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Brain BucketBy Brain Bucket
First created
Brain BucketBy Brain Bucket
First created
$1,920
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
35
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 20 2017 11:07 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

ZipSocket is the easiest to setup and most dependable dusk to dawn light socket available. ZipSocket turns your light on at dusk and off at dawn automatically tracking the sunrise and sunset times based upon its location. ZipSocket calculates the sunrise and sunset times for each day of the year and adjusts continuously.  

 

Setup ZipSocket once using your smartphone and it will continue to operate for years to come without any maintenance or adjustments. Unlike other “smart” devices that require access to the internet; ZipSocket does not use any kind of wireless or wired connection to the internet to maintain its operation.  

Anyone can setup ZipSocket. 

There are just 2 steps:   

1. Screw ZipSocket into your light socket  

2. Open the ZipSocket app on your phone and tap Dusk Till Dawn.  

That's it. ZipSocket will continue to work without ever connecting to your phone again. ZipSocket automatically configures everything for you.

 

 

 

ZipSocket simply screws into your existing light socket. You do not need to make changes to your light fixtures, switches, or otherwise change the appearance of your home. You can choose any bulb you like. ZipSocket works with incandescent, CFL, and LED lights. 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Our risks are minimal because we have an experienced and seasoned team. ZipSocket uses widely available components and manufacturing techniques.

The technical hurdles are behind us and we are preparing to take on the manufacturing challenge. We are preparing for manufacturing and realize that there could still be delays. We are working to mitigate risks and will communicate early and often if we run into production issues.

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    Know that you helped get ZipSocket off the ground.

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    Early Birds

    Receive one ZipSocket that will turn off the lights when the early bird gets its worm.

    Over 40% off expected retail pricing of $44.99

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    ZipSockets for all

    Receive one ZipSocket that will reliably turn your light on from dusk till dawn.

    Over 20% off expected retail pricing of$44.99)

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    Whole House Pack

    Get 4 ZipSockets for your whole house.

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    Contractor Pack

    Get 10 ZipSockets for your large projects

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Funding period

- (30 days)