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A handy attachment for rear windshield wipers - help make our roads safer and friendlier.  #wavethanks
A handy attachment for rear windshield wipers - help make our roads safer and friendlier.  #wavethanks
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My sister Liza and I were driving. We slowed to let someone merge in front of us, but the person never waved thank you.

They didn't acknowledge us, like we had acknowledged them. We started talking about how much it affects our mood when drivers don't wave thank you.

Tyler: "It would be funny to make a hand that attached to our rear windshield wiper so people couldn't ignore us saying thank you."

Liza: "You should do that!"

So I did.

The First Ever Wiper Wave (circa 2010)
The First Ever Wiper Wave (circa 2010)

The Wiper Wave has come a long way since the first one I bent out of wire, but the intent is still the same: making our roads a happier place to drive!

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 "Definitely the nicest hand gesture I've received since joining the force." Officer Carl Reagan - New Orleans, LA

"Samantha loved it!" Anne Marie-Rayburn - St. Louis, MO

  "I want two when you launch!" Eric Foster - Boston, MA

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Now that the campaign is over visit wiperwave.com to get a Wiper Wave of your own!

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The Wiper Wave will be made using a thermoplastic.  It will be UV and weather resistant so the pigment and structure will not degrade from being in the sun or rain.

The Wiper Wave will be manufactured using a technique called injection molding. In this process material is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, then forced into a mold cavity, where it hardens to the configuration of the cavity. 

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Risks and challenges

There are always challenges and potential delays across the supply chain. We are hoping to mitigate and minimize these delays by working with a reputable manufacturer with a long history of quality products and punctual delivery.

Risks for Wiper Wave users include:
- A more enjoyable commute
- Less road rage
- Reduced stress

When using the Wiper Wave, if your happy mood lasts for longer than 4 hours, please tell your friends why.

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    WIPER WAVE - CAR DECAL

    Don't have a rear windshield wiper? No problem. Back our project with a pledge and receive a Wiper Wave decal spreading the word about what you would do if you DID have one. Thank you for your support!

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    WIPER WAVE : WHITE

    Bring fun back to the roads with the Wiper Wave in our signature white!

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    2 WIPER WAVES : WHITE

    Got a friend? A spouse? A teenager? Get a Wiper Wave for you and someone else!

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    3 WIPER WAVES : WHITE

    The best value! Get 3 Wiper Waves for the family cars, or give them out as gifts to friends, co-workers, and more!

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    INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - JUST ADDED!

    Due to interest from around the world we've added international shipping for the Wiper Wave!
    Select this reward and pledge $20 plus the $ amount for whatever Wiper Wave reward tier you want and we will send it to you!

    Thanks for bringing kindness and the Wiper Wave to the roads in your country!

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    WIPER WAVE: RED, WHITE, BLUE or GREEN

    Receive a laser cut Wiper Wave in either Red, White Blue, or Green! Made by Tyler at a local Seattle hackerspace, so no need to wait for a manufacturer. SHIPS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

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    CUSTOM WIPER WAVE OF YOUR HAND

    Send us an outline of your hand and we will make a custom laser cut Wiper Wave from it! Get your child's hand for your car, Mr. Spock's Vulcan Salute -- whatever you want! Red, White, Blue or Green. Made by Tyler at a local Seattle hackerspace, so be the first to get yours! SHIPS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

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    FAMILY PACK - 2 CUSTOM + 2 COLORED

    Get two custom Wiper Waves + two colored Wiper Waves! A value of $150! SHIPS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

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    LEARN 3D PRINTING + LASER CUTTING

    Spend the day with Tyler at Metrix Create Space, a hackerspace in Seattle, WA learning how to design items for 3D printing and laser cutting! Learn how to use design programs and the machines that created the Wiper Wave. Leave with an understanding of the rapid prototyping process as well as a Wiper Wave that you made yourself!

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    FLY TO SEATTLE FOR A WEEKEND TO LEARN 3D PRINTING + LASER CUTTING

    Fly to Seattle to spend the weekend with Tyler at Metrix Create Space, a hackerspace in Seattle, WA learning how to design items for 3D printing and laser cutting! Learn how to use design programs and the machines that created the Wiper Wave. Leave with an understanding of the rapid prototyping process as well as a Wiper Wave that you made yourself! Flight, meals, and lodging included!

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