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About this project

Newest Prototype Modeled with Fusion 360
Newest Prototype Modeled with Fusion 360
Presenting at the Education Keynote at Autodesk University
Presenting at the Education Keynote at Autodesk University

The energy scooter with its portable crank generator charges electronic devices when it's foot-peddled by its riders.  The portable generator with AC adapter (patent pending) can be detached and attached to any scooter, bike or longboard. It was designed and built by Makeosity with young makers, ages 11-13, who wanted to create a product to encourage more urban youth, like themselves, to get out and exercise more. Their answer is to promote riding scooters, bikes and longboards through being digitally connected and fully charged through exercise.  We have built two prototypes of the energy scooter and its portable charging device, with the energy scooters' young makers, and are raising funds to design, build and test a final model (scooter and portable energy generator). We will produce limited editions that we will test drive with youth in New York City.  Through their feedback, we will tweak our final designs and create the final product(s), (scooter and energy generator and/or portable generator) and specifications for manufacturing.

Risks and challenges

We have mitigated the risks of the product development through the simplicity of the design and through testing the product with its target market (youth). The development costs have been kept to a minimum through the assembly of a team of qualified engineers and a 3D printer/manufacturer (BlackBox) http://www.blackboxmfg.com/ that won New York's Next Top Makers competition, and with support from Autodesk, whose staff have worked in tandem with the young makers to help their design and prototype come to life. Funding will help support the testing and quality assurance of the final product and prepare it for manufacturing.

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    You will receive an email thank you card signed by the Makeosity energy scooter team with a link to a thank you video and a preview of the near completed energy scooter prototype 3.

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    We are mounting the original scooter on our clubhouse wall at PS 107, the Bronx, and will include your name on the wall underneath it. We will email you a photo.

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    We will send you a download link to one of the science games that our other maker kids created, either Frog Hoops http://www.makeosity.com/product/frog-hoops/ or Frog Jump http://www.makeosity.com/product/frog-jump/. Each child who created the games will receive $5 from your donation so your funds will support more than a dozen young makers to see their dreams come true!

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    You will receive a limited edition, patent pending, portable energy generator designed by our young makers and manufactured at Blackbox in Brooklyn http://www.blackboxmfg.com/ for your scooter or bicycle.

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    You will receive a limited edition energy scooter designed by our young makers and manufactured at BlackBox http://www.blackboxmfg.com/ in Brooklyn.

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