About this project
A big thank-you to everyone who backed us to make OptiScoop, the best scoop for powders! If you missed out don't worry, you can order now:
You can stay up to date with our progress on Facebook. Thanks, the OptiScoop team.
Up until now, using powders has not been the best experience...
What is OptiScoop?
OptiScoop is the world’s most effective ScoopFunnel, and is the best way to scoop powder for drinks.
OptiScoop is unique because it acts like a syringe for powders and fits into disposable water bottles and shakers. It makes carrying funnels unnecessary and eliminates the spilling of expensive powders. It is the only scoop that works effectively in a stand-up pouch and can deliver powder dosages from ½ a teaspoon to 120 grams of powder.
How does it work?
- The scoop is sized to easily fit into disposable water bottles and shakers.
- The holes in the bottom of the scoop let the air out but not the powder.
- The trigger in the handle gives maximum control whilst keeping your fingers away from the powder.
- The shovel edge lets you scoop the powder - right to the bottom of the container.
- The measurements allow you to measure accurately small amounts of powder - in 2.5 ml (half a teaspoon) increments.
- The fins on the neck of the scoop stop the scoop going into the bottle and acts to release the powder from the scoop.
- The scoop works with a syringe like action - but for powders rather than liquids.
- It is made of high quality/ durable plastic and it will last a very long time.
It works really well....
If you think OptiScoop could help family or friends who use powders, why not share this Kickstarter page via Facebook or Instagram or Twitter!
You can also back the project and could get one(or more) OptiScoops for them, it will make a great gift and they will get a lot of use out of it.
In fact, we have found that people are using OptiScoop in other ways, Mum's using it for baby powders, people using it in their kitchen to reduce powder spilling and even to get powder into front loader washing machines!
It's a useful tool and a thoughtful gift, it is has many applications - how will you use your OptiScoop?
Our Timeline -
Please note Josh and Leanne have flown to Los Angeles for the FitExpo Convention on 23/24 Jan at the LA Convention Center - booth 654 - it would be great to see you there and you can see OptiScoop in action.
From then to now:
September 2013 - Josh and Tony come up with the idea for OptiScoop after spilling powders (again) all over the floor.
OptiScoop’s final prototypes are now perfected and we are now ready to finalise the full production moulds.
OptiScoop will be produced in Australia from the best quality/ food grade certified materials by our partner, Designed Mouldings, a leading manufacturer of quality injection moulding products in Australia. (www.designedmouldings.com.au).
The time to complete the project will be five weeks, the mould design has been perfected and needs to be built in high quality strengthened steel to produce scalable production.
We have sourced the packaging materials for the Stand-up pouch and the Mini-Pouch with quality producers of food grade quality pouches.
We have lined up quality assembly services for the packs and have logistical requirements for delivery to our backers finalized with our supplier, DHL.
If you support an OptiScoop Kickstarter package you can rest assured that your OptiScoop package will produced and delivered to you in six to eight weeks. We are looking for your support to complete the funding for mould production, it is an expensive process.
OptiScoop Proposed Video for potential Business Buyers - provides some additional detail on how effective a scoop it is
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with some risks, in the case of OptiScoop we have done everything possible to minimize these risks.
Firstly, we have perfected the scoop and have a working mould that we will quickly replicate in high quality steel to take it to full production. We know that we can get the scoops to you for an acceptable freight cost. We have the ability to order the necessary quantities of Stand-up pouches and Mini-Pouches and we have a team ready to complete the packing and fulfillment of the scoops for our backers.
Thank you for your support,
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