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Electronics => Crowd Funded Projects => Topic started by: 8086 on January 05, 2015, 06:14:41 am

Title: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: 8086 on January 05, 2015, 06:14:41 am
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/tissue-tablet-an-electronic-bathroom-tissue-dispen?ref=category (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/tissue-tablet-an-electronic-bathroom-tissue-dispen?ref=category)

$5,500 kickstarter to pay for "prototype #2".

Backers of the kickstarter will get a completed unit when production is complete...somehow.

They need a minimum production run of 5,000 units. At $150 a unit that is $750,000 (CAD) required before the production can begin.

I'm not sure this guy understands how KS is meant to work.  :palm:

And the videos, oh the videos...  :-DD

Oh, and this guy tried and failed before: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/the-tissue-tablet-sanitize-luxurize-technologize (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/the-tissue-tablet-sanitize-luxurize-technologize)
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: firewalker on January 05, 2015, 06:23:28 am
I was expecting to see human tissue...  :P :P :P

Alexander.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Mr.B on January 05, 2015, 06:23:39 am
Nothing new or exciting about this product.
We have them installed here at work.
Just google "automatic toilet tissue dispenser".
Of the hundreds of designs there are plenty of 'powered' units with various types of sensors.
I don't think that guy is going to get anywhere with that KS.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: dr.diesel on January 05, 2015, 06:24:04 am
 :-DD

That might very well be the worst intro to a product I've ever seen.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Mr.B on January 05, 2015, 06:25:57 am
:-DD

That might very well be the worst intro to a product I've ever seen.

+1
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Richard Crowley on January 05, 2015, 06:36:02 am
At least he isn't trying to charge batteries in 30 seconds.   :palm:

I see many automatic dispensers for towel dispensers for drying your hands.
But I've never seen one for toilet tissue before.

I thought it would be amusing to shoot a short movie of a zombie going into a modern restroom where none of the IR-sensor automation will detect his presence.
No TP from this automated dispenser. No flush from the toilet. No water from the automatic tap, no soap from the automated dispenser, and no towels from the machine.  But then maybe zombies don't use the restroom?
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: ConKbot on January 05, 2015, 10:14:00 pm
Last time I checked, the outer layer is what comes off the roll first. If you're that paranoid, pull off the first few turns...
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: codeboy2k on January 06, 2015, 02:34:45 am

Everyone should know, when it comes to toilet paraphernalia, don't mess with the Japanese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3WOAwJozYA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3WOAwJozYA#ws)
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: echen1024 on January 06, 2015, 06:45:07 am
The claims just read like a Chinese Wun Hung Lo advertisement

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Thinking abit more, Esmonde also came to the conclusion that the current bathroom tissue holder is not, sanitized, luxurized, or even up to date with technology. He then designed the Tissue Tablet (and kleenex version in progress) to sanitize, luxurize, and technologize everyones home/business

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Thinking about the present health aware, and conscientious modern society, he felt outstanding at the thought of people all over the world stepping up and eliminating the most germ covered area in their homes (the bathroom tissue holder with approx. 344 germs per square inch).

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Technologize - Use todays electronics, sensors, and apps to help you have a happier day.  We believe you should have more ease with todays technology to assist you in the washroom.

Damn right I need to sanitize, luxurize, and technologize my washroom!  :palm:
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: SeanB on January 06, 2015, 06:56:29 am
Most germ covered area in the average home is the kitchen sponge......... Followed by the chopping board.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Falcon69 on January 06, 2015, 08:06:18 am
While it is a good idea, I also see it is late.  There are already many of these on the market, as others have proven.

I could see Elaine (from Seinfeld) yelling at the dispenser...'Give me one more square!  Just one more!' (for those who have seen this episode, you'll know what I mean).

I see this Kickstarter project going to sh&t.....again.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: dunkemhigh on January 06, 2015, 01:00:29 pm
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Followed by the chopping board.

Depends on the board, doesn't it? A decent wooden board, never soaked in water but given a quick scrub between tasks, is a killer for germs AIUI. Seems to work for ours, anyway.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: miguelvp on January 06, 2015, 02:09:04 pm
Most germ covered area in the average home is the kitchen sponge......... Followed by the chopping board.

And at the office, the coffee pot handle
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Stonent on January 06, 2015, 05:35:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/jgeXAPb.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/bOdVlej.jpg)
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: SeanB on January 07, 2015, 06:22:35 am
I still do not know about them.

Bidets are rare here, unless you are in a Muslim owned shop, where you will have hot and cold water available in the toilet, along with a small basin within reach of your left hand. Otherwise you will have a cleaned beaker outside to use for washing.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Dongulus on January 07, 2015, 07:38:40 am
:-DD

That might very well be the worst intro to a product I've ever seen.

Through the wonders of modern cinema technology, one need simply stand before a green screen yet appear to be ... standing in front of a green screen, trapped in a little box surrounded by unused black space.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: CrashBang on January 08, 2015, 01:34:36 am
What I find interesting is the bio:

Esmonde Holowaty is the inventor of the Tissue Tablet (USPTO 8,763,948). He is also an engineer, author of 2 books, life coach,and entrepreneur.

His previous KS campaign was for... wait for it...
LETS GET TISSUE TABLET FUNDED ON KICKSTARTER TODAY  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/the-tissue-tablet-sanitize-luxurize-technologize (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tissuetablet/the-tissue-tablet-sanitize-luxurize-technologize)
4 backers.  $22.00 raised.

This round is bound to be better
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: CanadianAvenger on January 08, 2015, 03:07:29 am
It may be a product looking for a problem to solve. But t least the guy built a working prototype, unlike oh so many other campaigns.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Stonent on January 08, 2015, 11:02:19 am
It may be a product looking for a problem to solve. But t least the guy built a working prototype, unlike oh so many other campaigns.

Though not that unique really.  We already have paper towel dispensers that do the same thing really.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: iampoor on January 10, 2015, 05:24:30 am
He cant raise 5000$ for a prototype, but wrote a book on becoming a billionaire?  :-DD
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Bud on January 10, 2015, 05:54:49 am
Most germ covered area in the average home is the kitchen sponge......... Followed by the chopping board.

And at the office, the coffee pot handle
Your mobile phone touch screen.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: SeanB on January 10, 2015, 06:06:54 am
He cant raise 5000$ for a prototype, but wrote a book on becoming a billionaire?  :-DD

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Just have to watch out for my neighbour, who is a science teacher. She might slap me silly.
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: sprocket on January 20, 2015, 08:10:55 pm
I dont get it.. I must be missing the point some how. At least where I live I would very much doubt a product like that would ever sell.

Why would you need a automated toilet paper dispenser to start with? you use the paper to whipe your arse when you are done with your business anyways. ???

I'm a big fan of automated soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, sanitizer alcohol, water faucets and all that so of stuff in public bathrooms as not everyone is washing their hands after they are done.

But a toilet paper dispenser??
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: coppice on January 20, 2015, 08:19:40 pm
I dont get it.. I must be missing the point some how. At least where I live I would very much doubt a product like that would ever sell.

Why would you need a automated toilet paper dispenser to start with? you use the paper to whipe your arse when you are done with your business anyways. ???

I'm a big fan of automated soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, sanitizer alcohol, water faucets and all that so of stuff in public bathrooms as not everyone is washing their hands after they are done.

But a toilet paper dispenser??
If you have a teenager who thinks that a roll of toilet paper is supposed to be the amount used at one sitting, an automated way to limit consumption starts to have appeal.  ;)
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: 8086 on January 20, 2015, 08:44:35 pm
I dont get it.. I must be missing the point some how. At least where I live I would very much doubt a product like that would ever sell.

Why would you need a automated toilet paper dispenser to start with? you use the paper to whipe your arse when you are done with your business anyways. ???

I'm a big fan of automated soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, sanitizer alcohol, water faucets and all that so of stuff in public bathrooms as not everyone is washing their hands after they are done.

But a toilet paper dispenser??
If you have a teenager who thinks that a roll of toilet paper is supposed to be the amount used at one sitting, an automated way to limit consumption starts to have appeal.  ;)

Until the time comes to do the laundry.  :-\
Title: Re: "EXCITING TISSUE DISPENSER OF THE FUTURE"
Post by: Stonent on January 21, 2015, 08:33:19 pm
I dont get it.. I must be missing the point some how. At least where I live I would very much doubt a product like that would ever sell.

Why would you need a automated toilet paper dispenser to start with? you use the paper to whipe your arse when you are done with your business anyways. ???

I'm a big fan of automated soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, sanitizer alcohol, water faucets and all that so of stuff in public bathrooms as not everyone is washing their hands after they are done.

But a toilet paper dispenser??
If you have a teenager who thinks that a roll of toilet paper is supposed to be the amount used at one sitting, an automated way to limit consumption starts to have appeal.  ;)

Until the time comes to do the laundry.  :-\

Reminds me when Mr. Bean was trying to pack his clothes in a tiny suitcase, he ended up packing only one pair of underwear but put in a bar of soap.
 :-DD