A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
First of all, I apologize for my imperfect English! We all know the batteries and use them for many years, compared to the very first private electric accumulators now they are high capacity, safer, smaller, lighter, and thanks to the lithium ions can be very different forms from the standards, being able to be inserted into objects of all kinds. A feature never changed so far is that sooner or later they all come down, and must be recharged from an external source such as power supplies, chargers, solar panels, power bank, etc. or replaced, with the difficulties we all know and which we consider inevitable. Unfortunately I do not have videos or images because everything is still in progress, a working prototype for now but has yet to be patented ... what am I talking about? I designed a battery that recharges without any kind of external source, without wires, without solar panels, without a pedal or a crank dynamo ... simply stopping to use it! It stops for a few hours and recharges, it is also partially self-charging even when not used at maximum capacity! It is very useful, necessary, but above all avoids waste of money and helps to pollute less, and the final cost of this battery will not be prohibitive ... everyone can buy it and everyone can use it! This is my motto! Think of all the objects that work with standard-sized batteries such as flashlights, outdoor lighting for the home, radio and portable TV, lots of toys for children, headlights for bikes that often leave us in the dark because the batteries do not they last a long time and the dynamo lamps make you struggle to ride more and in any case the lights go out as soon as the bike stops at an intersection .... they are just a few examples, but look around the house, during your life every day ... sometimes replacing a battery can be complicated because you have to disassemble some components to get to the battery compartment, and into
some cases you need screwdrivers because the cover is fixed with a screw, and a simple operation can become complex and take longer than expected. Finally think of the poor, in countries with little technology or living in a state of backwardness, people who stop working when the sun sets and illuminate the house by lighting the fire or with small flashlights, but once the batteries run out or they have no money to buy them back or it is not easy to buy new ones, and they certainly do not have electricity to recharge them, spare batteries or bulky solar panels ... think also about researchers, explorers, hikers and athletes who work at night and have to do reliance on safe sources of light. Who works in construction sites at night, or speleologists, farmers, who must perform maintenance work in cellars or garages, in case of natural disasters, collapses of buildings, rescue activities, bring the dog for a walk in the evening, a light of emergency in the car, illuminate the garden at night because they heard suspicious noises, or where you need electricity and there is no electricity or you do not want to make holes in the wall for electric cables how to mount wireless video surveillance, Children's games will last longer for a long time and parents will not have to stop them from playing because they waste too much money on batteries. Once I've created my prototype, I'll be able to build more and more powerful and large batteries to run industrial equipment, our cars, often stopped for exhausted batteries or simply because we forgot to turn off the lights with the engine off .... with my battery you will have to wait a bit 'of time, without asking for help, without connecting the electric cables, without having to bring another machine to move our! I have not mentioned smartphones and mobile phones, because for now they use too small, thin and incompatible batteries for my project, they also have different connections
Risks and challenges
I want to reassure all my supporters that I have been working for a long time on the feasibility of my idea and intuition, I need only a garage or small empty warehouse where you can have space to complete and test the prototypes, and funds to buy material to produce this battery in series, even if only to start this potential business to be able to enlarge in the future once entered the market and advertised my product.As you can see from the movies and photos I'm making some pieces at a turner that is far from my home in the spare time, fortunately has agreed to make me make the pieces that I need alone to save a bit, but it is still expensive because I have to pay in addition to the raw parts, even the hourly rate for the time and electricity I use his tools, also every time I have to get over 50 miles round trip and I have to include the cost of fuel, and I do not always have time, and not always the equipment is free because even the owner craftsman uses it for his work, rightly so my times are lengthened, and also the money that I'm spending. But thanks to your help I can buy equipment also secondhand, more modern and configurable with a computer, smaller size, so I can work near home and the tools are always available when I have time, even in the evening and during the weekends. Unfortunately as a geologist I do not earn much and the state, the bureaucracy, the accountant and the many expenses take me away more than half of my small profits and I can not afford to invest in this project .... so much so that as the only means of transport I have an old but reliable 1992 Ford Transit fueled with petrol and gpl !!! I need your help in order to be able to face the bureaucracy between the patent and the strict and numerous tests of safety and suitability necessary to commercialize the my innovative battery. And this bureaucracy related to the necessary tests and approvals could be delayed in the marketing of the product, it is a long and very complicated process, but thanks to your help I will exceed it! And once you have completed all this, you my supporters will be the first to possess, use and be proud of having contributed to the realization of a dream, but above all to have contributed to the health of our beloved planet, and to make an object as useful as batteries, even more efficient and even more ecological ... just think of how many objects around you are running on battery, and how many times they have been stuck for a low battery..and how much money we spend to buy other batteries or electricity to recharge them!
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If I succeed in realizing my project as I have conceived it, as soon as possible I will enlarge, I will look for a bigger shed and I will be able to offer work both to general workers who will need designers and other qualified professional figures.
I present a short work plan: if thanks to you supporters I will reach the required amount in the pre-established times I can immediately look for a small warehouse, buy the necessary equipment to start building a suitable prototype and as much as possible in the final form, in different sizes and powers, the basic equipment will be 3D printer and related plastic consumer material, work tables, basic tools of those I have not yet, various electronic components made to measure for my project, all this takes about 1 or 2 months, after which if the prototypes work properly and are safe the bureaucratic part begins but I can not tell you how long it will last because it depends on the patent office, the body that must certify security and functionality, etc .... finally there is more or less production mass, advertising, decisions like dimensions, powers, etc ... and contact potential big customers to create specimens with their specific requests as dimensions , forms, powers, etc ... which I expect in about 3-4 months to start.The main risks are not to pass the safety certifications on the first attempt, but just make the changes that they themselves will indicate.Other difficulty can be 'initial indifference of people who do not trust a new product, never seen ... and that's why I need the right certifications, as well as for safety, also to show potential buyers who can trust, that is reliable even if new! And I have to rely on marketing professionals because they know what themes to insist on and how to present my product ... I'm just a humble geologist, and I would risk presenting badly or not highlighting the positive aspects of my idea, but advertising experts must be paid!
If you have any questions, please ask me, I will answer you as soon as possible!Thank's for your time and support.It's very precious for me.