The Bandit Ball Story

Post #13:  The Journey

Post #13: The Journey

Update: We're almost there... the finish line for development is in view!  Been a long road for this start up.  There have been obstacles, setbacks...
Post #12: A Trip to the Beach!

Post #12: A Trip to the Beach!

Update:  Waiting and more waiting!  As of this writing we have yet to see "proof of product", that Aha moment when you actually lay eyes and hands ...
Post #11:  Pitching the Bandit Ball

Post #11: Pitching the Bandit Ball

Update:   Well, it should be next week.  That's when we'll hopefully see the final Bandit Ball design.   Then will come a month of rapidly and some...
Post #10: The Power of Three

Post #10: The Power of Three

Update:   Spring has arrived!  Since my last blog post, our family took its first week long vacation in three years.  It has snowed three times in...
Post #9: Sneak Peak

Post #9: Sneak Peak

Update:  Spring is in the air!  The days are longer.  The weather's getting warmer.  Birds are flying north and crocus are breaking through the gr...
Post #8: OFF THE GRID

Post #8: OFF THE GRID

Update:  Well, we have been off the grid for awhile. If you are reading this I just want to say thanks for your interest in the Bandit Ball Projec...
Post #7: Outreach

Post #7: Outreach

  Update:  Our manufacturer is still working on perfecting a production model and this will push our launch into 2018.  Patience is a virtue!   I h...
Flying Shark Toy

Post #6: "The Flying Shark"

Project Update:  Thanks to all who filled out the Bradley Student's surveys. Your input will help guide this project forward!  We hope to have the ...
Post #5: The BANDIT BALL!

Post #5: The BANDIT BALL!

Updates:  Online Survey!     This fall I am working with 4 talented senior students from Bradley University in their "Senior Consulting Project".  ...
Post #4: Discoveries

Post #4: Discoveries

Update: I'll be presenting at Peoria's 1 Million Cups meeting on October 4th.  Very excited to show more of the community what we are doing with Th...
Post #3: First Products

Post #3: First Products

Project Update:  We've decided to make the Bandit Ball's initial production run a "First Edition".  Still awaiting a timeline from the manufacturer...
Post #2: Inspirations

Post #2: Inspirations

Project Update: We're getting excited!  Our patent application is in place.  The "Bandit Ball" trademark is closer to being accepted.  The order fo...