Finally an Electronic Cribbage Board!
Finally an Electronic Cribbage Board!
The Electronic Cribbage Board provides a twist on an age-old game, all of the pegging is done for you and check the cool card decks!
The Electronic Cribbage Board provides a twist on an age-old game, all of the pegging is done for you and check the cool card decks! Read more
About this project
Invented in the 17th century, Cribbage continues to be one of the most popular card games in the world. When friends and family want to spend time together, cribbage is one of the first card games that they reach for. It’s easy to understand why: it’s a fun game with simple rules that people of all ages quickly pick up.
In the past, the only drawback to cribbage has been the small pegs on the traditional cribbage board that often break or get lost. How often have you reached for the toothpick box to get the game going. There is also the issue of the tiny holes along the cribbage tracks that are sometimes difficult to count when you are keeping score, and try to convince your kids or grand-kids that this is cool.
Remember this?Well not any more! “The Electronic Cribbage board provides a new twist on an age-old game, sure to make it the ‘hands-down favorite’ among Cribbage players new and old. ”With the new Electronic Cribbage board, there will be no pegs and all of the hole counting will now be done for you! The sleek, lightweight design still gives you the same game play as a regular cribbage board with no separate parts to lose or break, making it even more convenient to take to the cabin, on an airplane or even to play at home.
This is where we started in our design cycle.
We decided to go with the one on the Left
Now we need somewhere to store the cards.
Now we'll add the details of the lights
I think this is a pretty good start!
Players will love how the Electronic Cribbage board lights up as they race each other to the finish line. Scoring is easier, making game play faster and even more fun. This is not your grandfather’s cribbage board!
Here is the first look at the electronics. This is just a proof of Concept of the electronics to make sure the programming works.
Yikes almost 400 LED's. We should be able to get some pretty cool marquees going around the board with this many blinkin' lights.
Here are the production boards.
The board itself can also be customized to include a company logo or personal message, making it an ideal gift that will be actively enjoyed for many years. As a corporate gift, this will make a much larger impact compared to a mug or gift card.
Finally a full functioning prototype....
Cribbage is a game that brings people together. Enjoy the gift of connection today with the Electronic Cribbage board!
**Please Note we Now have free shipping anywhere in NA
Here are a few stretch Goals!
We intend to complete the final design for manufacture in Canada, and have the assembly done in China. Depending on manufacturing limitations, the final product may differ slightly in shape, size or color from that presented here.
Our $55,000 funding goal is the minimum we need to order bulk quantities of components for the ECB, and covers large one-off costs such as:
- $5,000: Design adjustments
- $25,000: Creating plastic injection molds for the ECB's housing
- $5,000: FCC/CE certification
- $20,000: Component costs/Reward fulfillment/Kickstarter fees
With your help, we can succeed in our vision of getting families back to the table.
Risks and challenges
LIGHTS, LIGHTS, LIGHTS!!! with almost 400 LED's (light emitting diodes) even at 5 cents each we have cost's of over $15. We need to get this price down without compromising quality in order to get the overall cost to a place where it fits market expectations.
We are going to be using light pipes to transfer the light from the LED to the top of the board where you will be able to see them dance around. Finding the right material and finish for the light pipe's will be critical in getting the required result.
A distant concern is with regard to mass production costs. To mass produce this game and make the price accessible to as many people as possible, we need to establish proper tooling and manufacturing and assembly fixtures, so that we can work much more quickly and ensure a high level of consistency. This will take a wad of cash, some ingenuity, and likely some period of trial until we get everything just right.
We have established relationships with experienced manufacturers to mitigate the risk of delays by material suppliers and to ensure quality control is implemented to the highest level.
Again, things are looking great! But if any unforeseen problems do come up, we will make sure to let our backers know as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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