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DINK™By DINK™
First created
DINK™By DINK™
First created
£952
pledged of £19,950pledged of £19,950 goal
36
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 1 2018 11:16 AM 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

It had to start somewhere!

After waiting for a table for 20 minutes in a cafe in Manchester, on a very rainy day (for a change) then having only the wet dirty floor on which to place our bags, we decided enough is enough. 

Why is there not anything you can attach to something, so you can place your bags or other items off the floor, secure and in view.

So in January 2014, after scratching heads and bouncing ideas around, we thought, what would work for when we go shopping, skiing, cycling and to the bar?

Eureka (again) Dink was conceived.

Looking at a couple of pieces of computer parts and a piece of cardboard we manufactured, in a fashion the first working Dink

Dink is Born
Dink is Born

 Realising that Dink works and we could Dink-it almost anywhere, we searched to see if there was anything like it around. We found that there wasn't so we applied for a patent and hey presto, after a couple of anxious, holding our breath years we got one. 

From Astract to Action!
From Astract to Action!
Celebration time come on!
Celebration time come on!

Of course this is where the fun really started. The overall look of Dink needed looking at. So many prototypes later in different colours and formats we came up with a usable design with great clamping and aesthetics.  

We get by with a little help!

Sometimes a helping hand is needed so we decided to take on board a proven design team to help us get to the next stage. D2M have worked with us in the types of materials, look and manufacturing facility that will be used when we go into production in July 2018.

The Techie bit!

Dink has no electronics or batteries. This means that it doesn't mind getting exposed to the elements and will withstand rigorous use.

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We needed to ensure that the clamps compress to the thinnest surfaces and will not mark them. Be able to clamp from 0mm to 65mm on version 1. This we found would be useful when attaching to thicker surfaces like tables at ski resorts or in the park. 

Dimensions:

Weight = 60 grams

Overall length (closed) = 115mm

Overall length ( fully open) = 209mm 

Width = 37mm

Depth = 22mm

Load = maximum 5kg

So what do we do next?

This is where the Kickstarter campaign comes alive. Along with help from family, friends and all you lovely people from all over the world we wish to raise the funds that are required to get Dink out there.

So wherever you are and whatever you are doing, with all our efforts we can go out go there and Dink-it.

At a bar
At a bar
in the park
in the park
on a ride
on a ride
at home
at home
or by the sea
or by the sea

     WHERE WILL YOU USE YOURS?????

Future Dink-ing

  We intend to do future versions for children's lunch boxes, fashion handbags and Tool kits.

Timeline

Dink Timeline
Dink Timeline
  

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

For this project we are utilising a network of suppliers.
A core member is D2M who have recently managed product launches for various international brands, they know the processes well and also the risks involved.
Some of the potential challenges we might face going forward are:
Production & supplier management.
After creating working prototypes, manufacturing a product on a large scale is considerably more time and effort consuming.
Unexpected issues can manifest, however our support network of expert suppliers provides a safety net should any unforeseen issues arise. We have production set ups for minimal runs, up to large scale mass production if the funding is more successful.

Shipping.

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt in the years working within distribution, no matter how much you prepare, the final stage of fulfilment is as crucial as any other and can experience hiccups without any fault of the manufacturer or customer. We know how much work it takes and how hard it is to manage world-wide shipments and ensuring timely deliveries.

Stretch goals.
We are keen to implement stretch goals for this project, however balancing cost against the feasibility of reaching a particular goal is yet to be confirmed. Once we have engaged initial interest in the opening few days, and collated suggestions for stretch goals, these will be announced.

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    A solid black colour and a special Dink-it sticker

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    Dink the World

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Funding period

- (30 days)