I. Pugh Chart
I created this Pugh Chart to compare the ideas.
The Snow Log Maker was the winner. It was one of the most popular ideas from the survey. I think it will be fun to make and try out.
II. Best Idea and Name
Snow Log Maker
Snow Wall Maker
Ice Fort Shovel
Winner: Bastion Snow Shovel
III. Elevator Pitch Video
Details for the elevator pitch:
The opportunity is for a novel snow fort making device. This product works like a shovel, so large volumes of snow may be moved at once. As the user pushes the Bastion Shovel, it compacts the snow into a roll. Common snow fort products make single bricks, and rely on the maker sitting down. The market is for preadolescents and adolescents or adults who help them play. The estimated bulk material cost is $2.94. The estimated price to consumers is $29. In the preliminary patent search I did not find any related patents, except for basic shovels or levered shovels. I believe it can be made locally.
Please open the video with QuickTime or iMovie.