Hivica P&L: -2.2 (≃ -167 CNY)
/haɪvɪkə/ "Hivica" is derived from words "hive" and "vehicle" or "car", and is pronounced as /haɪvɪˑkə/ or "hive car".
This project is an approach to implementing the HiveCell idea, based on the original insights from The HiveCell Project.
Here, I'll be focusing on a proof of concept, but at the same time, the commercialization through licensing of the designs for manufacturing purposes. I.e., to make N units of Hivica, N licenses need to be bought.
I'm thinking open sourcing it once I reach the point, where I can demo the new kind of lifestyle. Till then, I'll share more abstract progress updates here.
¥ 7 443 CNY
爲了 100 未來股份 （其中 2.1 立即發行）
I'll try to give an update on this project some time soon.
- ⬜️ 完成車輛旋轉時結構完整性所需的外“防滾架”設計。
- ⬜️ 完成窗戶組裝
- ⬜️ Finalize designs of exo-"roll-cage" needed for structural integrity upon vehicle rotation.
- ⬜️ Finalize assembly of windows
一種更快開始銷售的方法是專注於銷售模塊化產品的更簡單的“獨立有用的組件”。例如，如果您的產品是電動牙刷，您可能會爲現有設備開發末端執行器，然後先開始銷售。我將這種方法稱爲產品的“功能模塊化”。在 Hivica 的情況下，它可能是可行的，因爲“蜂巢細胞”因爲它具有多功能組件，即獨特的門，可以兼作牀。然而，爲了讓人們能夠逐步購買 hivica 的組件，需要在製作整車原型時考慮到長期願景，因爲一旦初始組件售出，將來就很難修改其尺寸（不召回產品，向所有客戶發送新版本）。
一般來說，開發一種購買體驗：“爲我們的圖紙付款，我們會將它們提交給您當地的製造商，您將收到產品”值得單獨創業。然而，這是我想爲 HiveCell 買家提供的那種銷售體驗......
One way to start selling quicker, is to focus on selling the simpler "independently-useful-components" of a modular product. For example, if your product is an electric toothbrush, you might develop an end-effector for existing devices, and start selling it first. I'd call this approach -- an "functional modularization" of products. In case of Hivica, it could be viable, because the "hive cell" because it has multifunctional components, that the unique kind of door, that doubles as a bed. However, to enable people to incrementally buy components of a hivica, the entire car needs to be prototyped with a long-term vision in mind, because once initial components are sold, it is harder to modify its dimensions in the future (without recall of products, sending new versions to all the customers).
Additionally, with the approach, where the customer self-assembles the car, by incrementally buying its independently useful parts, manufactured locally in each country, based on the provided drawings, by using supply chains in those countries, it becomes an imperative for the entire sale process to build a specialized app, that connects the part ordering with consumer orders. It requires maintaining partnering supplier network, similar to how people choose the delivery method, or payment method, they would be buying instance of the product to be made based on drawings, and able to choose the manufacturing shop, that will make and send the product. In such buying process, added complexity comes from the fact, that each single-part product has to be matched with different supplier, that specializes in one or other specific type of manufacturing.
In general, developing a buying experience of: "pay for our drawings, we'll submit them to your local manufacturer, and you'll receive the product" is worth a separate startup on its own. However, it's the kind of sale experience that I'd like to provide for the HiveCell buyers...