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Introducing a new way for us to test a wide gamut of fun and functional ideas, in a low–waste production process. All 3D printed with plant–based plastics in North America.
These products are 3D printed by a human, every product will have slight variations.
The Prototype Shop
THE FLOATING ASHTRAY™
3D printed with plant-based plastics, The Floating Ashtray protects your precious flower from any splishing or splashing, and makes it easy for you to soak, float, and smoke.
The Sort-Of-Short History
As two people who love smoking weed and doodling, we kept finding ourselves drawing products that we wished existed in the world. Then, we decided we didn't have to do things how they've always been done, we could create Another Room (see what we did there) for ourselves. A little room for rebellion. Literally. We got a 3D printer, and turned those ideas into physical THINGS. OURSELVES. IN OUR APARTMENTS. We narrowed down our doodles to the 4 products you see.
Another Look At Product Development
Developing a new product requires a sizeable investment of time and capital to prototype, test, and eventually manufacture at mass quantities. We found that this process doesn't provide much of an opportunity for smaller, self-funded teams. This, paired with little to no consumer testing can lead to an overage of potentially pointless products being produced — some of which have been our own. The Prototype Shop is our hopeful solution to all of that.
The Future Of Weed
We've been trying to find new ways of bringing our ideas to life, and it wasn't until we were introduced to Jointlockers, that we saw the power of 3D printing. When we said the words "Welcome to the future of weed" we really meant, welcome to the future of how we develop products — 3D printing allows us to take an idea, and prototype it almost instantly. Yes, there is always a process (and yes, it gets messy), but it makes tangible product design and testing accessible.
Staying True To Fun + Function
We've always been committed to building things that fit into the common situations that stoners find themselves in. Wet joints, mismatched stashes, using old pen lids, and having boring baths. We've made it our mission to create all of the goods you need if you smoke weed, in the most entertaining manner possible. This will be nothing short of that.
Building A Feedback Loop
Do we think these products are super awesome? We sure do! Could they be even better with feedback from people using them who aren't us? Ab-so-fruitly. Anyone who purchases from The Prototype Shop will be invited to provide feedback on that product/s, allowing us to perfect the product with the people who are actually using it.
An Ode To Kash
Some of you may know Kash as the creator of Jointlockers, yes, literally the inventor. Along with trusting us to be the home of Jointlockers (we love you), she also introduced us to 3D printing. She showed us what it looks like to problem solve solutions, that almost anything can be 3D printed, and that no detail is too small. Without Kash, The Prototype Shop wouldn't exist as it does. So raise your joints, to Kash.
THE BASIC TRAY™
Basically, this tray does what most trays do. It's good for rolling joints, storing stuff, and putting things on. What makes this tray better? Well, it's 3D printed with sustainable plant–based plastics, and it'll match all of your other accessories.