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Last updated December 4, 2018

Mate8 - Enjoy and discover the sea with your M8

A new mini scuba tank to discover the underwater world for up to 18 minutes. Anyone can use it and you can refill it just by yourself!

Mate8 - Enjoy and discover the sea with your M8

A new mini scuba tank to discover the underwater world for up to 18 minutes. Anyone can use it and you can refill it just by yourself!

€1,857
pledged of €45,000pledged of €45,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 4 2018 4:28 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 4, 2018

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About

M8 is a revolutionary mini scuba tank that allows you to enjoy the underwater world for up to 18 minutes. Besides it can be refilled by the user, as well described later. M8 is an idea born from two newly graduated friends - one in Aeronautical Engineering and the other in Business Management - and its purpose is to approach people to the underwater world in a different way. Thanks to its simplicity, everyone can use it: both certified divers and people without diving experience

 
 

> M8 gives independency: thanks to a specifically designed valve, the refill can be done in complete autonomy, without the need of a diving center. There are three ways to refill your M8:   

1. Three-stages hand pump  

Unlike a common bicycle pump – which can reach at maximum 15 bar – this pump has been designed to compress the air till a pressure of 200 bar

2. Portable electric mini – compressor  

It is more comfortable than the hand pump as for effort. The refill only requires about 3 minutes and the weight of 14 kg allows you to carry it everywhere. It is also equipped with a specifically designed water tank – realized with a 3D printer – to enable the water-cooling   

3. Scuba tank  

It can be used as main tank from which drawing compressed and filtered air in order to refill your M8. This procedure is possible thanks to a special connector that makes the refilling process very quick – less than 1 minute. Moreover, it allows you to use your device also abroad, where the compressor transport could may be difficult, while a scuba tank is always easy to find  

> M8 is easy-to-carry: thanks to its lightweight – less than 2.5 kg – you can carry it with you during your trips around the world  

> M8 is easy-to-wear: in less than 2 minutes you are ready to dive. It comes with a handmade neoprene harness that is skin friendly and gives stability to the cylinder once you put it on your back    

M8 has been studied and designed in order to be used with no problems in shallow waters – less than 10 meters deep. This way, all the problems related to the compressed air breathing are avoided. Instead, the relative license is required to use this device in deeper waters.  

In fact, the risk to face nitrogen narcosis and/or DCS – “decompression sickness” – is essentially null because depth and permanence time are reduced. Moreover, the use of dive tables or divecomputers is not required. Besides, we will give you together with the device a PDF in which we will explain you how to perform a correct and safe dive. In this way you will avoid possible lungs damages. 

Dive tables indicate 152 minutes as maximum permanence time at 10 meters deep to avoid the decompression at the end of the dive. This value makes us understand that also repeated dives within the 10 meters are safe for our organism.  

About air quality, M8 refill accessories are equipped with special filters that eliminate particles, oil, smell and humidity. Moreover, it is recommended to avoid refilling near polluting sources such as car and industrial exhausts.

 * autonomy varies with diver experience and environmental conditions. It must be remembered that at 10 meters deep the autonomy is halved because of the water pressure increase

 
 
   

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Risks and challenges

Our main big challenge will be the logistic aspect of our activity, since we need many suppliers. However in these months we prepared ourselves to succesful overcame this challange. In fact, we already established a contact with each supplier in order to have a clear vision of the steps we will have to do in the future.
Thanks to this, we will be able to deliver our packages on time.
However, if there will be delays we will immediately inform our backers.

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    Start learning about the underwater world and how M8 works with our PDF.

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    Basic pack - A

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    You'll receive 1 M8 with 1 harness and 1 case. We'll give you also our PDF and special gadgets.

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    Starter pack with DIN valve - B

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    You'll receive 1 M8, 1 harness, 1 case and the DIN valve to refill it with a classic scuba tank.
    We'll give you also our PDF and special gadgets.

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    Starter pack with compressor - D

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    You'll receive 1 M8, 1 harness, 1 case and the electric mini-compressor to refill it.
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    • 1 x Harness
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    Advanced pack - E

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    Get the advanced pack!
    You'll receive 2 M8, 2 harnesses, 1 case and 1 hand pump to refill them.
    We'll give you also our PDF and special gadgets.

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    You'll receive 1 M8, 1 harness, 1 hand pump, 1 DIN valve and 1 mini-compressor. All items contained in their case.
    We'll give you also our PDF and special gadgets.

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    Includes:
    • 1 x M8
    • 1 x Harness
    • 1 x Hand pump
    • 1 x DIN valve
    • 1 x Portable electric mini-compressor
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    You'll receive 2 M8, 2 harnesses, 1 mini-compressor and 1 DIN valve. All items contained in their case.
    We'll give you also our PDF and special gadgets.

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    • 2 x M8
    • 2 x Harness
    • 1 x DIN valve
    • 1 x Portable electric mini-compressor
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    You'll receive 4 M8, 4 harnesses and 1 DIN valve to refill them using a classic scuba tank. All items contained in 1 case.
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