Solar Pocket Makeover!
We've got three days left in the campaign. We've hit our initial goal, and the solar pocket factory is happening! However, the more we can raise with this campaign, the more we can focus on building the pocket factory and shipping panels. So--let's finish strong! If you haven't pledged yet, consider supporting our efforts and getting one of the Solar Pocket Kits, a solar arduino shield, Phone charge kit, or one of the higher rewards. If you've already pledged, but you're interested in more than one reward, you can up your pledge level and mix and match multiple rewards--if you have any questions, message us, and we're happy to oblige. Pledge, help spread the word, and help us make the world's first crowd-funded advance in cleantech a resounding success! We're profoundly grateful for every email you send, dollar you pledge or facebook post you make.
For the rest of the update, here's a video about some improvements I made to the Solar Pocket Factory. I added a high-speed, high-precision mechanism to place silicon solar cells, assembling them into a panel. Check it out:
I also want to share an video from the concert in Manila for the Solar Pocket Factory. It was awesome! There were some great singers, and it was also great to talk face to face with some of our backers. A great big thank you to everyone who came out, and an even bigger one to everyone who played and helped put it on. Without further ado, here's Reese Lansangan singing "Us" by Regina Spektor:
So, that's the news. Oh!--I want to ask for your feedback. I'm exploring ways to document and share our progress on the Solar Pocket Factory with all of you, and theres a balance between spending all my time editing video or writing, and releasing piles of dense, unclear footage or technobabble. It's pretty easy to make updates like this--I just set up a tripod to film me while I work and spend a couple hours editing afterwards, but it's only useful if it conveys what I'm working on and why it's important. Please let me know in the comments if this video (or videos from other updates) was clear, or if there's parts that were hard to follow or understand. Documenting work on-the-fly is tricky, and I'm working to get better at it, so I very much appreciate any feedback you can offer.