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Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.
Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.
Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.
956 backers pledged $190,353 to help bring this project to life.

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Blue Freedom | The World's Smallest Hydropower Plant

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Risks and challenges

The first prototypes were crafted by hand, and their numerous parts tested for efficient operation. We are now in contact with various suppliers for the production of individual parts and with a network of international shippers to ensure we will be able to make deliveries by our deadline.

The process of taking a technical device from prototype to mass production is involved. Unexpected situations may arise due to a supplier missing a deadline, for example, or technical problems of the supply chain for the mass production. This can cause a deadline not being met.

We have prepared ourselves as best as possible for these unforeseen situations. If it really comes to a delay in the testing, production or supply of Blue Freedom, the backers will be informed immediately.

Remember, if we don't reach our goal we won't get funded, and no one will get to use Blue Freedom. So please, share our campaign with your friends and family!

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FAQ

  • Blue Freedom produces 5W of energy and allows you to be completely independent from the electric grid for charging electrical devices.

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  • Blue Freedom is collecting and storing energy while the blue rotor is in fluent water. The switch is only used to switch on the LED lamp. Charging of electrical devices starts automatically after connecting via USB Port and stops immediately after disconnecting the device.

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  • Yes! Blue Freedom is designed to be used wherever fluent water is available.

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  • You can charge all electrical devices with Blue Freedom with a USB plug.

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  • The duration depends on the device you want to charge. Blue Freedom integrates an efficient USB plug and thus the charging times comply with the latest technical standards.

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  • Yes.

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  • Blue Freedom is completely safe when you use it according to the usage instructions.

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  • The rotor of Blue Freedom generates 5W. Output is 1A.

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  • No, the generation of energy makes some noise. We are doing everything we can to make Blue Freedom as silent as possible.

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  • We estimate more than 10 years at average utilization when you use it according to the usage instructions.

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  • The generator of Blue Freedom is getting a bit warm as it produces energy, but it is protected from overheating.

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  • Yes! You can pre-order as many Blue Freedom devices as you like!!!
    Just choose one of the rewards with the requested amount of devices. The more Blue Freedom you order, the more money you save.

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  • The fee reflects current costs to reliably ship Blue Freedom to you in most regions around the world. For certain regions, we may offer expedited shipping for a small additional fee after the campaign closes.

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  • No, all Blue Freedoms for your backing will be shipped to a single address which we’ll collect at the end of the campaign.

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  • The turbine as well as the drive shaft are completely waterproof. The casing, which is not intended to be thrown into the water, will be splash proof.

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  • You will be able to pre-order Blue Freedom on the Blue Freedom Store at www.blue-freedom.net.

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  • Yes, you can connect a solar panel to Blue Freedom thanks to its integrated Micro USB plug to make sure your battery has enough juice for all your adventures.

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  • Unfortunately, we don't have any Blue Freedoms to offer at this point - there are only four prototypes in the world right now, and they have a very busy travel schedule.

    We’re moving forward with our manufacturing and design specialists to make sure the end product lives up to it’s name, but the process does take time. We’re focused on making it the best Blue Freedom possible and getting yours to you as soon as possible.

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  • We have an amazing team to make Blue Freedom a reality! Because of the rich platform and ecosystem we're building, everything in the video beyond the core skills will be possible - and more! With our developer community, we will continue to improve the product and add new and exciting features over time.

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  • You can purchase a number of accessories on the Blue Freedom Store at www.blue-freedom.net when it launches.

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  • Please read through the FAQ first to find your answer. We are receiving a lot of special requests, and are responding as fast as possible!

    For questions related to the Kickstarter campaign, you can contact Kickstarter directly.

    You can always reach us by using the comments feature of our Kickstarter campaign.

    Please note that we primarily focus on answering your questions on Kickstarter.

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  • The measurements of Blue Freedom are:
    Diameter: 7.9 inches / 20 cm
    Height: 2.2 inches / 5.5 cm
    Weight: 0.9 pounds / 400 g (depends on the included power pack)

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    STAY IN THE LOOP: You will receive a special thanks on our website, as well as exclusive updates on our development. Every little bit helps - we can't thank you enough for your support.

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    PRIORITY ACCESS: Be the first to get one Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant, for the regular price of $319 as soon as it is available.

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    FIRST HOUR JUMPER: Get one Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
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    SUPPORTER: Get one Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
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    COLLECTORS EARLY BIRD: Get two Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
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    SIGNATURE EDITION: Get one signature edition of Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant. The signature edition is signed by the four founders personally.

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    POWER COLLECTORS EARLY BIRD: Get three Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
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    PROTOTYPE EDITION: With a heavy heart we'll give away one of our functional prototypes of Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.

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    TOP SUPPORTER EARLY BIRD: Get ten Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
    Regular retail price will be $3190.

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    OKTOBERFEST EDITION: Get five Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant, with the highest priority.
    You and a friend will be invited to our manufacturing facilities and research labs in Fürth near Munich during the Oktoberfest. Have a great day together with the founders and discuss all hydropower related subjects. Both of you will receive a traditional set of shirt, lederhosen and shoes or a traditional dress (Dirndl), and we will join you for a day of fun at the Oktoberfest in Munich. A two nights stay in two single rooms or one double room at a **** stars hotel is included as well as limousine service from and to Munich airport. Flights are not included.

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    DISTRIBUTOR EDITION: We want to build deep relationship with business partners around the world. On the day you pledge to this reward we will get in touch with you to speak about individual branding and the next steps! Let’s create a beneficial partnership between you and Blue Freedom. Get fifty Blue Freedom, the world's smallest and lightest hydropower plant.
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