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About this project

What is Float?

Float is the worlds first levitating hot air balloon light. It is able to float up to 20mm in the air because of the use of electromagnets which are built into the base of the light. An onboard warm LED has been fitted into the basket which can be easily turned on and off with a toggle switch. 

Float uses the latest object levitation technology to allow the balloon to spin at the speed of your choice in the air.

Float around the house
Float around the house

Use Float as a fun desk friend! One of the features that has been incorporated in Float is the built in toggle switch. This allows the user to turn the light on and off even if Float is in use. 

Each base will be created from sustainable hardwood and will be hand finished to ensure the highest quality finish.

 

Making a great night light, Float is designed for all ages
Making a great night light, Float is designed for all ages

 

Float is easy as to set up as it is in the video... Just gently lower the magnet onto the centre of the base until you feel it become stable. The electromagnets will help you do this.

Technical Specifications

Base dimensions: 28mm x 123mm

Balloon dimensions: 150mm x 225mm

Magnet diameter: 50mm

Power cable: Barrel connector

Luminous Intensity: 5000mcd

LED type: 3mm - 120 degree view angle

LED colour: Warm Yellow

Battery type: 2X 1.5v button battery

Usage: Indoor

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Prototyping Float
Prototyping Float

Production Schedule 

Our estimated timings
Our estimated timings

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The Team

We are two product design students who are using kickstarter to get our product into large scale manufacture. 

                          Alex Church                                                        Joe Turton

 

Thank You!

Without both our backers and kickstarter, we wouldn't have been able to have a go at getting Float in production. Therefore we would like to thank you for all your support that you give us on our journey!

Risks and challenges

With all projects, risks and challenges will be met and it is therefore our job to overcome them. Our word to you is that we will inform you about the obstacles which we may encounter on the way, even if it does not push back the time when you will receive your reward. Carrying out many tests on different materials and components has been one of our main efforts to help reduce the potential risks and challenges that we may come across. This prototyping stage is vital as it allows us to understand how we can manufacture a product that has been completed to our utmost standards. The expected delivery of when you will receive your rewards has been designed so that even if we meet any problems, they will not effect the delivery date. We have a huge amount of pride in our levitating light and look forward to giving something back to our backers. To ensure that our backers can enjoy using our product, each Float will be checked by our team before it is sent out, so the product can be delivered in perfect condition and on time.

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    Thank you :)

    You have helped us get even closer to our goal if you go for this!

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    Float Key Ring

    A Hot Air Balloon shaped key ring made from 3mm clear acrylic. Manufactured on a laser cutter here in Oxfordshire!

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    Float creators kit

    Everything but the balloon... levitate objects up to 500g over the hardwood base.

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    - Float base with power adaptor

    - 50mm diameter magnet

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    Float - Early Bird

    This option buys you a Float levitating light!
    £40 ($51) off retail (£170).

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    - Float base with power adaptor

    - Red and White Balloon with light

    - 50mm diameter magnet

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    1st Float from the production run!

    -The first ever float from the production run.
    -Early Bird
    -Will include a personal engraving.
    -Free key ring included!

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    Float

    This option buys you a levitating hot air balloon light as shown in the pictures!

    You will receive:

    - Float base with power adaptor

    - Red and White Balloon with light

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    Float Gold

    Early bird float which has golden coloured tissue paper!

    You will receive:

    - Float base with power adaptor

    - Gold Balloon with light

    - 50mm diameter magnet

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    2X Float Early Bird

    Save £20 ($25) by buying two Floats with this option!

    What you will receive:

    - 2X Float base with power adaptor

    - 2X Red and White Balloon with light

    - 2X 50mm diameter magnet

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    10X Float

    Save £500 from retail!

    What you will receive:

    - 10X Float base with power adaptor

    - 10X Red and White Balloon with light

    - 10X 50mm diameter magnet

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