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Elias BlakeBy Elias Blake
First created
Elias BlakeBy Elias Blake
First created
$318
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
4
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 7 2018 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Rc Camstik Tier 5 (Early Bird Complete Package!)This Elite package gets you ahead of the game! You get the Awesome Rc Camstik T-Shirt, Baseball Cap, Die Struck Coin, and a Functional Design Prototype and the 4 mounts! (Phone & Cam not included)
Rc Camstik Tier 5 (Early Bird Complete Package!)This Elite package gets you ahead of the game! You get the Awesome Rc Camstik T-Shirt, Baseball Cap, Die Struck Coin, and a Functional Design Prototype and the 4 mounts! (Phone & Cam not included)
Rc Camstik Tier-4 (Early Bird VP Special)Show off at the track with the VP package: Rc Camstik T-Shirt,Baseball Cap, Die Struck Coin, and Rc Camstik Functional Prototype with 2 mounts (***Phone NOT Included***)
Rc Camstik Tier-4 (Early Bird VP Special)Show off at the track with the VP package: Rc Camstik T-Shirt,Baseball Cap, Die Struck Coin, and Rc Camstik Functional Prototype with 2 mounts (***Phone NOT Included***)
Rc CamStik Tier-3 RcCamstik awesome T-Shirt and a Rc Camstik Die Struck Coin!  (Simulated Coin-Actual coin will have logo stamped on both sides)
Rc CamStik Tier-3 RcCamstik awesome T-Shirt and a Rc Camstik Die Struck Coin! (Simulated Coin-Actual coin will have logo stamped on both sides)
Rc CamStik Tier-2   An awesome Rc Camstik Baseball Cap will keep the sun out of your eyes while your racing!
Rc CamStik Tier-2 An awesome Rc Camstik Baseball Cap will keep the sun out of your eyes while your racing!
Rc Camstick Tier-1 Be the first to get this awesome Rc Camstik T- Shirt and be the talk at the track! (S-XXL)
Rc Camstick Tier-1 Be the first to get this awesome Rc Camstik T- Shirt and be the talk at the track! (S-XXL)
  • As you can see the Rc Cam Stik is very versatile and most important, hands free. You can see the mounting possibilities on the remote are simple and can be applied to any pistol type remote or dual joystick remote. Visit the Prototype Gallery and you will see it comes with 4 mounts. Three oval mounts that consist two 90 degree and one vertical. The fourth mount is a large round base that can be mounted on the body!Also includes two prong mounts. So if you have a mini cam and you want to use it, NO PROBLEM! Just use one of the  2 prong mounts that are included with the Rc Camstik.Plus a telescoping extension for those tough shots...
  • Any of the three mounts can be used based on your comfort. No more asking someone to hold the camera for you. No more propping up the camera on a chair or stand. Most important, no more missed shots!
  • Imagine filming and going "live" at anytime without the worries of having a buddy film you or a prop!
  • A lot of research was put into the Rc Cam Stik. I came up with the idea after seeing endless videos of hobbyist trying to record with one hand and steer with the other which is a task! As you can imagine the videos were not that great or propping it up on a chair, stool, etc to only get a blip of the fun.So I decided to make a device holder that can be mounted on a remote and be versatile to any hobbyist in the field. This way you will never miss a shot! I have been in the field of Remote Control cars since the age of 19 of and on through out the years.
  • The  first 6 months was dedicated to extensive research  to make sure that their wasn't a similar product in the market. Once that daunting task was completed, I started a drawing out what the Rc Camstik should look like and how it should function. The Rc Camstik had to be strong,lightweight, and functional. It had to accept various phone sizes with protection cases.
  • Next the Rc Camstik had to be universal and adapt to any remote. In order to achieve that I did an online survey to see which remote controls were most popular amongst the rc community. Those thirteen plus remotes were then purchased and the Rc Camstik was then built around the remote controls for best mounting possibilities.
  • Each remote was tested for balance,comfort, and weight.
  • Balance:The Rc Camstik had to be well balanced as not to tip over the remote when free standing and it had to offer variable mounting options. As each remote control vary in design. It had to be universal. It also had to be made of a durable material to withstand impact and not damage the remote when installed.
  • Comfort: It had to be designed to were it wouldn't interfere with operating the remote.
  • Weight: It had to be light enough not to cause fatigue, yet strong enough to survive a drop.
  • After trial and error I was able to come to a design that met the requirements and perform of what I would expect from a product as a consumer.
  • After coming to a decision on the design. I contacted a local CAD Engineer to design the Rc Camstik. I have to say that the Engineer took my design and took it to another level! Designs were on point and exceeded my expectations. After trial and error, we got the design needed to represent the quality of the Rc Camstik.
  • From there I made a few prototypes to a couple of well known rc enthusiast in the industry, Rick Digiacomo and Gary Rembowski, for their opinion and Beta testing and a few others were sent out to the field for testing.They offered valuable information to improve the Rc Cam Stik and I went with it. 
  • The unique design is simple and it holds three patents that protects the idea and all 15 components.
  • The Rc Cam Stik will be made of ABS plastic  (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). ABS is used for injection molding and it is very durable and strong. To give an idea of what ABS plastic is. Its what your TV remote is made out of. It is very tough,durable , and made to withstand multiple drops to the ground. Now you know what is,what it will be made of , and how tough ABS is. I'm making a quality product that will withstand the above normal bumps and drop. 
  • This is an answer to every rc enthusiasts dream of a hands free device holder. No more missed shots! 
  • The Goal here is to put an Rc Camstik in every enthusiast hands!
  • The Goal is to reach is to $60,000.00. Why so much you may ask? Even though the Rc Camstik in appearance is simple. It consists of 15 individual parts that makes it unique and so versatile.The tooling,(a tool that actually makes the product), will make two or three parts of the Rc Camstik. Being it consists of 15 parts, four to five different tooling will be needed.
  • Also a MOQ (minimum order quantity), is required when the tooling is being assembled. Production costs, which include assembly, packaging and shipping also calculated into the cost.
  • Now you have a clear understanding of the Rc Camstik. Lets get the support it make this dream a reality!
  • Thank you!

I would like to thank the following for their contribution for making this possible:

Rick Digiacomo and Gary Rembowski for helping getting the Rc Camstik off the ground

Joshua Kravitz of Gremlin Design for all his hard work and patience in designing the Rc Camstik

Kyle Wiehe of Flux Design for his excellent 3D prototypes.

Steven Duffany of BLEAGOLF Inspired Creativity for the excellent high energy Rc Camstik video

Thank you all!

Risks and challenges

First, lets start with the risks and challenges of completing the Rc Cam Stik. I've been working on this project for a long time to ensure every "kink" has been worked out regarding product manufacturing, composites that will be used, assembly, cost analysis, shipping, production quantities, quality assurance, sales, and marketing.

It would be foolish to say that there are not any risks involved. I see "positive risks" and "negative risks."

The "positive risks" and challenges associated will be meeting the production and shipping demands for the Rc Cam Stik in a timely manner as this is a world wide device that can be used by any rc enthusiast and its popularity will sky rocket!
Why is this a positive risk? That means the Rc Cam Stik is a success!

To handle the first challenge, production, additional shifts will be added to meet demand to ensure the consumer receives their purchase in a timely manner.

Second challenge, shipping demant. First you must have a general understanding of the production process. Tooling must be created for the production of each individual part of the RC Cam Stik. Each tooling has a life span of 500,000 pieces it can manufacture before it needs to be replaced. Based on the sales, the tooling can last up to 6 weeks. The solution is to have an inventory that can "float" until the new tooling arrives as this can take up to 6 weeks plus 10 days for shipping.

This of course is a "negative risk." The "challenge" here is to anticipate the sales before the tooling reaches it's life expectancy and maintain inventory. As demand for the Rc Cam Stik increases, additional tooling will be added to run side by side as needed to reduce or eliminate any back orders.

What qualifies me to overcome these challenges is my past and present work history in overcoming huge demands and hurdles placed on me by customers in delivering products and services to customers. As a former Division Director of Technical Operations for the SE United States in the cable television industry, I had a tremendous amount of responsibility and accountability for my territory. I answered directly to the Executive VP of Tech Ops. As you read my biography I go into more in detail as to what qualifies me to overcome any obstacle that comes in my direction.

I have full focus on this project as I do not have any other projects going at this time.

The Rc Cam Stik is a product that explains itself just by looking at it. Even though prototypes have been made the final design will look more professional and sleek. The Rc Cam Stik can be ready to go as soon as this summer, if not not before. Backers can rest assured that this was not a fly-by-night idea. This idea has been in the works for close to year working every angle possible by individuals, like myself , Rick Digiacomo and Gary Rembowski with over 40 years in the hobby!

This was not invented by someone not in the hobby. This was invented by a hobbyist, myself, that knows the rc industry. I have experience in the field and know the frustrations felt by rookies, seasoned veterans and pros, when it comes to trying to capture that shot or video by yourself. The Rc Cam Stik offers a solution to rc enthusiasts around the world! To make this a success I have made contacts on all 7 continents in anticipation for the release of the Rc Cam Stik.

Don't miss out. Be a part of the next big idea to hit the market!

Thank you!

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