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Heiko SchmidtBy Heiko Schmidt
First created
Heiko SchmidtBy Heiko Schmidt
First created
€506
pledged of €8,000pledged of €8,000 goal
9
backers
26days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 8 2019 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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About

Did you ever wonder if there is a possibility to ignite fireworks with your mobile phone?

Here it is!

But first of all we will explain why this is useful, what benefits it's creating and how that will work.

  • Did you know that at New Years Eve even for Germany thousands of accidents happened only caused by the careless use of fireworks?
  • Did you know that with a product from oneclickaction like the EASYstart or EASYlaunch it is really comfortable and safe to ignite fireworks?
  • Did you know that it is possible now to avoid cold and / or burned fingers by igniting fireworks?

Let's get an impression how easy it is:

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The basic idea is to control Effects like fireworks, helium balloons or Confetti guns. Even any light effects or whatever a great party is needing can be controlled by a mobile phone, tablet or notebook without installing an app or anything similar. The EASYstart/ -launch is providing a WiFi to which you are getting connected through the QR-Code. Your personal QR-Code is created based on your personal serial number which you may find in the manual. Immediately a web app is getting opened and you are ready to control your effects.

webapp - opened in your browser
webapp - opened in your browser


Actually there are two different types of devices available with also 2 different types of ignition techniques.

The EASYstart as the smallest device is able to handle 3 channels where ignition cables have to be connected.

EASYstart
EASYstart
bundle of ignition cables
bundle of ignition cables


The ignition cables are one time use, as those are getting damaged after usage. The functionallity of the ignition cables is that a small wire inside the clip at the tip of the cable is getting heated by the energy pulse which is send to the cable.

connection of an ignition cable to the EASYstart
connection of an ignition cable to the EASYstart

The EASYlaunch has in addition to the 3 connectors for ignition cables another 3 guiding tubes made for firework rockets. Those ones are pretty easy to use, just put the rocket into the guiding tube and the fuse into the fuse funnel. Those igniters are multi-usable.

The igniters at the EASYlaunch are working in the same way as the ignition cables with heating up a small wire, with the only exception that those ones are NOT getting destroyed after usage and can be used multiple times.
Both ignition methods are constructed in a way that NO contact with the hot wire can happen by accident if the products are used in the correct way!

EASYlaunch
EASYlaunch

 To grant a stable stand for your EASYlaunch it is mounted on an aluminium tripod.

Is it just looking strong?
NO. The housing is based on industrial standards because the device has to be resistant against rough circumstances like rain, snow and tumbling down.

portfolio overview
portfolio overview
fitting to your needs
fitting to your needs

fully loaded:

small but nice
small but nice
EASYlaunch with 6 channels
EASYlaunch with 6 channels
everything which has a fuse can be connected to the ignition cable clips (fireworks batteries, fountains, rockets...)
everything which has a fuse can be connected to the ignition cable clips (fireworks batteries, fountains, rockets...)

What do I need for running an EASYstart / EASYlaunch ?

Everthing you need in addition to the device is a Powerbank you  know from your mobile phone, 8 * AA batteries and a device which can handle WiFi and has a browser (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, notebook...)

  • The Powerbank* has enough energy to power the electronics inside
  • The AA batteries* are necessary to provide a longterm energy supply for heating up the wires
  • The device with WiFi is necessary to get connected to the EASYstart / EASYlaunch and will give you the possibility to control any actions via a website which is provided by our devices
  • more ignition cables can be ordered in our future webshop or at any pyro-onlineshop 

*any technical requirements due to the powerbank and the bateries are listed in a detailed way in the manual.

REMARK:

The usage of fireworks is regulated by every country and sometimes also by municipalities in a different way. As oneclickaction is providing the ignition equipment please inform yourself separately about the usage of fireworks in your dedicated country respectively region!

Example from Germany: the usage of fireworks is allowed to fire without any additional permission only at the 31st of December and the 1st of January.
In the case fireworks would be a nice show for any party or event during the year a permission can be requested at every munipal office. Also hereby different rules depending on the region may appear.

As the ignition energy which is provided by any of the products from oneclickaction is too low to fire anything except e.g. a fuse and also the energy is realized as a short impulse, there is no restriction on buying. It is not even possible to fire a piece of paper due to the fact that the impulse is low energy and short.

What's the plan now on kickstarter?

As the project is running since more than 1,5 years from the first thought up to the today's products respectively portfolio the target is to build up every process on serial production standards.
That does mean to:

  •  reorganize the manufacturing process
  • redesign the pcb-board with the control electronics and the mainboard

in a later stage of the project:

  •  we are going to do a small new release which is based on the light concept of the devices
  • we are gping to add small design adaptions at the housing.
timeline
timeline

 Behind the scenes

The challenge was to develop something with electronics which is later on able to provide enough energy to activate a fuse.
Based on a microcontroller board with WiFi our team of developers created a controller board which is connected to the mainboard and is managing everything around the power side.

inside the launcher
inside the launcher

 The board is going to be extended to six channels in during the redesign step as our series zero product was designed for only 5 channels.

Risks and challenges

To get the acceptance on a topic like fireworks, it will be absolutely necessary to come along with e.g. TÜV certificates.

People are trusting in certificates!

The biggest challenge will be to get the certificates for the IP class which is certifying against dirt and water due to the certain definition of the IP class and also getting first of all the local approvals of the german market and later on also for international markets.

With those actions we can generate more trust and create more a safety product than a gadget.

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