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Proof of Concept
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Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
Transform your gaming experience with Vamtor®, the LD10™ enables you to use your gaming wheel, yoke control systems and flight sticks where you want to. Then tuck it away when your done and all at price which is less than other options.
Now I know what you’re thinking, man that targets high! But that includes all the shipping costs and taxes, the profit from each sale goes towards paying for the tooling. To give you the product at the best prices means more sales which means more shipping costs! I’m not making any money out of that target, that is just my break even point! I’ve covered all the cost to date and these are not included in the target, I’m also not making any profit I’m just grateful to you for getting my business of the ground!
The target is definitely achievable I just need your support!
Why I'm on Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a great community, I get a chance to launch my product to people who are going to love using it. It gives you a chance to have input into the design and functionality so I can design the best product for you!
I'm a keen racing gamer like you and I wanted to use a steering wheel in my lounge, I couldn't find a neat product that requires no effort to use so being an award winning product design engineer I designed my own! I liked it so much I thought others must want one. So after some great reviews I'm now launching this campaign. Help me make this a reality and click one of the pledges. Thanks!
Steering wheels for gaming have been around a while, but to use them effectively you needed a desk or dining room table or dedicated gaming chair, however your big great sounding TV and console are in your lounge where you don’t normally have a suitable desk. The coffee table is too low and you can’t fit the pedals underneath, so where do you attach them?
Vamtor LD10 overcomes these problems by providing a portable, configurable universal gaming surface for you to attach your steering wheel, flights sticks or yoke controls too. It lightly straps to your legs and this provides enough support that Vamtor LD10 requires no effort to keep it in place meaning you can enjoy your gaming, all at an affordable price point.
It's compatible with the official Farming Simulator controller so you can harvest where you want to.
Flight sim fans we've got you covered, the LD10 is compatible with Yoke control system by Saitek.
Or if you prefer flight sticks and you’re into games like: Elite Dangerous, and Start Citizen; Vamtor has you covered too. The production version of the LD10 will have pre-drilled holes to mount to so you don't need to drill holes in your desk, or somthing clamped to your chair!
The LD10 not only functions great but all within a stylish patented design.
Made up of two decks, the bottom deck provides a large surface to rest on your legs, hold the straps and has a non-slip bottom so it’s comfortable. The top deck supports the steering wheel or flight sticks, the production version will have holes which can accommodate popular steering wheel interfaces.
Steering Wheels and Fitment
The LD10 is universal across brands of steering wheels, flight sticks and yoke controls and their different sub-products. The top deck is designed to accommodate the different clamping mechanisms. As mentioned the production version will also have pre-drilled holes and I hope to provide a fitting kit for wheels and sticks which are bolted down. Full list of compatibility at the bottom, if I have missed one let me know I will do my best to accommodate you!
The side desk allow for the fitment of gear sticks and additional controls, snacks, probably not drinks.
This can be clipped into ether side of the LD10, so you can have the gear stick or snacks on whichever side you want! It is designed to take a range of gear sticks, full list at the bottom. If I have missed one let me know I will try and make it compatible for you. You only get one with the LD10.
The straps go around your legs at about mid thigh. you can move it up and down your legs so the reach is right for you. They only need to be loosely done up to provide enough support, I use my prototype for hours of great gaming without fatigue or knowing it's attached to my legs and it doesn't effect the use of the pedals.
Use of Funds Raised
The vast majority of the funds raised will be spent on production and tooling. Only 5% will be spent on overheads required to support manufacture, which include costs for CE marking, design costs, supplier visits and other professional and administrative fees.
I'm not venture capitalist backed so I don't have a pot of money to soften the start up costs, I'm not paying myself or anyone else a salary. The funding amount is just the cost of getting started, I've covered all the costs so far.
Tell me what features you would want to see and let me know any wheels or gear sticks I've missed. I've designed this product for like minded gamers like you so I really do want to hear from you.
I really need your support to start my business and get me going, hopefully this will be the start of many great products in the future!
Physical size and Weight:
560mm x 355mm x 113mm (22" x 14" x 5 1/4")
Weight 1.7 kg , 3.75lb
Max thigh size is 71cm, 28” at midway between your knee and hip
Logitech Steering Wheel
G25, G27, G29, G920, MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel,
Farming Simulator steering wheel and Loader stick
Driving Force Shifter
Fanatec Steering Wheels
ClubSport Shifter inc SQ
CSL Elite Wheel Base
ClubSport Wheel Base V2
Thrustmaster Steering Wheels
Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel, Ferrari Challenge Racing Wheel, Ferrari F430 Force Feedback, Ferrari GT 2-in1 Force Feedback, Ferrari GT 2-in1 Rumble Feedback, Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel, Ferrari Racing Wheel Red Legend Edition
Force, Feedback Racing Wheel, Nascar Pro Force Feedback, Nascar Pro Force Feedback 2, RGT Force Feedback PRO & Clutch Edition, Rally GT Pro Force Feedback, T100 Force Feedback Racing Wheel, T150 Ferrari Wheel Force Feedback, T150 Wheel Force Feedback, T300 Ferrari GTE/ T300 Ferrari Integral Alcantara® Edition/ T300RS, T300 Servo Base, T500 Servo Base, TX Servo Base
T500 RS, T60 Racing Wheel, T80 Racing Wheel
TMX Force Feedback, TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, TX Racing Wheel LEATHER Edition
Universal Challenge 5-in-1
TH8 RS Shifter
Xbox 360 Wheel
Pro Flight Yoke Control System by Saitek
X-55 and X-56 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. System by Saitek
CH Flight Sim Yoke
Risks and challenges
LD10 will be made in the UK with some parts coming from the Asia, I have established relationship with the Asian supplier. Tooling will be Made in China but these suppliers are approved suppliers of the moulding company in the UK. They have a long term relationship with their tool makers.
By supporting this product you will be supporting UK manufacturing, this also greatly reduces the risks as I can be on top of the manufacture process as it happens. This also means I can respond faster to demand and any ideas you come up with.
I’ve worked with this strap supplier before and they have been very efficient.
The main parts will go through a final design for manufacture, this will make sure the design suits the selected manufacture to make sure there is no incompatibility risks. Within the round I can incorporate any of your feedback, tell me what you want I will do my best to accommodate you!
Shipping and duties.
Shipping cost cover the cost of packaging and shipping to you only. It doesn't cover import duties or and other local taxes or duties, as these can change and is out of my control as such the risk of this liability is to high for me to take on. My current understanding is shipping to US, and EU will be duty free.
Canadian fans will be have to pay local taxes on your purchase price.
If you have any questions please ask I and will do my best to help you.
If your country is not listed under shipping let me know and I will do my best to add your Country. I've spent a lot of time setting up shipping, cost vary considerably depending on the destination hence why shipping isn't everywhere. However, I do want to ship to you please contact me!
CE, FCC marking, I've reviewed the requirements for this, this is a relatively simple product so I don't expect any major problems
You will be helping a innovative British designer achieve a life long goal of bringing his own products to market.
I will also send you a password to a page on my website which explains the creative process and how the LD10 has developed to date. I will also explain the steps you need to think about when bringing a product to market. You also get eternal thanks!