. I am a regular guy with a wife, 4 kids, and a full time job. Product design is my 2nd job/passion. Large projects can be delayed simply because of how many physical parts need to be touched, processed, and sorted. We get things done though. Check my past projects for credibility.

Lost or damaged packages. We will put your pledge in a postal worthy sealed box and transfer it to the United States Postal Office for delivery. International packages may take up to 8 weeks to clear customs and finally deliver. We cannot control how the post office treats your package once they take possession of it. We will help backers who receive an empty or damaged package, or no package at all. However, we can only do this until the reserves set aside for this are depleted. All packages will have a tracking number which we will email to you. If your package is lost we may ask you to file a claim with your local post office to help correct the problem.

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    Pledge US$ 44 or more About US$ 44

    One (1) Flickshot. Classic physics in the palm of your hand! Made from aluminum and stainless steel. Includes a leather sling pouch. NOTE: This concept is being refined because of your support. Collective Backer opinion will influence the final product. It is very important you follow the updates for this project. Thank You!

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    Shot vs. Shot. Who can hit the tin can first? Two (2) Flickshots, each with their own leather sling pouch. Made from aluminum and stainless steel. Thanks for your support! NOTE: This concept is being refined because of your support. Collective Backer opinion will influence the final product. It is very important you follow the updates for this project.

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