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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
BrushDoc™ is a new and exciting invention for storing your paint brushes. Your brushes can now be stored vertically with tips down to allow gravity to drain excess paint and cleaning solutions out of the brush and ferrule.
Also, your brushes will now be well organized and readily accessible.
Please Join our campaign by pledging a reward appropriate for you.... AND SPREAD THE WORD -- If we reach our stretch goal you receive twice the number of BrushDocs™ in your reward!!
Simply peal off a protective film from the foam tape and attach to the back of your BrushDoc™, then peal again and press your BrushDoc™ against a clean surface to attach.
Easily Snap your brushes onto patent pending BrushDoc™ to securely store them as gravity drains leftover paint and cleaning solutions out -- preserving the shape and integrity of your bristles.
BrushDoc™ includes 8 convenient brush clips to cover the full range of brush handle sizes commonly used. Quality paint brushes are very costly and easy to destroy -- now we artists have an inexpensive way to extend their lives.
SAVE YOUR BRISTLES… SAVE YOUR BRUSHES...SAVE MONEY!
One idea we have for packaging. We have a few ideas for packaging. This one is at the top of the list (colors still being debated).
Packaging Mock-upfor retailers. One possible display carton:
Shown below is a final 3D printed prototype (more than 20 versions were generated in our optimization process). The part design is complete for molders to proceed once we give the go-ahead.
The best way to store brushes on your easel uprights is at an angle of 15°-20° tips downward.
Also - A great way to display brushes you're selling while also displaying BrushDoc™ for sale. Display shown at Side Street Gallery, San Clemente, CA.
Reaching our Stretch Goal allows for mass production of BrushDoc™ using a multi-cavity mold, and reduces our part cost sufficient for 2 BrushDocs™ in each Package! Whatever number of BrushDoc™ Packages you choose for your reward, if we reach our Stretch Goal you will be rewarded with two BrushDocs™ in each package, doubling your total number of BrushDocs™ for your donation.
Reaching our Goal results in an expected BrushDoc™ Package MSRP of $12.62 (one BrushDoc™), but with the larger production of the Stretch Goal we have an expected BrushDoc™ Package MSRP of $9.42 (two BrushDocs™ in each Package).
Backers representing clubs or art stores looking for a really great deal, your lowest cost for each BrushDoc™ is the Michelangelo level. Imagine only $1.85 for each BrushDoc™, value that will not be seen later,
Risks and challenges
When it comes to creating a completely new product, I anticipate some hesitation in a few people, thinking "how good will it work"?. "How do I know this will be the right product for me"?
We hope our videos answer these questions. If you are an artist painting fine art we know this is the right product for you!
Our BrushDoc™ design is complete, CAD files are ready to start mold design. Preliminary packaging and artwork has been designed.
Free shipping to US only. Shipping outside of United States to be paid by backer.
SCHEDULE -- Our Key Milestones
Early Concepts June 2017 Completed
Early Prototypes August 2017 Completed
Initial Costing Studies September 2017 Completed
Develop Final Design October 2017 Completed
Prototype Final Design November 2017 Completed
Evaluate Final 3D Print December 2017 Completed
Plan Kickstarter Campaign January 2018 Completed
Design Final Packaging February 2018
Initiate Mold Design February 2018
Place Orders for All Elements March 2018
Approve Molded BrushDoc™ April 2018
Begin BrushDoc™ Package Assy May 2018
Complete Assy All Packages June 2018
Complete all Shipments July 2018