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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 1 2014 5:25 AM UTC +00:00
£452
pledged of £12,500pledged of £12,500 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 1 2014 5:25 AM UTC +00:00

About

Simply lowering the tube over an existing chilli plant (or other plant such as tomato) and the microclimate effect starts. Typical of the common greenhouse, its clear robust front allows sunlight to pass through, however the back of the ChilliBud is not only reflective but the spherical shape makes use of what would be wasted light to bounce back onto the north side of the plant. Temperatures are also increased, recorded values from external temperatures of 15C can see internal temperatures range from 18C to 22C. Having the plant in a pot will act as heat storage so will maintain a higher temperature level when the clouds cover the sun. 

ChilliBud increases the typical environmental conditions chillies love. 

The materials are sourced within the UK and we take great pride in the quality which will be delivered to you. The materials selected are robust to withstand the outside environment and the rubber rim provides good stability if located on a smooth balcony.

Benefits

  • Increase temperature (micro-climate)
  • Promotes renewable energy (spherical reflector)
  • Allows pollination of flowers (see picture)
  • Reduces slug attacks (The tube is a wall perimeter)
  • Unique garden feature
As featured on BBC Radio Oxford

If successful we will deliver your ChilliBud November 2014. Perfect for this years Christmas present.

 

 Each pledge for a ChilliBud reward will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500 (if target is over reached then the numbers will continue). As you will be the first to own a ChilliBud from Kickstarter this unique number will only be available to Kickstarter backers.

 How it works

 As the ChilliBud is a tube with a reflector it enhances any captured light by using its spherical design. 

Maintaining Pollination
Maintaining Pollination

The start of our journey

This phase of ChilliBud is the microclimate stage, and the plan for our future success is to introduce accessories which will furthermore promote renewable energy and of course help grow your plants well, in the form of solar panels, fans, lights and water replenishment. Pledging towards our first order will ensure you will be updated when these additional accessories become available, so you can add them to your ChilliBud. This funding will go towards building our first run of the product and designing future accessories.

The parts

Designing and building a robust product was very important to us, so once the ChilliBud is assembled it forms a strong tube supported by Galvanised steel rings. Both top and bottom rims have a very robust rubber material to provide stability and anti-slippage. The white PVC material is also UV protected so you wont get any colour fading occurring.

In the Garden

Robust Marine Rim
Robust Marine Rim
Fastener
Fastener
Galvanised support ring
Galvanised support ring
Your delivered flat packed ChilliBud dimensions are 510mm by 570mm and 15mm thick.
Your delivered flat packed ChilliBud dimensions are 510mm by 570mm and 15mm thick.
Flat Packed
Flat Packed
Front view
Front view
side view
side view
Back view
Back view

 Below: This was our first video, but since then we have optimised ChilliBud for a white reflector only.

ChilliBud Plectrum
ChilliBud Plectrum

Production plan

The moment we have raised the funds we will contact our supplier/manufacture and the components will be machined and shipped to us. We will evaluate the components before they're packed as part of the quality control. Whilst the parts are machined we will create a short and easy to follow video on how to assemble the ChilliBud. If you pledge for a ChilliBud tube then we will email you the link before you receive the flat packed product. The flat packed ChilliBud dimensions are 510mm by 570mm and 15mm thick

Thanks to, Demob Happy for letting us use their soundtrack 'Rattlesnake'. 

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk project due to the simplicity of the product, as mentioned above parts are sourced in the UK and we have discussed the worst case scenario with our suppliers / manufactures what the greatest lead time is. So we have factored this into the proposed delivery time. As an engineer I'm often presented with problems that need solving fast so you can have confidence I will be working incredible hard to remove any problems and ensure the product is delivered to you in tip top condition and time.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.26

    Receive a email with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Receive a special edition pick (Plectrum) with the ChilliBud logo printed. An email with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Help us launch our brand and product. Receive a long sleeve T-Shirt, colour is Royal Blue with the ChilliBud logo on. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website. You can state your T-Shirt size Small, Medium or Large after this campaign.

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    Receive one ChilliBud micro-climate tube. Delivered to you flat packed. As you will be one of the first people to own a ChilliBud pledging here your ChilliBud will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Receive one ChilliBud micro-climate tube. Delivered to you flat packed. As you will be one of the first people to own a ChilliBud pledging here your ChilliBud will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    Receive one ChilliBud micro-climate tube. Delivered to you flat packed together with a long sleeve T-shirt. As you will be one of the first people to own a ChilliBud pledging here your ChilliBud will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    Receive two ChilliBud micro-climate tube. Delivered to you flat packed. As you will be one of the first people to own a ChilliBud pledging here your ChilliBud will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    Receive two ChilliBud micro-climate tube. Delivered to you flat packed. As you will be one of the first people to own a ChilliBud pledging here your ChilliBud will be uniquely numbered from 1 to 500. Also an email will be sent to you with a video link of me giving you an approved nod of gratitude and your name will be listed on our website.

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Funding period

- (35 days)