The Funkelbag is a backpack with illuminated drawstrings.
Two AA batteries power the glowing El-Wires within the straps.
A second set of El-Wires is installed on the inside, on the bottom and the sides, behind white lining.
This allows you to see all the contents within the bag in complete darkness - without disturbing someone with a bright smartphone flashlight, or having to awkwardly handle the phone itself.
The inside wire is connected separately, and can be easily turned off in order to conserve battery power.
Both El-Wires are surrounded by a strong and durable PVC mesh, increasing the diameter of the drawstrings to 5 mm, which makes the Funkelbag very sturdy and comfortable to wear.
One set of batteries lasts an average of 8 hours when the Funkelbag is set to continuous lighting mode. Setting the bag to strobe mode bumps battery life to 16 hours.
If you love the environment as much as we do, we recommend using rechargeable batteries.
Integrated on the inside is a small zip-locked pocket at the bottom, which is intended for the inverter. An additional larger pocket near the top gives room for items such as wallets, keys, phones, etc.
Two more pockets on the opposite side keep everything tidy and in order. It’s a German design, and we love order.
The outer material is designed to be as flashy as possible, to let you shine just as much during the day.
What fits inside?
Exactly everything you need for your festival- and partynights.
This magical material changes color with the angle of the light source. Absolutely stunning in the sunlight!
Glitter PU leather
Softer than PVC, also very light sensitive. A subtler effect.
This is by far the most complicated fabric, and therefore the “premium” and most expensive variant.
The front side is packed tight with sequins sewn with two threads, the most durable method possible.
The back side is made from comfortable black cotton.
To keep the front as beautiful as one would expect, a common design was used for the straps: two loops of El-Wire on each side, creating the opening of the bag where they meet.
This effectively doubles the length of the wire, making the bag brighter.
Because my supplier’s minimum order quantity is 500 pieces of each variant, the funding starts for the PVC bag, with a $10.000 goal.
Strech Goal 1
As soon as the funding reaches $13.000, I can produce the glitter PU variant.
Strech Goal 2
For $20.000 I can produce the premium one with sequins.
Every subsequent $5.000 allows me to add one more strap color!
At the end of the campaign, each backer will have the option to freely choose between the base variants, or to upgrade to sequins at a discount.
It reacts to the music with a microphone and shoots lasers, changes the colors of the roses, and even looks awesome during daylight.
I programmed everything myself and will create custom animations for each buyer, if you have any wishes!
- Self made garland with white plastic roses
- 26x WS2812b RGB LEDs underneath the roses
- 9x red 5mw lasers inside the roses
- Arduino Nano microcontroller
- 2x Li-Ion batteries
- 1x Micro USB battery charger
A team effort by Lichtfetisch. Very large and complicated machinery, I'd LOVE to see this on the Burning Man playa.
Unfortunately, due to U.S. regulations regarding lasers over 5mW of output power, I'm unable to offer this in the campaign.
Steel deer head with:
- 10x 1700mw blue lasers (Class 4b!)
- 2x 700mw red lasers with custom scanners
- 1x 1000w fog machine
- 2x 100w RGBW LEDs
- 1x custom DMX controller
Not easy to handle.
Everything is ready, the final prototypes are perfect, I only need the money to order it.
Shipment for all Kickstarter orders will be via trackable EMS, will take 15-20 days, and already handle customs etc for you. So no extra costs!
I'm a DevOps Engineer from Berlin, studied and dropped out of Computer Science, and fell in love with Techno, Lights and Lasers.
Risks and challenges
I have years of experience with producing reliable festival gimmicks, and these are the best I've come up with.
The supplier I found is also very reliable and all prototypes are high quality.
The final prototypes meet all specifications.
- Low quality of El-Wire
My supplier has high standards as well and carefully chose the El-Wire supplier, one of the only ones that does tensile testing with the wire.
The outside wire is the only part that has to withstand everyday use, and also is the part that's easily exchangeable.
I will provide free replacement wires within the first year!
- Material unavailability
Sequin materials with satisfying quality are hard to acquire.
This will be solved until production starts.
Worst case scenario is a "downgrade" to the PVC or PU materials.
- Lost during transit
If a package is lost during transit, I will resend it. All shipments are traceable.
- (31 days)