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Weather Works Systems can be used at the beach, a soccer game, a picnic at the park or any other situation where the sun and rain can make for a less than pleasurable experience. WeatherWorx Systems are the answer to all the above.
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About this project
The creation and purpose I realized as I moved forward with this idea grew in so many ways. I realized the broad spectrum the difference this product could make in so many lives. I spoke with people every day and would ask them if they owned or ever set up a quick set up canopy. The response was unanimous across the board. Every person said the same thing. “I love the canopy but don’t use it because it is a nightmare to carry, set up and put away.” I realized at this point I must do this and figure out a system in which people could be outside at any gathering of people like a music or film festival, cookout, concert, football tailgaters, craft fairs and the list goes on forever. I had the epiphany that I could touch so many lives and create so much less stress for anyone wanting to socialize and get together with no worries of being under cover comfortable with friends, family and any and all situations outside. I hope that when people see this project they truly see the capabilities and the unbelievable effortless system in which I created.The creation and design of this system was difficult, I have built 140 prototypes over a 41/2 yr. period because there were many factors to overcome. The specifications of the product such as (Size) 24 inches tall,16 inches wide and 16 inches deep. (Weight) 29 lbs. (Functionality)An offsetting tarp system to cover 140 square ft. (Stability) A unit that could withstand anything less than perfect weather conditions. I had to submit and received a patent in the United States #8978678. I also filed a PCT(patent cooperative treaty) which is the first step in obtaining an international patent now I have to choose the certain countries in which it would be relevant to obtain a patent in those countries. The reason for this funding campaign is for the final stages of engineering, have a professionally manufactured product, and to obtain the international patent. After creating so many products I finally got to the point where I was happy with the product and felt that any person that bought a unit would feel like it is easy and user friendly. I didn’t do this sooner because I needed to know that I did every single thing within my power and ability before letting the professionals and technology finish off the look with the proper materials and the mechanics of it to be completely effortless. I have to mention a few key people that without them I would not be at this point. Ruth Tofanelli was there for me to stitch all my tarps. Ruth was there to help for no financial gain, she loved the concept and thought of the high school bands that she worked with and how the rain hit them every year and she said this was the answer.Jeff Freund the son of Todd Freund who owns artful canvas in St. Petersburg,Florida which is a much sought after canvas company let us come into his shop and Jeff would weld aluminum all night for us with no mention of money just because he wanted to help and said every guy that worked for him will have Weatherworx unit because it was the answer to the relentless sun and the portability was key on boat docks where a normal 4 legged canopy could not even be set-up .Jeremy Clark who is my cousin which I am very proud to say, was the key to the success of the Weatherworx Systems. He spent many days and nights side by side with me building and rebuilding prototypes. I could go on forever but you will know from the website he is on the team and ready and willing to help at any cost like myself. The funding will get me to manufacturing however over funding will help drive the cost of the product down.This is my intention so it is possible for everyone to own one.
Risks and challenges
The only risk or challenge is overcoming the cost effectiveness for 100% American made because I really want to make this affordable for everyone. The way America is set up they almost force you to manufacture overseas. It is my intentions to make this a whole new industry and drive prices down so we can have more success stories and bring back what America was built on. Hard work,integrity and also jobs for American men and women.I am really hoping for a huge campaign that gets over funded because this will drive the price down and make it much easier for 100% American made. I CAN PROMISE THIS! I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE, I WILL NOT GIVE UP AND I WILL NEVER SELL OUT!!!