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).
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!
We would love to receive your feedback on the Kitty LitterBowl website update! The additions include CAD drawings and new product information for this innovative pet product.
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We are thrilled to announce that we completed the Kitty LitterBowl 3D CAD drawings! Upon receipt of the drawing files, we updated our patent drawings and descriptions on the USPTO website.
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?!?
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!