Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 4, 2012.

Update #1

6 Days In

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Hi Everyone!

First of all thank you so much for all the support!  We’ve reached over 50% in just 6 days, and already get to send out 33 PowerPots (including 2 PowerPot XV!) to communities in developing nations! 

There’s been some curiosity about the T-Shirt design, so here it is: 

When the Kickstarter funding goes through you’ll get a survey and get to pick your size.

We’ve also made a short video to show the lights and batteries.  Check it out, they work great on their own and even better together.  It’s by far the best portable reading light solution I’ve come by.

Due to popular demand we’ve also added two new pledges.  First is a PowerPot V + PowerPot X combo for $299. The second is the $2 reward which states that any funds pledged in excess of a reward OR without a reward will go into a general pool to send out more PowerPots abroad.  So far you all have pooled together over $200 into this fund!

We’re going freshen up the body our kickstarter page so check back soon, and please remember to share our kickstarter with your friends!

Thanks!

PS: To all you wonderful writers out there who have been helping spread the word, THANK YOU!  Just to list a few that have helped in this past week:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/10/insert-coin-the-powerpot/

http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2012/04/10/charge-your-cellphone-with-cooking-pot-power/

http://www.geekosystem.com/powerpot-usb-charger/http://www.gizmag.com/powerpot-thermoelectric-cookware/22087/

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/general/1291642/powerpot-combines-gadget-charging-and-cooking

http://thefutureofthings.com/news/11444/powerpot-a-cooking-pot-to-charge-your-iphone.html?addComment

http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/04/06/this-is-good-a-pot-that-charges-your-cell-phone-while-you-cook/

It’s people like you that make Kickstarter and crowdsourcing platforms possible!

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      Creator Alina Holgate on April 14, 2012

      I went for the $199 pledge to get a powerpot V for myself and also to donate one to someone in a developing country. Can you tell us a little more about how you distribute the powerpots to developing countries?

      Also I'd just like to comment that these powerpots would have been an absolute boon in Victoria, Australia during the so-called Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 when 173 lost their lives. Loss of electricity was one of the first consequences of the bushfires and many people were without electricity for some time. Loss of cell phone charge meant that many people couldn't communicate with the outside world and so people didn't know whether their relatives were safe, they couldn't contact emergency services, etc. I'm going to be bringing the powerpot to the attention of our local fire authorities as a must-have part of bushfire preparation.

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      Creator Cory Watson on April 11, 2012

      Is there any way i can preorder the powerpot and one of the shirts?

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      Creator Joshua James on April 10, 2012

      Oh, I understand how it works. I just wanted to make sure you weren't expecting people to add the $2 pledge as an additional option. I've seen that explained before in error.

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      Creator David Toledo on April 10, 2012

      Joshua, you would pledge $42 total and claim a $40 reward. We will do the math and dedicate all the extra funds to the general fund for developing nations. Does that make sense?

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      Creator Joshua James on April 10, 2012

      Be aware that someone can not pledge $42 and choose both the $40 and $2 rewards. Backers can only select a single reward. However I've yet decide how to support your project, so I did in fact post a pledge and choose the $2 reward. It's a great idea!

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    Any amount pledged to this reward OR any additional money pledged on top of other rewards goes to our general fund for sending PowerPots to people in developing nations. Your small contribution can make a big difference!

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    You'll get a 5-LED goose-neck light that plugs into a USB port, which can be used with your laptop, our batteries, the PowerPot, or any other USB port. This light gives 60 lumens of diffuse light and only uses 0.3W. We like it so much, one light comes with every Kickstarter PowerPot and battery pledge.

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    You'll get a USB battery (1800 mAh with cellphone tips included). This is a great little backup battery. Use it to charge your cellphone on-the-go. It even has a built-in flashlight. Also includes the 5 LED goose-neck light which plugs into a USB port. This handy little battery and 5 LED light come with all Kickstarter orders of PowerPots.

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    You'll get a heavy-duty rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (5,000 mAh) with 2 USB ports and tablet charging capability. Comes with all the adapters you need to charge cell phones and includes a 5 LED goose-neck light that plugs into USB.

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    You will be donating a PowerPot V for someone in a developing nation. Your donation will make a huge difference in this person's life, freeing them from the daily struggle to find power.You'll also receive a kickstarter exclusive sticker letting others know you empowered someone in need.

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    You'll be pre-ordering for yourself or a friend a PowerPot V for this camping season. Comes with the bowl/lid, USB charger cable, 1800 mAh USB battery and a 5 LED USB light. (Retail price will be $150 and no battery)

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    You'll be pre-ordering for yourself or a friend a complete PowerPot V Bundle for this camping season. This kit comes with the PowerPot V, the lightweight backpacking stove, the rechargeable USB battery/flashlight and a 5 LED USB light so that you have everything you need ready to go.

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    You'll be pre-ordering a PowerPot V for yourself or a friend and also donating a PowerPot V to someone in a developing nation who needs a portable power generator. Your PowerPot will come with the bowl/lid, USB charger cable, 1800 mAh USB battery and a 5 LED USB light. You'll also receive a kickstarter exclusive sticker letting others know you empowered someone in need.

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    You'll be pre-ordering the PowerPot X for yourself or a friend. Your PowerPot will come with the lid, USB charger cable, 1800 mAh USB battery and a 5 LED USB light.

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    You'll be pre-ordering a PowerPot X bundle for yourself or a friend and donating a PowerPot V kit to someone in need of a portable power generator. You'll also receive a kickstarter exclusive sticker letting others know you empowered someone in need.

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    You'll be pre-ordering a PowerPot X and a PowerPot V for yourself or a friend. Get the best of both worlds! Leave one at home for emergency preparedness and bring one wherever your adventures take you.

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    You'll be pre-ordering a 15 W PowerPot XV for your self and a family in need. This size PowerPot will enable a family or school to start a business selling power to their community. You'll also receive a kickstarter exclusive sticker letting others know you empowered someone in need.

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    You'll receive a PowerPot V, X, XV and send out 2 PowerPot XV to start micro-generation businesses in developing nations. You'll also receive a kickstarter exclusive sticker letting others know you empowered someone in need.

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