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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 3:12 PM UTC +00:00
€1,479
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 21 2015 3:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

 
A problem every festival-goer knows; finding your friends in a crowded place is a hard thing to do. Especially when you're wasted!  

We all know that cell phone reception is very poor and mobile phones run out of batteries pretty quick. So we have made a device that can help you find your friends simply, quickly and totally autonomously. (no network)

 It is a small device; not much larger than your pinkie finger with only one button, a transmitter, vibrating motor and a high powered led on the top.  

Gather your friends and push the button. You are all connected now.

Go party and lose yourself! When you get separated from your friends, maybe after going to the bar or the toilet, just push the button!  

Your friends get a warning that you are looking for them. The bullet vibrates a few times and the light on the top starts flashing. One, or all of them can hold their bullet over their heads so it functions as a location beacon.

Your own bullet now operates as a locator. The light and the vibrating motor increase in speed as you get closer to your friends.

The combination of the beacon light of your friends and your increasing bullet speed will let you find your friends in a (heart)BEAT!

The buddy bullets reset automatically when you are close enough. If more of your friends turn up to the festival, it's simple to add them to your beacon - just push the button. .

So back this Kickstarter project and never lose you friends again! 

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Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project, so we have to get used to the crowdfunding scene. Despite our engineering experience, things may go a little differently to what we anticipate.

It is a pretty simple device. In this project we take existing technologies and combine them in a new way. All the components are not new, but the way we use them is.

Our test models showed that battery life can be an issue. We use a standard battery, which should give us the battery life we predict. We can tweak the software and add a sleeper function. We can also replace the power LED for a normal one or shorten the light flash.

We have several options to make a connection between the bullets. The distance can be measured with the signal strength. This is a old principle but we can do it cheaply because of a clever use of hardware.

When a lot of bullets are at the same spot, there will be lots of radio noise. This could cause problems in detecting the other friends' signals, so possibly the range and signal strength indication could be a problem. BUT we can overcome this by automatic frequency scans, or by changing the radio frequency completely.

To give you even more confidence to back our project, we will provide transparency throughout our process so that you can follow our progress step by step.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.13

    Virtual High five.

    Have a spot in our newsletter list and
    follow our steps on our adventure.

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    Charity pledge.

    Your good intentions are being
    rewarded with a spot in our newsletter list
    and a handshake when we meet at a
    festival :)

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    Early bird Duo pack.

    Get 2 bullets
    And save 20% compared to duo pack.
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    Delivery: Before end of next festival season.

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    Early bird Four pack.

    Get 4 bullets
    And save 20% compared to four pack.
    For the full festival experience.

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    Four pack.

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    Six pack

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    For the XL festival experience.

    Estimated delivery: Sep 2016

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    Eight pack

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    For the XXL festival experience.

    Estimated delivery: Sep 2016

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Funding period

- (30 days)