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By Christopher Urbanek
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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

The concept for Aqua Craft Tools, LLC came to fruition while I was constructing a 57 finger slip marina on the Gulf of Mexico.

During construction, my fellow coworkers and I continuously dropped tools into the water. Unfortunately, the only way to recover a sunken tool was by using a magnet which seldom worked and wasted a lot of time.

After dropping another tool in the water and unable to recover it, I had an “aha moment!” What if I invented tools that float? 

As I began researching the idea of creating floating tools, I also looked for existing patents. I found very little on the internet in the way of either floating tools or patents for floating tools.

I began drawing concepts of floating tools, and as luck would have it, nothing patented compared to my design and Aqua Craft Tools was born. 

First 3D Prototype Sent to US Patent Office
First 3D Prototype Sent to US Patent Office

My tenacity paid off when I was granted a patent for my products and began working with manufacturers for Aqua Tool prototypes and accessories.

Very First Prototypes Being Tested
Very First Prototypes Being Tested

 

Aqua Tool Surrounded by Prototypes
Aqua Tool Surrounded by Prototypes

Our initial line will include floating tools, a floating tool bag (available in two sizes), a tool belt, and other floating accessories.

Large Floating Tool Bag
Large Floating Tool Bag

 

Our website will be an active resource and catalogue for ordering tool sets; both predetermined and custom sets. New products will be added to the line as they become available.  

Aqua Tools Kickstarter campaign launches September 9th and will last for 39 days. We are ready to move forward and our manufacturer is prepared to start production as soon as our Kickstarter funds are available. 

The majority of the funding will be distributed to our four manufacturers for production costs.The remainder will be used to continue working with the companies and people that are building Aqua Craft Tools, LLC into a strong and reputable business. 

Aqua Tool Bag Manufacturer
Aqua Tool Bag Manufacturer

 

Aqua Tool  Handle Molding Manufacturer
Aqua Tool Handle Molding Manufacturer

 

Molding Machine
Molding Machine

 

 

Presenting The Finished Tool
Presenting The Finished Tool

 

Aqua Tool  Manufacturer
Aqua Tool Manufacturer

 

 

Making Aqua Tools
Making Aqua Tools

Rewards will be given to investors who donate and help make my dream become a reality. The rewards we have chosen as an appreciation for your investment in Aqua Craft Tools, LLC are a percentage of the set goal and are of great value to those who donate at each level. 

My ultimate goal is to have enough funds donated through this campaign to get my tools “off the ground and into the water!” 

Please stay tuned for updates on this campaign though this website and all social media outlets.

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In conclusion, and with gratitude that you’ve read this far, Aqua Craft Tools will be a great asset to ANY water related project! These tools are essential for anyone who works, plays or just lives on the water! Whether handled by a homeowner, boat owner or a professional, Aqua Craft Tools will float above the rest! 

 Benefits for the Homeowners/Boaters/Sea Dwellers:

  • Save time by never searching the depths for lost tools 
  • Save money by never losing your tools in the water 
  • Spend more time doing the things you love - not searching for sunken tools! 

 Pros for Business Owners: 

  • No more lost money replacing sunken tools or paying employees to search for said tools
  • Investing in tools that float can help keep your business from going "underwater"! It’s just that simple!
  • Please, be sure to watch the video describing the tools and presenting them in action! 

It is with the passion to fulfill my dream, and my belief in knowing that Aqua Tools are like no other, that I ask you to seriously consider investing my company. 

With your help, this dream can actually “get off the ground and into the water!” 

Thank you all for your consideration, 

 Christopher Urbanek, Owner & Inventor 

  Aqua Craft Tools, LLC

www.aquacrafttools.com 

 

Click on the link below to see our project photo album. Follow our progress here:  https://goo.gl/photos/Wpk6NwoYPvva9Gon7 

Risks and challenges

This is my first Kickstarter project, and after doing all the research, I see how donations are essential for achieving my dream. Your contributions are crucial for reaching my funding goals and ensuring that Aqua Craft Tools, LLC "can get off the ground into the water!"

The biggest risk I am facing is, not only have I put my heart and soul into a product (that I have spent 2 1/2 years designing and developing), it's following a dream with a passion to create a future with a product I truly believe in. My biggest fear is knowing it can easily be taken away without the proper funding.

The Kickstarter program is a great way to get my company (and product line) into the public eye and begin production. With financial help from interested investors - who also believe in my project, we can change lives for the better. Together, we can make this dream a reality!

My challenge is to fulfill my dream with the help of everyone who contributes to my project. I would also like to be able to afford to pay those that have been diligently working on this project with me, in the hopes to begin producing my tools and accessories.

Last, but not least, I want to make sure ALL investors are acknowledged by affording to reward them with merchandise throughout the funding campaign and into production. All of this will be very difficult to fulfill without your donations, so I am hoping that you will consider my project as your next investment opportunity!

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    ALL OF OUR THANKS!

    You're awesome! You'll receive a thank you email from our team, along with pertinent information on project updates.

    Your help (at any level) brings us one step closer to reaching our goal and distributing our product to those who need it.

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    Aqua Tools Logo Decal

    Bumper sticker with the company name and Aqua Tools Logo

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    Coffee Mug & Bumper Sticker

    Coffee mug with our Aqua Tools logo and an Aqua Tools bumper sticker.

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    T-shirt or Tank Top

    You'll receive an AquaTools T-shirt with our company name and logo; reminding you of your efforts in helping AquaTools float above the rest!

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    Floating Bottle Opener

    Not a tool guy or gal? Would you rather pop open a cold one? Well, you're in luck! You'll receive an AquaTools floating bottle opener to use while you kick back in your preferred body of water.

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    The AquaTools #1 Fan Pack

    You'll receive a white AquaTools polo shirt, plus all the previous mentioned rewards!

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    *Early Bird* DO-IT-YOURSELF PACKAGE

    You'll receive 4 AquaTools so you can start to "get your build on!"

    Items Include:
    (1) Adjustable wrench
    (1) Regular screw driver (flathead)
    (1) Philips screw driver
    (1) 3/8 socket driver

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    *Early Bird* HANDYMAN PACKAGE

    You'll receive a small floating Aqua Tools tool bag that holds up to 12 AquaTools, our tool belt and 3 AquaTools.

    Tools Included:
    (1) Adjustable wrench
    (1) Regular screw driver (flathead)
    (1) Philips screw driver

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    Aqua Craft Tools

    4 Aqua Tools with custom made floating handles.

    Tools Included:
    (1) Adjustable wrench
    (1) Regular screwdriver
    (1) Phillips screwdriver
    (1) 3/8 socket driver

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    *Early Bird* HANDYMAN PLUS PACKAGE

    You'll receive a large floating Aqua Tools tool bag - that holds up to 20 AquaTools, a tool belt, and 4 AquaTools.

    Tools Included:
    (1) Adjustable wrench
    (1)Regular screw driver (flathead)
    (1) Philips screw driver
    (1) 3/8 socket driver

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    Small toolbag and 4 tools

    A small floating tool bag (with company name) that holds up to 12 tools and 4 tools as described in previous rewards.

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    Large Tool Bag, 4 Aqua Tools & Tool Belt

    Large Tool bag that holds up to 20 tools with 4 Aqua Tools and a floating tool belt.

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    *Early Bird* DOCK MASTER PACKAGE

    You'll receive a large floating Aqua Tools tool bag (with YOUR NAME embroidered on it) which holds up to 20 AquaTools, our tool belt and 12 AquaTools.

    Tools included:
    (1) Adjustable wrench
    (1) Regular screw driver (flathead)
    (1) Philips screw driver
    (1) 3/8 socket driver

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    Large Tool Bag,12 Tools and Tool Belt

    One large tool bag (with YOUR NAME embroidered on it ), 12 Aqua Tools and a tool belt.

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    *Early Bird* MASTER CRAFTSMAN PACKAGE

    You'll receive our large floating tool bag (with YOUR name embroidered on it), 18 AquaTools and the AquaTools tool belt.

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    Large Tool bag, 18 Tools and Tool belt

    A large tool bag with YOUR NAME embroidered on one side, the company name embroidered on other side, 12 Aqua Tools and a tool belt.

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    The Expert Mariner Package

    You and a guest will come meet the AquaTools Team in sunny Clearwater Beach, Florida to enjoy a day of deep sea fishing and dinner at our favorite beachside restaurant! *Travel and lodging arrangements not included, but we'll get you the hook-up!

    On top of that you'll receive the Dock Master Reward Package which includes one large floating tool bag, 18 AquaTools, the tool belt and a floating bottle opener.

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Funding period

- (38 days)