Un prototype est un modèle préliminaire. Lorsqu'un projet a pour but la fabrication d'un produit physique, le créateur doit présenter un prototype fonctionnel à ses contributeurs. Cette galerie de photos, de vidéos et d'éléments visuels montre aux contributeurs ce qui a été accompli et ce qu'il reste à faire. Le processus de développement est susceptible de varier d'un projet à l'autre, mais les étapes typiques sont les suivantes :
Validation de concept
Une étude visant à tester l'idée et les fonctionnalités du produit.
Un prototype qui présente le fonctionnement du produit final, mais qui n'en a pas l'aspect.
Une maquette qui ressemble au produit final, mais qui ne fonctionne pas.
Prototype de design
Un prototype dont l'apparence et les fonctionnalités correspondent au produit final, mais dont les méthodes de fabrication sont différentes.
Prototype de production
L'apparence, les fonctionnalités et les méthodes de fabrication sont celles du produit final.
RokBlok is the world’s smallest wireless record player, that plays your favorite records by lightly riding on top of them. Rock out to your favorite albums anywhere, using its built in speakers, or wirelessly connect your favorite bluetooth speakers or headphones for a bigger sound.
To use, simply place RokBlok on top of a record and pull the lever to start playing your tunes. Hold your hand above the moving record player to stop. That’s it.
Yes, wireless! Within a range of 30 feet, RokBlok can wirelessly send music from your record to any bluetooth speakers or headphones.
Want to listen to Dylan in your bedroom? No problem. Wanna share your favorite Gil Scott Heron press with some friends at a park? Go for it. With its tiny profile, you can listen to your favorite records anywhere you can find a flat surface…yes, anywhere.
With its built in Pre-amp, Bluetooth, Speakers and Rechargeable Battery, RokBlok has everything needed to start listening to any record. Just place and play.
RokBlok was designed for current vinyl lovers, and those new to records alike. If you love vinyl, have ever been remotely interested in buying a record or two, or would just like the ability to listen to records outside of your living room, RokBlok is for you.
With working prototypes and production specs in hand, we are ready to begin mass production. However in order to reach this milestone we’ll need your help.
SheetRok is a record player that is made out of a sheet of paper, uses no electricity….and yes, it actually works! This “manual” record player works by spinning the record yourself. We are offering SheetRok as a fun reward. In addition, we will also include a random record from our personal collection with each SheetRok player. Will you get a Beatles album? Maybe Run DMC? Get your SheetRok and find out!
In the spirit of Kickstarter’s make/100 program, we will be offing a very limited, two-toned edition of RokBlok.
The “100 Edition” will come uniquely numbered and features a Black and Bamboo case. Only 100 will be made.
RokBlok has been the subject of thousands of articles published all over the world! Here are a few of our favorite quotes:
Because vinyl records are awesome and the world needs new ways to enjoy them.
Pink Donut is a San Francisco based concept company, led by designer Logan Riley. We specialize in developing out of the box ideas. From 3D audio dramas, city sized board games, blinking lights and more. We have a mission to build things as awesome as they are random.
With our partnership with an amazing manufacturer, that has built products for many successful Kickstarter campaigns, we’re confident in our ability to deliver the most unique vinyl player on the planet, on time. However, there is always the chance of delay. Even though we’ve been tirelessly working on the idea generation, design and prototype for RokBlok, there is always a chance of extensions in manufacturing and shipping dates. We vow to keep backers updated every step of the way.