Close to Replacing the Cat Litter Box

Our product engineer ran the first long 3D test print of the new Kitty LitterBowl (cat litter box replacement) prototype. Essentially, they tested the top portion of KLB, which was one of the weak points on the previous prototype.

These pictures of the current print compared to the previous prototype give us an idea of what the surface finish is like. Although the new prototype has wall thickness that is twice as thick as the previous prototype, the nature of the 3D printing process they’re currently using will still leave it prone to delamination (albeit less prone than the previous prototype).

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The product engineer will configure some temperature settings on their new 3D printer to alleviate this issue. We’re excited about their progress and believe we’ll be able to pickup our new prototype soon.

We’re very close to delivering the last cat waste management device you’ll ever need to buy!

Kitty LitterBowl Prototype

Our fans have been growing more and more impatient about the Kitty LitterBowl prototype. We get it – we are just as excited and tired of using a cat litter box.

Line-X ran a coating test and determined it would not be possible to coat our prototype due to the 3D printed plastic construction. So, Design Launchers agreed to redesign and 3D print a more durable prototype.

Kitty LitterBowl Prototype

Instead of sending the project out to a contractor again, they decided to purchase a 3D printer for their office. They have been working through glitches and proper settings over the past few months.

We hope to post photos and video of our new prototype in May!

Bed, Bath & Beyond Pet Product Search

It was an honor to be selected as a finalist in the People Magazine and Real Simple Magazine + Bed, Bath & Beyond Pet Product Searches. Unfortunately, Kitty LitterBowl didn’t make the final cut.

That’s okay though… our chin is up and we’re searching for other opportunities, independently and through Edison Nation’s Insider Licensing Program!

We also updated our website http://kittylitterbowl.com recently – Check it out!  

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Future Kitty LitterBowl Customers

We at Kitty LitterBowl LOVE receiving feedback from future customers!

“Can’t wait to get one!” ~ Terri Latonik

“We want one for each toilet in our house and an extra one for the RV. This is awesome!” ~ @freshlyfoundvintage

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Where do I get the litter bowl? ~ Janet Bencini

“We have been full time RVers since Nov 2012. We have a litterbox and are about to use Cat’s Incredible litter… would luv to share our throne with our girls.” ~ @oceanluvkitty

“Cool product!” ~ @thenomadicpursuit

“Where do you get this from, and do you use it when you’re out on the road? Possible buying an RV to live in and would love to ask some questions about that and this “kitty toilet”. ~ @sweetbabysteven

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Kitty LitterBowl on Toilet

“This is an amazing idea!” ~ Rebecca Rehm

“Nice. We’ve always wondered about training cats to use the toilet. This is a good alternative!” ~ @exploringthelocallife

“Love this!” ~ Tina Kashlak Nicolai

“Wow – Like it!” ~ @travelingwithjp

Desperately Missing KLB Prototype

Our 3D printed Kitty LitterBowl prototype is currently at Line-X getting sprayed with a protective coating. And, can we just say… UGH!!!!

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Kitty LitterBowl on Toilet

We noticed the epoxy that was applied to Kitty LitterBowl’s underside after printing was peeling off and we didn’t want to take any chances of further damage. We researched coatings for plastic and found Line-X, a coating well-known for truck beds. Turns out their coating can be applied to almost anything.

BONUS information… the coating can also be applied to the underside of RVs, ideal for resisting rocks, debris and UV damage. We didn’t research pricing, but we’re making a mental note for when we buy our motorhome!

Line-X Coating for Kitty LitterBowl Prototype

This is all wonderful news, except we have to use a smelly, messy cat litter box until the Kitty LitterBowl prototype is returned. We really can’t express the degree to which we miss it.

Bed, Bath & Beyond Product Search FINALIST!

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Kitty LitterBowl is a FINALIST in two of the Bed, Bath & Beyond product searches run by Edison Nation!

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Kitty LitterBowl on Toilet

Edison Nation will present Kitty LitterBowl to People and Real Simple for consideration. If it’s selected for further due diligence, each partner will determine costing, manufacturing, pricing, marketing, distribution and more, and then decide if they want to license our idea. If the answer is yes, a term sheet is sent and negotiations begin!

We’re so excited about this opportunity to bring Kitty LitterBowl to the marketplace and improve the lives of cats and their owners, as well as the environment!

Kitty LitterBowl Replaces Cat Litter Boxes and Cat Toilet Training

We’ve been using the Kitty LitterBowl prototype for one week and couldn’t be happier; no lingering bad odor, no cat litter mess on the floor, no wasted cat litter, no time-consuming cleanup, and no working around a bulky cat litter box that sits on the floor! And, the cats are happy too.

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Kitty LitterBowl on Toilet

Within four days, both cats were using Kitty LitterBowl on the toilet. Talk about hassle free training!

Our recent activities include creating brochures, making a demo video, developing a GoFundMe page, and entering invention contests on Edison Nation. Next on our to-do list is mailing letters and brochures to well-known environmentalists and celebrities to promote our GoFundMe page for start-up costs.

 

Please spread the word to friends and family members who may want to donate – Every little bit helps!

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We’re looking forward to improving the lives of cats and their owners, as well as the environment. Stay tuned for PAW-esome updates!

Kitty LitterBowl Prototype, Demo Video, Contest Entries and GoFundMe Campaign…WHEW!

It’s Day 4 of using the Kitty LitterBowl prototype and we LOVE it. Roo and Spike’s transition from a cat litter box to Kitty LitterBowl has been nearly effortless.

Design Launchers told us that it’s common for their customers to request a second prototype in order to work out kinks, but I’m thrilled to say that we don’t need a second one! Our cat toilet training experience and observations, extensive research, and drawings with measurements really paid off.

We created the following product demo video over the weekend. Please watch it and let us know if you have any questions or feedback – We would love to hear from you!

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Also, we entered Edison Nation pet product contests for Bed Bath & Beyond today and we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

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Next on our to-do list is mailing letters and brochures to well-known environmentalists and celebrities to promote our GoFundMe page for start-up costs. Please spread the word to friends and family members who may want to donate – Every little bit helps!

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Thank you for your ongoing support. Have a PAW-esome week!