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Specdrums are app-connected rings that turn the world’s colors into your own personal sound machine. They let you create beats and melodies by tapping on anything with color, such as your clothes, our 12-color keyboard, or any objects you find around you. You can even draw and print out your own Specdrums instruments.

Simply tap to connect up to 10 rings to our iOS or Android app. Then tap colors to play musical pitches and sounds wirelessly through our app.

You can select many types of instruments, such as various keyboards, synths, and drum kits, or choose other collections of sounds, like your own recordings and sound effects. The color of each sound can be customized to match specific colors you find around you, like your clothes.

Jack FitzGerrell – Marketing Director

1. Book recommendation:
Don’t Make Me Think – Steve Krug
Design Of Everyday Things – Don Norman

2. Favorite philosopher:
Kant, Schopenhauer

3. Favorite quote:
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” -Simon Sinek.

4. A CEO you follow:
Alex Bogusky, Gary Vaynerchuck

5. Favorite documentary:
The Defiant Ones

6. Favorite artwork:
Keith Harring

7. Favorite music:
Old School Hip-Hop: Nas’ Illmatic, Joey Bada$$’ 1999 Mixtape

8. What would your last meal be?
Grandma’s fried chicken

9. What is the meaning of life?
To create happiness

10. What is your situation? (marries, single, kids…)
Just about to graduate CU Boulder.

11. What advice would you give your 20 y/o self?
I turned 21 five days ago, so I haven’t had any big mistakes yet! But don’t take the “Sink Shot” on your birthday….

12. What do you have left to do?
Everything! Can’t wait to graduate and have more chances to explore and travel. Continue to be heavily involved in start-up and innovation, and found my own company.

13. How would you spend $5,000 in your business?
We’re as lean as it gets (though with some exciting prospects for funding). We only have a few Specdrums rings left and would love to be able to get feedback and publicity from more influencers like musicians and music educators. We plan a rush manufacturing run to be able to have more rings on hands, and test our channels for mfg. + distribution.

14. $50,000?
Besides the money coming in from kickstarter (which will largely go to the manufacturing and fulfillment of the backed rings) scaling manufacturing and expanding the team and our workspace, retail distribution, design improvements.
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