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The Idea Floated Around In Nicko’s Mind For Many Months…

But Like Many Inventors, He Had No Idea How To Turn An Idea Into A Product

Nicko had been hand-mixing Gatorade and other powdered drinks for sports teams for years. It was a hassle. Ice in, pour in powder, add water, stir stir stir, check to see if it’s dissolved, stir stir stir. Then you have to keep your eye on it so that you get it refilled before it’s empty. Repeat.

It was an ongoing hassle and was time-consuming. He thought, “Why not invent a multi-functional self-mixing, self-monitoring beverage cooler that gives you a large quantity of fresh beverages that are always at the ready for the team?”

Wave Cooler Version 1

N3DX has been hired by Nicko Benson of Wave Cooler, LLC to develop his product from start to finish. Wave Cooler will be launching on Kickstarter.com for crowdfunding very soon.

There Were A Lot Of Design Concepts To Figure Out

How Do You Design It, Select Materials, And Build A Prototype

There were a lot of different issues to figure out.

  • How could I add a water pump to do the mixing for me?
  • How could I add water level sensors so it’s easy to monitor remaining content?
  • What kind of design would make it easier and more comfortable to carry a fully filled container?
  • How could the lid be improved for access and cleanliness (mold, dirt)?How would we power the mixer and water level monitoring?

Meeting Joshua Made All The Difference

That Was When WaveCooler Began To Happen

Taking great concepts, and turning them into real products—this is what N3DX is passionate about. So when Nicko met Josh Murphy, owner of N3DX, WaveCooler immediately started taking shape.

“I’d consulted with several so-called 3D printer companies, but they all seemed more interested in billing hourly rates than helping me hatch my idea. When I met N3DX, it felt like I was talking to a partner, someone with a sincere vested interest in developing the WaveCooler idea into a real, marketable product.” 

Nicko Benson, CEO, WaveCooler

N3DX is a company that starts with inventors’ concepts and brings them into reality. We create renderings, do engineering, prototyping, and manage manufacturing. We handle the process start to finish. Here’s the most important thing—we do all this with the same heart and passion as the inventor.

N3DX Was In The Trenches With Me The Whole Way

Know-How And Dogged Determination Make An Unstoppable Combination

Nicko’s initial product idea was great, AND the design insights and materials that N3DX discovered made it even better. Starting with brainstorming and storyboarding, N3DX identified challenges and thoughtfully developed solutions for the WaveCooler.

“The N3DX team took the lead. They’d call me every day, sometimes late at night or early in the morning. Their motivation to design and build what I was really dreaming of was inspiring!”

Nicko Benson, CEO, WaveCooler

After several iterations going back and forth, WaveCooler began to take tangible form. We addressed every single one of the issues Nicko had when we started the project. The WaveCooler has easy-to-use features that benefit a wide swath of consumers. No more stationary “glug-glug” water coolers or buying and dealing with bottled water.

This is the kind of developmental experience any inventor with a new idea wants. N3DX is a design and fabrication group that takes a new project personally. We believe in delivering bang-on results to make you a winner. We don’t have the high overhead costs of our corporate competitors.

“I never felt like I was being taken advantage of. N3DX was on top of it and made me feel like I was the only project they cared about.’ I was amazed by the work they did.”

Nicko Benson, CEO, WaveCooler

Now Nicko’s Dream Is A Reality

We’ve Got The Product Ready To Go On The Market

The WaveCooler is perfect for gymnastic meets, basketball camps, game-day sidelines, dugouts, factory floors, camping trips. The list goes on forever—WaveCooler works just about anyplace where large groups of people need liquid refreshments.

The WaveCooler is a good-looking 5-gallon “water cooler” design. It includes an integrated mixer, water level sensor with LED indicators, easy no-spill door access, drip-free spout, and a rechargeable battery to keep it all running smoothly.

Nicko Has Applied For A Patent And Have A Final Product Prototype

The Next Step Is A Kickstarter Campaign

We’ve worked our way through all the design challenges and have a patent in progress. It’s been exciting every step of the way, and Joshua Murphy at N3DX was critical to our process.


About WaVE

Wave Cooler, LLC is a company founded by Nicko Benson of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wave Cooler is an idea and invention of Nicko and has all originated from his clever mind. Nicko sought out to get Wave Cooler a design, with many proposals on Upwork.com he came to the choice and picked Josh Murphy, with N3DX Product Design , to design and prototype his idea. Together they have achieved what you see on this site. Wave Cooler, LLC is now accepting donations to help bring Wave Cooler Version 1 to market and you can always expect something from Wave Cooler, LLC in return all help with a great reward.

Meet the Team

Team Wave Cooler is small at this given time but made up of two incredible mind set out to make this a great wave of magnificent Wave Coolers.


NIcko Benson

Founder Nicko Benson

Inventor, Founder, & CEO of Wave C00ler, LLC.

Nicko Benson of Forty Wayne, Indiana is the clever mind behind the Wave Cooler invention. He is bright strong willed and ready to take Wave Cooler all the way viral.


Josh Murphy

N3DX Designer Josh Murphy

Lead Designer Wave Cooler, LLC. CEO of N3DX Product Design

Lead designer for Wave Cooler, head of all design aspects from coolers to website. Partner and good friend of CEO Nicko Benson. CEO of N3DX Product Design.






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