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Power Laces- a cool piece of "Future Tech" that every kid of the 80s wanted, and can also improve the life of those with with motor disabilities.
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Update

Was holding off until I had bigger news, but looks like it's going to take a little bit longer.

The prototype has mostly been finalized and we're really liking it.  Some parts of it were so easy I'm not sure why I didn't think of it before.

The paperwork has been submitted for a provisional patent, which is pretty exciting.  After that's approved we get 'Patent Pending' status.

Since we're going to be selling exclusively online, at least initially, I figured it would be prudent to develop and obtain some experience in that arena.  I'm working on a small online store that will help me learn about managing sales and inventory systems and such, which I believe will definitely be useful when I ramp up to the real thing.

It's not quite ready yet as most of my time has been devoted to the main project, but once it goes live I'll let you guys know.  And feedback on that will be helpful knowledge when I develop the official store.

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    1. Blake Bevin Creator on

      Not yet, unfortunately. The new design is based around an updated mechanism which we can't let out of the bag until we get the provisional patent protection. I'll keep you updated, of course.

    2. Prem Thomas on

      Thanks for the update! Do you have any photos of the prototype that you can share?