This project's funding goal was not reached on July 6, 2014.
About this project
TipperZ now comes with a Free to Download Games App. Download Here:
TipperZ Learn To Write Children's App Coming Soon
TipperZ Stretch Goals if we hit our funding targets
TipperZ converts the world's most common pens and pencils into digital touchpens by sliding over or twirling around an existing pen or pencil. TipperZ encourages children to take notes and draw on paper alongside their tablet devices. It is scientifically proven that children who take notes with a pen or pencil on paper or tablet device retain more information than just using a finger to point.
TipperZ is a very affordable educational tool and gadget for you and your children. TipperZ comes with a Free to Download Games App for the iOS and Android platforms. "An endless flying game in which players explore the school as Tipper and Pippa, navigating a horizontally-scrolling area on a large rocket-propelled tablet device".
CloudyStar has partnered with Atom Split Games to produce the TipperZ Game and Brand. Both teams instantly connected and could see the vision for the TipperZ product and Game. The TipperZ games app brings much needed innovation and fun to the Stationery Industry. This simple product was designed to easily transform thousands of existing pen and pencil ranges into touchpens that can be used on Billions of tablets and smartphone devices.
A twin pack of Silicone Rubber TipperZ will Retail for £2.99 and a twin pack Aluminium TipperZ will Retail for £6.99. TipperZ is Patent and Trademark Pending. TipperZ has a European Union Design Right secured. The TipperZ products are fully designed and at prototype stage with packaging but we need your pledges to bring the to retail ready products.
If we hit our funding goals, the TipperZ products will be sent to manufacture after the Kickstarter campaign has finished. It will take 30 days for us to receive manufactured product samples and if we are happy with the quality of the samples we will submit a manufacturing order. It will take a further 60 days to fully manufacture the TipperZ products and up to 28 days of shipping time to reach each backer, just in time for the start of the new school year 2014. CloudyStar Limited is an in-house product design and development company. We develop both physical and digital products and are supported by Enterprise Ireland & The Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Irish Prime Minister).
Why we need your HELP? To bring the TipperZ products to market we need to place a minimum order of 10,000 units each to manufacturers. 10,000 Aluminium Units and 10,000 Silicone Rubber units. We simply don't have the funds to put up for tooling cost and to get the products manufactured from the manufacturers we have sourced. The guys at CloudyStar and Atom Split games also need your help in developing further games levels for the TipperZ Games Apps on iOS/Android platforms.
Developing the TipperZ Products
Developing the TipperZ products started out with the first sketch on the back of an envelope and was refined as you can see below with a 3D drawing. We then developed a aluminium 3 part mold into which we can inject the conductive silicone rubber material and then we have a finished prototype placed on a BIC medium pen below. The TipperZ products are designed and at prototype stage but they look very good and are ready to go to into manufacture to produce retail ready products if we hit our funding goals.
Developing the TipperZ Game
TipperZ "An endless runner in which players explore the school as Tipper and Pippa, navigating a horizontally-scrolling area on a large rocket-propelled tablet device".
In a near future high school, students Tipper and Pippa must race to collect the Tippers, at the behest of their teacher Professor S. Plosion. The character must speed through the school, using a rocket-propelled tablet to blast through the hallways and classrooms.
They will collect various colours of Tippers, while avoiding obstacles such as other students, rogue robots and malfunctioning devices, and menacing dark tar/smoke.
Design Process for Characters and Backgrounds
Sliding on the TipperZ product and playing the Games App
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does the TipperZ product turn normal pens and Pencils into Touch pens?
TipperZ Twirls or Slides onto to existing pens or pencils and when touched and pressed against a Captive touch screen you can control your device.
Q. What devices can the TipperZ product be used on?
“Captive Touch Screen Devices” such as Apple, Samsung, Google, Sony HTC, BlackBerry and more Touch Screens.
Q. What pens and pencils do the TipperZ product fit onto?
TipperZ fits the world most common ball point pens and pencils such as the BIC Medium, Paper Mate, Staedtler, Fabre Castell Columbus pencils and many more.
TipperZ silicone rubber version also fits click pens.
Q. What are the two different versions of TipperZ?
Silicone Rubber Version which Twirls around the pen or pencil and stays in place by suction.
Aluminium Version which slides onto the pen or pencil and stays in place by the grip of the unique spiral shaft.
Q. What is the Relation between the TipperZ product and the Free Games App?
The Games App is free to download and makes the product more appealing to our target audience.
The TipperZ product is the Currency which is collected by the person playing the games app making the product more recognisable worldwide.
Q. What is the Target Audience of the Product and Games App?
The Target audience is 6-16 boys and girls worldwide who are using tablets and smart phones at home in education.
Q. Why is it important to have Stationery Products connect to touchscreen devices?
In education, the home and work environments more and more touch screens are being used and it’s important that people use pens, pencils and paper alongside these devices for people to remember more information, because the act of taking notes is scientifically proven to help retain more information in the brain which helps us all strive in the future.
Brand Vision & Product Expansion Range.
If TipperZ hits its funding targets we will expand the product range too complete the student's stationery needs.
Thank You From the Atom Split Games & CloudyStar teams
The Teams consists of Entrepreneurs, Creatives, Techies, Gamers, Gadget Lovers and Ping Pong Players. CloudyStar - David Mc Donnell, Micheal Mc Donnell, Graham Piper, Johnathon Nealon, Susie Nealon & Shane Reape . Atom Split Games - James Daly, Michael Murphy, Martell Malone, Eugene Clooney , Leo Flaherty, David Kelly, David Larkin & Kevin Doyle.
Risks and challenges
With any project there can be many unforeseen obstacles that may delay the project/products delivery date.
Unforeseen obstacles may be due to the quality of the products produced or shipment issues.
It is very important for us to meet the high quality of our product expectations, and given the attention to detail and work ethic the team has we feel we are well qualified to overcome these obstacles.
The CloudyStar Team is in talks with several manufacturers to produce the TipperZ products.
We also have potential product partnerships if we reach our funding goals to eliminate all the risks and challenges associated with a new product launch such as Design, Material sourcing, Tooling, Manufacturing, Logistics and Distribution.
After our funding goal is reached we will go into advanced talks with our two manufacturers and two product distributors. We will then partner with the two most suitable companies to manufacture and distribute the TipperZ products to our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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