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.
As pet lovers who own multiple dogs, our team noticed that mealtime is no easy task. When dogs are hungry, they become aggressive and compete for their food, causing them to eat way too fast. It gets messy, unhealthy and bacteria gradually builds up in the bowl if it is not cleansed thoroughly.
Solution & Product Features
With these thoughts in mind, our team came up with the perfect solution. We created the Fluffy Paws Germ-repellent Slow Feeder, an innovative, multi-functional product, ideal for the multiple dogs owners.
The Fluffy Paws Germ-repellent Slow Feeder feeds multiple dogs in one go. Simply pour the dog food into the top center which evenly disburses it into 3 separate channels. Each channel has a small plastic groove to make sure your pet does not eat too fast. This way, you can make sure your dogs are not competing for food or suffering from indigestion and bloating.
In addition to preventing competition, the Fluffy Paws Germ-repellent Slow Feeder is also made out of a germ-repellent plastic (Microbefence technology plastic) that is safe for pet consumption. This keeps bacteria from building up, your dog bowl stays clean, and your dogs stays healthy.
We want to source the best material and that is why The Fluffy Paws Germ-Repellent Slow Feeder is made out of Microbefence plastic, a newly developed biocide-free, non-toxic material that prevents germs from absorbing and colonizing on hard surfaces. Instead of killing off the good bacteria along with the bad, it stops them from gathering in colonies. This material is easy to clean and safe even for human uses, safeguards the health of pets and owners with better hygiene.
Design & Goal
Currently, we have gone through multiple drawings to design the product and improve its functionality. We have created our first working prototype and plan to improve the product for final production. We are continuously working to perfect the texture, and plan to add different color options. If we are successfully funded, we hope to start production as early as mid- December and ship out to our first backers beginning in early 2018. Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
Taking an idea and turning it into a reality is never easy! But with a team of pet lovers that have years of experience in design & logistics, together we can overcome all the challenges with your support! We have already select the perfect material and partners which can put our dream into production once the campaign is successfully funded!
With the pledge of $30 or more ( limited to first 50 Backers) Get one of our Fluffy paws Toys gift set and join our backer team to receive updates and be part of our funding journey till product launch!