What is the Toktoktok Project?
The Toktoktok project aims to create a simple, intuitive, and unified interface for all aspects of home automation. This product converts any surface into a touch sensitive input device for home automation purposes. To do so, I propose a cheap, simple-to-use and easy-to-implement box that only needs to be attached to a surface to make it sensitive to user interactions. This new technology is remarkable because it does not require specific indoor conditions to function and provides an intuitive input interface that anyone can use.
You may ask why is that useful? Well, imagine being able to control your home within arm's reach...
If successful, I'm confident that this campaign will help toktoktok to be known around the world.
I really think that if some people like one product, they will talk around them about it and therefore create a growing community of toktoktok enthusiasts.
You can be part of an initiative that may change the way people interact with their homes.
Knocking on one surface is a simple gesture that everyone is already used to!
What I Need & What You Get
Well, I need funds to have a first batch of at least 1000 toktoktok boxes produced, as the interest on this project can only start with products actually built.
Please note that a lot of money will be used to buy the initial tooling required to get the production going. For example, the mould tooling costs 11000$.
Once the production is started, the toktoktok box price will decrease. For your information, a toktoktok box produced in a 10k batch is 3/4 the price of a box produced in a 1k quantity. So this project can only succeed if a lot of people are interested.
The finished product wil be neater than the one shown in the video above, as the production process will not be the same (from rapid prototyping to plastic injection).
Depending on your contribution, you can get presents from Switzerland (yay, chocolates!), get some toktoktok boxes, and even ask for a personalized toktoktok box.
But wait, what if I dont reach this goal?
Here is what will happen. Since I can't start the project without full funding, if the campaign is not sucessfull, Indiegogo will refund the entire amount to you. So, you can support this project in full confidence. This is my promise to you and it's a risk I am taking.
Other Ways You Can Help
How can we get people interested in this project?
Please help me spread the word to friends, news papers, students and family that you think would be interested in the toktoktok project.
Thank you for reading all this and I hope to shout out your name and a big thank you on the toktoktok facebook page soon!
Being used to launch complete products in the market, I will be responsible of the complete production process :)