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WaterBlade "KidsRay" (Canceled)

KidsRay is a new product to allow kids to ride on water on top of a Stingray shape board. It is inflatable, electric and very lite

WaterBlade "KidsRay" (Canceled)

KidsRay is a new product to allow kids to ride on water on top of a Stingray shape board. It is inflatable, electric and very lite

$0
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 7 2017
Last updated July 7, 2017

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About

Please enjoy the new "KidsRay"

KidsRay is a Motorized Stand Up Board, powered by a lithium battery.

 Pledge: KidsRay Dragon

You get the following product:

KidsRay Dragon - Waterblader Dragon  1
KidsRay Dragon - Waterblader Dragon 1

 

KidsRay Dragon
KidsRay Dragon

 

Pledge: KidsRay Butherfly

You get the following product:

KidsRay Butterfly
KidsRay Butterfly

 

KidsRay Butterfly
KidsRay Butterfly

Pledge: Watterblade Supporter You get the following product:

Waterblade Mini Speaker
Waterblade Mini Speaker

Bluetooth Mini Speaker splash residtant

The Story Began a Day after My First Stand Up Paddle Boarding Experience

First Idea
First Idea

 First Idea

The first idea was to split a SUP board and try to exercise the legs in a similar manner as Snow Skiing cross country. Knowing that paddle boarding only exercise my upper body, I wanted something similar to work out my legs. This test didn't last much because is very hard to control those 2 boards.

Then...

Second Idea

The second attempt was to "Walk On Water"

It was easy to think, If I get to big floating shoes with the shape of a boat and having in the back a concave area, I should be able to run on top of the water and scoop the water kinking to the back to push me forward.

Walk on Water
Walk on Water

 

First test
First test

 

Scoop water by kiking back
Scoop water by kiking back

 

Walk On Water
Walk On Water

 After Several Prototypes and several failing test, I realized it was boring to have to swim to the edge of the pool to get back on my floating shoes. Even worst, this device it was already patented. Then after 2 nights of disappointment a new idea came.

Third Idea

The third Idea was to create a water Skateboard.

The Idea was to scoop water with fins located below the Skate Board

The main problem of Water Skateboard was the fact I wanted the board to be very short, this means needed to be very thick in order to have enough buoyancy material. This caused the board to flip and made me fall down either forward or backwards.

Water Skateboard
Water Skateboard

 

Skateboard on Water
Skateboard on Water

 After a Failed prototype, I realized it was a bad idea to do Skateboarding on water, due to the leash trapped my foot and flipped upside down with my leg wrapped around the board while I was dawning unlit I manage to release my foot from the leash...bad prototype.

Failed Idea
Failed Idea

In order to correct the problem of falling down, I connected a perpendicular board wich ended up like a cross symbol. Then connecting both shapes the final look was a stingray, so....

StingRay Shape idea

May be a Stingray was better shape, so the board does not flip upside down

StingRay Shape
StingRay Shape

 Since the Stingray shape was working very wel, I was feeling like an inventor and decided to purchase a 3D Printer, back in those days was very un affordable... Purchasing a 3D Printer seem to be a good idea. Back in 2013, The cost of the 3D printer was $23,000.0 So I did and ended up eating Cheerios and Corona beer for 3 months due to lack of money

3D Printed Stingray Bottom view
3D Printed Stingray Bottom view

 Nice 3D Printed Prototypes

3D Printed Stingray Top view
3D Printed Stingray Top view

 Not very good "WaterBlade Meals"

Waterblade midnight meal
Waterblade midnight meal

Motorized Idea

Then I decided to Motorize it...Woohoo!

Full Size Prototype
Full Size Prototype

 Several Motors options were tested and failed. Since I wanted the board to be electric, the main challenges were, the weight of the motor, the speed achieved, the capacity of the battery.

I started with an acid battery, which was very heavy, after several months and several test, I chosen the best option of motor, and lithium battery.

Motorize the Thing
Motorize the Thing

After a few test, I realized I needed more floating material, this is the first prototype choosing where to add more floating material. The wings were the best location to add floating material.

More floating material
More floating material

Then I improved the shape of the Stingray, by making smooth transition of the thicker parts.

Perfect the Shape
Perfect the Shape

 Improve the esthetics.

Better look
Better look

 All fabrication efforts were done in my living room, making this very difficult, cutting foam inside a living room is not recommended.

Glue together
Glue together

 

 

 Painting in the second bedroom was the only option.

 Getting creative with graphics was the next step

Some Graphics
Some Graphics

 Testing and cutting and adding more flat surfaces to be able to scoop more water was one of the options to help moving the board forward

Testing
Testing

 

Is working
Is working

 This prototype actually work well but very slow.

A small one for my dog
A small one for my dog

 

My Only Friend left
My Only Friend left

Converting the board to Inflatable.

Now what? Id does not fit in a trunk. Start all over and make it Inflatable.

Oh no!!! Testing in a lake rather than the pool, makes me realize, many people will not have a truck to transport, neither will have a storage area to keep it. This was crazy, I needed to start all over again and re invent the wheel. Make it Inflatable.

Need to make it inflatable instead
Need to make it inflatable instead

 Seeking Material was the first challange

First Inflatable model
First Inflatable model

Finding the right kind of ink was one more challenge.

Manual paining
Manual paining

 Finding the way to incude the motor in this type of material.

 Is getting closer and closer

Is getting closer
Is getting closer

 Testing final design was a success but could be better always.

Is Ready
Is Ready

 

KidsRay Model Needed

Now What? We need one for kids or lite people. We learned that smaller kids or lite people was having trouble making turns due to the fact the thick board has too much floating material, so we realized we needed a thinher board for lite people. We need to improve speed and length of the battery life.

The first thing, is to adjust the thickness to allow kids to claim back up to the board.

The second thing to improve was the length of the battery life during a ride.

The last thing improved was the speed, this board has 100Lbs Thrust rather than 62 Lbs from previous version, this obligate me to move up the motor from 12v to 24v.

KidsRay 3D
KidsRay 3D

 

KidsRay
KidsRay

 

 Several Test have been done very successfully.

Working Prototype
Working Prototype

 Kids Loves it

 Really love it.

 

 

 

Enjoy it !!!

Thanks for the Support....

Waterblade baby !

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Final Product

 

Risks and challenges

The product will look as the picture except the motor will be white and a little faster.
The product will operate as shown in videos. The only Challenge is delivery date if Kickstarter may delay the payment couple of days. But we will make our best effort to match delivery date.

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    Waterblade supporter

    Bluetooth mini speaker
    Water resistant
    With waterblade logo

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    KidsRay Dragon early

    Dragon Design.for early buyers.

    Description:

    Inflatable Motorized Water board, powered by lithium battery.

    Components:
    Inflatable board
    Air pump

    Electric motor
    Propeller safety cage

    Ankle leash with kill switch

    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah (2 to 4 hours Ride time depending on speed and current)
    Battery charger
    Water resistant battery box

    Repair Kit, including Glue, PVC Patches and Valve wrench tool
    Cell Phone bag water proof
    Mini Bluetooth speaker

    Board Specifications:
    Weight Buoyancy Capacity: 160 LBS (Besides motor and battery)
    Dimensions:60 inch wide x 76 inch long.
    Material: Drop-Stitch and PVC.
    Thickness: 6 inch.

    Motor Specifications:
    24 Volt 100 Lbs. Thrust. 58 Amps 1152 Watts.
    5 Speed forward, 3 speed reverse.
    Adjustable Head controller, tilt vertically.
    For salt water
    Color:White

    Battery Specifications:
    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah

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    KidsRay Butterfly early

    Description:

    Inflatable Motorized Water board, powered by lithium battery.

    Components:
    Inflatable board
    Air pump

    Electric motor
    Propeller safety cage

    Ankle leash with kill switch

    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah (2 to 4 hours Ride time depending on speed and current)
    Battery charger
    Water resistant battery box

    Repair Kit, including Glue, PVC Patches and Valve wrench tool
    Cell Phone bag water proof
    Mini Bluetooth speaker

    Board Specifications:
    Weight Buoyancy Capacity: 160 LBS (Besides motor and battery)
    Dimensions:60 inch wide x 76 inch long.
    Material: Drop-Stitch and PVC.
    Thickness: 6 inch.

    Motor Specifications:
    24 Volt 100 Lbs. Thrust. 58 Amps 1152 Watts.
    5 Speed forward, 3 speed reverse.
    Adjustable Head controller, tilt vertically.
    For salt water
    Color:White

    Battery Specifications:
    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah

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    Pledge $1,900 or more About $1,900

    KidsRay Dragon 2

    Description:

    Inflatable Motorized Water board, powered by lithium battery.

    Components:
    Inflatable board
    Air pump

    Electric motor
    Propeller safety cage

    Ankle leash with kill switch

    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah (2 to 4 hours Ride time depending on speed and current)
    Battery charger
    Water resistant battery box

    Repair Kit, including Glue, PVC Patches and Valve wrench tool
    Cell Phone bag water proof
    Mini Bluetooth speaker

    Board Specifications:
    Weight Buoyancy Capacity: 160 LBS (Besides motor and battery)
    Dimensions:60 inch wide x 76 inch long.
    Material: Drop-Stitch and PVC.
    Thickness: 6 inch.

    Motor Specifications:
    24 Volt 100 Lbs. Thrust. 58 Amps 1152 Watts.
    5 Speed forward, 3 speed reverse.
    Adjustable Head controller, tilt vertically.
    For salt water
    Color:White

    Battery Specifications:
    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah

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    Pledge $1,900 or more About $1,900

    KidsRay Butterfly 2

    Description:

    Inflatable Motorized Water board, powered by lithium battery.

    Components:
    Inflatable board
    Air pump

    Electric motor
    Propeller safety cage

    Ankle leash with kill switch

    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah (2 to 4 hours Ride time depending on speed and current)
    Battery charger
    Water resistant battery box

    Repair Kit, including Glue, PVC Patches and Valve wrench tool
    Cell Phone bag water proof
    Mini Bluetooth speaker

    Board Specifications:
    Weight Buoyancy Capacity: 160 LBS (Besides motor and battery)
    Dimensions:60 inch wide x 76 inch long.
    Material: Drop-Stitch and PVC.
    Thickness: 6 inch.

    Motor Specifications:
    24 Volt 100 Lbs. Thrust. 58 Amps 1152 Watts.
    5 Speed forward, 3 speed reverse.
    Adjustable Head controller, tilt vertically.
    For salt water
    Color:White

    Battery Specifications:
    24v Lithium Battery 100Ah

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    Ships to Only certain countries
    0 backers
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Funding period

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