I’m Santiago Botas.
I love traveling and exploring new places, and to then share my experiences throughout Internet.
For me, the world is a huge scenery, and I have more than 1500 videos uploaded in Internet.
During one of my trips, while visiting the 9/11 Memorial, I wanted to take a fotograph of myself.
The problem was that I couldn’t find any horizontal surface, exept the ground, to place my tripod.
On the contrary, there were many young and thin trees and the posts of a peripheral fence.
Without many options, I asked for permition to a guard nearby to tie ,y camera to a tree with the power chord of my computer.
While doing this, a member of the 9/11 Memorial organization approached and asked what I was doing.
I explained that I was trying to take a photo of myself.
I also asked why there weren’t any surfaces to place cameras and take photographs as everyone that went there wanted to take some.
This member answered that it sounded like a good idea, but didn’t know why it was that way.
After many minutes of trying, I was able to tie the camera without damaging the tree.
That was when I realized that I couldn’t expect there to be surfaces for camera on every block.
I had to find a solution by myself.
During that same trip, I realized there was a common pattern in all the streets and public places.
They all had lots of lamp posts, trafic lights and railings, while there were very few horizontal surfaces at a comfortable height to place my small pocket tripod.
I started looking for a gadget that could satisfy my need, but couldn’t find any.
So when I came back home, I started thinking of how to materialize a product that had all the functions people could possibly need to make a good picture or video in almost any public space.
With the unvaluable help of Agustina, after 6 months of hard work, designing and redesigning, contacting suppliers, creating many prototypes, consulting many potential users, and performing many field tests, we came up with the final product.
At that moment, with the help of Carlos, we started to plan how to industrially produce and commercialize this product.
We are looking for $20,000 to fund the final tooling for the UCM manufacturing and to provide capital for our first production of UCM.
Also, for this project to be successful, we would need a minimum order of 500 units.
We hope you could help us to materialize our dream backing us at kickstarter.com
In return for your support you will receive a first run, limited edition ST or one of our other rewards.
We really appreciate your support and look forward to the day everyone can easily take fotos and videos including themselves in every street, in every city!
Please help us founding this project HERE.