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.
My name is John, I'm a secondary school teacher and teach Design and Technology.
I also run a company called DTResources Ltd who will deal with production and shipping once the campaign is finished.
I have been a teacher for 17 years and have taught thousands of pupils how to draw isometric sketching techniques. I also work as an educational consultant and have delivered many drawing courses to teachers too.
I have designed many drawing stencils over the years, they have been popular but made in very small batches. I need help to get stencils made in larger quantities than I can manage whilst doing 'the day job' too.
I have now taken the best features from previous products along with what I have learnt to create 'The MICRODOT®'. This is a small stencil, that is packed with features and FUN.
I am ready to go with manufacturing once backed and order numbers are confirmed. With the help from kickstarter, I am sure my stencil will make its way round the world!
I have recently been doing more and more consultancy work and am very passionate about trying to get as many pupils and teachers in the country to draw correctly. The MICRODOT® has been extensively tested, my aim is to get as many pupils in the world designing with the help of the MICRODOT®.
I strongly believe that if you can draw a cube, you can adapt that cube to produce most products on paper. The MicroDot® stencil is compact, it uses the ‘dot-to-dot’ principle taken from the DTDOT® and also has a selection of carefully placed ellipse tools so the pupil can actually see how to use them.
There is a stencil for isometric cut outs, a funky arrow for annotation that can even be flipped to highlight environmental consideration. There is a 30 degree wedge for general isometric project, a small ruler and the fun, and much liked feature is that of the ‘sun and sunglasses’ stencil.
This feature helps pupils consider a direction of light source before they start to draw so rendering/shading can be done correctly.
If you back me, you will be helping more people learn to draw and design like a Pro.
P.S proof of financial backing will be included with your order so you can claim money back if you work in a school. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
This is a low risk project.
I run a company called DTResources Ltd, once backing the campaign is finished, work can start at putting orders together for distribution. No risk at all in meeting the demands of the project.
• Everyone that uses the MICRODOT loves it within seconds.
• I have taught thousands of pupils to draw and this stencil will be the best method with some help.
• I have access to many schools via my job and know the project will be a success. I also manage two Facebook groups and have access to inform over 20,000 teachers about my product.
• The capital from Kickstarter will help me move on to the next stage of production so that more stencils can be made at speed. I have production methods in place to start large scale batch production once backed.
This is just a simple and cheap way to wish me well in helping people to draw. As a thank you, you will have your name added to my website so you can see that your help has been put to good use. Thank you, John
Pick either an extra MICRODOT or DTDOT. After the campaign is over, I send a survey to you, just state which stencil you would like, no extra P&P needed! Thank you. I must stress, this is for people that have already backed and have contributed towards P&P. Thank you so much for your support, John
This is a great kit, the A4 hard plastic case contains 2 of the well known DTDOT stencils, 2 of the new MICRODOT stencils, 2 Winsor and Newton markers and tutorial worksheets that match the YouTube videos, 2 fine liner pens will be included free with this deal.