Bike Mounts in Production (that was easy)
I bet you thought I forgot about you. Well I'm back with lots of news.
First of all, I wanted to take a second out of... Read more
SCUBOSAVI / BIKE MOUNTS
Today I want to share two things with you:
1. I took a video of our water testing. In case you were worried about Bosavi in the rain,... Read more
Hey Kickstarter Backers!
By now, almost all of you have received your Kickstarter rewards. If you haven't, you have probably heard from me directly or you will in the next... Read more
Please stay tuned for full descriptions of the packaging extravaganza in the next day or two. Future updates will include all of the details of picking up a pallet... Read more
The Final Countdown
My excitement is to the point that I don't think I can express myself in words. Instead I decided to write a little song to share my feelings with you.... Read more
I hope everyone is having a great holiday and is taking some time to catch up with Family, friends, and rest.
Thank you all again for your patience... Read more
The last update I posted was written from the airplane but posted about a week after arriving in China. I had planned on posting an update almost every... Read more
30,000 foot Update
I am writing this update from a 747-400 (capacity 374) bound toward China at a speed of 547 miles/hour . We are two hours into the 14.5 hour flight that... Read more
SHOUT OUT TO AN INSPIRATION
Hello Backers! A lot has happened in the past week or so, but before I get started on Bosavi I want to give a shout out to a good friend... Read more
TIME TO GET DIRTY
Christina and I went to see the new James Bond movie with her parents the other night. Before the movie we saw the preview for Django. In the preview... Read more
VIDEO ON THE INTERNET = FAMOUS
Hi Kickstarter backers,
The beginning of this week I received the T1 prototype! I've never waited more eagerly for anything in my life, and the plastic was worth the wait.... Read more
PLASTIC, PLASTIC, PLASTIC!
Hello Team Bosavi,
Remember the molds I showed you last week? Well…they are making plastic now! Finally, the slog is about over and the fun is beginning. Pheww!
Here you... Read more
MOLDS MOLDS MOLDS!
In the past couple of days we have been getting a steady stream of good news from the manufacturer. It looks like the biggest piece of this puzzle... Read more
Hello Team Bosavi,
As promised we have started to get some pretty detailed images of the manufacturing. Seeing the progress is renewing my excitement and making me feel a little... Read more
I have a couple of things to discuss today. As usual, I have broken them out with headings in case you want to skip through some of my... Read more
HINGE = DONE; MOLDS = BEING CUT!
Believe it or not I was quite the misfit when I was a kid. Throughout my time in grade school (which I saw as a maximum security prison)... Read more
Hinge = Battle
I have been holding off on writing another update until I had a better idea of our manufacturing status.
So what’s holding things up right now?
Believe it... Read more
It has been more than a week since my last update and a lot has happened since then. I am going to include it all in one giant... Read more
Hello Team Bosavi,
There is great news from the manufacturer! The mechanical parts of the prototype are complete and everything fits together wonderfully. The manufacturer has cut the circuit board... Read more
I have spent the past couple of weeks working with the manufacturer and their team of designers on updating the design for manufacturability. Hip manufacturing people call... Read more
THE RESULTS ARE IN
Lanterns and t-shirts are ready. They will be going out right after the holiday. Happy 4th of July!
After the intense Kickstarter campaign it feels awesome to dedicate... Read more
PROGRESS REPORT #1
I have officially begun the process of manufacturing the first 1000 production units of Bosavi. I am currently working with a team of designers to address some of the waterproofing... Read more
A block from our house is a *raw vegan* restaurant called Café Gratitude. At Café Gratitude you place your order by telling the waitress what you are grateful for (yes... Read more
The past couple of days have been absolutely CRAZY!!! Your outpouring of support has been a complete validation of the countless hours I have poured into Bosavi. THANK YOU!!!
I... Read more
Raffle for TiGr!!!
Remember the raffle for the Backcountry Boiler? Are you still bummed that you didn't win? Because there is a new raffle prize offered by another one of my Kickstarter heroes:... Read more
We have crossed 35 thousand dollars!!! That is 175% of the funding goal! To everyone that backed Bosavi: Thank you!!!
I love the outdoors. One of my favorite parts... Read more
Water Proof Vs. Water Resistant
Sorry for the double update in one day. It won't happen again.
I just wanted to clarify a little confusion: the Bosavi headlamp is already water resistant. You will... Read more
I headed over to hang out with Brendan from Yes Press in Oakland (he is doing all of the amazing t-shirts for Bosavi). Today we did some tests on printing... Read more
Give One Get One
We have had a couple of huge milestones in the past couple of days:
1. We crossed $30,000!!!!! Amazing. Thank you everyone for the support. It isn't just anyone that... Read more
And the winner is!!!
We have a winner for the Backcountry Boiler!!!
Justin K! Thank you so much for backing me and thank you Devin (founder of Backcountry Boiler)for all of the advice... Read more
OTHER COOL GEAR
I was looking around Kickstarter for inspiration and found this awesome camp stove: The Backcountry Boiler. It is the size of a Nalgene, and can boil water with sticks you... Read more
PAY IT FORWARD
Today I decided to finally break out the big guns. Below is a picture of Bosavi on boost next to one of the best selling headlamps from REI. The purchased... Read more
The Black Plague
Well, it was bound to happen. After putting in four or five big days of showing Bosavi at the climbing gyms and the Maker Faire I got sick. Even though... Read more
MAKER FAIRE OVER
I spent all day on both Saturday and Sunday at the Maker Faire. I must have showed the headlamp to two thousand people. I explained all of the features of... Read more
DAY 3 OF GROUND CAMPAIGN
Today marks day 3 of the ground campaign. I spent Thursday night at Berkeley Ironworks (the climbing gym in Berkeley) showing off the prototypes. Yesterday I set up a display... Read more
GROUND CAMPAIGN IS ON
First of all, thank you everyone for keeping this Kickstarter campaign strong. We have successfully reached our goal, but there is still a long way to go to cover all... Read more
DAY 14 102%/ SECOND POWER ANIMAL
Today I updated the Kickstarter page to include some commonly asked questions and give some information on what happens now that we have become successful. Although we crushed the Kickstarter... Read more
VICTORY!!! Bosavi hit its goal of $20,000 today. At the time I am writing this we are at $20,360 we have 160 backers, and 462 likes on Facebook! That is... Read more
We're stuck at 99.3% there!!! I can't stop watching the screen. Must stop. But can't!
Please share the link http://kck.st/ICxZbo with someone you think might want a Bosavi headlamp and... Read more
BEST PARTY EVER!!!
First of all, I have to say that the launch party last night was one of the best nights of my life!
My only regret is that when everyone was... Read more
We are cruising! Thank you all so much. This project has been absolutely incredible.
We have gotten a lot of questions asking why anyone would buy Bosavi instead of one... Read more
Day 10, 88% funded
Today I took a break from promoting Bosavi and did some real engineering. I put together a bunch of prototypes to have on display for the Launch Party. After... Read more
We have absolutely sailed past 50% in just four days. This has been, in no small part, due to a couple of adventure teams that recently contributed. We had the... Read more
40% Just Two Days!!! THANK YOU
Wow! I have been absolutely blown away by the early support. A million thanks to all of you. After only 2.5 days we are already 40% funded! I have never... Read more