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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 13 2018
£658
pledged of £75,000pledged of £75,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 13 2018

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About

Solacube specification:  Input voltage 5V Via USB or solar panel Output: USB; 5V, 2A x 1 port or 1A x 2 ports Qi (inductance); 2A Power bank capacity: 12,000mAh Unit dimensions: W 100mm x L 100mm x H 100mm Solar charging: 5 x 0.8W panels, provide 800mAh input Theoretical charge time: 15 hours USB charging: 500mA to 2A Theoretical charge time: 6 hours @ 2A to 24 hours @ 500mA 

The world is home to 7.2 billion gadgets, and they’re multiplying five times faster than we are. For the first time ever there are more gadgets in the world than there are people, including a growing number that only communicate with other machines, according to data from digital analysts at GSMA Intelligence.

The number of active mobile devices and human beings crossed over somewhere around the 7.19 billion mark.

As of today, GSMA’s real-time tracker puts the number of mobile devices at 7.22 billion whilst the US Census Bureau says the number of people is still somewhere between 7.19 and 7.2 billion. Gadgets like tablets, smartphones and not-so-smart phones are multiplying five times faster than we are, with our population growing at a rate of about two people per second, or 1.2% annually.

“No other technology has impacted us like the mobile phone. It’s the fastest growing manmade phenomenon ever — from zero to 7.2 billion in three decades.

OUR VISION

The Solacube aims:

– To keep mobile device users continually connected.

– To make a contribution towards the impacts of climate change.

– To reduce the amount of electricity used with a renewable energy substitute.

If only half the people with mobile phones/tablets or laptops used our solacube the world would be a better place.

Let me explain, there are 7.2 billion gadgets in the world. If only 3.6 billion gadgets were charged with our solacube for approximately 1 hour per day…

YES THATS RIGHT! 3.6 BILLION hours of electricity will be saved every day!

Solacube will not save the planet but it will be a step in the right direction!

Funds raised will be for tooling and manufacture of solacube, we have other product we aim to bring to life in the future to help reduce carbon footprint.

Risks and challenges

The risks are not raising enough money for tooling and manufacture.
Testing so far is all going to plan with a few modifications to the design.

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