Why is this so exciting? Now that CAD drawings are complete, we can move forward with prototype development! Can you say… M E O W?!?
The CAD drawings for my new pet product Kitty LitterBowl are coming along nicely! Cat litter boxes will soon have strong competition.
We improved upon the sliding door mechanism so cat owners can easily dispose of cat waste without removing Kitty LitterBowl from the toilet.
Next on the product development engineer’s priority list is creating a 3D paper mache model that’s an accurate representation of Kitty LitterBowl’s size and shape in order to test it on various toilets. I expect to receive photos of the paper mache testing process next week.
Kitty LitterBowl is slowly coming to life!
Reviewing the first draft of the 3D CAD drawing was extremely gratifying.
We communicated a few slight changes to the product development engineer and we’re still brainstorming about the basin hole cover on the back, but we wanted to share our progress with you.
This week’s exciting events included receiving a phone call from the TV show Shark Tank, signing a contract with an Orlando product development company for CAD 3D drawings, as well as various Kitty LitterBowl marketing endeavors. What a week! We finally feel like we’re on the road realization.
Although a Kitty LitterBowl appearance on Shark Tank is unlikely due to our very recent start-up and goal to license rights to other businesses, it was thrilling to receive a preliminary phone call from one of their assistant producers. After the interview, the assistant producer informed us that she’d pass on the information to a producer for further review.
We also made the decision to sign a contract with Design Launchers, an Orlando product development company, for 3D CAD drawing design, the first step in developing a Kitty LitterBowl prototype. We’re anxious to get our hands on a prototype so we can video record Roo and Spike using it and prove its awesome functionality. And, we’re growing extremely tired of cleaning up cat litter caused by flawed cat litter box designs!
Other activities included creating a fundraising letter and brochure that we’ll send to well-known environmentalists and animal lovers to boost donations on GoFundMe. We received enough money to pay for CAD drawings and a prototype, but machining for plastic injection molding will cost approximately $50,000. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated!
We look forward to sharing pictures and videos of Kitty LitterBowl in action!