About this project
What is it?
This is a sand timer done differently. Toilet Timer Tommy keeps time for you by emptying his contents (sand) into his tiny toilet. The Toilet Timer reminds you that when time runs out, it's time to move on.
How does it work?
Mostly gravity, but there's also a healthy helping of unicorn magic. Unlike a traditional hourglass that is flipped to reset, The Toilet Timer rotates a full 360 degrees.
Help us get to $50k and unlock the Toilet Timer for her!!
This little guy (who we've nicknamed Toilet Timer Tommy) is a reminder to stop deliberating and make a decision. Give your favorite procrastinator (or yourself!) the gift of timeliness with a Toilet Timer.
More than a gag.
The Toilet Timer is more than just a subtle hint for the long-pooper in your family. Did you know that there is actually medical benefit in not lingering in the loo? This unsolicited message was sent to us by Dr. Bradley Rieders, one of our backers:
Why are we doing this?
The phrase "poop or get off the pot" is what someone says to you when they think it's time you made a decision. The implication is that you stop procrastinating and take action.
We believe this is what Kickstarter is about. People taking action. People taking chances. People pursuing dreams. People working with people to bring a project to life. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
How did this come to be?
The idea first plopped into Adam's head when he tried to get off the toilet from an extended bathroom excursion and found that he couldn't feel his legs. After pulling himself up by the sink and waiting to regain use of his appendages, he thought of something he could keep nearby for when nature called. And thus, the Toilet Timer was born.
What are the pledge levels?
Early bird specials available at the 1x and 2x pledge levels. All levels ship worldwide. Free shipping on U.S. orders.
What do the pledges go toward?
- Tooling (the injection mold) - Basically two massive pieces of metal so the Toilet Timer can be mass produced through injection molding.
- Finished product - The cost of plastic, sand, packaging and assembly.
- Shipping - The cost of getting product from our supplier and the cost of shipping to our backers. (shipping is included on domestic orders, and reduced on international orders.)
- Fees - These are the fees that Kickstarter and the payment processors take out in exchange for using their platforms.
Help us reach our funding goal!
Take the plunge! Make a pledge! Unlike the smell left over when you're finished, this is something great to share with friends and family.
When will the product ship?
We aim to have these in your hands ready for Christmas.
Who do we think we are?
We're Adam and Elliot. We live in a town called Normal amidst the corn and beans of central Illinois. We hope the Toilet Timer brings a smile to your face and feeling back to your legs. Get one for your bathroom or for a loved one, and please, share this project.
Adam & Elliot
Risks and challenges
Elliot and Adam met while working for a small business. They each filled numerous roles from shipping and receiving to sales to packaging to strategizing. They fed off each other's energy and zeal for efficiency and profit-increasing practices. After launching a side business for retrogamers, they decided to take on this Kickstarter.
Through our prior work connections we already have a business relationship with the factory that will be producing the Toilet Timers, with quotes for a mold and manufacturing costs.
Upon successful completion of this Kickstarter, we will have the Toilet Timer mold manufactured, and finished product assembly will begin. We plan on having the Toilet Timers to your door in time to share by Christmas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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