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.
Have you ever wanted to check on your pet’s location and health while at work? Have you ever lost your pet? Do you forget to get your pet their medications? Have trouble keeping them in the yard?
Have you every felt overwhelmed by the ever-expanding technology for pet care? Those high prices add up to be quite expensive.
For that reason, we've created an all-in-one solution to pet care:
"This smart collar will make pet care a walk in the park" - Mashable
No longer do you have to outfit your pet with multiple collars for pet tracking, training, activity
monitoring, health monitoring, pet door opening, food dispensing, communicating, anti-bark
reminding and perimeter barriers.
Scollar Mini is a smart cat and small dog collar built on an open hardware and software platform that includes GPS tracking with no monthly fees, a tappable display, up to 30-day battery life, expandable functionality and so much more!
Scollar is the all-in-one pet collar that is perfect for every stage of your pet's life!
"...looks great on small dogs and cats" - Coolest Gadgets
"...combines a ton of features into one smart collar..." - Brit + Co
"Designed with sophisticated technology within..." - Trendhunter
The Scollar Mini smart collar is designed to be very intuitive and easy to use alongside the
Scollar app (more on this below). Simply download the Scollar app and enter your pet's information.
Scollar Mini is automatically
paired with your phone when you power it up. the Scollar app makes it easy to keep track of all of your pets in one place.
The Scollar app will
then prompt you to enter feeding, flea/tick and medication reminders, and set up a home
zone for your pet in case they get lost.
Scollar functionality is expanded through modules, which are easily inserted and then seamlessly integrate with the collar. In the case of the perimeter barrier module you can assign a beacon disc as a barrier to keep your pet off of the kitchen counter or keep them away from an other pet's food bowl.
The Scollar Mini has crowdsourced GPS tracking technology to find your lost pet in your neighborhood or many miles away.
You can keep track of the current and past locations of your pet. The Scollar Base Station is even equipped with WiFi so you can keep track of your pet while you are away!
If your pet is begging for food, simply tap on the screen to find out if they have already been fed.
You can also ensure flea/tick treatments are up to date, and if medications have been administered by simply tapping on the collar screen.
The LED lights on the collar make the pet visible at night
and can help you find the collar if it breaks away from your cat or dog. The LEDs and beeper alert you to a notification on the collar. These notifications also show up on your phone.
The battery can be charged without removing the collar from your pet. Simply attach the portable magnetic charging block to the bottom of the collar and in an hour the collar is fully charged. The portable battery charger can provide two full collar charges. With the added Base Station, the collar battery can last up to 30 days.
"...this collar does it all when it comes to your pet." - The Gadget Flow
The Scollar app allows you to train your pet through videos that you can favorite, rate and rank. Customize your training feed with the highest ranked videos; poop on the ones you never want to see in your feed again.
Never lose your pet again. Set up a home area for your pet and get an alert any time they wander outside of it. The app supports tracking of multiple pets at once and even allows you to keep track of them while you are away with the Base Station connected to your WiFi!
With how busy we are its easy to forget the simplest of things. The Scollar app is customized by you to remind you to feed your pets. So the next time they come begging for food, you can simply check the collar and know if they have been fed.
A healthy pet is a happy pet. The Scollar app allows you to set reminders so you won't forget or miss getting you pet their medications. No more scratching at 3am!
The Scollar Mini is built on an open hardware and software platform, meaning independent developers are always working to improve the product and adding additional functionality. Since the Scollar is open source it is always expanding and making life easier for you and your pets.
"Scollar smart collar is a sleek little device." - Gambit Magazine
"The Scollar Mini is the comprehensive solution for you and your pet." - Jebiga Design & Lifestyle
John and Lisa are long time business partners with complimentary skill sets. They have
started several businesses including an engineering cloud service that was acquired by the
largest CAD vendor on the planet and incorporated into their flagship AEC product.
Bryant has designed and delivered multiple consumer electronics with million plus units
Terry has delivered several consumer electronic products from NPI through to million plus
John has deep experience in programming, software development and mechanical
engineering and has coordinated multiple globally dispersed teams to deliver time sensitive
projects on time.
Lisa has deep experience in financial planning and analysis, as well as business strategy and
development, enabling her to create a roadmap and then execute on it, keeping the team
motivated, moving forward and on track.
The Scollar team and development partners are the brightest, most talented, dedicated and passionate experts in their fields. These teams work together in a highly collaborative way and are aligned towards delivering a truly revolutionary smart collar to market
Risks and challenges
As with every consumer electronic, manufacturing can be complex and exacting. We have throughly vetted and selected an excellent manufacturing partner to mitigate any issues we may encounter on that front. The only piece of the puzzle that’s left is your support. With you behind us, anything is possible!