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Thank you for checking out our campaign. We've received many inquiries and have decided to pursue another business direction which necessitates canceling this campaign at this time. We'll continue to develop the technology, though in a slightly different form.  
We appreciate all the support we've received and apologize for any inconvenience. We'll leave the campaign open for the rest of the day and will respond to messages shortly. Please feel free to cancel your rewards. Thank you again.

The ArcSling Motion Converter turns kinetic energy into electricity.This portable device can harvest movement to power our everyday devices. The motion needs to be strong enough to move the internal mechanism, and a steady cadence is preferable to a sporadic one. 

Placement of ports
Placement of ports

Equipped with a 20 Watt generator, two 5V USB ports and a 12V output port, the ArcSling Motion Converter can provide power for most of your mobile needs including smartphones, Go Pros, GPS units and even tablet PC's. The ArcSling Motion Converter does not contain an internal battery - the electricity is generated instantly. Thus it doesn't just trickle charge and top off previously charged internal batteries like many other portable renewable energy devices. ArcSling can however be paired with external batteries through either the 5V or 12V ports for added flexibility. 

The current prototype is over-built to ensure it provides sufficient electricity. The production version will keep most of the internal mechanism and circuitry, but the case and attachments will have a new design. Functionality will be improved, while weight and dimensions  for the total system will be smaller and lighter. Currently, the main unit weighs 4 pounds and measures 9x9x3 inches. 
 

                                                      Early prototype simulation

The portable ArcSling Motion Converter will demonstrate the viability of a mechanical kinetic energy harvesting device for use in localized power generation. Support for this project will also enable further development (with the help of partners) of larger units for use offshore and on-board sea craft. The on-board unit would be the first of it's kind while the offshore unit can be the first practical large-scale Wave Energy Converter.

Offshore Concept
Offshore Concept

 

On-board Sea Craft Concept
On-board Sea Craft Concept

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Risks and challenges

The prototype ArcSling Motion Converter has excess space and weight which can be eliminated. The case and attachments will have a new design for the production version so the total system will be smaller and lighter, with improved functionality as well.

Fortunately the prototype works well and the internal mechanisms and circuitry will remain largely unchanged. However the normal risks associated with taking a mechanical device from prototype to mass production pertain. Though we feel we have set a realistic timeline, we will inform backers of any serious problems which may delay delivery, whether they be internal to our company or throughout our supply chain.

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