We expect creators on Kickstarter to bring an exceptional level of honesty, openness, and candor to both how they present their ideas and how they run their campaigns.
That’s why, in addition to following our rules, hardware and product design creators are required to show working prototypes of their projects. (Note: We don’t allow photorealistic renderings.) We also ask creators in these categories to detail for backers how they’ll produce their product and whether they’ve produced things like it before.
Here are a few Kickstarter-created resources we recommend for all hardware and product design creators:
Read our rules and best practices for showing backers the development of your product both honestly and transparently.
These videos share advice on how to tell your story and how to display your product.
Read in-depth articles about manufacturing.
Start thinking about sustainability from the get-go with this guide to reducing the environmental impact of your product.