Bedtime stories have always been a staple in any young family’s home. It’s a time to connect, explore imagination and develop creativity in both parent and child. With all the developments in technology, consumer products, and product design, there was an amazing opportunity to elevate this experience and supercharge bedtime stories.


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Natalie Rebot, inventor, with daughter Chloe


Moonlite’s Inspiration:


The idea for Moonlite came to its inventor, Natalie when she was reading bedtime stories to her daughter and product inspiration, Chloe. To keep Chloe engaged, Natalie used the flashlight from her phone to create shadow puppets on the wall while telling a story. And then she thought, “What if I could create images on the wall to make bedtime stories even better?” The Moonlite was born. Check out Natalie’s Kickstarter campaign:


The Product Design:


Moonlite’s product design features smooth lines and soft finishes to appeal to the child’s eye. The first ever mini-projector device contains a photo reel which is sandwiched between an easy to rotate the disc. The pastel color is attention-grabbing and glows in the dark to add an element of fun. There are color recognition swatches for app integration, include full high definition images as well as sound effects for a full audio-visual experience. The adjustable lens allows the user to focus the image designed to fit perfectly on an iPhone or Samsung. The pad at the back offers further security adhering to the back of the device.

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Moonlite storyreels feature all your childhood faves


Words From Our Designers



“We really enjoyed the working with Natalie on this product design,” says Robert Colgan, Senior Industrial Designer at MAKO Invent and designer of Moonlite. “After a few product designs and 3D CAD’s, we knew Moonlite was going to make a splash in the market.”

Moonlite’s Kickstarter campaign launched yesterday, December 6th with a goal of $20, 000 and has already been reached in one day! Congratulations Natalie and Chloe – Moonlite is a product design success!

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.




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