- You submit your idea to Quirky (fee USD$99)
- Quirky’s community members take a look at your idea and refine it, much like a wiki develops
- Units are pre-sold to the community to gauge interest
- A winner is selected by the Quirky design team
- Professional engineers, designers and marketers then take over and properly design your product and place it on sale
- When the number of orders reaches the appropriate threshold, the item is actually manufactured and you receive a portion of the revenue
A helmet manufacturer is using distributed 3D scanning technology to produce bespoke products for customers.