{"id":1915793729,"title":"From Concept to Kickstarter - A Mothers' Son Suffering from Crohn's Disease Uses 3D Printing to Build Prototype for their Invention","handle":"from-concept-to-kickstarter-a-mothers-son-suffering-from-crohns-disease-uses-3d-printing-to-build-prototype-for-their-invention","description":"\u003cp\u003eA Mothers' Son Suffering from Crohn's Disease Invents the Pill Coater and Uses 3D Printing to Build the Prototype and Raise Funding on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.kickstarter.com\/projects\/488515545\/pill-coater-an-easy-sweet-way-to-swallow-medicatio\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Pill Coater - An easy, sweet way, to swallow medication\"\u003eKickstarter\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhen a mother's eleven (11) year old son was diagnosed with \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Crohn%27s_disease\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Crohn's Disease\"\u003eCrohn's Disease\u003c\/a\u003e, he needed to take a lot of medication. 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From Concept to Kickstarter - A Mothers' Son Suffering from Crohn's Disease Uses 3D Printing to Build Prototype for their Invention

Product Description

A Mothers' Son Suffering from Crohn's Disease Invents the Pill Coater and Uses 3D Printing to Build the Prototype and Raise Funding on Kickstarter.

When a mother's eleven (11) year old son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, he needed to take a lot of medication. It was hard to swallow, so she was looking for ways to "sweeten the pill" for him.

An Invention is Born!

It was her son's idea to cover the medication with chocolate. After validating with the pharmacist, she covered his daily dose of medication in chocolate a day in advance, and her son swallowed it like candies!

That inspired her to invent a product that she named the "Pill Coater" to easily and safely cover the medication in chocolate at home.

3D Printing to Build the Prototype

She decided to use 3D printing to build a prototype and came to our 3D print shop to bring it to life. 

Kickstarter Campaign

She hopes to "sweeten the pill" for every child, parent and elderly person who is obliged to take medication and launched her campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for manufacturing.



Material Used


PLA in different colours

 

3D Printer Used

Different modules of her prototype were 3D printed over many hours on a MakerBot Replicator 1 & 2 using PLA (Polylactic acid or Polylactide), a food safe bioplastic derived from renewable resources such as corn starch.

MakerBot Replicator 2

MakerBot Replicator

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