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The first kinetic charger for your smart phone! Now for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4s

Los Angeles, CA Hardware
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Infinity Cell Kinetic Charger by Ideation Designs LLC

What is Infinity Cell?

Infinity Cell is a micro kinetic charger that is designed to continuously provide power to your smart phone as you move.  Say goodbye to dead cell phones and wall chargers! 

Now available for iPhone 5 and 4 / 4s!

Our proprietary integrated battery conditioning circuit ensures your phone is only receiving a charge when the cell phone battery can effectively and safely accept a charge. No need to worry about over charging your phone!

Patent Pending US20120319404 A1

For more information, www.ideation-designs.com

How does Infinity Cell work?

Infinity Cell harnesses energy from movement!  It uses kinetic energy to generate electricity and delivers it straight to your smart phone. The high efficiency patent pending generator produces maximum power output with very little motion.

Motion Creates Energy

Infinity Cell is an ultra miniaturized, high efficiency, kinetic charger. It's a revolutionary idea that we believe will change the world. Think of all the uses! Do you recall a time when you wish you had Infinity Cell?

  • Needed to make an important call with little or no energy?
  • Stranded with a dead, power hungry, smart phone on the side of the road?
  • Traveling across a continent and far from a power source?
  • Camping in the mountains and depleting battery quickly on movies and pictures?
  • An alternative power source in developing countries?

Infinity Cell gains more power with more motion and is a profound new invention!

Backer Rewards!

Reward 1 - Ideation Sticker Emblem
Reward 1 - Ideation Sticker Emblem

"Power" all of your stuff with the Ideation Sticker Emblem.  Put it on your surfboard, laptop, tablet or textbooks. 

Reward 2 - Ideation Magnet Emblem
Reward 2 - Ideation Magnet Emblem

"Power" all of your stuff with the Ideation Magnet Emblem.  Clever on your car or fridge. *Prius not included :)

Reward 3 - Ideation Tee
Reward 3 - Ideation Tee

Power up!  Sport your Ideation Tee everywhere you go! 

Reward 4 - Infinity Cell 3D Printed Freedom Fist
Reward 4 - Infinity Cell 3D Printed Freedom Fist

"Say goodbye to dead cell phones and wall chargers!" 

Get your very own 3D Printed Freedom Fist!  Printed in LA at the Ideation Lab on the same printers that built the very first prototypes of Infinity Cell. 

A memento to remind you that Infinity Cell is the beginning of the end for power cords for your smart phone!

Backer Party Events

Come join the Ideation team for refreshments and show your support for Infinity Cell!  Details coming soon...

Learn more about Infinity Cell

Technical Summary

Design and Specifications

Electrical Componentry
Electrical Componentry

Infinity Cell is comprised of over 7 main components which include a total of approximately 100 sub components. We designed the Infinity Cell so the internal magnetic components are neutrally buoyant within the generator cavity to take advantage of any small or large motion, converting it into usable electrical energy. Ideation uses a special technology with a nickel/ copper foil to dampen any magnetic field that Infinity Cell omits.

Infinity Cell's electrical design is capable of taking the varying voltage and current output which fluctuates between 2V and 12V and converts it to steady 5V at 200 to 500mA. 

Along the way Ideation has continued to optimize Infinity Cell's footprint without jeopardizing its structural integrity. Ideation chooses materials like ABS plastic and polypropylene in order to have a super robust product that is also lightweight. Ideation evaluates the density, strength and durability of materials to ensure that we chose only the best components. 

One thing Ideation is always asked is if Infinity Cell is powerful enough. Yes! Infinity Cell delivers enough power to increase iPhone 4S battery life approximately 20% with 30 minutes of motion by outputting a steady 5V at 200 to 500mA. As we work with Infinity Cell we look at different ways for Infinity Cell to generate more power more efficiently. It only gets better with more design and engineering! 

  • Voltage output, ~ 12 V 
  • DC Current output, ~ 200 - 500mAh 
  • Dimension, 4.8in X 2.45in X 0.6in, 122mm X 62mm X 15mm
  • Weight, ~4.6 ounces, ~130 grams

Modeling and Configuration

Modeling Infinity Cell Form for iPhone 4/4S
Modeling Infinity Cell Form for iPhone 4/4S

Infinity Cell's electronic component configuration
Infinity Cell's electronic component configuration


Features

  • Attaches to the back of your smart phone. 
  • Charge your smart phone with movement.
1st scale concept print of Infinity Cell for iPhone 4S form factor.
1st scale concept print of Infinity Cell for iPhone 4S form factor.
Freedom! Infinity Cell and IPhone are one! Perfect Fit!
Freedom! Infinity Cell and IPhone are one! Perfect Fit!

Uses

The first Infinity Cell will be designed for IPhone 5/5s and 4/4s

Future Plans

Where we are and where we are headed
Where we are and where we are headed

Make ICs for everything!

  • IPhone 5
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Blackberry 10

Given the fact that smart phone dimensions are constantly changing, the Ideation team is currently working on "modular case to electronics designs" so Infinity Cell can interface with all smart phones regardless of changes in physical dimensions as smart phone versions become obsolete and replaced with new ones.

The IC App 

Future Concept of the Infinity Cell App
Future Concept of the Infinity Cell App
  • Interactive Phone Apps for IC, (Games, Exercise Apps)
  • Share on Facebook how active you are and how much power you generate

Why Kickstarter?

We need funds to build our first finished product before scale up.  This includes design enhancements, drawing developments for manufacturability, molds and tooling, supplier costs (IC building components and materials).

Risks and challenges

The design process of Infinity Cell has been so much fun! New ideas build upon old ideas as we continue trying new alternatives with different form factors and new circuitry. We at Ideation strive to provide the world with products that will improve your way of life. Infinity Cell is at a phase now where we are ready to share with the world. As we continue onto the 1st Article phase of Infinity Cell we will be working with our manufacturers to complete our 1st Article. That being said we still have a lot of turns and detours before Infinity Cell makes it to its final destination - you! During this trip the next stop is the 1st Article.

Let's discuss some of the challenges Ideation is currently working through for Infinity Cell.

Operational Challenges

Resources. Ideation is comprised of 4 members (Engineers and Designers) who all have full time jobs each requiring 50+ hours / week. All of the other time that Ideation is not working in a full time capacity we are working on Infinity Cell. Ideation is committed to delivering Infinity Cell to the world, which is why we have kissed Friday nights and weekends good bye to spend time with Infinity Cell - making sure its ready for you!

Timing. Ideation has a very demanding timeline for Infinity Cell.
See below a general timeline for Infinity Cell delivery. Note: This is a projected timeline and it will change but we will continue to provide updates so you know exactly where Ideation is with Infinity Cell.

IC1 R6 Prototype Complete - Jan 13

Kickstarter Launch - Apr 13

Kickstarter Complete - Jun 13

3D Model and Manufacturing Drawings Complete - Aug 13
(Coils, Circuit, Molds)

FRS completed for Manufacturers - Sep 13

Orders to suppliers placed - Sep 13

Molds Machined and Injection Complete - Oct 13

Coils and Circuits Complete - Oct 13

Supplier ships Components to Ideation Assembly Lab - Nov 13

Assembly of IC and Quality Control Inspection - Nov 13

Functionality Test 1 - Nov 13

"build, test, break, analyze, redesign, and repeat"

1st Article redesigns FRS update, drawing revisions - Nov 13
(Coils, Circuit, Molds Mods - Nothing is ever perfect the 1st time)

Modifications discussed and Order 2 placed - Dec 13

Suppliers modify and ship revised Components to Ideation Assembly Lab - Feb 14

Assembly of IC and Quality Control Inspection - Feb 14

Functionality Test 2 - Feb 14

"build, test, break, analyze, redesign, and repeat" - Pass!

Packaging and Ship to Backers! - Mar 14

Mass Production and Distribution Network Timeline - In Process

Funding Goal. Your backing will allow Ideation to pay for the molds, coils, circuit, components, hardware, labor (machining and design) time to produce the 1st article of Infinity Cell. We have preliminary quotes so we feel $155,000 will get us there but as with all products that come to market - last minute design changes happen. We included a 5% contingency into our funding goal for the design changes that will happen, this 5% contingency is an extremely small amount given the risk of design changes but we want to be fair to our backers and we really want to get you your rewards! So we decided to keep it at $155,000.

Design Challenges - Let's get technical!

Size. Infinity Cell is comprised of over 7 main components which include a total of approximately 100 sub components. That being said it is challenging fitting all of that "stuff" in a tight space. Along the way Ideation has continued to optimize Infinity Cell's foot print without jeopardizing its structural integrity.

Weight. Ideation choses materials that are essential and effective for optimal Infinity Cell operation. Ideation evaluates the density, strength and durability of materials to ensure that we chose only the best componentry all while keeping Infinity Cell light weight.

Magnetism. Ideation uses a special technology to dampen any magnetic field that Infinity Cell omits.

Power Output. One thing Ideation is always asked is if Infinity Cell is powerful enough? Yes! Infinity Cell delivers enough power to increase iPhone 4S battery life approximately 20% with 30 minutes of motion. As we work with Infinity Cell we look at different ways for Infinity Cell to generate more power more efficiently. It only gets better with more design and engineering!

We hope you back Infinity Cell and share our page with your friends. Thanks again for checking out Ideation's Kickstarter page! If you have already backed then thanks so much! YOU are a change agent!

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    Get your name posted to the Infinity Cell Power Grid! on our website at ideation-designs.com

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    "Power Up" Ideation Emblem Sticker for backers contributing $15 for IC!

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    "Power Up" Ideation Emblem Magnet for backers contributing $20 for IC!

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    "Power Up" Ideation Tee! Includes Ideation "Power Up" Logo on front.

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    Sticker Tee Magnet Combo!

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    Ideation IC Rapid Prototyped Fist!

    The fist represents what Infinity Cell means for its users... Freedom!

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    An Infinity Cell from the first production run. Limited Edition!

    Note: For IPhone 4 and 4S users only.

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    An Infinity Cell from the first production run. Limited Edition!
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    Attend a wrap party in Los Angeles at Hotel Roosevelt with the Ideation team!

    Exclusive package includes: Major contibutor dinner with Ideation

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    Attend a product delivery party in Los Angeles with the Ideation team!

    Exclusive package includes: Major contibutor dinner with Ideation, A picture with Ideation posted on our website, Receive one of the first IC products from the first manufacturing run!

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