Tag: crowdfunding

29
Dec

The weirdest crowdfunding fails

Crowdfunding has created plenty of opportunities for aspiring businesses in recent years. It helps give them an opportunity to introduce exciting new inventions and products. However, it can also be risky. You hand money to internet strangers who give you nothing but a promise in return.Continue Reading..

11
Dec

This prototype water bottle actually fills itself

Cyclists know that you need to keep hydrated. And to make sure that you don’t run dry, industrial design student Kristof Retezár has designed a prototype self-filling water bottle. How? It turns air into water while you ride a moving bicycle.

Using the principle of thermoelectric cooling—where humid air passes through solar cells and condenses air moisture into water droplets—the water bottle is able to collect up to 0.5 litres of water within an hour. Of course that’s in countries that have the right climate.

This prototype water bottle actually fills itself

“I wanted to bring a solution to many problems, including water scarcity,” Kristof said.

Kristof’s invention—called the Fontus—is designed as a handy bicycle accessory. It can be used for long bike tours and is also a good solution to water scarcity.

This prototype water bottle actually fills itselfThis prototype water bottle actually fills itself

Kristof claims that the basic elements of the device aren’t too expensive. He estimated that the prototype costs between $25 and $40 to make. However, he notes that may change depending on future iterations of the water bottle. He eventually hopes to refine the device with a purification system. Thus allowing it to be used in cities with pollution. He’s also be looking into crowdfunding options and investors to mass-produce the device.

Head over here to find out more about the Fontus. Maybe you’re looking for a bicycle to put it on? Why not this one that can’t be stolen.


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/water-from-air-fontus_n_6160136.html

23
Oct
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