Nix launches Kickstarter campaign
September 9, 2013 in Crowdfunding
Hamilton-based startup Nix Sensor (@NixSensor) has launched their Kickstarter campaign today in an effort to raise $35,000. Nix Sensor was co-founded by McMaster engineering students Matthew Sheridan, Andy Li, and James Strack.
From the Kickstarter campaign:
Nix is a patent pending device that allows anyone to become a color expert. Just grab Nix from your pocket, purse, or bag, touch it to an object and magically watch the exact color appear on your iPhone, PC, or Mac. Once scanned, you can keep palettes of your favorite colors, match the color to real life pigments, and even receive directions to the nearest store where you can purchase the color.
Nix is perfect for interior designers, graphic designers, model makers, makeup artists, hobbyists, photographers, fine artists, crafters, hackers, makers, museum curators, painters, land lords, and evenâ€¦ engineersâ€¦
Nix demo video
The funding is needed to cover the following costs:
- $9,500 for the molds, and the actual injection molding process.
- $5000 to optimize the PCB for maximum Bluetooth range, battery life, and manufacturability.
- $10,000 for the PCBs, components, and assembly.
- $2000 for the high energy density lithium polymer batteries.
- $3000 to professionally recode, and launch the app.
- $2000 for Kickstarter rewards above and beyond the actual product.
- $3500 for Kickstarter fees and payment processing fees (approx. 10%)
Be sure to check out the full Kickstarter campaign page.